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Replicarz plans three more Indy cars, adds wheel sets, display case

By Mark Savage
Published: September 17, 2013
Replicarz wheels
Replicarz now offers four new Indy Car wheel sets.
Photo by Replicarz
Replicarz, the Vermont-based die-cast model maker and distributor, announced its plan to create three additional 1:18-scale Indianapolis 500 models, along with some accessories.

Two A.J. Foyt Coyote racers and the famous 1967 STP Paxton Turbine car driven (almost to a win) by Parnelli Jones are up next, Replicarz’s Brian Fothergill said. The company had said the STP Turbine was likely, but now also plans to offer Foyt’s 1974 Pole winning car and the 1977 winning car, which are similar designs. Both are set to sell for $169.99 and are expected in the first quarter of 2014. The STP Turbine, an all-new casting, will command a bit of a premium at $229.99, same as the new 1911 Marmon Wasp when it was released earlier this year. The Turbine is expected second quarter of 2014.

Replicarz has been creating Indianapolis 500 cars in 1:18 scale for several years, originally working off castings that had been sold under the Carousel 1 brand for years. Its first releases were laydown roadsters. Replicarz’s stunning yellow Marmon Wasp, the first Indy 500 winner, was the company’s first all-new release, arriving in the spring. Replicarz had also previously released two new 1980s March racers and two STP-themed 1973 Eagles, including Gordon Johncock’s Indy winning car.

In addition, Replicarz now is offering four Indy Car wheel sets, three for March models and one for Eagles. Each set sells for $14.99. Model collectors can swap out the wheels for display, or use them in a display case or diorama. The sets will include a chrome, black and BBS set of March wheels with Goodyear Eagle race tires, as well as a 1973 Eagle wheel set.

Replicarz also now offers premium acrylic covers that fit perfectly over the display stand included with each of its Indy racers. The covers are made in the U.S. and do not include a base. These allow collectors to buy the cover for their Indy racers. The covers will also fit most Carousel 1 bases, making them easier to display and keep dust-free. The covers cost is $21.99 each.