Another build from a few years ago.............A Jim Rathman watson indy roadster, "Clear" body/decals from EJ's, parts from the bin, and it sits on a scratch chassis.....can't find the chassis shots, will have to take more and post.
cheers Chris Walker
Last Edit: Jun 4, 2012 11:32:56 GMT -5 by chrisguyw
Post by Chris Wright on Jun 4, 2012 10:55:00 GMT -5
Was this the car that Smokey Yunick tried the wing... Yunick changed open wheel racing forever when he mounted a wing on Jim Rathmann's Simoniz Vista Special Watson Roadster. The wing, designed to increase downforce, allowed Rathmann to reach cornering speeds never before seen at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway but created so much drag that it actually caused the car to record slower lap times. The United States Automobile Club (USAC) immediately banned the use of wings but they soon began to appear on cars competing in Can-Am and Formula One and by the early 1970s USAC once again allowed their use. He also participated in drag racing.