Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1952, Brumm, Ferrari, Indy 500, IndyCar, Johnnie Parsons

1952 Ferrari 375 Indy / Grand Piston Ring Parsons

1952AAA Nat’l Championship / WDCIndianapolis 500
Driver No.Entrant
Jonnie Parsons6G. Grant & J. Bartlett
Scale ManufacturerCollection
Cat. No.QualityRarity

In 1950th when Indianapolis 500 was a part of World Driver’s Championship Ferrari tried to get comfortable at the Old Brickyard. In 1952 Scuderia Ferrari entered Alberto Ascari as works driver to Indy 500 on a 375 model modified for specific oval track conditions. In addition three 375s were provided for American entrants – Johnnie Parsons, Johnny Mauro and Howard Keck.  Only Ascari was able to qualify and take part in the race. All 3 his American fellow drivers were DNQ. Parsons, who tried Ferrari 375 named in US tradition as Grant Piston Ring Spl according to sponsor name, in practice and qualifying sessions  was finally qualified  in his more convenient Kurtis-Offenhauser roadster to finish 10th in the race.

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