Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1949, Bill Holland, Deidt, Indy 500, Indy 500 Winners, IndyCar, Replicarz

1949 Deidt – Offenhauser (Blue Crown Spark Plug Spl) Holland

The Blue Crown Spark Plug teammates Mauri Rose and Bill Holland finished 1st-2nd in Lou Moore owned Deidt cars two years in a row, in 1947 and 1948. The Rose victory of 1947 was somewhat controversial when he ignored Moore’s instructions to easy, passed Holland and won. In 1949, with Holland leading and Rose again running second late in the race, Rose set out to overtake his teammate. Rose again ignored car owner Lou Moore’s “EZ” signs from the pits and continued to push in pursuit of Holland. This time, Rose’s car broke while Holland cruised home to victory—and Moore fired Rose on the spot after the race for disobeying team orders.

1949AAA National ChampionshipIndianapolis 500
Driver No.Entrant
Bill Holland7Lou Moore
ChassisEngineCar Name
Deidt FDOffenhauserBlue Crown Spark Plug Spl.
Scale ManufacturerCollection
Cat. No.QualityRarity
87 out of 333 pcs. Limited Edition

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