Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1972, Bobby Unser, Eagle, Indy 500, IndyCar, Replicarz

1972 Eagle `72 (Olsonite Eagle) Bobby Unser

The classic 1972 Indianapolis Eagle was the fastest car of 1972, and the most popular customer Indy car of its era. Together with its inspiration, the McLaren M16, it completely redefined the design of Indycars. The All American Racers car was designed by Roman Slobodynskyj, who had been with AAR since 1969, having previously worked as a designer in the aerospace operations of the Rockwell Corporation. The starting point for the 1972 Eagle was McLaren M16, which had broken all speed records when it first appeared in early 1971. The width of the new Eagle was the maximum allowed under USAC regulations, as was its overall length, the distance from the rear wheels to the rear wing, and the height of the rear wing. Wide and flat, the car had its main cooling radiators situated just behind the front wheels, taking advantage of the airflow through the inboard front suspension, and ducted out at the sides. Bobby Unser in Olsonite-entered car won the opening race of the USAC Championship at Phoenix and took pole at Indy, but retired while leading at the Speedway. Despite taking seven pole positions in 1972,Olsonite-Eagle with Bobby Unser won only  four races (twice at Phoenix and at Milwaukie and Trenton ovals), breaking down the rest of the time. The sponsor and the entrant of the Bobby’s car was  Olsonite Division, known for their plastic seats and owned by Oscar Olson.

1972USAC National ChampionshipIndianapolis 500
Driver No.Entrant
Bobby Unser6Olsonite Division
ChassisEngineCar Name
Eagle `72OffenhauserOlsonite Eagle
Scale ManufacturerCollection
Cat. No.QualityRarity

78 out of 250 pcs. Limited Edition

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