Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1959, Epperly, Indy 500, IndyCar, Jerome Mardon, Johnny Boyd

1959 Epperly – Offenhauser Boyd

Quincy D. “Quin” Epperly was one of the most prolific and successful constructors during the heyday of the Indianapolis “500” roadsters. Following WW II, Epperly migrated from Virginia to California, where he joined the legendary Frank Kurtis and played a key role in producing Kurtis’ dominant Midget cars to 1950. Epperly also helped build the first Novi front-drive Indy car. The first Epperly-designed car was built in 1955 for eventual Indy winner Jim Rathmann. In the 1959 Indy 500 one of the Epperly roadsters was driven by Johnny Boyd. The car was entered by Bignotti-Bowes Racing. The team was founded by George Bignotti,  Indy car mechanic. Bignotti began working on Indy cars in the mid-1950s and gained fame as Foyt’s chief mechanic during Foyt’s impressive run at the top of the sport in the early ’60s. In the 1959 edition of the 500 mile race Boyd started 11th and finished sixth. Boyd raced at Indy in 1955 – 1966, and finished 3rd in 1958 as his best.

1959USAC National ChampionshipIndianapolis 500
Driver No.Entrant
Johnny Boyd33Bignotti-Bowes Racing
ChassisEngineCar Name
EpperlyOffenhauserBowes Seal Fast Spl.
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43Jerome Mardon
Cat. No.QualityRarity

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