Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1:64, 2000, G-Force, IndyCar, Johnny Lightning, Robbie Buhl

2000 G-Force GF05 – Oldsmobile Buhl

G-Force was once again a constructor for the second generation of IRL cars with GF05 chassis replacing GF01, produced since 1997. One of the new IRL teams in the 2000 season was Dreyer & Reinbold Racing owned by Indianapolis BMW, Infiniti, Volkswagen, Mini, and Subaru dealer Dennis Reinbold. The team hired experienced Indycar driver Robbie Buhl, who drove for them until the end of his career after 2004 season. Buhl in his Purex-sponsored G-Force GF05 #24 powered by Oldsmobile Aurora V8 won the first race for the new team,  Delphi Indy 200, the inaugural event of 2000 season at Walt Disney World Speedway. In the second half of the year Dreyer & Reinbold switched to Infinity VRH35ADE V 8engines, which wasn’t so good as Oldsmobile, and Buhl achieved only one top-10 result with Infinity in 5 races compared to three in four with Oldsmobile. He was 8th in the final series standings with 180 points. Off the track Dreyer & Reinbold Racing is well known as the national spokesperson & advocate for “Racing for Kids”, a national youth charitable foundation. The foundation sticker is present on the team’s car since their first season.

2000Indy Racing League
Driver No.Entrant
Robbie Buhl24Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
ChassisEngineCar Name
G-Force GF05OldsmobileTeam Purex
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:64Johnny Lightning
Cat. No.QualityRarity
402-11 184

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