This is a scheduled post. As this goes live, I’m currently towing my camper down to Indy with three of my best friends. I’ll check in sometime later today after we get set up.
Today we have another model made by Onyx, and like yesterday’s Onyx, it isn’t all that well made. The wheels and tires on this 1:24 model look nice, the body, paint, decals are all great and well detailed, the display stand is pretty cool, but this model has one fatal flaw. More on that later. I picked this up a few years ago for something like $15 at a used record store of all places.
The car is the one that Arie Luyendyk piloted to the Indy 500 qualifying record in 1996, at the mind bending average speed of 236.986 miles per hour. If you’ve ever seen the track in person, and how flat and tight the turns are, it’s really unbelievable how fast these cars are.
So what’s the fatal flaw? See that big plastic hump in the middle of the base? Yeah, that hangs down farther than the bottom of the wheels. So, even though the wheels spin, the car doesn’t roll. Seriously guys? Seriously.