Scale Model of Eagle #6 Race Car, Driven by Bobby Unser at 1972 Indianapolis 500

Summary

Bobby Unser competed in the 1972 Indianapolis 500 in an Olsonite Eagle designed and built by Dan Gurney's All American Racers. Unser won the pole position with a qualifying speed of 195.940 miles per hour, but his actual race wasn't so successful. While Unser led the first 30 laps, a broken ignition rotor forced him out on lap 31.

Bobby Unser competed in the 1972 Indianapolis 500 in an Olsonite Eagle designed and built by Dan Gurney's All American Racers. Unser won the pole position with a qualifying speed of 195.940 miles per hour, but his actual race wasn't so successful. While Unser led the first 30 laps, a broken ignition rotor forced him out on lap 31.

Artifact

Model (Representation)

Date Made

1972-1973

Subject Date

1972

Creators

Carousel 1 

Place of Creation

China 

Collection Title

Bobby Unser Papers 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2009.123.115

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Bobby Unser.

Material

Cardboard
Metal
Paper (Fiber product)
Plastic (Organic material)

Technique

Casting (Process)
Printing (Process)

Color

Black (Color)
Gray (Color)
Orange (Color)
White (Color)
Yellow

Dimensions

Height: 2 in

Width: 4.25 in

Length: 9.5 in

Inscriptions

On label on outer box: CAROUSEL 1/ #4706/ AAR EAGLE/ 1972 Indianapolis 500 Pole®/ #6 - Bobby Unser/ Olsonite Eagle On top of inner box: AAR EAGLE/ Endorsed by/ Bobby Unser/ CAROUSEL 1/ 1972 Indianapolis 500 Pole®/ #6 - Bobby Unser/ Olsonite Eagle/ DAN GURNEY'S/ ALL AMERICAN RACERS, INC. On side of inner box: AAR EAGLE/.../ Limited to 3000 Pieces On ends of inner boxes: AAR EAGLE/ CAROUSEL 1/ 1:18 Scale/ #4706/ 1972 Indianapolis 500 Pole/ #6 - Bobby Unser/ Olsonite Eagle On model: OLSONITE/ EAGLE/ 6 On model below cockpit: GOODYEAR

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