There, and forever will be, only one Anthony Joseph Foyt Jr. To many of us, he’s simply the greatest race driver who ever lived. First to win the Indianapolis 500 four times. Daytona 500 champion. Co-winner, with the late Dan Gurney, of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1967. Survivor of everything from shattered legs to open-heart surgery to being ravaged by a swarm of Texas killer bees on his ranch.
The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, recognized Super Tex by naming him part of its initial class of inductees in 1990. He was equally accomplished on shorter tracks, winning 28 USAC Sprint car races in his career and a slew of wins on the dirt miles in cars like the one replicated here. If you join the Hall of Fame as a member, you’ll be eligible to buy this 1/18th-scale diecast model of Foyt’s Gilmore Racing USAC Silver Crown car from the 1970s, powered by a four-cam Ford Indy engine that Foyt later built under his own name.
The model is produced by one of the industry’s leaders, Acme Trading Company, and only 400 examples will be made. The model offer coincides with a special museum exhibit honoring Foyt’s incredible accomplishments in racing. Limited to two per customer, each replica is priced at $119.95 plus shipping. You know you’d like one of these if you venerate Foyt. For information on the model and joining the hall of fame, go to http://www.sprintcarstuff.com or call 1-641-842-6176.