Penske PC-6 (Rick Mears 1979 Indy 500 winner)
I've always liked Rick Mears as a race car driver.  He is a four time winner of the Indy 500, the first one coming in 1979, driving a
Penske PC-6.  A short article on his win can be found at Racing News

The AMT kit of this car, issued shortly after the race, has been noted as a difficult kit to build, with a number of inaccuracies.  I
came across an online forum - Open Wheel Racing Modelling - that focuses on building various kits.  I thought it would be an
interesting idea to build the kit as a Work In Progress (WIP) on this forum.  I received a great deal of help and encouragement from
the forum members in completing the 5 month build.  You can see the postings at
1979 Penske PC6 Rick Mears Indy winner WIP

I couldn't find a lot of pictures of either the original, or the restored car on the Internet, so there is some artistic license taken on
this particular model

Base Kit(s):   1/25 scale AMT Penske PC-6 Norton Spirit (kit number 3002)

Finished:        Apr 2016

- wing end plates replaced with sheet styrene
- brake lines added, front and rear
- poseable steering added
- front rollbar and gussets added
- instrument faces from Model Car Garage, with wiring added
- seatbelts added to cockpit
- fuel filler tube added
- ground effects skirts added, from aluminum duct tape
- replace shocks with RB Motion items
- suspension arms replaced with styrene rod
- exhaust wastegate scratchbuilt and exhaust pipe added
- additional webbing added to transaxle
- IndyCals decals, Tamiya lacquer paint for bodywork, Alclad for metallic parts

Kingston Modelrama, Kingston, ON, April 2016 - 1st place Competition Road Course
Toronto Model Car Show, Toronto, ON, Sept 2016 - 1st place Competition Open Wheel
Ajax 36, Ajax, ON Oct 2016, 1st place Competition - Closed Wheet

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There are about 100 construction photos at  1979 Penske PC6 Rick Mears Indy winner WIP
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