THE BEGINNING OF A LONG RELATIONSHIP
1991 was the year that Michael Andretti won the PPG Indy Car Championship for Newman/Haas Racing and it was also the year that we were commissioned to build our very first 1:10 scale Indy Car model.
My wife and I, were invited to the annual Newman/Haas Racing Christmas dinner, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Haas in Chicago, Illinois, along with the Andretti family, team members, and their many personal friends and sponsors. It was a grand affair, an event that was a once in a life time experience. Ralph was there to introduce us to everyone, that he felt we needed to know. We were asked back to the Haas residence again the next morning, to discuss the making of more models of their 1992 Indy cars, in the new year.
Before returning to Vancouver, we got another "opportunity of a lifetime". We were invited to visited the "Race Factory" at the famous "500 Tower Parkway" to witness the birth of their 1992 Lola Cosworths, being prepared at that time, for the upcoming race season. (pictures below are obviously not the 1992 cars)