“Classic Duel”

£120.00

SIGNED BY Jim Rathmann

Description

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by Colin Carter

Edition of 850 lithos ALL signed by Jim Rathmann and the artist

Size 895mm x 675mm (35.25″ x 26.5″)

Jim Rathmann, Ken-Paul Special’ 1960, Indianapolis 500

It has often been said that the 1960 Indianapolis 500 was the most exciting ever with Jim Rathmann and defending Indy Champion Roger Ward fighting a fierce duel for the entire second half of the race. Both cars were never more than a few car lengths apart and the lead changed dozens of times before, with less than four laps to go. Ward’s front tyre was down to it’s white cord and he backed off whereas Jim Rathmann with equally poor rear tyres, decided to push on, winning the race by 13 seconds with a record average speed of 138.767 mph to give him a well deserved victory, after three previous second place finishes.