1949 Alfa Romeo 158 Formula One car

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The moment the flag fell to mark the beginning of the first ever F1 World Championship race on May 13th 1950 at Silverstone there was little doubt what car would cross the finish line first. Four Alfa Romeo 158s lined up ahead of all others thus continuing their 3 year long domination. One Alfetta (which means ‘Little Alfa’ in Italian because of its compact dimensions) retired during the race but the others finished 1-2-3 and left their nearest opponent 2 laps behind.(history and cutaway courtesy Grand Prix History)

Gene Wallingford made this marvelous replica of the car from a fiberglass body.
The model includes fine detailing including a full dashboard, realistic drum brakes using MRRC wheels and wire inserts with vent holes, a separate exhaust tube and a driver cooling scoop. The motor is a Scalextric with home-made axle bracket.
Unfortunately the original driver is missing from the model, but the pictures allow one to see how it was mounted on the car.