Detailed Model Cars

Race Car

Inspired by the aero-engined racers that were so common in the 20's, this open-wheeled racer

is based on an Alfa Monza chassis and is powered by a modified 7-liter Rolls-Royce engine. 

 The goal is "three miles per minute" and Black Bart looks like the car that can do it.

A derelict Monza and a spare RR engine started this project. 

 The wonderful cast metal over-sized magneto sitting on the cowl was the inspiration.

 

 

A few modifications to camoflage the Alfa Romeo grill were easy to do.

 

 

Here is the left side of the Roller engine after some straight exhaust stacks have been

 added along with a copper oil cooler and huge magneto.

 

 

A custom manifold with three Schebler carburetors showed promise but were later discard

in favor of the 'through the hood' Meminis.

Click for more photos of Black Bart

 

The digital photos on this site are unaltered.  Well, 'unaltered' may be a bit of an exaggeration, but for the most part they bear

some semblance to the models depicted.  If you see dust, the image is dead nuts on.  If there is no dust, it is something of a crapshoot, but

captures the essence of the model without the distractions of  background clutter and pet hair and  the odd insect wing or bird dropping.