The Eagle-Weslake was designed for driver Dan Gurney’s Anglo American Racers team to compete in the Formula One Championship. It was the car that earned the team their only Championship victory, driven by Gurney at the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix.
Gurney is one of only three drivers to win a Formula One Grand Prix in a car of their own construction, and this win still stands as the only F1 victory for a USA-built car.
This model was built using a 1:43-scale Model Factory Hiro kit. The original plan was to use the version made by SMTS, but when this kit came out in the summer of 2012 I changed my mind and decided to use this version instead.
The commission was for a fairly simple build, so the only changes that I decided to make to the kit were to add individual rivets to the bodywork. I also made some improvements to the engine by adding various fuel lines and cables such as the spark plug wires.
The photos show the completed model as well as details of the finished engine. The model was completed in April 2013.
This model was specially commissioned by a collector, but if you are interested in a similar model, please do not hesitate to Contact Me.