INDIANAPOLIS — Immediately after Dan Wheldon #98 won the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 in May 2011, GreenLight Collectibles planned the production of his IndyCar for 1:18th and 1:64th scale die cast replication.
As an officially licensed die cast manufacturer of the IZOD IndyCar Series; GreenLight Collectibles was thrilled to include Wheldon’s winner car into their renewed IndyCar license agreement. “The Winner car is the fleet favorite and rightfully so,” said national sales manager Jeff Nelson, “for all IndyCar die cast collectors, no collection would be complete without this singular piece of victory.”
Dan Wheldon’s #98 winning Car is now available for worldwide distribution. GreenLight is sold out of this release and all stock will be available through the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, trackside vendors and hobby shops across the globe. For a list of retailers, wholesalers and distributors near you please direct your inquires to the GreenLight Collectibles “Where To By” tab on their website http://greenlighttoys.com/
This release tragically follows the devastating passing of the champ himself. Dan Wheldon had been the sole test driver to perform the development work for IndyCar’s new Dallara chassis for use starting 2012. “It has many cutting-edge enhancements”, said IndyCar CEO, Randy Bernard, “that promise to move the sport of racing and automotive engineering forward, and yes, it is designed with additional safety features.”
Dallara is considering naming the new chassis in Wheldon’s honor. Though Dallara has not yet revealed exactly how the late champion’s name could figure into the car’s final title, one likely candidate is DW 001.
GreenLight will also be tooling the new 2012 Dallara chassis for IndyCar. The entire GreenLight team sends our condolences to Wheldon’s family, friends and those that followed his rise to race legend.
GreenLight® Collectibles is a premier manufacturer and marketer of officially licensed, authentic die-cast replica vehicles. GreenLight die-cast replicas are available in 1:18, 1:24 and 1:64 scale and are officially licensed by General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler Group LLC, Carroll Shelby Licensing, Warner Bros® Entertainment Inc and the Chadwick McQueen and The Terry McQueen Testamentary Trust, CBS, Universal Studios, Mecum Auto Auction, IZOD IndyCar Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Grand-Am Road Racing Association, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Bridgestone Americas and more!
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