Indypicker Blog - Vintage Eldon Slot Car Find F1 Champ Juan Fangio

Indypicker.com has come upon a 1964 Eldon 1/32 slot car depicting the Dayton Fdry Spl #77 which was owned by the late George Walther of Dayton Walther Racing and father of racer the late Salt Walther. 

This car features Juan Manuel Fangio 5 time F1 champion. Juan tested the car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1958 but did not attempt to qualify it.

Eldon Industries was based in Hawthorne, California and their cars are highly collected by slot car enthusiasts. Most of the cars they produced did not feature a specific driver, so this one is unusual, check  it out.

juan fangio eldon slot car

Below is a picture that I own from the Dayton Walther Race Shop showing Juan with the car in the pits at Indianapolis

juan fangio at indy

Until next time, Indy


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