Product Review Taken From Four Small Wheels Magazine Wingfoot Express Bonneville 1965 Tatroe Alternative version BIZ1005 Bonneville first run Walt Arfons’ first solo design for a Land Speed Record contender (having fallen out with brother Art) utilised thirteen JATO rockets in the tail of a needle nosed design but with just a 14 second burn these resulted in a disappointing 406 mph (654km/h) top speed for pilot Bob Tatroe. Another attempt was then made with an extra ten JATO packs installed either side of the tail and this yielded a maximum of 579 mph (933 km/h) but the short distance meant that the average speed was way down and no record recognised. Bizarre have already made the first version of the car and here we see the later attempt, with the additional thrusters fared in. There are also parachutes packed on either of the rear wheel pontoons with fine operating cables reaching to them.
Very well finished mass-produced resin models. As the name suggests, subjects chosen are often the more unusual cars to have raced. Paint finishes usually very good. Some models feature photo-etched components. Made in China.
Wingfoot Express model by Bizarre
Bonneville 579mph (one way).
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