Model car of the LOLA T-332 Formula 5000 driven by Benny Scott of the Black American Racers, 1975

Model car of the LOLA T-332 Formula 5000 driven by Benny Scott of the Black American Racers, 1975

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Model car of the LOLA T-332 Formula 5000 driven by Benny Scott of the Black American Racers, 1975. In 1975, Scott would break the color barrier at the Long Beach Grand Prix, when the team entered this Formula 5000 car in the inaugural race.
In 1969, Len Miller and his brother Dexter for Miller Racing with his brother Dexter to race hot rods on the drag racing circuit in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the Northeast. With success on the racetrack he formed Vanguard Racing in 1972 and was the first African American to enter a car in the Indianapolis 500.
He then went on to found the Black American Racers Association in 1973. The goal of the organization was to “unify African-American drivers in all types of racing – stock car, open wheel, and drag racing -- pave the way for greater success and introduce race fans to African-American’s history in motorsports.”
Later that same year the Black American Racers, Inc. (BAR) was formed with Benny Scott as their second generation African-American driver. Len and Benny Scott were inducted into the Black Athletes Hall of Fame for their achievements in motorsports in 1976.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
model, auto racing
Model Car
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 4 1/2 in x 3 in; 25.4 cm x 11.43 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
2017.3118.01
nonaccession number
2017.3118
catalog number
2017.3118.01
subject
auto racing
Professional
African American
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

The model car is mostly made of diecast steel. It is 1/18th in scale. I know this because I built the replica for Len Miller.

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