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    Tony Matthews Cutaway: Penske PC9

    Here's another Penske cutaway by Tony Matthews, the PC9 Cosworth. This one is in the Essex Petroleum livery of David Thieme (remember him?) as driven in 1980 by Mario Andretti. The PC9 was a striking car...


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    Not only was the PC9 itself striking, but this was IMO the most attractive car to ever race at IMS.
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    I liked those early ground effects cars (visually, anyway-I know they were kind of witchy to drive). They were very neatly-packaged and clean compared to the cars that came before them (exposed engines, wing bracing, throw-some-aero-and-see-where-it-sticks bodywork) and the cars that came after them (enormous mid-80s wing endplates and assorted tacked-on aerodynamic doohickeys).
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    I totally agree. The PC9 was a good looking race car especially in the ESSEX colors.

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    Handsomest front row ever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin99 View Post
    Not only was the PC9 itself striking, but this was IMO the most attractive car to ever race at IMS.
    Essex Petroleum CEO David Thieme was originally an industrial designer and had a hand in the Essex graphic scheme, or so the story goes.

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    I have a hand signed and numbered print(like 2x3 ft) of Matthews cutaway of the 84 March.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BSJracing View Post
    I have a hand signed and numbered print(like 2x3 ft) of Matthews cutaway of the 84 March.
    Definitely worth holding onto. Tony has no plans to produce any more prints as the economics no longer work.

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