RM Sotheby’s Announces Newman/Haas IndyCar Collection Auction

The #2 Kmart-Havoline Lola-Ford driven by Michael Andretti during the 1991 CART season

The #2 Kmart-Havoline Lola-Ford pushed by Michael Andretti during the 1991 CART year
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Newman/Haas Racing was just one of IndyCar’s preeminent groups of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Many, together with myself, have fond memories of the Kmart-Havoline Lolas at the front of the CART discipline or the McDonald’s Dallara performing the similar in Champ Car or truck. Around the team’s history, it amassed 108 race wins and 8 championships. Now, 39 of the team’s open up-wheel vehicles as perfectly as a number of other motor vehicles and pieces of memorabilia are heading up for auction. RM Sotheby’s claims that is “the greatest single collection of open-wheel racecars ever available at auction.”

The #3 Budweiser Lola-Cosworth T800 driven by Mario Andretti during the 1984 CART season

The #3 Budweiser Lola-Cosworth T800 pushed by Mario Andretti during the 1984 CART time
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The assortment named “The Household That Newman/Haas Racing Built” capabilities a really stellar selection of racing cars and trucks from the team’s overall record. In chronological get, the to start with title-winning IndyCar offered is the 1984 #3 Budweiser Lola-Cosworth T800. In the 1984 CART time, Mario Andretti won six races en route to proclaiming his ultimate IndyCar championship.

The #5 Kmart-Havoline Lola-Ford T91/00 driven by Nigel Mansell in the 1993 CART season

The #5 Kmart-Havoline Lola-Ford T91/00 pushed by Nigel Mansell in the 1993 CART season
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The legendary black-and-white Kmart-Havoline Lolas from the 1991 and 1993 seasons are also highlighted. In 1991, Mario’s son and teammate Michael Andretti won about fifty percent the season’s race and took the only CART championship of his job. For the 1993 period, Newman-Haas signed reigning F1 winner Nigel Mansell and Mansell went on to get the CART title in his rookie time.

The #1 McDonald’s Lola-Cosworth-Ford driven by Sébastien Bourdais during the 2006 Champ Car season

The #1 McDonald’s Lola-Cosworth-Ford driven by Sébastien Bourdais in the course of the 2006 Champ Car season
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The auction also characteristics a broad range of cars and trucks from the 21st century, including Cristiano da Matta’s championship-winning all-black #1 Chevron Lola-Toyota from CART’s penultimate period in 2002. Most impressively, there’s a finish selection of Champ Vehicles from Sébastien Bourdais’ interval of dominance, the 3 McDonald’s Lola-Cosworth-Fords and the McDonald’s Dallara-Cosworth DP01 from each of 4 championship-profitable seasons among 2004 and 2007.

The #02 McDonald’s Dallara-Honda IR-05 driven by Justin Wilson in the 2008 IndyCar Series season

The #02 McDonald’s Dallara-Honda IR-05 driven by Justin Wilson in the 2008 IndyCar Sequence season
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There are also 3 IndyCars from the team’s remaining decades in the newly-unified IndyCar Collection, together with the #02 McDonald’s Dallara-Honda IR-05 driven by the late Justin Wilson in 2008. The other two vehicles are the #2 and #06 Dallara IR-05s driven by Oriol Servià and then-rookie James Hinchcliffe in the team’s final time in 2011. This assortment signifies an controversial priceless swath of American motorsport background. The auction is scheduled to consider area on Oct 29, 2022.

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