Howard Weinstein's Simoniz Special
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Watson roadsters dominated the Indianapolis Super Speedway
from 1959 to 1964. Race car builder A.J. Watson seemingly
achieved perfection and brutality in one simple design.
He fitted all his roadsters with an upright engine, right-justified
driver positioning, torsion-bar suspension, two shocks
per wheel, and a nine-foot exhaust pipe, capped by a distinctive
Howard Weinstein modeled the sixth Watson roadster built.
Although this car qualified at Indy every year from 1959
through 1963, it was Jim Rathman's 1959 Simoniz livery
that inspired Howard to strive for his own brand of perfection.