Our Wasp toy captures the fun and excitement of the time period with this vintage pressed steel toy.
Marmon Wasp Toy
- Real rubber tires
- Steering wheel turns front wheels
- Free-rolling wheels
- Period-accurate paint and markings
The Marmon Wasp, driven by Ray Harroun, was the winner of the first Indianapolis 500 auto race in 1911. The race was completed in 6 hours, 42 minutes and 8 seconds. This unique vehicle was made by the Marmon Motor Car Company, for which Harroun worked as an engineer. It was powered by a six-cylinder engine constructed from three stock Marmon two-cylinder blocks. The wasp also featured the black and yellow paint scheme that earned its name, and a rear-view mirror, which was new to automobiles at the time and designed by Ray Harroun. In 1961 the car got an anniversary lap at the 50th Indy 500 in 1961 by a proud Harroun himself.
Limited to 200 pieces
17.5" long, 7" wide, 6" tall