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Amalgam Collection’s Unique Indiana State Liveried Model Gifted to Indiana Governor

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The Governor of Indiana received an exclusive gift at last weekend’s Indianapolis 500: a one-off 1:8 scale model specially crafted by the artisans of Amalgam Collection. Personally presented to Governor Eric Holcomb by Roger Penske, owner of INDYCAR, the exceptional gift was presented in a livery specially designed by the INDYCAR design team to celebrate the state of Indiana and its 51st and current governor in the last few months of his second term.

Created through Amalgam’s Bespoke Team Livery service, the specially crafted model replicates the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Dallara IR-12 chassis with Dallara IR-18 aero kit in its oval track configuration.

The base 1:8 scale model development took over 2500 hours and was only concluded once the INDYCAR team was satisfied with its accuracy. The one-off build necessitated over 250 hours to cast, fit, fettle, paint, and assemble.

The model has been adorned in the distinctive blue and yellow livery of Indiana, and its distinctive full-body livery references the 107-year-old state flag and the state’s flaming torch and nineteen stars logo on the nose of the car.

The car also features many Indiana-specific touches: the Seal of Indiana is included on the car’s flanks; the state’s motto, “Crossroads of America”, is showcased on the front wing; “The Hoosier State” is written across the rear of the car, and the Indiana Economic Development Corp slogan “Indiana for the Bold” is featured ahead of the rear wheels.

The car features the number 51 on its nose and sides about the 51st Governor. Governor Eric Holcomb’s name has been placed precisely where you would usually find the name and nationality of the racing machine’s pilot.

The model is fitted with Primary black-wall Firestone Firehawk tyres and bears the logos of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, series tyre supplier Firestone, competing engine manufacturer Chevrolet and chassis provider Dallara. A dedicated title plate, with a personal message from Roger Penske to Governor Holcomb, is mounted on the front of the base.

Amalgam Collection and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES

Amalgam’s collaboration with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES began in 2021, leading to the development and launch of a 1:8 model in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES livery in 2022. This was soon followed by team liveried models, crafted specially for Arrow McLaren SP, and the company’s first limited edition team model, Pato O’Ward‘s Arrow McLaren SP, as raced to victory at the 2022 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

The artisans at Amalgam have since been commissioned to produce a unique model of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES racing car in a livery celebrating the 2023 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix through their Bespoke Team Livery Service, which later sold at auction for $50k, raising substantial funds for local charities.

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