A racing car air intake used in the production of Ron Howard’s 2013 sports-drama, Rush.
Based on a true story, the film follows racing icons Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) during their infamous 1976 Formula One season. As their rivalry on and off the track begins to take its toll, a near-fatal injury leaves Lauda fighting for the championship and Hunt in pole position to take the title.
This air intake would have formed part of the replica Penske number ‘28’ racing car, originally driven by British driver John Watson, and would have been used for scenes in the first half of the racing season before new regulation was passed which required the removal of high air boxes. Made from fibreglass, the air intake has a red and white paint finish with ‘Goodyear’ and US flag decals applied to both sides.
With exception of a few minor scratches as a result of on-set use, the air intake remains in excellent production-used condition and measures approximately 61 x 34 x 64cm (22 x 13.5 x 25.25”).
Item size - 24.02" x 13.39" x 25.2" (61cm x 34cm x 64cm)
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