One of the most funny `fakes` I heard of and saw how it ended was when a friend of my bought a slightly damaged crankshaft of, supposedly the engine in the car in which Eddie Sachs was killed.
Thinking it over and over, eventually I concluded that such was almost next to impossible because the Ford engines were under tight control and de engine from the wreck bing returend to Ford. And how a damaged crank could have left from that enviroment?
The answer cam when we went to an engine shop with it where people worked who were familiar with the Ford Quadcam engine. But there were also people who were familiar with Offy engines and they identified the shaft as that of an Offy and in bad shape too.
Probably the most remarkable item within my collection is a fragment from the wreckage of the March 90CA crashed by Roberto Guerrero on May 14th 1990 at Indy.
The wreck was taken from wone wrecker onto another trailer but a littl fragmetn dropped on the floor. When teh crowd disappeared it was still there and I took it as a reminder. No idea if it is a piece from the monocoque or, most likely, the bodywork.
But I also have a little white marble I took away from the creek within Turn 1 when that still was visible and accessible.
As for models, a 1:43 Brumm of the 1947 Don Lee Special Mrecedes W154, signed by its driver Duke Nalon is most likely a rarity nowadays.
Edited by Henri Greuter, 23 June 2020 - 19:04.