AJ Foyt Univ of Racing 1/24th 1965 Ford Galaxy Diecast


1965 Holman-Moody Ford Galaxie

AJ's first really serious injury came in the NASCAR stock car race at Riverside, California on January 17th, 1965. He was driving the number 00 1965 Ford Galaxie built by the legendary Holman-Moody race team, featuring the then-unique and graphically creative design of the #00 eyeballs.

Foyt qualified and ran in front of the pack with Dan Gurney and Parnelli Jones most of the day in the Motor Trend 500. Parnelli had to pull out with mechanical troubles, leaving Gurney and Foyt to battle for the lead. Late in the race while duelling with Gurney, Foyt's 65 Holman-Moody #00 1965 Galaxie spun. His car refired and he charged back through the field in an attempt to regain is lost position.

After running extremely hard to catch leader Gurney, Foyt's brakes failed entering turn 9 at the end of Riverside's mile long downhill back stretch. To avoid crashing into Junior Johnson and Marvin Panch, Foyt turned the car into the infield at more than 100mph. The car tumbled violently end-over-end several times down an embankment. By the time the medics, along with fellow racer Parnelli Jones descended the 25 foot embankment and reached Foyt's car, Foyt was not breathing. His skin was blue and the track pronounced Foyt dead at the scene. However, fellow driver Parnelli Jones noticed a slight movement by AJ and revived him while scooping the mud out of Foyt's mouth. Foyt suffered a broken back, concussion, ripped breastbone, broken left heel, dislocated right foot, and sustained a damaged aorta. Foyt was hospitalized for several months but made a miraculous recovery to drive, actually winning the pole position in the 1965 Indy 500 in May.

AJ Foyt's Career Highlights:

  • Foyt is the only person to record victories in the Indy 500, the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 12 Hours of Sebring.
  • Foyt drove in the Indy 500 for 35 consecutive years, winning it 4 times.
  • Foyt has 41 USAC Stock Car Wins, and 50 Sprint Car, Midget and Dirt Car Championship wins.
  • Foyt has win 12 total major driving championships in various categories
  • Foyt has a record 138 USAC victories
  • Foyt won the 1976 and 1977 IROC championships
  • Foyt won a total of 7 NASCAR races, including the 1972 Daytona 500

Diecast Features:

  • Holman-Moody 427 cubi inch engine
  • Metal front grill
  • Burnt side exhaust pipes
  • Authentic #00 Ford Galaxie graphics and design
  • Full interior and instrument detail
  • AJ Foyt's custom blue and white car colour
  • Turning steering wheel
  • Goodyear rubber race tires

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  • Model: 65GALAJF00
  • Series: NASCAR

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