Romeo Palamides' Infinity, one of the first jet cars to run for the Land Speed record, was destroyed during a test run in which driver Glenn Leasher lost his life (read the detailed story for more information).
This model is the fruit of a close collaboration between Omicron and Ugo Fadini, who extensively reworked the original Omicron master when new revealing photos were obtained, took care of the final development and now does most of the building.
The model pictures the car with all the modifications carried after the earlier tests and with the chute compartments covers in place, as it should have looked for the actual record attempt. During the test run that ended with the fatal accident, the covers were not in place and the chute bags were exposed, but pictures available (like the one above) did not allow an accurate reproduction of that detail. The rear wheel covers, not shown in the picture of the car at Bonneville (above), were actually in place in the fatal run, as they are on the model.
With special thanks to Ron Christensen who supplied some previously unpublished photos that helped us to produce an accurate model.
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