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The Chaparral F-5000 was kind of the predecessor to Hall's last racing effort, the INDY 500 . The F-5000 in comparison to the other Chaparral endevors was... wel... embarrassing. In 1966 It was a brainchild of Don Gates at Chevrolet R&D and was designated GS-II. Inspite of Chevys enthusiasm for the concept Hall just had too much on his plate with the Chaparral CanAm series and the idea was shelved until 1971, when Hall withdrew from sports car racing. The boat-like car was revived as the F-5000 for Halls mechanic/engine builder/ test driver Franz Wells. It was campaigned for a season and half with dismal results. The car managed to qualify 13th at the '71 Limerock. (The livery depicted on the model.) But crashed out on the first lap. After a few more endevors with Carl Haas in '73 the design of the Chaparral 2K was raced and won at INDY. This was the first truly successful ground effects car. Even after all this time the 2K's lines can still be seen in the INDY cars of today. Though unsuccessful, the F -5000 is considered by many to be the ground work for the modern INDY race car.

This model was made using a combination of wood and pie-tin. The wheels are salvaged from some type of Hot Wheel. The rest of the model is constructed from bits and pieces of metal. Decals are homemade.
 

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