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Wedell Williams Red Lion

 
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MSRP:
$219.95
Price:
Was: $219.95
Now: $199.95
Your Savings:
$20.00 (9.09%)
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KRLTE
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In 1932, Roscoe Turner acquired a new aircraft, the Wedell-Williams Racer, which was designed and built by one of the era's leading pilots. The racer gave Turner the edge he needed to start capturing some of aviation's most prestigious prizes, or at least, to be poised to capture them. That year, Turner finished third in the Bendix and Thompson races and in the Shell Speed Dash, one of the National Air Races in Cleveland. He also set a new transcontinental record from New York to Los Angeles and received the Harmon Trophy for being the best American aviator of 1932.

The Gilmore "Red Lion" was the work of Jimmy Wedell. The Model Number 44 with a smooth cowl contour. The Gilmore Oil Company sponsored Rosco Turner in the 1932 Air Race where he placed third. Later, with a new sponsor the "Red Lion" was replaced by 20th Century Fox and colorful paint scheme was a thing of the past. The engine and cowl replaced by a more conventional cowl with rocker cover fairings. The "Red Lion" was a classic among the racing fleet of that time.