UNO/ Q95/ Starcruiser PC-7

Name: UNO/Q95/ Starcruiser PC-7

Year Built: 1979

Livery Year: 1980

Sponsor: UNO/Q95/Starcruiser

Livery Year Driver: Tim Richmond

Chassis: Penske PC-7

Engine: Cosworth

Shortly before becoming an outstanding performer in NASCAR, the charismatic Tim Richmond from Ashland, Ohio, made quite an impact during a very brief career at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Assigned in 1980 to a Penske PC-7 powered by a Cosworth V8 and fielded by a team led by his father, Tim ran the fastest practice laps of any driver during practice but then had an accident on the morning of the first qualifying day. With another PC-7 acquired for the second weekend, he led one lap during pit stop shuffles and was running eighth when he ran out of fuel with three laps to go. Stranded up in turn four, he was famously picked up on the cool-off lap by winner Johnny Rutherford and given a lift back to the pits on Rutherford’s side pod. He ended up ninth and was declared the 1980 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year.

Adoption cost: $2,000

Adoption benefits:

* One-year membership in the Borg-Warner Society (the Museum’s most esteemed group of supporters)

* A vintage photo of your adopted car

* Recognition signage with the car during the run of the exhibit

* Recognition and on the Museum’s website under current exhibits

* Listing on the Adopt-an-Exhibit donor wall in the Museum

* An “I adopted” magnet of the car

* A certificate of adoption

* Invitation to the “From the Vault” members-only preview party