Magnificence in Miniature: A Half-Size Honda RC166
Piloted by Mike Hailwood, the Honda RC166 managed a perfect record for the 1966 World Championship Series, winning all ten of the championship’s events. It claimed both Riders’ and Manufacturers’ Championships in the 250s for two consecutive years, and a class victory at the Isle of Man TT, also in 1966.
Anna Kraeuter’s RC166, built by her dad Chuck, doesn’t have the same championship-winning speed as the original, but it is no less remarkable.
Measuring at a little over three feet long and one and a half high, this half-scale model is absolutely immaculate. Over 600 parts, not counting the nuts and bolts, went into the making of this masterpiece, many of which Chuck hand built and machined out of aluminium, stainless, brass and acetal. His mastery of industrial design and machining, and his attention to detail, shines throughout this marvellous model. It is simply glorious.