The Weiand Company was founded by Phil Weiand as a performance parts warehouse in the 1930s and sold a variety of speed parts. In 1949 Weiand introduced a series of "tri-power" and four 2-barrel manifolds and immediately after WWII Weiand debuted a line of aluminum cylinder heads for flathead Ford engines. The famous "Drag Star" line of "log" manifolds for Hemi engines was introduced in 1952 and in 1957 Weiand developed complete blower drives for the GMC 6-71 supercharger. The first dual plane, 180º intake came from Weiand in 1965, known as the "Colt" and in 1968 Weiand introduced the "Hi-Ram Manifold" and its patented D-port technology.
The Weiand brand has weaved its way into hot rodding folklore and M2 Machines pays tribute with this 1/24 scale diecast model. Featuring iconic company logos, this competition inspired 1957 Chevy features yellow tinted glass and headlights, magnesium coloured wheels, and Chevrolet's fuel injected 283 small block which spooked its rivals when first released!
Mounted on a chequer plate base and presented in a window box, this 1/24 scale model is limited to 7,000 pieces worldwide.