Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Left side view of the Statler Kistler Special "Wingwax" midget racer (race number 31, r/n N31C), designed by Bill Statler; owned and piloted by James J. Kistler. Also known as "La Jollita". National Air Races, Cleveland, Ohio. See also NASM 9A02573.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Airplane racing
  • National Championship Air Races
  • Aeronautics
  • Air pilots
  • Airplanes

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1949


Cleveland, Ohio

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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