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#1 Noose

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 12:54 PM

The following new bodies were submitted and approved for use in IRRA®. They are here and on the IRRA(r0 website.

O/S 410 Ferrari 612

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O/S 411 McLaren M8B

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O/S 412 Lola T70

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O/S 415 Kirby Ti22
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O/S 421 - Lola T70 Mk3B
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Posted 29 September 2008 - 03:15 PM

;) They look good but now do what you do best... PAINT! :D Then we can REALLY see what they will look like... :shok:

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 05:53 PM

They do look good... too bad I have to pull teeth to get O/S bodies from my distributor because they can't get 'em from Hershman.

V/R,

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 05:57 PM

They have been shipped all they had on order. :)

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 07:02 PM

Don,

If you distributor doesn't have them, Hershman is always just a phone call away.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 07:37 PM

I did. Twice in the last two months. Each time I was told a shipment was on its way to the distributor. The distributor said they hadn't received any since January '08. Then a week or two ago the distributor said they only got a partial order.

The supplier blames the distributor, and the distributer blames the supplier. Meanwhile, I get blamed by my customers for not having them. Aren't "approved" bodies supposed to be readily available to the masses, and not just to a select few raceways?

V/R,

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 07:45 PM

Ahh... Hershman makes his living selling bodies...

I find it difficult to believe that he won't supply distributors, raceways, and individuals with as many bodies as they want.

Why would he pick and choose? Money out of his pocket.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 07:58 PM

That's between him and the distributor. All I know is I can't get the O/S bodies.

I asked Hershman if I could order directly from him because the distributor hasn't had any O/S bodies for a while, and that I had a SERRA race coming up and needed the bodies. He tells me he 'sent a shipment to the distributor'. So I guess he was saying, 'No, you can't order directly from me, order from the distributor'.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 08:14 PM

Sorry Noose,

I didn't mean to "hijack" your post.

Ron,

Great-lookin' bodies. I just hope I can get some. :)

V/R,

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 09:01 PM

If I were Hershman, I think I'd be making a call to all the distributers making sure they had all they needed! it's only good buisness to communicate with your outlets.

I've heard simular comments from my main dist.

Hope it gets worked out, it's much easier to buy from our dist than to call all over to mfgs! Shipping costs play into it as well.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 09:42 PM

I really REALLY like the look of the T70 Spyder. Will O/S be issuing new catalogs soon to their distributors so that these bodies can be ordered?

I've wanted to order these and other O/S vintage bodies, but neither the O/S website nor the catalog in my raceway's Eagle listing have up-to-date lists.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 04:11 PM

I'm in the same boat... Want to order... Look at web sight... RRRIIIGHT... My track owner tries to get an update from his supplier... NOT... He has even tried the part number and a discription... BACK-ORDERED...

We don't know where the snag is... We see them. We want them. We just want the bodies avaliable to us so we can buy them...

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:17 PM

In regards to the new bodies listed above in this post... the first step in or before releasing them is to get them approved by IRRA)r) and/or D3. Once that is done, then we notify the dists of their availability. One of the bodies that was submitted had a problem that has now been corrected and this is why we wait for approval before notifying the dists of the new product.

Not all dists are "up to speed" on the retro stuff as far as stocking it in "big" numbers or stocking it at all. It has been getting better of late.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:38 PM

Hey Ron,

I emailed Mark at Eagle with a link to this thread. Hopefully you guys can get things worked out. ;)

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 07:58 AM

I'd like to thank Ron Hershman for helping me get the Outisight bodies I needed for next weeks SERRA #8 races at 'Slots of Fun'. I sent him a PM on Saturday and he immediately replied saying he would ship them out Monday morning. Can't ask for better that that! :)

Thanks again, Ron.

V/R,

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 09:12 AM

Ron,

Sonny's Fastlane here says they cannot get the bodies from his dists. I think they buy from Eagle...

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 11:11 AM

Eagle just reordered bodies... they will be on the way to them in a couple of days.

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 03:51 PM

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Mine finally came in Thursday and are under the paint gun this week!

Ron,

Idea! How about window masks and drivers to fit, too? I have one heck of a time cutting the blue tape to the windows and drivers from trucks and NASCARs look funny. I don't know if the track owner ordered drivers for them or not.

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 04:15 PM

Phil,

What bodies did you buy???

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 06:30 PM

WOW.. That was quick!

I orderd the OS-066 and the 069 bodies. We are trying to start a stamped steel chassis with S16d with a GTP body. I have also built a Retro, JK & falcon 7 & Ti22, and going to bring them all out to see what we can add to our racing. Being from the '60s....RETRO :yes: ...BUT?

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:46 PM

The following body has been approved for IRRA® use in the Can-Am/USRRC Class:

TrueScale Porsche 917PA Long. I'll add the official part number once I get it from Victor. At that point I will also load it up on the IRRA® website.

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 12:18 PM

TSR25 1/24 Porsche 917-PA

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:41 AM

That has to be verified, Bill, as the one with that number is the short version.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:05 PM

The following bodies have been approved today by the BoD. These pics will be replaced with painted versions here on and on the IRRA® website as soon as possible.

Can-Am/USRRC Class -

Lola T70 Mk3B Spyder (Donohue Version) OS 416:
OS-DonohueLola.jpg

Lola T70 Mk3B Spyder (Gurney Version) OS 417:
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Porsche 908 Flunder OS 418:
OS-PorscheFlunder.jpg


Retro Stock Car -

Ford Torino OS 604:

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 05:00 PM

Yowza... :shok: ;) :D

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 05:09 PM

Ron/Noose...

Are the Can-Am bodies "long" or "short"?
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 05:52 PM

I slipped one over a 1" GL, 4" WB chassis and there is about 1/2" from the tire to the back of the body, so I'd say pretty long.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:36 PM

Is there a major difference between the Lolas besides the rear wings?
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:41 PM

Are the Can-Am bodies "long" or "short"?

Long for the two Lola T70s and a tad bit shorter for the 908.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:41 PM

Is there a major difference between the Lolas besides the rear wings?

Both are identical except for the rear wing/spoiler.

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:15 PM

Is that the long-nose Torino the Talladaga (like the Harmon's mold) or the standard body?
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 10:22 PM

The nose is long... but I've never compared it to a Harmon's mold/body.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:16 AM

The following TrueScale bodies were approved but I failed to get them up here. Sorry!

TSR 24 - Kirby Ti22:

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TSR 27 - Short Ti22:

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TSR 26 - Ford GT Mk IV:

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 11:16 PM

JK has submitted a new Sunoco Lola T70 GT that has been approved for use. It has a new part number of 719081.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 12:26 PM

The following bodies have been approved for IRRA use. They are all from Red Fox and come painted and clear.

Lola T-160
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McLaren GT
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Porsche 908 GT
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 01:22 PM

I still don't understand why the McLaren GT is on the list. It was never entered in any race competition as far as I know & was to be built for the streets. Click here to find more about the project: McLaren M6 GT
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 01:41 PM

Why should it be illegal?

There's nothing in the rules that specify that any car had to have been entered or raced in competition in order to be legal.

This is what the IRRA rule says about bodies for the Coupe class:

"All approved GT Coupe bodies are listed in the “Approved Body Lists” section. All bodies must be representative of pre-1970 cars."

According to your own link, the M6GT was intended as a Group 4 car, and it was only after the rules changed for homologation that McLaren built them for the street.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 02:50 PM

Apples and Oranges... D3 and IRRA.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 02:54 PM

FWIW, it is also allowed in D3. :D

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 02:56 PM

Tex,

I'm not sure what you mean. The D3 wording is a bit different to the IRRA wording, but the M6GT is legal in D3 as well, and there's also nothing in the D3 wording that explicitly requires bodies to be modelled from vehicles that actually raced.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 03:40 AM

I seem to recalled a D3 coupe body was removed from the list because it was allegedly never entered in race competition. You would think the same logic would apply here, but that's just my opinion. :rolleyes:
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 04:15 AM

I still don't understand why the McLaren GT is on the list. It was never entered in any race competition as far as I know & was to be built for the streets. Click here to find more about the project: McLaren M6 GT

How about comparing apples with apples??

They are not the same car. :(

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 08:07 AM

I seem to recalled a D3 coupe body was removed from the list because it was allegedly never entered in race competition. You would think the same logic would apply here, but that's just my opinion.

I can't speak for D3. They removed the Abarth and the Chevron GT because of other reasons.

IRRA removed the Porsche 917 GT because it was a 1970 body and the rules were set for pre-1970.

You planning to run IRRA?

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#44 tonyp

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:45 AM

I thought they had to race, too.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 10:32 AM

Apparently the prototype did a few races:

"Trojan did build a second show car and found a customer for the prototype; British racing driver David Prophet. He raced the car in several European races in its coupe guise in 1969 and had it rebodied in 1970 for the newly founded Interseries; the European equivalent of Can-Am. The new body was similar to that of the McLaren M12, which was the final evolution of the Trojan built M6 series. It was used throughout the 1970 season, but with little success. Rebodied as a coupe, the M6GT was sold to a Canadian in 1971, who converted it for road use. Amazingly he drove his kids to school with the McLaren for several years. The car eventually ended up in the collection of Gilles St. Pierre. He held on to the car for many years and only sold it to its current owner in January of 2006."

That's as far as the project went because the FIA dropped the production race quantity from 50 to 25, which opened the door for Porsche to build the 917. Bruce McLaren saw the writing on the wall and abandoned the project, with a third car being built for his personal road use. That was it, three cars, and only the first one was built in the race shop.

So, it technically does qualify, although further research hasn't shown that the races weren't part of any championship series.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 01:00 PM

Slightly off topic but another lucky kid was Howie Ursaner... On one of his trips to a race in California "back in the day" he was picked up at the airport by Mike Morrisey in Jim Russell's Cobra competiton coupe complete with open exhaust just like it came off the race track. He sat on the aluminum floor and held on to the roll cage while Mike gave Howie the ride of his life going back to the Russkit offices...
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#47 John Streisguth

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 01:18 PM

Now THAT is a ride of your life!
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 02:34 PM

I can't speak for D3. They removed the Abarth and the Chevron GT because of other reasons. IRRA removed the Porsche 917 GT because it was a 1970 body and the rules were set for pre-1970.You planning to run IRRA?

Actually, neither. Here at NorCal, we are allowed to run these bodies:
Electric Dreams 1969 Porsche 917SH, TrueScale-Dynamic Porsche 908, Red Fox Porsche 917,
Electric Dreams Chaparral 2D, TrueScale-Dynamic Ferrari P3/P4, Red Fox Chaparral Coupe,
Electric Dreams Lola T70 MKIIIB, TrueScale-Dynamic McLaren M6, Red Fox Lola Coupe,
Electric Dreams Ford MKIV, TrueScale Mirage M2, Red Fox Ferrari P4 Coupe,
ToyTech-Dynamic Ferrari P3/P4, TrueScale Mirage M1-C, Red Fox Ford GT40,
ToyTech-Dynamic Porsche 908, TrueScale Lola T-70 Coupe, Red Fox Ford Mk IV.

Technically, this Porsche 917 is a 1970 body and should not be allowed, but I love the shape. Which is why I think we should allow bodies up to 1972, but that's just my opinion. :blush:
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 05:29 PM

I do agree about extending the coupe body year limit to 1972, but that's because I DESPERATELY would like to run a Ferrari 512M in Penske colors.

I think the Can-Am year cutoff is just right, though, because a 917/10 or 917/30 body like the one's I've seen by Toytech are cool, but produce much more downforce than what I think the class is intended to have.

Heck, I once successfully ran JK's Shadow DN4 body in a GTP race on the orange at Shifter's!

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 01:14 PM

The following bodies were submitted in error for approval (see above post). Initially, they were submitted as Red Fox bodies. They are however Red Fox painted TrueScale Bodies. Since TrueScale already has submitted those and they are already approved, these will be removed from the approved list as Red Fox bodies.

They are fine for use.

Lola T160
McLaren GT
Porsche 908 GT

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