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#1 Ricky Vegas

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:32 PM

After our Wednesday night box stock racing last week, Mike Swiss; track owner, let me position the scratchbuilt Kurtis Indy Cars for a pictorial preview of the upcoming proxy race. If all goes as planned, Mike was aiming for this coming Tuesday for the race - I think there will be one on The King and one on the flat track Mike and Manta Ray built. 
 
Hats off to everyone involved in the fabrication of these cars - check out these beauties! Would really appreciate anyone who was involved sharing how these cars were created. Please post guys!

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:52 PM

      Those things look GREAAAT!!  :good:



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:06 PM

You asked for it, you got it. Here is the link to my white #12 Schaefer/Dean Van Lines car build:

Kurtis proxy build by Pablo
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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:16 PM

Mighty fine bunch of cars.

I'm guessing they will look fantabulous ripping around the track.

:)

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:23 PM

That was an AWESOME (!) thread; Pablo, thank you for re-posting to go with the pictorial of the grid here.

And; VERY (!) impressive car. I really enjoyed positioning it for my photo shoot!
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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:27 PM

Racing is Tuesday night at 7 PM, barring the Apocalypse.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:29 PM

To coincide with the slot car Indy car pictorial, check out this video footage of restored 1950s Indy Cars. The sound alone is amazing.


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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:31 PM

Cannot wait to see these cars at race speed on the flat track and the King!
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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:43 PM

AWESOME-lookin' cars! Now, THAT'S slot "cars"!
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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:53 AM

A realy great-looking field of cars. The race should be interesting and I'm sure everyone who entered is a winner!
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Posted 18 November 2013 - 01:59 PM

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 05:08 PM

Looking good....no looking great!   Hope we have some chassis shots of these beauties before it's over.



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:12 PM

NICE !!! :D

 

Mike, ... in the "Spirit of Proxy" drive them all .... please do tell a drivers impression... :clapping:

 

Cars look ready to burn rubber .... Thanks Ray !!! :good:


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 08:34 PM

Hey Ricky,

Here below the pictures is a link to my build of the Kurtis.

 

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http://slotblog.net/...bardahl-racing/


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