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#26 Jairus

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:56 AM

Nice looking Scarab Justin. :heat: :heart:


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:38 AM

My chassis for the proxy, it will have a Corvette body

 

 

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:43 PM

A mock-up of my Scarab sitting on its new Rodger Niznik wheels and tires. Should have the car up and running soon!

 

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 04:03 PM

Looking forward to the finished car Justin! :good:


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Posted 03 March 2018 - 06:54 PM

Bump. Any new news on this?


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 01:35 PM

Good question Paul.

I have been bugging the guys on Facebook for months but very little has been posted.
Steve showed me his finished chassis in the private, but other than that.... it's "got wheels ordered" or "going to get started next weekend" types of excuses.


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 01:06 PM

Need to get a motor. Still have a couple weeks yet. . .


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 06:18 AM

Has anyone else noticed the facebook group seems to have disappeared??


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 07:52 AM

My calender says the event is this Saturday :shok:


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 08:12 AM

I saw Vdubs car this Saturday, it is nifty :victory:
 
Hope all Y'all get a chance to run them.
 
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Posted 03 April 2018 - 08:13 AM

Last I saw it was the 25th. 

 

Weird...it seems to be available, but I can't access it...says it's either expired or it's a group I'm not part of.  I've made contact with Steve Kempson. He just got home from work but he's going to look into it.


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 08:15 AM

 

I saw Vdubs car this Saturday, it is nifty :victory:
 
Hope all Y'all get a chance to run them.
 
Cheers

 

Thanks Bill.  I have some modifications I plan to make, as it's a little too "tippy" for my taste. Plus painting the body, then i's in the mail to the UK


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 12:27 PM

"Events" on Facebook expire after a year of posting.  Steve just started the "Event" too soon apparently.  He's now started a second version.

Would have been better here.... but whatever.
All entrants are now receiving invites to Driftn' Fifties Proxy2.
:)


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:36 AM

The cars currently in the Proxy leaders hands.  This was posted today April 4 on Facebook.
There are two in the mail and another still being constructed.
Race date is April 25th.

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 04:06 PM

That green Jag looks like a hard body...very clean.  I revamped my chassis a bit, and will be painting the body over the next few evenings.  Should be in the mail by the end of the week.  I'll post pics when I'm done.


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 07:15 AM

Almost there...

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 07:22 AM

Very cool trailing-guide!
Car looks GREAT too.  :good:


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:10 AM

Thanks! I'm not sure if the longer guide lead and reverse guide has any advantage over a short lead and standard guide, but it is what it is now  LOL.  I had Mr. Noose do the interior 'cause I suck at them, so it's going to be the nicest looking part of the car.  But I do like the way the wheel inserts turned out...classic American mags. :D


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 11:20 AM

Looks great John!

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 10:34 AM

12 days to go before the race starts.
These are the entries in the paddock.  I believe more are coming.
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Posted 12 April 2018 - 11:20 AM

Great looking field of cars. I love that little red Jag, and what is the lavender 17 in the third row.


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 11:25 AM

#17 is Steve Kempson's car.  I'm pretty sure it's an Maserati 450 same as Paul's car just ahead.

 


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 07:33 PM

Great job Pablo on coming second behind Mr.Kempson in the first round :D
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Posted 25 April 2018 - 08:12 PM

Thanks Paul. Congrats to all the entrants and good luck in the rounds to follow.

The cars all look super. The real winner is Steve-a-Roonie Kempson for putting on a great show.

It's all about looking cool and drifting through the curves, baby :victory:


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 09:45 PM

Current results posted a few hours ago on Facebook.

4 flakes of pale green paint.
3 light buckets.
2 driver's heads.
And a Porsche wheel insert.

Another rambunctious proxy race at North London with food, drink and banter - none of which is Facebook-friendly unfortunately. The above car parts are now on my to-do list once I've identified their rightful owners ...

103.81 - Steve Kempson 
101.94 - Pablo Wolcott
101.39 - Andy Brown-Searle 
101.04 - Ron Kiyomura #28
100.93 - Ron Kiyomura #27
100.92 - Greg Gilbert 
100.16 - John Streisguth 
99.24 - Steve King 
98.43 - Ron Kiyomura #26
90.78 - John Dilworth 
90.78 - Dennis Samson 
88.28 - Jesus De La Peña
88.17 - Jairus Watson 
87.76 - John Secchi 
87.05 - Graham Walker 
86.59 - Kathryn Bartlett 
84.53 - Tony Davey 
76.30 - Niels Elmholt Christensen 

The bottom three cars will go into the garage for retuning after consultation with their owners. Missing parts will be reattached and we'll head of the Raceway 81 in June for Round 2. Car photos to follow tomorrow (sorry, Jairus).

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Steve promised he'd post body off pics and some glamor shots.
Guess they'll come later.

(Congratulations Paul!) :-)


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