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#1 Mike Whitley

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:47 PM

I built this car to honor my friend Martin Truex.

He also runs model power boats in the off season. As a matter of fact he holds several world records including the fastest two lap record for any class model power boat. Boat looks like it's on rails.

I tried to paint it like the car he drove Memorial day weekend. The chassis is one of my own designs with independent front wheel movement and floating body. Not the fastest of my cars but it looks good LOL.

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#2 Tim Wood

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 10:59 PM

Martin Truex is a very hot driver right now. Go 78!
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#3 A. J. Hoyt

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:07 AM

I love my local Denver, CO, NASCAR team. I'm a Ford guy so I'm not so enamored with their current use of Toyota cars. As they are the best of the Toyota teams, I would just love it if they switched to Ford!
 
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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:52 AM

Yeah, I'm a Ford guy, too. But like the Truex's driving style.

#5 Mike Whitley

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 07:23 AM

I have always had Chevys from my first 1956. Some Fords. I bought my wife a Town and Country van and I am scared to take off in it. Has left us stranded three times. Always a mechanical issue with it. Thinking about trading it for a Toyota. My mechanic says they are the most reliable.



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 12:30 PM

Hey Mike the car looks good.

 

How do you know Martin?

 

I met him when we were both racing local short track at Wall Stadium. He was running in Modified at that time.


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 04:00 PM

Hey Mike the car looks good.

 

How do you know Martin?

 

I met him when we were both racing local short track at Wall Stadium. He was running in Modified at that time.

Martin and I Both race radio controlled model boats. During the off season from NASCAR  he goes to record trials in Valdosta Ga. and Huntsville Al. He has some smoking fast model boats.He is a great guy, down to earth, willing to help anyone. Just a regular person like all the rest of us at these events. Check out IMPBA Records to see what he has accomplished.







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