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#1 n9949y

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 11:49 PM

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2 Carrera bodies, 2005 C6.R & 2017 C7.R Corvettes

1 Historic Racing Miniatures resin Transkit, Penske's GS Corvette Roadster, Sebring, 1966

1 Monogram 1957 Corvette SCCA "Airbox Fulie Racer" version

All on scratch built inline chassis, in line Proslot 2002 motors, on Pro-Track rims/tires

 

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Remember folks, traffic lights timed for 35 MPH, are also timed for 70!




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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:44 AM

hi Todd, great group of cars. I too have plans to build a line of vintage Corvette hardbody cars. I like the '57 best. 


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 01:55 PM

Hi  Glenn, Thanks for your compliment. Be aware there are a number of 1/25th and 1/24th (larger) Corvette bodies and kits out there. Mine is from a Monogram 1/24th kit  kit # 2227 (old kit). It and other newer iterations readily available on e-bay. 

 

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Considered by many aficionados as Corvette’s historic benchmark, the 1957 C1 is the pivot point at which the Vette began its earnest transformation into the true world class performance car it is today. That same year Chevy also introduced their new RPO (Regular Production Option) 684 which featured wider wheels, stiffer springs, bigger shocks, quick ratio steering, cerametalic brake linings, vented brake plates, a limited slip rear-end differential called “Positraction,” and numerous other upgraded components. The most significant being the first factory-installed cold-air intake, or “Airbox.” This was indeed the ultimate road race-ready Corvette and their production was tremendously limited at best. I believe about 57 were produced, and some were raced in SCCA events. Mine is a model of a SCCA  racer, B production. Note, back in those days shoulder harnesses were uncommonly used, many racers were quite comfortable in tee shirts and  the head gear were nothing more than standard polo helmets. Got my figure from a Fujimi kit.


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Todd Messinger

Remember folks, traffic lights timed for 35 MPH, are also timed for 70!





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