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#1 Jerry Whitney

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 06:34 PM

I am presently building the MRRC version of the King Cobra (Monogram body) and not able to find any pictures of the car with the rear wheel wells rounded out as much as this example is.  Anyone able to direct me as to where this version of the car was raced and also where I might find pictures.

 

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 06:45 PM

Try racingsportscars.com

 

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 07:14 PM

Good question.  The Monogram molds were made based on the first generation Cooper Monaco type 61.  When the Shelby King Cobras ran the USRRC at Meadowdale Raceway, many of the hood openings had changed and a rear spoiler was already in place.  I modeled mine from my personal observations of those team cars.

 

https://www.ultimate...King-Cobra.html    not all, but a start.  The orange car is the "LANG" Cooper with later upper bodywork. It started life with the other style. Looks like maybe five different cars were built and raced initially by Team Shelby.  I suspect the open rear wheel wells were done by a later owner racing the car as an SCCA Modified of early CanAm.


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 07:55 PM

Great race car info guys and I thank you very much.  I do try to build all of my vintage slots based on a actual race version, not always possible because of lack of pictures and where to research.  Building a Cox Ford GT and finding a race version of that configuration was a task but thanks to Slot Blog it was cleared up for me.  I grew up in Monterey and attended most of the USRRC and Can Am races.  Thanks again Larry and Jeff for the input. 

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 09:27 AM

http://scratch32.com...ooper-ford-t61/


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Posted 25 March 2020 - 07:55 PM

https://www.racingsp...1964-08-09.html

 

https://www.racingsp...onaco/T61M.html

 

https://www.racingsp...6-05-22-064.jpg

 

AUTO WORLD!  OSCAR  drove it!


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Posted 25 March 2020 - 08:31 PM

Jerry,

Your name sounds real familiar.

 

Did you use to be a serious wing racer in the late 80's?


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Posted 27 March 2020 - 09:42 AM

https://www.racingsp...eleski-USA.html

 

The upper bodywork of the T61M is resin and easy to rework, both in crash damage and experimental alterations.   The Monogram molds are not as changeable.  I think it was cheaper to just open the wheel wells on the mold than to make a brand new mold.

 

The #64 car shows a stubbier nose and winglets added, as well as other vent and spoilers which are easy for us modelers to do to the 1/32 model.  Now I also have a plan to finish my ProfMotor/MRRC body.

 

I helped Ed Sexton of Monogram get his 1/32 home track going last month and he had some of the King Cobra model test shots in his collection.


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