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#1 3men2s

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 04:00 AM

HELLO, DRAG FANS...I AM READY TO START A NEW PROJECT SOON
AND DOING SOME RESERCH, I STARTED READING ABOUT
THIS FAMOUS TRACK AND STARTED TO FILLED NOSTALGIC.
FUNNY I WAS WATCHING THE MOVIE CARS FROM PIXAR
WITH MY 2 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AND STARTED TO WONDER
HOW MUCH WE HAVE LOST TRYING TO GAIN...AND MONDAY
I HEARD ABOUT PONTIAC.

I GUESS I AM A CONSERVATIVE, WELL EVERY HOT RODDER IS.
THANK YOU!!!!

I CAME UP WITH AN IDEA THAT WILL KEEP US REMEMBERING
THE GOOD YEARS....A BUILDOFF REMEMBERING LIONS.

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THE TRACK OPENED IN 1955 AND CLOSED IN DECEMBER OF 1972.
LETS RE OPEN THE TRACK IN OUR HEADS.

BUILD A DRAG CAR.
RULES:
1. MUST BE A 1955 TO 1972 MODEL.
2. MUST BE A DRAG CAR.
3. MUST HAVE PHOTO OF THE 1:1 OF THE ERA.
4. ANY SCALE ACEPTED.
5. ENGINES,TIRES,PAINT SCHEME MUST BE OF THE SAME ERA( NO MODERN EQUIPMENT).
6. MUST BE PLASTICK OR RESIN.
7. PROGRESS POST FROM BOX TO FINISH A MUST.
8. STARTS TODAY AND ENDS IN DECEMBER 31 2009.
9. ALL CLASSES WELCOME.
10. WILL POST ALL ENTRES IN THIS FORUM FOR FINAL JUDGING FROM THE MEMBERS.

LET'S DRAG

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THE LAST RACE 1972.

Edited by 3men2s, 01 May 2009 - 03:52 AM.


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Posted 30 April 2009 - 05:35 AM

Great idea! It's been about 45 years since I built a drag car .. think was an AMT Fiat and defiantly a 64 Fairlane and a Riviera that I actually have a photos of! Gonna have to thing on this for a suitable donor. Meanwhile, here's the photos just to get the mood going... and remember.. these are 45 year old builds when I was just learning about plastic tube glue!! heheh :lol:

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These would ACTUALLY qualify, but NOT in the running. Will be thinking of a new (old) build :o

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:48 AM

I'm in of course. I have just the "secret weapon" kit at the ready.



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Posted 30 April 2009 - 01:52 PM

4. SCALE NOT LARGER THAN 1:18

Why ???????????

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 03:49 AM

Why ???????????


you know what....that's a dum rulenever mind that
any scale acepted...welcome to the build. :angry:

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 01:02 PM

3. MUST HAVE PHOTO OF THE 1:1 OF THE ERA. ;)

I do have plans for a vintage 60's/70's drag racer however, I only have kit supplied decals. If you retain this #3 rule people will have to make thier own decals to complete the build and not everyone has the ability to do so. I recommend that you change the rule so that any fictional car will do as long as it looks like a period correct car. If this can be changed, add my name to the roster.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 02:13 PM

Well, durn it! I don't have anything that will fit in that category.

I do have a sign though....

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 04:34 PM

Oh yeah! I think I can work this one into my schedule.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 05:11 PM

3. MUST HAVE PHOTO OF THE 1:1 OF THE ERA. :P

I do have plans for a vintage 60's/70's drag racer however, I only have kit supplied decals. If you retain this #3 rule people will have to make thier own decals to complete the build and not everyone has the ability to do so. I recommend that you change the rule so that any fictional car will do as long as it looks like a period correct car. If this can be changed, add my name to the roster.


another restrictive rule....ok but the 1:1 photo. must show the style of the car.
to prove the era, but if drcide to do a copy of the real car better.
hope there is no more problems.

please remember the car must represent the eras of 1955-1972

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 03:25 AM

Okay then pencil me in with a box stock build up of the drag version of this 68 Charger kit. I do believe that will put me in the right period yes?

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 04:11 AM

Would a car have actually had to race at Lions, or just any car from that era?

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 02:18 AM

Okay then pencil me in with a box stock build up of the drag version of this 68 Charger kit. I do believe that will put me in the right period yes?

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yes!!!! find in google image a drag charger from the period, looking at the box photo
the drag version in my opinion need some meat in the back, lool in your
part box and find some slicks.....nascar tires work great for me...check and let me know.
welcome masn and thanks for the support. IT'S THAT A HEMI :unsure:

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 02:34 AM

Would a car have actually had to race at Lions, or just any car from that era?


YOU GOT IT, WHAT IM TRYING TO CAPTURE IS THE
NOSTALGIC FEELING OF DRAG RACING.
THAT TRACK WAS A FAVORITE OF ALL THE RACERS.
ASK YOUR SELF WHY?.....IF YOU GET A CHANCE
WATCH MORE AMERICAN GRAFFITI...YOU CAN
GO INTO YOU TUBE AND FIND IT, IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE MOVIE.
CHECK THE CARS, THE ATTITUDE, THE COMBINATIONS.....
THA'T WHAT I WANT....AT THE END OF THIS BUILD
WILL LIKE TO SEE DIFFERENT STUFF, CLASSES, COLOR
FACTORY BACK CAR VS PRIVETEERS....CARS DONE AT YOU GARAGE AT HOME.
WANT TO SEE OLD FUNNY CARS, DRAGSTERS FRONT AND BACK ENGINES.
STOCKERS, GASSERS,ALTTEREDS, EVEN THE EXIVITION CARS LIKE THE WHEEL STANDERS
JET CARS, TWINN ENGINES ETC......

IMPORTANT...NEEDS TO BE A DRAG CAR..(NO PRO STREETS, NO SHOWROOM MUSSLE CARS
NO PRO MODS.) A PRO MOD MAY BE A 55 CHEVY BUT IT THAT CLASS WAS NOT
IN THAT ERA.) A 55 GASSER, YES!!! HOPE I EXPLAIN MY SELF, THANKS FOR THE INTEREST.

KEEP THEM COMING!!!!

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:15 PM

Kinda like this?

Built this a few years ago.

Great thread. Love the old stuff! I'll be watching.

Scott

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 11:01 AM

Kinda like this?

Built this a few years ago.

Great thread. Love the old stuff! I'll be watching.

Scott

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I have some photos from '63 Indy and some of Hot Wheels Dragster and Funny car. Lots of door slammer/Gasser.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 11:42 AM

LOVE HOW THIS THING IS GROWING.
AND HOPEFULLY WE GET MORE PEOPLE TO JOIN.
I HAVE A PROJECT THAT HAVE ABOUT A WEEK TO GO
PLUS I NEED TO FINISH MY 917 FOR THE LE MANS BUILD OFF
IN THE WERKBENCH SECTION. THAT ONE ENDS IN JUNE.

BUT THIS BUILD OFF ENDS IN DECEMBER, SO THERE IS NO PANIC.

I ALREADY GOR THE KIT. A JUNGLE JIM VEGA 93 REISUED, BUT THE DECALS R SHOT.
SO THINKING, I DECIDED TO DO THIS CANDYAPPLE VEGA, WELL KNOWN AND FAMOUS
AS JUNGLE JIM. AS A MATTER OF FACT JIMS FRIEND AND RIVAL.
I ALREADY ORDER THE INJECTION HAT AND RIMS. WILL NOT BE USING THE
CENTERLINES IN THE KIT...THEY R GARBAGE...... :)
GOT THE DECALS FROM SLIXX, I WILL BE GOING TO THE HOBBYSHOP
THIS FRIDAY TO GET THE PAINT.
MY ENTRE..BARRY SETZER,VEGA..DRIVEN BY PAT FOSTER.

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SOON WILL POST THE KIT, THE BOX AND PARTS BEFORE STARTING IT.
THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT AND LET'S KEEP ON BUILDING AND REMEMBERING.

Edited by 3men2s, 05 May 2009 - 09:06 AM.


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Posted 04 May 2009 - 01:23 PM

I like this build. Count me in. I actually raced at Lions in the late 60's before the draft got me.

But remember, Garlits unveiled his rear engine car at the Winternats in '72, so not many rear engined rails got to run at Lions.

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 02:00 AM

I like this build. Count me in. I actually raced at Lions in the late 60's before the draft got me.

But remember, Garlits unveiled his rear engine car at the Winternats in '72, so not many rear engined rails got to run at Lions.


NOWAY!!!! THAT'S HISTORY RIGHT THERE.
PLEASE TELL US WHAT YOU EXPERIENCED AND WHAT OTHER
CARS AND DRIVERS YOU GOT TO SEE AND MEET.

WHAT R YOU PLANNING TO BUILT?

THANK YOU FOR RESPONDING TO THIS POST
LET'S MAKE SOME NOISE <_< :lol: ;)
LIONS IS OPEN!!!!!!

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 02:03 AM

HERE IS MY PROJECT, ALMOST READY.
NEED TO GET THE PAINTS AND TO THE SHOP <_<

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 02:07 PM

Came on this as I was researching and posting for interest.
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I'm getting close to a car. Got a trip to the big city Friday and see what's there for rails. Hopefully some old dragster with a frame I can use on the local Burnside Auto Body's dragster.

Dateline: May 6, 1962
There was a major crash this past month at Pratt & Whitney's Airstrip (weekend dragstrip) and some loony with a front blower went backwards into a crowd of Piper Cub executive airplanes on the adjoining runway. The wreck ended up at Burnside Auto Body in East Hartford and the owner can't afford the towing charges OR the Piper Cub damage. The body shop is in negotiations now for the 283 front blower engine and are thinking RACING!

Edited by Foxer, 06 May 2009 - 02:11 PM.