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#1 Tony T

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:23 AM

I traded for a 67 issue of the 61 Ford Galaxie Starliner with intention of building a convertible class NASCAR Grand National race car. When Jerry Sims passed away in November, I decided to build it in his honour as a tribute to his building style, including hand lettering. I never met Jerry, but was encouraged by him when I built my garage diorama to take it outside in the sunshine. It is cloudy today, so will have to get some pictures when I have the chance on a sunny day.
RIP Jerry. I hope I done ya proud, brother.
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#2 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:50 AM

That's a wonderful tribute. Love it!

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 07:12 AM

yugo parking prohibited..........LOL.. :P

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 07:48 AM

pretty cool tribute. came out great, the hand scripting looks like it would have been on a 1:1. :P

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 09:20 AM

Thanks, guys...I think Jerry was riding shotgun on this build.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:09 AM

I think Jerry would dig this one. I know I do!

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 11:12 AM

Very nice tribute to a super sweet guy.


You watchin Jerry?



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#8 Tony T

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 01:13 PM

Thanks, guys...I appreciate the nice comments...Jerry was a great guy, helpful always, and ready to jump in and help, and share a tip or a technique. His builds, his photography, and his photoshopping abilities were terrific...Model boxes, magazine covers, trading cards...all using pictures of models are still inspiring.
You are missed, "LUKE'57"!

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:39 PM

Rebel Yell! Yaaaahoooooooo!

Nice build; nice tribute.


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#10 Jim Gibbons

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 09:57 AM

Love it, and a great tribute!

#11 Tony T

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 11:40 AM

Thanks, Danno & Jim!

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:07 AM

I received a gift from Jerry's brother, Jackie...two left-over decal sheets with ORRC logos! Thanks, Jackie!
These were off the sheet that Jackie said was from Jerry's stash...

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#13 Jim Gibbons

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:25 AM

Way cool, and the ORRC decals are the icing on the cake.

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 01:20 PM

Yeah, sure is...thanks, Jim!

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:53 AM

Jerry would have been thrilled. I really miss his photography...

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 06:00 AM

Thanks, Jeff...I do as well.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 01:05 PM

Me, too!



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