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#461 Rob Hall

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:42 AM

Those Premier kits are rather abstract..don't think I've ever seen one in person.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:28 AM

'69 - '73 I was in the Navy. A big black hole in modeling for me. I missed all of those wonderful Aurora 1/16th scale Hemies.

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Wow, I can't believe I just read through this entire thread! It's really pretty interesting, strange and very weird at times, but always interesting.

Anyway, I had most of these Aurora kits back when they were new. They were really nice and much more precisely detailed than the Revell stuff. In addition to the two engines pictured here they offered different wheels and tires, a Pinto body, and a few other kits.

I used that injected 392 Hemi in a Revell Tony Nancy kit to build this:

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:57 AM

Nitto

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:16 AM

Anyway, I had most of these Aurora kits back when they were new. They were really nice and much more precisely detailed than the Revell stuff. In addition to the two engines pictured here they offered different wheels and tires, a Pinto body, and a few other kits.


What's even more interesting to me is what Aurora never got around to offering in their Racing Scenes line, even though Tom West already did the drawings for the parts...

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The 'site: http://www.straightl...org/aurora2.htm


If only...

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:25 AM

They did some of them Casey. I have those American 5 spoke front wheels (upper left) and the same rear wheels. I also have the M&H Racemaster slicks and the Goodyear front tires just above them.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:34 AM

They did some of them Casey. I have those American 5 spoke front wheels (upper left) and the same rear wheels. I also have the M&H Racemaster slicks and the Goodyear front tires just above them.


Yes, they did, and they are fantastic. I was just trying to show those which never made it. The Aurora 1/16 slicks are far superior to the Revell Goodyears (and the lone Firstone), too.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:09 PM

Here are those Aurora 1/16 scale funny car wheels and tires:

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They also did a set of these canard wings for funny cars:

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:52 PM

I swear someone did a resin cast Golden Sahara back in the '90s...I'll have to page through some back issues and see if I can find it.


It may have been Wheats Nostalgia or TKM.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:43 PM

Meter Cheater...in an AHM branded box? I think we're seen some AMT kits in Airfix branded boxes earlier in this thread, though.



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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:09 PM

I found a couple years a go, this rare kit in the Netherlands, and i have build it, never seen one of these kits.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:27 PM

I don't have this but remember seeing it on Ebay awhile back

and yes,Toyota did rebadge and sell these overseas.


I badly want this kit. I have Toyota Taillights in my 2004 Cavalier.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:01 AM

I don't have this but remember seeing it on Ebay awhile back

and yes,Toyota did rebadge and sell these overseas.

And the Japanese hated them.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:38 AM

1st I even seen or heard of this version of the Deora

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:48 AM

And the Japanese hated them.

I drove a 2005 Cavalier as a rental, I hated it, too.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:57 AM

I drove a 2005 Cavalier as a rental, I hated it, too.

Yep..I've driven a couple Cavalier rentals years ago..nasty little car....had a Cobalt rental once, marginally better.. I try and void anything smaller than a midsize when I rent on biz trips or vacations.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:47 AM

I drove a 2005 Cavalier as a rental, I hated it, too.


I've owned 4 Cavaliers, driven hundreds of thousands of miles in them, and am looking for another to replace the one that was just totaled 2 weeks ago. (it had 190,000 miles on it, trouble free). Not exciting but good, solid, dependable transportation.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:33 AM

I had a 90 Z24, loved that car

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:50 AM

This a great topic so i thoght i would add to it found these at a yard sale
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I dont know much about them but ithink that there was about 20 or so in the range

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:55 AM

1st I even seen or heard of this version of the Deora

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That makes two of us. Kinda cool.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:21 PM

That's a weird version of the Deora. nice pick up gtx6970.

Not exciting but good, solid, dependable transportation.

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