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'56 Chevy Dirt Track car...some guy I know.


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#21 Geno

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:06 AM

Man, that is way cool Tom. I love '56 Chevy's anyway. B)

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:48 AM

You guys are too kind! Thank you!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:20 AM

You're a lucky person to be able to build a great replica of your own actual race car, not just a "what if..." vehicle. Nice story, nice build. Do you have any other memories that you might be able to recreate in scale?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:29 AM

One of the coolest models I`ve seen in a very long time. Nice job.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:44 AM

Beautiful job on this model, congrats.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:10 AM

Love the look, but you need more of that GA red clay on that car...ya had to do the tires!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:54 AM

Very nice job!


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:27 PM

Great looking model, captured the real thing beautifully. It's cool when there's a personal connection.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

Beautiful replica Tommy!

#30 roadhawg

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:49 PM

Thanks again, all! John...I actually have built other cars from my past...a '68 GTX my dad had, the Chevy truck I towed this race car with, a '67 Camaro my sister had, other race cars I remember from the 70s and 80s...this kind of stuff is what made modeling fun for me again. Got many more planned too, it's just a matter of getting time to do them all! Lol.
Greg....yes, I think I do need to add some more weathering around the motor, and I just noticed that cowl vent needs a wash too....but my dad made us keep the body as clean as possible! He always said "they might forget who won, but they'll always remember two things....the one that put on the best show, and the one with the purtiest car, and just in case you don't put on a good show, lets make sure the car is purty!"

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

Thats a nice tribute!

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:57 AM

sweet work tommy.i'm really digging this one :wub:

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:13 PM

###### nice replica of the real deal! Simply amazing! I have a question though...what's up with the small wheel/tire on the front left and the bigger one on the right? Something to do with circle racing?

#34 roadhawg

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:01 PM

I have a question though...what's up with the small wheel/tire on the front left and the bigger one on the right? Something to do with circle racing?


Yes, almost everybody was doing it at the time. It was thought that a small tire on the left front would put more weight on the left front, causing the car to be looser. In the years since then, I've learned that on an independent front suspention, it was pretty much a waste of time, lol. But you know racing...monkey see, monkey do!

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:56 PM

I love it Tommy and its really cool to see the car YOU raced. Your a big reason to my dirt track intrest and this post is a prime example as to why.. As usual you did a nice clean job on this build.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:43 PM

Thank you Steven, I appreciate it! If there's anything you want to know that might help you, just ask! I didn't know anything back then, and I still remember half of it!

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

Excellent build Tommy!!!!! Thanks for the memorys of Athens Speedway.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:39 PM

Beautiful build !!

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:35 PM

Very nice! Projects like this are especially sweet when they have personal meaning.

#40 roadhawg

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:13 AM

Thanks again, guys. Ron, I hate that I couldn't make the show Saturday, hope to see you in Cookeville next year.