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#1 jamie

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 03:31 AM

This is a build I did of Richard Petty's famous crash from the 1988 Daytona 500. The first picture is the reference shot I used.. And yes, It was fun as anything to build this one! I get more comments and questions about this build than most of my others...go figure.... :D

I have this one, along with the Allison Buick in a display because they're both from the 1988 Daytona 500. Great race....


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#2 Billy Kingsley

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 08:42 AM

That's why you're "King of the wrecks", Jamie!

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 09:29 AM

That's why you're "King of the wrecks", Jamie!


Thanks, Billy... man, this is a tough crowd!!!! ;) :blink:

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 09:47 AM

That's very convincing!..I bet the "King" still doesn't like thinking about that one :blink:

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 10:34 AM

That looks awesome, and to think Richard walked away with a injured ankle.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:27 PM

Thats very cool build...I cant tell the difference from the reference shot and the model. Great build on this. I have that race on tape....kinda makes me want to watch it!
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 01:55 AM

Great build, would love to see this in person one day to check out the details. I'm sure even the poop stains on the seat are there. :D

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 06:51 PM

That is sweet!!! I think i remember watching that race with my dad ( I was 7). that is the race he cartwheeled down the fence, right?

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 10:31 AM

Thanks for the compliments guys! I appreciate them! Yes, this puppy barrel-rolled many times against the fence, then got clobbered by (i think) Buddy Baker when it came to a complete stop. Crazy.....