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#1 n9949y

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 08:26 PM

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As most would agree, the Cheetah, in spite of it's less than sterling race record, is a motor-head’s esthetic delight, and so is the Cox version. Here's my rework of an old Cox slot car I recently purchased on Ebay. I incorporated Resilient Resin windshield and headlamp covers, Pro-Track rims/tires, and Vintage Racing Miniatures aftermarket decals. Of course the original chassis was even by '60's standards a no-go, so in keeping with Pelican Park building methods I scratch built a new dedicated chassis.

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Some GM dealers were involved with racing Cheetahs- Dixon Cadillac, Citation Motors and Alan Green Chevrolet. Applying a little artistic license I did mine as a Washburn Chevrolet sponsored Cheetah. The dealer sponsored a 62 Corvette and a 63 Stingray raced at Cal Club SCCA regional races. The number on its cars, 614, derived from Washburn's street address, 614 Chapala St., Santa Barbara.

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Fujimi Driver kit
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Couldn't find a 64 Calif dealer plate, so used a California Mfg plate
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Edited by n9949y, 24 November 2007 - 02:51 PM.


#2 Ariel

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 03:12 AM

REALLY NICE WORK :) .
BRINGS BACK MEMORIES FROM MY SLOTCAR DAYS.

#3 Brendan

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 07:58 AM

Nice build. I am also working on a Cheetah, but it's a street car. It's a kit from Historic Racing Miniatures. This is my second one. If you like the Cox kit, you would really like the HRM kit. I completely forgot that Cox made a kit. You did an excellent job on cleaning it up from what you had to start with. Also to let you know, VRM will be coming out with some Cheetah decals pretty soon. This is one of my favorite Vintage Race Cars. Just imagine if they had GM backing, this car would have been unstoppable.

#4 djway3474

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 10:49 PM

Man I miss the 60's with all the tracks around, slot cars everywhere and modeling was great. Of course at that tender young age I could not build worth a darn but I had Soooo much fun.
Dwayne