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#1 Jantrix

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:49 PM

Has any kit ever come with decals specifically for the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb?



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 04:39 AM

There are some kits that claim to be PPIHC cars, but I see no race specific decals. This is the PPIHC official logo.

 

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Edited by wisdonm, 15 December 2013 - 06:42 AM.


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 04:46 AM

Thanks Don. This means I'm going to have to get some decals made. My Carrera Panamericana build languished for years due to this.



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:54 AM

The old 71,72 Oldsmobile Tornado by Johan had some I think.



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:12 AM

The old 71,72 Oldsmobile Tornado by Johan had some I think.

 

A Google search confirmed this. However, I'm not much into star-spangled racers, so I think I'll find other alternative. :D



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 01:50 PM

Rob,

I've never seen a sheet of decals specifically for the Hillclimb.

The JoHan Toronado Mark mentioned (kit # C-208) was nothing more than the standard Toronado kit with a set of graphics decals inspired by (but not
replicas of) Nick Sanborn's car.  The decals don't even reference Sanborn, his sponsors, or the Hillclimb logo.


The closest kit/decal combination to an actual Hillclimb car was the Audi Quattro kitted by Tamiya (kit #24036).  That kit replicated the scorching Group
B Audis from 1983-1987 and includes most of the graphics they displayed.


In 1983, John Buffum appeared at Pikes Peak with the first rally Quattro, a WRC Group A car.  In 1984 Michelle Mouton came to Pikes Peak with a full-on Group B
Audi Quattro and posted the second-fastest time.  In 1985, she returned with the car and set a new overall record in her win.  The next year, Bobby Unser drove
the same Quattro and  eclipsed Mouton's record.  In 1987, an updated Group B Quattro came to Pikes Peak, driven by WRC Champion Walter Rohrl.

Otherwise, I know of no kits or decal sheets with PPAHCA markings.

 

There would be three levels of PPAHCA markings to consider:

1.  PPAHCA logos.  The logos changed periodically over the years as the name of the event evolved, the 'art' evolved, and when name sponsorship became involved.  For example, the logo Don showed is the current, but in past years 'name' sponsorships were incorporated into the logo:  Checker Auto Parts, Predator
(Carburetors), Chevrolet, Falkken Tires, etc.  Thus, logo decals would be specific to a specific year to be replicated.

2.  PPAHCA membership/contingency stickers.  Small versions of the event logos were applied to competitors' cars to show membership in the PPAHCA organization and to qualify for special contingency monetary bonuses.  The appearance and even existence of these stickers varied from year to year.

3.  Pace Car / Official Car markings.  These generally consisted of large PPAHCA logos for the doors of the vehicles provided for use in operating the event.  We generally had some supplemental markings also; sometimes the race date, sometimes the vehicle's function (Pace Car, Safety Team, etc). 

 

 

And, of course, there would be Individual competitors' cars with graphics, sponsorships, and driver's names, etc.  Very much like NASCAR, the competition vehicles were/are unique to each vehicle, each year.

To create a set of replica decals will require a lot of research! 
 
 

 



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:21 PM


To create a set of replica decals will require a lot of research! 
 
 

 

That would only matter if you are interested in accuracy. :lol: I'm not. I'm going to do a fictional racer. I'm thinking about something like Jess Neals '71 Cuda. I have some great wheels and the new '70 Cuda. I just wanted to find some Pikes Peaks specific livery (I've seen some in pictures) so that folks know what it is intended to be on the contest table.

 

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Edited by Jantrix, 15 December 2013 - 05:23 PM.


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 06:39 PM

Okay, that won't be too difficult.  The pic shows it on pavement, so that's a competitor in the Vintage Class in the last couple of years.   

 

The black on white diamond "G" sticker on the side ahead of the left rear wheel is a fuel designator. One on each side of the car tells Safety workers at a glance that the car burns gasoline.  A PPIAHCA logo (like the one Don posted) sticker would probably be among the contingency stickers on the C pillar.  Everything else is pretty straightforward from the photo you have.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 01:30 AM

Thanks Dan.