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  • Birthday 12/18/1948

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    1/24 & 1/25

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    Bountiful, UT
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    George Yoke

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  1. I'm sure this would be a difficult question for Leno to answer. He does not collect in a specific area (like era, brand, etc.). If he sees a car he likes, he buys it (a nice position to be in). This results in a very ecclectic collection. I don't know how he keeps track of all of them. Best wishes.
  2. I always tested the Snickers, etc. from my kids' haul just to make sure they were ripe. Some looked ripe, but I tested them too. Then they got big enough to count, so the game was up.
  3. Mr. Snake: Yes, the #11 is the Revell kit. Fit is a lot better than the AMT kit, probably due to the antique tooling of the AMT. The reason I got another AMT was for the hard top.
  4. I had this AMT 'Vette sitting in the stash waiting for me to decide what to do with it. I finally hit on making a drag racer stock sports car. NHRA thought sports cars would have an inherent advantage over American stockers, so they ran in their own classification. it finally dawned on me why so many stock drag racers had their horsepower ratings on the front fenders (it wasn't bragging). Class assignment was based on factory power and shipping weight ratio. Having the HP rating on the car made it easier for the officials to determine legality when weighing after each run. I guess that's why. The 360 HP fuel injection Vette fit at the top of Class D, whereas the 340 HP carburetor fit at the bottom of Class E. P.S. I like '62 Corvettes. Number 11 is the last SCCA National Champion (driven by Don Yenko) before the Cobra domination. Number 4 is the Delmo Johnson Sebring runner. Number 11 is the Revell kit, the other two are AMT. Except for the lack of hard top, the Revell kit is better. AMT kit has several fit issues. Thanks for looking. Model on!!
  5. It looks like you two are off to a good start. This is a good place to ask questions and seek tips. Model on!
  6. Both of these cars were originally built in the late '60s and been in storage in pieces for the last 30+ years. I even still have their original boxes! The sprinter was a Grant King Sprint car made into an early '50s Indy car. Now it's a late '60s sprinter, before cages came in. This one was rebuilt with the Chevy engine and Indy tires for pavement races. Roll bar and nerf bars were fabricated from Evergreen. Decals are leftovers from Vintage Racing Miniatures extensive midget sheet. Seat is from Big Donkey. The Lola has been around a long time too. Body panels used to fit better. This was just a reassemble job to use up parts. This car represents a Lola T70 updated about as far as it can go. Adding a big-block engine and wider tires helped these veterans campaign another season before being replaced with newer cars. There's nothing older than last year's racecar. Wider tires and wheels are from the parts bin. To be more correct, I should have made some fender flares to cover the tires. I had to forego any body work and paint because I don't have a color to match and the old body mods were done in filler putty over cardboard. Very fragile after the passage of time. Two very different cars from the same era.
  7. I had fit issues with mine too. Yours looks tremendous!
  8. Business man, entrepenuer, broadcaster and presidential candidate. An American example. I always remember his quote from his grandfather: "Them that's going, get on the wagon. Those that ain't going, get out of the way!"
  9. The three most stressful events in life are divorce, taxes and MOVING (not necessarily in that order). It doesn't matter how far the move is. We have moved across the continent (twice) and two floors down. It's all the same! Everyone in our 55+ community has a downsizing story to tell. We moved from a 3-bedroom house with garage and shed to a 2-bedroom apartment. MOVING SUCKS!!
  10. Very good representation. It looks as much a modified as any I have seen. Good work.
  11. As requested by '70 Grande, here is a nose-to-nose comparison between '92 and '72 racers. As can be seen, the Monte looks more stock than the Lumina, which is more of a streamlined brick.
  12. Mr. Tony Ks post of his BRE Datsun inspired me to resurrect mine from storage. It is a true survivor from the early 70s, in storage for at least 20 years. All I did was put the wheels, rear bumper and front spoiler back on. Pete Brock was tasked by Datsun to turn the new 240Z sports car into a winning racer. Once the SCCA class C Production National Championship was secured, he turned his attention to the econo-box 510. The Trans-Am series had a sub-class for under 2.5 litre sedans, dominated by Alfa Romeo and BMW. That series fell to the lowly 510 the next year. Datsun 510 became a staple competitor in the SCCA class B Sedan for many years. Not bad for almost 50 years old!
  13. A beautiful representation of a giant killer. You inspired me to dig my survivor model from storage. See separate post.
  14. Lizard Racing

    Coke Lumina

    I bought a Monogram Lumina at the GSL show without fully knowing what I would do with it. Now it's finally done. I wanted something different and had some Powerslide decals left over from the rebuild of Bobby Allison's '72 Monte Carlo. So this is sort of a fantasy car to show 20 years of NASCAR development. Most of the work on these kits is in the chassis. I had some driver figures in the bin, so I tried adding one to this car. It was more work than I thought, adding a driver to a kit not intended for one. One of the advantages of these kits is you can work on the chassis and body separately, which lessens over-handling during assembly. The driver is "Bobby," but not necessarily Allison. It could even be Ricky Bobby from Talledega Nights. The Coke livery is from the Allison Powerslide sheet. They have enough decals to do all four of Allison's Coke cars. The smaller contingencies are from the kit: old decals with the brown patina common to old decals. New and old Coke Chevys, 1992 and 1972. The Monte is a rebuild, originally from the olden days.
  15. Really cool looking!! Where did you get the dog dish hub caps?
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