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Lizard Racing

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  • Birthday 12/18/1948

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    1/24 & 1/25

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    Bountiful, UT
  • Full Name
    George Yoke

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  1. Wife and I went to see the Santa Box. I didn't particularly want to see it, but Wife did. It's about a young girl who believes she is cursed by Christmas because a series of bad things happened at Christmas time. Sure, it's a chick flick and geared more for the youth market (there's a bullying plot line), but there is some funny stuff in it and not too sappy. A nice little movie, especially if you are not in the mood for heavy drama.
  2. There are a LOT of tremendous movies listed. My all-time favouritest movie is Mr. Roberts with Henry Fonda and James Cagney. I have all the parts memorized, seen the movie dozens of times, saw the live play and acted in parts of it myself. As to car racing movies I think Rush is probably the best overall (another Ron Howard classic). Le Mans is the best racing movie (made by a racer for racers). Grand Prix brought the genre out of the B-movie world.
  3. Mel Brooks Robin Hood: Men in tights. Hilarious.
  4. My worst was Catch 22 from 1970. The previews made it look good, but I found it plain gross. Teenagers from Outer Space is right up there. We really enjoyed it as 10-year-olds, but when I saw it as an adult, I was apalled at the acting and effects. Ed Wood was a visionary. His dream was to be a film maker. He wasn't going to let a small detail like no talent get in the way.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!!
  9. It looks like you two are off to a good start. This is a good place to ask questions and seek tips. Model on!
  10. 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.
  11. 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!"
  12. 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!!
  13. Very good representation. It looks as much a modified as any I have seen. Good work.
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