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    1/24 and 1/25

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    Keith Buckner

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  1. Buddy Baker's 1980 Oldsmobile 442 in 1/25th scale.

    There also seems to be a difference in decals for Daytona: This link: https://speedsport.com/media/photos-the-lemay-museum/attachment/photo3-7/ is claiming the Daytona winner had this set, not what's in the kit. The following shows the rear bumper and decals that were run at Daytona: http://news-journalonline.mycapture.com/mycapture/enlarge.asp?image=33400337&event=1143404&CategoryID=52056 Sometimes, info on older NASCAR events can be misleading, and hard to find.
  2. Weird cars Post em here.

    HAHAHAHA! Here, piggy!!
  3. Rebadging, for many strange reasons

    To me, this was a big knock on a great Pontiac nameplate. My sister bought a blue LeMans, like the one pictured, thinking she had bought an American-made car.
  4. Weird cars Post em here.

    Another one from the Web!
  5. Weird cars Post em here.

    No, I found it on the WWW! I wonder if it's even real! LOL
  6. Autoquiz 380 - Finished

    Cool little ride. I had no clue, and I even did a search of French vehicles!! Looking forward to the next quiz!
  7. Autoquiz 380 - Finished

    UNCLE!!! HAHAHA!!!
  8. Buddy Baker's 1980 Oldsmobile 442 in 1/25th scale.

    The following is taken from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_A_platform_(1936) 1968-1972[edit] 1969 Pontiac GTO All GM A-bodies were completely restyled in 1968. The 400 cu in limit remained. In 1970 the 400 cu in limit was removed, mainly due to Chrysler's domination in the drag racing and muscle car market with larger engines and highest power rated engines available in nearly all Chrysler "B" platform models. This led each of the four GM divisions to offer their largest engines: Chevrolet's 454 cu in (7.44 L) in the Chevelle SS-454, Pontiac's 455 cu in (7.46 L) in the GTO, Oldsmobile's 455 cu in (7.46 L) in the 442, and Buick's 455 cu in (7.46 L) in the GS. The two-door had a 112 in (280 cm) wheelbase; four-door, station wagon, and the El Camino had a 116 in (290 cm) wheelbase; and the stretched-wheelbase wagon had a 121 in (310 cm) wheelbase. 1968 model year A-body 2-door hardtops and convertibles had a vent wing window assembly - 1969-72 models had a one piece door glass where GM's Astro Ventilation system (first used with the 1966 Buick Riviera) was phased in. Also using a variation of the A-body chassis and suspension were the 1969-1972 Pontiac Grand Prix and 1970-1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo — both of which were marketed as intermediate-sized personal luxury cars and coded as G-body cars. The Grand Prix had a 118 in (300 cm) wheelbase and the Monte Carlo had a 116 in (290 cm) wheelbase. When the A- and G-body cars were restyled for 1973, the G-body design was renamed the A-special body. 1973–1977[edit] 1977 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Classic Landau Coupe All GM A- and A-special body cars were completely restyled for 1973 with hardtop and convertible bodystyles completely eliminated due to pending Federal safety regulations. The 1973-77 cars were available in sedans, coupes and station wagons. General Motors described the pillared bodystyles with frameless doors and windows as "Colonnade" styling. Wheelbases for this generation were 112 for two-door coupes and 116 for four-door sedans and wagons. By this time, the American performance car was considered extinct, but these "forgotten years" had some performance left. 1973 Pontiac LeMans with the GTO option and the Pontiac Grand Am — Available with a 400 cid 230 hp (170 kW) V8 which was available with a 3-speed (LeMans, GTO) or 4-speed manual (LeMans, GTO, Grand Am) transmission or an automatic (LeMans, GTO, Grand Am), or a 250 hp (190 kW) 455 with an automatic transmission only. Also announced for the '73 GTO and Grand Am was the Super Duty 455 V8, which was rated at 310 hp (230 kW). Cars magazine tested an SD-455-equipped 1973 Pontiac GTO and chose it as Car Of The Year, yet that engine never made it to production in a GTO or other Pontiac A-body, but would be limited to the Firebird Formula and Trans Am. 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle SS and 1974-1976 Chevelle Laguna S-3 — Offered with 350 small block or 454 big block V8 with up to 245 hp (183 kW) with manual or automatic transmissions. The SS was replaced for 1974 by the Laguna Type S-3 which offered the same engine/transmission offerings as the '73 SS plus the addition of a 400 small block V8, along with a urethane front end surrounding the grillework. The 1975-76 Laguna S-3 featured a more aerodynamic slanted front end but engines were further detuned due to emission requirements and the advent of the catalytic converter, leaving the big 454 V8 unavailable for California cars in 1975 and discontinued altogether for 1976, when the 180 horsepower (130 kW) small block 400 V8 was the top engine. 1973-1974 Buick Century GS — Still available with the Stage 1 455 cid V8 rated at 270 net horsepower, mated to either a Turbo 400 or four-speed manual transmission, the latter transmission reportedly only installed in seven cars that year. The '74 Stage 1 455 was only available with the Turbo 400 automatic and detuned to 245 hp (183 kW). This engine was also offered on other Buicks in 1974 including the Riviera, LeSabre and Electra. 1973-1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst/Olds W-30 — These were built using 455 cid V8 engines in the W-30 trim. This engine was also available as an option on the Olds 442 of those years along with other Cutlass models. 1976 Buick Century Turbo — These were originally built as Indianapolis Pace Car replicas with a turbocharged and carbureted 3.8 L V6, and were faster than the 455 V8 version of that year. There were only a little over 1,200 built. 1977 Pontiac Can-Am — This car was basically a LeMans Sport Coupe with a Grand Prix interior and a Trans Am "Shaker" hood, a one-off wing and a 400 cid V8 rated at 200 hp (150 kW) with federal emissions, or an Oldsmobile 403 with California emissions. Only 1,100 or so of these were made and are getting quite collectible. 1978–1981[edit] Buick Century All GM intermediate-sized cars were downsized for the 1978 model year in response to CAFE requirements and the increased popularity of smaller cars. The redesigned models were similar in size to the previous X-bodies. The Buick and Oldsmobile were introduced with fastback coupe styles, while the Chevrolet and Pontiac received notchbacks. Four-door fastback sedan models were also available. An interesting design compromise was non-lowering rear door windows on four-door sedans and wagons, which also reverted to full window frames while two-door models including the El Camino retained frameless glass. Performance applications included the Chevrolet Malibu F41 and M80, Pontiac LeMans GT, Oldsmobile 442 and Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds. In 1982, with the introduction of the new front-wheel drive A-body, existing rear-wheel drive models were given the G-body designation. Models of this generation include: Buick Century (1978–1981) Buick Regal (1978–1981) Chevrolet El Camino (1978–1981) Chevrolet Malibu (1978–1981) Chevrolet Monte Carlo (1978–1980) GMC Caballero (1978–1981) Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme (1978–1980) Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais (1978–1980) Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser (1978–1981) Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon (1978–1980) Pontiac Grand Prix (1978–1980) Pontiac LeMans (1978–1981) Pontiac Grand Am (1978-1980)
  9. Autoquiz 380 - Finished

  10. Welcome to the site! Hope you have fun, here. Looking forward to seeing more of your builds!
  11. Autoquiz 380 - Finished

    Once again....stumped!! LOL
  12. Weird cars Post em here.

    How nifty:
  13. stuff I am Looking for

    Are you wanting a late model Daytona, or a '69 model?
  14. Celebrity Crushes?

    How 'bout a little flyin' nun? Sally Field from 1977