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r60man

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  • Birthday September 24

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    John Clauss

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  1. I have that barn in my model train stuff. Very good work!
  2. The panel darkening is very clever. I may have to steal that trick. John
  3. I like the new rules package because it is going to be like a reset. No one will have notes on these cars, and no one will have reams of information to refer to. That means a small one or two car team may stand a chance at least next year. I am sure after that the big teams will now have a lot of information to refer to, and will probably go back to the old ways. I love the single lug, welcome to the Twentieth Century only many years too late. A giant leap for safety, and no more stupid suspending a crew chief for a missing lug nut. Just remember, tradition is really nothing more than peer pressure from dead people. It is OK to move on and shake things up a bit.
  4. Very nice having the signature. That was a pretty car. Very nice job.
  5. Those Torinos were really visually stunning. I miss having diversity on the NASCAR track.
  6. Great model of a great subject. The Olds cars were always pretty, and that scheme was iconic.
  7. Yeah, this is going to be so good.
  8. I have a few of their kits in my stash and I can not wait to get to them. They are very well engineered and look fantastic, like the one you are building. Looking great!
  9. We are always our own worst critics. Looks phenomenal. May have to pick that kit up.
  10. I love racing, and I pretty much just build racing vehicles. NASCAR is between a rock and hard place. The concept of "stock" cars went out in the mid-60s when they went to running Ford Chassis under every car on the track. Safety and other concerns made NASCAR want to move in the direction of a "common template" car, a car that Dale Earnhardt Sr. fought against very much. NASCAR used his death to get the idea through, so now no makers have an aerodynamic advantage. Quick question, Can I buy a Toyota Camry with a V8? No, I can not. To be fair though most of the things we see running as stock cars are as far from the street versions as you can possibly get. The single lug wheel is also seen as a safety measure. Other racing series have been using them for 50 or more years. You know the insane penalties for missed lug nuts? Those will be going away. But there is the crux of the situation, how does it change the racing? Does it make it better? It depends. We are not seeing single driver dominating like they did in the past. This season so far, 9 points paying races, 8 different winners, with the three makers each taking 3 wins. That's pretty good, and a lot more entertaining. How about the races themselves? They are doing different things now, Bristol in the dirt was a good race. Running the Road Course at Daytona was fun, and adding more variety to the schedule. I really like the direction that NASCAR has been moving since they got rid of Brian France who was destroying the series single handedly.
  11. Just got mine on Saturday (new subscriber). I was very happy. I thumbed through and looked at the pictures, but I haven't really "read" it yet. Looks and feels great!
  12. For my wheels I use a bottle of Testers Model Master clear flat that I got years ago. The brush on lays down nice and flat, but it gets rid of the gloss and the decal disappears nicely and it looks like it is printed on the tire. Hopefully you can find a bottle of the stuff. I have had mine for 20 years and I haven't used much at all.
  13. Lowering really transforms the look entirely. I would hate to come across a speed bump while driving that! Fun stuff, great work!
  14. I have an R75/6 in 1:1 scale in the garage. The color is "Monza Blue" same as the /5 you are building. Doing great so far. I would like to get one, but I have to say the spokes scare me, and I would want to do a /6 like mine. Not too different, except different gauges, different handlebar controls for the lights and such, and disc brake in front as opposed to the drum brake.
  15. I worked in a Blockbuster. You nailed it. Great work.
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