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kermn8r

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  1. Sorry, both articles are from "Road & Track"
  2. Sorry JC, I don't have any photos of Goodwin's car. I emailed a friend of mine to see if he has any. Two of the factory cars were shipped to the US for the 1979 rally season. Danny Goodwin got one for West Coast Rallies and Jim Walker got one to run the East coast Rallies. The cars were in Alitalia livery with appropriate changes for identification for NARRA or SCCA Pro Rally. f I did things right, there are a couple photos of Jim Walkers car from the 1979 20 Stages rally in Michigan. If you click on "1978-79/" of the link below it will bring you to a directory of articles on the cars being brought over to the US. If you click on "1980-81/" of the link you can find the "Car & Driver" and Road & Track" test drive articles of the cars. The "Car & Driver" article has some interior and engine compartment photos. http://www.realautosport.com/images/mcmahon/Rally Data/ Bummer about the engine size, but love the work going on.
  3. Thanks for the welcome.
  4. Nice build on a great project. I haven't thought about one of these since the mid 70s. Kind of makes me want to build a Danny Goodwin version.
  5. After lurking for close to a year, I finally found the time to sign up. Like a lot of members, I built models as a kid, but life got in the way of the building part. I still acquired kits & accessories as I came up with ideas to build. I also kept up with magazines and books for all types of scale models. Every few years I would get ambitious and start building something. This usually lasted a couple weeks. Now that I've been mostly retired a few years, I am hoping I have enough home projects done that I can get back to building. My interests are Petty cars, Mopar drag cars, cars of other favorite teams, engineers or drivers, from all forms of racing, and the occasional oddball thing. I am technically competent with computers, but was so focused on getting the technical work done that I am a complete novice on the social aspects of forums and computers, so please excuse my mistakes and point me in the right direction when I go wrong. I have learned a lot already and hope to contribute soon.
  6. Thanks Ian, that is what I kind of figured.
  7. I like this project about lesser known cars and a personal connection. I have a question though based on your experience. What type of finish did the underside of the funny car bodies have? Was it raw fiberglass with the exterior colors showing through or painted black. I haven't found any photos that really show this. Thanks and keep u the good progress.
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