I have been building a collection of race cars that Curtis Turner drove throughout his career. All of these are being donated to the Virginia Museum of Transportation. They have a wing set aside for Curtis Turner who grew up close to Roanoke, Virginia. After contacting and meeting his daughter Sue, she stated the 1950 Nash Ambassador her dad and Bill France drove in the Mexican Road Race of 1950 was the "Holy Grail" she was looking for.
In May of 1950 Bill France and Curtis Turner raced a 1950 Nash 4 door Ambassador in the Carrera Panamericana. Also known as The Mexican Road Race of 1950. They started as the 126th entry and finished in 47th place, despite dropping out on the day before the finish due to a broken radiator.
Finding a 1950 Nash 4 door Ambassador in 1/25th scale did present a problem, until 3D printing. I ran across Jens-Uwe Jahn of Jahn3D rapid prototyping (email@example.com) at the N Scale Railroaders convention in Salt Lake City last year. He says he can make American Models in any scale! So I challenged him to print me up a 1950 Nash Ambassador 4 door in 1/25th scale. And he did.
The 3D printing on the larger scales are still a little rough and It did take a lot of work to get the body smooth. I used most of the parts except the body from the excellent 1950 Oldsmobile by Revell. With just a little trimming of the chassis the Olds chassis slid in place and the wheelbase matched up just fine.
Hers's how it turned out.
Curtis Turner played a big role in helping Bill France get NASCAR up and running, even though Bill France banned Turner from NASCAR in 1961 for trying to unionize the drivers!
Thanx for looking.