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curt raitz

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  1. On the way home from the last GSL in 2019, I challenged my buddy John Teresi to a radial engine motorcycle build-off. Not too bright on my part, I'm not even being close to being as good as John. But what the heck, it's only a model and it will make me kick my game up. We got our inspiration from a couple of bikes that exist in the real world. Our buddy Steve Allemand, 3D printed us both a couple of 1/12th scale 7 cylinder radial engines and a bunch of extra parts as well. So the journey began. You can find the builds on the WIP forum. Here are photos of the completed bikes. John's Bike: Curt's Bike: Here they are together on a base as presented at the IPMS Contest in Las Vegas. Their next appearance will be at the SoCal Model Show October 3rd and NNL West January 22, 2022. Thanx for lookin'
  2. Fantastic John, these photos are really really nice of our bikes! It was FUN!! I'll work on posting a thread in Under-Glass for the bikes.
  3. Dan, they will be there!! First unveiling will be at the IMPS Nationals in Las Vegas next month. C'ya
  4. Again you nailed the "AlClad" finish. Engine is fantastic. Time to get that base built Excellent work Buddy!
  5. Thanx Guys it was fun building it then seeing the real car in the NHRA Museum a few years back. My buddy Steve has the artwork for this car.He should be able to print up a set of decals for you. Contact info for Steve is: allemand64@aim.com good luck
  6. If memory serves me well, I scratch built that part with styrene rod and or tubing.
  7. Hopefully we'll see you in Phoenix next April...
  8. I've got two more of his NASCAR racers to build, the 1953 and 1954 Oldsmobiles. Then I will build the USAC cars he raced when he was kicked out of NASCAR in 1962-1964. Ol'Curtis did get around.
  9. Yep, I won it at the auction. Was missing parts, but Gerry Chevalier found the parts I needed. I think I built the 1st issue of the C9. Yeah, I'm still waiting for Teresi to build his radial bike!
  10. Found a lot of bench time this year. thanx for lookin'...
  11. Excellent builds Kurt, hope to see them in Phoenix, maybe!!!
  12. As my skills increase, I will try and do the rims right. When that happens I'll be happy to send you a set for your critique.
  13. I agree on the the shape of the rims. It's due to my limitations as a machinist. I've tried to step them, but it isn't pretty and very time consuming.
  14. Looks like Ted needs to order more wheels. All my 1/25th scale wheels are roughly 1/8" wide I can sell these to you directly if you have a PayPal account. Just send me an email at ceraitz@gmail.com, tell me want you want and I will send a PayPal invoice. Here's photos of the wheels in 1/25th scale: hope to hear from you.
  15. I currently sell them on ebay (search TruWire wheels) and thru Ted's Modeling Marketplace.https://www.tedsmodelingmarketplace.com I have 4 sizes, 3 in 1/25th with .710", .074" and .079" OD. and one in 1/16th with a 1.10" OD. They come with O-Ring tires, but are designed to use the tires in the kit. The slot Car guys like the O-Rings. Bernards photo is of one of the first I made...I've gotten much better. My only guarantee is that they are much better than the "kit-supplied" wheels. check'em out...
  16. I actually got to experience Phil Hill driving the Auto Union C around Laguna Seca Raceway when Porsche/Audi was the guest marquee at the 1982 Monterey Historic Auto Races. Just the sound of the engine was quite fantastic and Phil Hill driving it through the "corkscrew" was a site to be seen.
  17. From one Curt to another Kurt, I love it! I've built three of Fernando Pintos so far just got a fourth to build, the Bugatti T251 (1956 French GP) looking forward to hopefully seeing your Auto Union at DSL this year. c'ya
  18. Along with Fabrizio, I thank MCM for including my article on the Magic Muffler dragster in this issue. Bill Coulter and the late Harry Pristovnik were very helpful with me on writing this article. I have a few more to submit in the future. Hopefully this will be a rekindling of a long relationship.
  19. They are all 1/25th scale. Based on the AMT/MPC Watson Roadster kit. The guy I built them for sent me a bunch of Vacuum formed bodies for the different versions.
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