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The Junkman

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  • Birthday 06/24/1954

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    The Northern edge of the California Wine Country
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    Steve Jung

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  1. A Idea for NASCAR

    Personally, I'd settle for modern, safety featured innards (COT being an example) with bone-stock bodies and aero mods for high speed stability at the appropriate tracks. Just putting a Chevy sticker or a Ford sticker on the front of the same body means nothing as far as fan identification with the product. Just change the engine and last week's Ford becomes this week's Toyota. The Mustang/Camaro of this year is a move in the right direction. I know they've been pushing the NBA idea-the players are the attraction and the vehicle is just that-a vehicle. How's that been working for them?
  2. 2019 Shizouka Hobby Show

    Oh, sure. Bring reality into the conversation.
  3. The end is near

    New Corvette price-$100K (+/-)? Ford GT laughably above $500K with draconian re-sale restrictions. Honestly, except on the track I don't see them competing head-to-head.
  4. The end is near

    I recall a Road and Track cover story of a rear engine Corvette with a Wankel engine about 1971. Some timelines just don't pan out. Of course, the 1990 Mustang was supposed to be what was eventually released as the Probe, basically a Mazda 6 series under the skin.
  5. 7 Muscle Cars I Hope Will Be Kitted Soon

    My list isn't long but it is fervent: '67-68 Mustang notchback. It far outsold the fastback (still my favorite body style of any car-full stop) but they were everywhere and had most of of the options of the f/b. Shelby Trans Am cars, anyone? An up to date 68-69 Torino. A hardtop would be great but even a fastback would be awesome. Add to that a wish for the 68-69 Mercury Cyclone. Dan Gurney/Cale Yarborough editions. Now for a laugh: an AMC Rebel Machine. In real life a day late and a dollar short but unique lines and color scheme.
  6. What did you see on the road today?

    Ah, a sighting of the rare IH drywall catcher in its native environment. Two things I noticed: its missing a side mirror and (2) was that a for sale sign in the rear window?
  7. And to offer a bit of inspiration:
  8. I just looked my over. What I found was two engine block/tranny assemblies. The sprue with the Boss 302 model specific parts (rear window louvers, etc) had the oil pan and all the other parts included though the attachment to the oil pan sprue was very thin. The other, with the main body/frame parts, didn't have the pan or pretty much any other engine parts. So I got a tranny and engine block extra.
  9. '70 Porsche 917K: a little blast from the golden age of motorsports

    The first 10 minutes of "Le Mans" with Steve McQueen for your sounds. Turn it up loud. (Strange thing that: between "Le Mans" and the chase scene in "Bullitt" my wife always knows when I'm in the midst of a "McQueen Marathon".)
  10. Fake stuff

    I always entertained the theory that some Pontiac chief ("chief": get it? I slay myself) came up with a product and pushed it so hard that no one had the cojones to tell him/her "Boss, that's a gawd awful design" so it sailed through. Bad groupthink would work too.
  11. Fake stuff

    Never let a classic idea go to waste: Los Angeles Jan 2018 Yes, that's a Volvo s/w
  12. Fake stuff

    Pretty much everything on the outside of a Pontiac Aztek.
  13. Whoops. Gotta pay better attention

    Early in my Ebay experience, I won two ESCI 250 SWB kits. I just saw 250 SWB. When I got them I found they were pretty much glue bombs and had no tires. I went screaming back to the original listing and.....glue bombs with no tires. Slapping of head ensued. And a lesson learned-read carefully.
  14. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    I'm hoping this works out. I found a Fujimi Porsche 917 on Amazon last week. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MMWAFVI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The thing is; it was priced at $7.14 with $0.00 shipping. Obviously that's changed in the interim. I pulled the trigger on it because: why not! I just got a shipping notice and its supposed to be on the West Coast (the Best Coast) between the 8th and 23rd of April. I'll let you know how (if) it works out. It sort of reminds me of when Model Expo was blowing out of the plastic model scene. I got two Accurate Miniatures GS Corvettes and a Tamiya Skyraider for (basically) the cost of shipping.
  15. Revell Ford GT LeMans 2017 Motor Sports?

    88 parts and a level 4 grade. I'm not thinking its a snapper. Take a look at some of the detail pics on the link. https://www.revell.de/en/products/modelmaking/cars/motorsport/ford-gt-le-mans-2017.html https://stage.revell.de/fileadmin/import/images/bau/07041_%23BAU_FORD_GT_LE_MANS_V01_02_LOW.PDF