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    Jim Regan
  1. Another track closing

    But everything else stays ... http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/middlesex-county/2018/01/17/raceway-park-discontinues-drag-racing-events/1039555001/
  2. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    As long as the retailer re-orders those kits because of those sales.
  3. Blob undercarriage or separate parts?
  4. What would YOU like to see as a model

    Ohhhhhhhh yeah to both, only make 'em 2-in-1 kits (none of this 'later' thinking!). Also: a mid-'60s Kent Fuller/Don Long-type digger with a blown 392 and, as an option, an Enderle injected SBC for the junior fuel fans.
  5. AMT Future Releases Interesting

    The Fireball 500 Barracuda was purpose-built by George Barris for the stock car racing movie Fireball 500. There was absolutely no drag racing influence, let alone topless match-race car.
  6. I'd love to have the basement all to myself, but the cats would sit at the closed door and cry to be let down stairs. They also did this at three o'clock in the morning. It got so bad that I cut a "kitty door" into the basement door. And yes, they pilfer. My wife once found my #11 X-Acto knife in the kitchen.
  7. What would YOU like to see as a model

    I second the Cheetah, but throw in some extras so's I can make it a /MSP. And it would be nice to get some of the American 'off' brands. Early iron anything other than a Ford (there are plenty of those). GMs, Mopars, Mercs from the '50s. Anything from the '60s - as long as it isn't a re-issued promo with the blob undercarriage and molded-in seats. Hey, howzabout a Javelin? Make 'em all 2-in-1s, too. Street/strip/oval/custom or bone stock for those poor rivet counters. Hey, I can dream, can't I? Oh, and all 1/25 (my fantasy, my rules).
  8. Terrible Box Art

    Reminds me of the Christmas when I got TWELVE models! Everyone a 49¢ Pyro 1/32 (more-or-less) kit. I also remember getting a handful of Palmer kits on a different Christmas. But the thought was there.
  9. FWIW - As per the late Byron Stack at Gasser Madness: (Starting in 1968) AA/GS through B/G and all cars with unibody construction would now be allowed to use rectangular or square steel tubing in frame construction. The minimum was .120 wall thickness and 2x3 inch rectangular or the equivalent square tubing. Prior to this, the rules called for a “stock automobile type frame”. As for the match racers, I seem to recall guys running 2"x3" square tubing from the front clip to the rear in order to keep the floor pan from twisting. That can be replicated by a couple of strips of square styrene. Otherwise, as much as I'd like a blown sb, I'd suggest to the good folks at Moebius to just include parts for a classy looking /MP (if offering a 2-in-1 kit is their plan).
  10. That's the first thing I thought of (except for the blower). Will it be sold as a gasser?
  11. AMT 1932 Ford Coupe. First build ever, from way back when it was still a reasonably new release. I guess I was about ten or eleven and I remember doing the 'vroom vroom' bit.
  12. Monogram Yellow Jacket

    I remember buying that kit back in the '60s (and being ribbed by my buddies for buying a Monogram kit). Sorry, but I just liked the look of it (and I think it was only 98¢ at the time). And, even though I'm a 1/25 scale kinda person, I wouldn't be upset in Monovell re-issued that kit and some of the others from that era.
  13. Gas Ronda Passes away ..... RIP

    Told by his doctor that he was too stressed out and that he should get a hobby to relax. So he picked drag racing. RIP
  14. Gasser class designations

    A/GS, the 'S' denoting supercharged. Then the NHRA standardized the class designation along the lines of other supercharged classes and it became AA/G. The fans and teams complained so it became AA/GS.
  15. Gasser class designations

    The AHRA always tried to get everybody into the show, hence all those stocker breakdowns. They seemed to know what the fans "between the coasts" were lining up to see. Oh, and the stock classes were a snap to figure out - if you brought a slide rule.