The project I envision is making a Canadian Pontiac using the 53/54 Chevy Sedan Delivery. I can pretty much scratch all the side trim and modify the dash board and tail lamps. That grille is the bugger though. Thanks for all the ideas about 3D and the R&R and the metal promo. All things I will look into.
or the Dodge Magnum which was clearly the best looking of the Dodge versions. At my weekly cruise night I DJ, a couple have both a 'doba and a Charger Daytona, matching cars almost. He drives the "doba and she drives the 'tona.
I have a project in mind and I was wondering if anyone made a diecast 1953 Pontiac in 1/24th or 1/25th scale. I have not seen any resin or plastic in that scale. I need the grille and tail lamps plus the dash.
A 200-mile (320 km) event was held at Fuji against invited contenders from the Can Am series, with five 7s entered; the Toyotas finished fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth, and ninth. So no, it did not compete in an official Can-Am race. The car was built to FIAs Series 7 specs which is close to Can-Am. About the Howmet... The car made its debut in 1968 at the Daytona 24 hours. It was in 3rd after 7 hours of racing, until the wastegate did not close and the car plowed into a barrier. Next was Sebring 12 hours, where it qualified 3rd. It then was pulled from the race, when debris caused damage to the engine. The next two races also ended up with the car retiring at BOAC 500 at Brand's Hatch and a British Championship race at Oulton Park. Then, back in America, the car would obtain it's first race victory, not only for it but turbine powered cars in general! At the Heart of Dixie race in Alabama, it won both the sprint and feature race. It also set a lap record there as well. The next race, Marlboro 300, it won again and setting the lap record there as well. The cars were ready to try World Championship scene again. At the 6 hours of Watkins Glen the car driven by Heppenstal came in 3rd overall and 1st in class. Next was the torturous Le Mans 24 hours. The car was modified to prevent bugs and debris from entering the engine. The biggest problem though was the rules. Le Mans mandated that all cars be shut off when in the pits. So it become very difficult to start the engines back up. They tried and cool the engines by putting ice on them. In the end, the engine was damaged and the car was limited to 100 mph on the straights. Although the racing program was discontinued, Howmet though that they could still promote their company. The redesigned the body to chassis #2 and made it an open top car. It is known as the Howmet TX MKII. It weighed in at around 1000 kg and could have added or lost weight to attempt FIA world record runs for cars under or over 1000 kg. It was fastest in 1/4 mile, 1/2 kilometer, and 1 kilometer runs, for both under and over 1000 kilogram cars.