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Vince Nemanic

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About Vince Nemanic

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  • Birthday 05/31/1954

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    Modesto CA
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    Vincent Nemanic

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  1. Most beautiful planes of all time...

    I wonder how it felt to "land" in one of those flying boats. I imagine it could be pretty rough in some of the smaller ones.
  2. George Barris Villa Rivera and RTS RR

    Gerry, the Villa Riviera also has the nose and tail extended, plus the hood is extended in the center. There was an old magazine called "Super Customs and Hot Rods" that mentioned the amounts of extension. I remember that they were different, and somewhere in the 10 to 12 inch range. When I did mine that was in the Oakland Roadster Show diorama, I used two kits.
  3. New AMT Items

    Hiway, yu showed a picture od the Bruce Larson Vega Pro Stock that has been promised foryears. The listing says that it is a funny car and doesn't mention a driver or sponsor.
  4. New AMT Items

    I wonder it the new Vega FC might have begun as an MPC tool, such as the Barry Setzer car?
  5. Lee Iacocca Memorial Community Build

    Lee Iacocca had two big failures at Ford before he hit a home run with the Mustang. For 1956, he was instrumental at convincing Ford to emphasize safety (seat belts, padded dashes, and deep dish steering wheels) rather than performance. Chevrolet killed Ford with their "Hot Ones' advertising campaign. Then he pushed the use of marketing research to show how great the Edsel would sell. Unfortunately, the use of Statistics and polling was in it's infancy, and the Ford researchers didn't realize how many of the people who were being samples were saying what they thought Ford wanted to hear rather than what they really thought of the cars they were being shown. Granted, there were other factors to Edsel's failure, such as the nations first post WWII recession, but as far as Ford was concerned it was Strike2 for the hot young executive. In 1962, marketing research techniques were much improved, and Iacocca once again suggesting using previews of the new Cougar (it was renamed Mustang before going into production). Ford still distrusted the marketing research to the point that in 1963 the company took a preproduction Mustang convertible and had it chopped and customized, named it the Mustang II and sent it to several auto shows and racing events. The public's and media's reaction was so positive that Ford execs began to believe Iacocca's marketing data and gave the Mustang the go ahead. But the execs made it VERY clear that it was Iacocca's LAST chance. So you see, Iacocca had a LOT to do with the Edsel.
  6. Lee Iacocca Memorial Community Build

    Don't forget his biggest failure...the 1958 Edsel. There are lots of them for 8 bucks at Hobby Lobby
  7. Most beautiful planes of all time...

    Mam that Dh88 is pretty. And I really appreciate you guys putting in the identifications. Actually, I was surprised by how many I did know. Keep them coming!
  8. Prior Passarino

    Pryor still lives in the Santa Rosa Area, and I saw him at the Western Nationals. I don't have his contact info, but I'd bet Roy Sorenson or the GSL guys will.
  9. Most beautiful planes of all time...

    For those of us aircraft ignorant, could you guys please identify these? Especially that red twin engine? Thanks guys.
  10. Most beautiful planes of all time...

    For those of us aircraft ignorant, could you guys please identify these? Especially that red twin engine?
  11. Death of the Camaro? (Again?)

    Does this mean that the NASCAR Chevy teams will have to change their noses and tail panels to Corvettes or SUVs?
  12. New AMT Items

    I suppose the Vega Funny Car will have Coke Sponsorship. Well....SOMEBODY had to say it!
  13. RIP Lee Iacocca

    "When you see a better car, buy it." I did. It was called a Honda Prelude.
  14. Hobby Lobby Summer 19 clearance

    Just was at our store this morning. Nothing on sale.
  15. Revell 2019

    I guess people have forgotten the Golden Rule.