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I`m fairly certain that this drag car has been kitted. For some reason I  believe it was Revell. Can anyone could anyone confirm this.

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To all, thanks for the response. With the info you good folks provided I was able to locate the kit.

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I see from the above photo this drag car is NOT a fictional Pro-Sportsman but, a REAL drag car. So far my web search has only turned up duplicate images of this car wheel standing.Can anyone tell us who campaigns the real 1:1 car.

 

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Its just exactly that,A 55 Chevy Revell,pro street car.I guess they came out about 10-15 years ago.There is also a 57 Revell pro street Chevy.The two cars are pretty good kits.The roll cage always sucked on them,however..It did have a nice set of tubs,And chassis....Anyway Happy New Year,to all my fellow car model nutz.

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Revell did 4 Pro Sportsman cars back in the early 1990's all based on the same basic tooling, the Soff Seal '57 Chevy driven by Rob Vandergriff, the Camaro Junction/Boyds Wheels '55 Chevy driven by Charles Carpenter, the '55 Jukebox Ford driven by Norm Wizner and the Christine '58 Plymouth driven by  Richard Earle/Dave Heitz.
Revell reissued the '55 and '57 Chevy's in the Street Burner series with generic decals not that long ago and the Jukebox '55 Ford is out now in the Motor Sports Series..or has been since 2013.
The Pro Sportsman class was the fore runner, and evolved to the Pro Mod class we have today..

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Dam Force,I'm impressed.You really know your models.I forgot about the 55 JukeBox Ford,and the Soft Seal 57 Chevy car.I do remember watching both those cars on ESPN's coverage of NHRA drag racing back in the day,along with the Christine car.

 

 

 

 

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I`m fairly certain that this drag car has been kitted. For some reason I  believe it was Revell. Can anyone could anyone confirm this.

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Your initial posting has a '57 Chevy in the picture.

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Dam Force,I'm impressed.You really know your models.I forgot about the 55 JukeBox Ford,and the Soft Seal 57 Chevy car.I do remember watching both those cars on ESPN's coverage of NHRA drag racing back in the day,along with the Christine car.

 

 

 

 

Well I have all of them so that's probably an advantage.;)
I have been a big fan of drag racing since I came in contact with it in person in 1978 and "experienced" a nitro car for the first time in my life,  I was hooked and I have bought most of the drag racing inspired model kits in the last 25 years, and a few even before that.

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Your initial posting has a '57 Chevy in the picture.

You are correct the car in the second image I posted is a `55 while my originally posted image is of a `57...my mistake .

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Revell did 4 Pro Sportsman cars back in the early 1990's all based on the same basic tooling, the Soff Seal '57 Chevy driven by Rob Vandergriff, the Camaro Junction/Boyds Wheels '55 Chevy driven by Charles Carpenter, the '55 Jukebox Ford driven by Norm Wizner and the Christine '58 Plymouth driven by  Richard Earle/Dave Heitz.
Revell reissued the '55 and '57 Chevy's in the Street Burner series with generic decals not that long ago and the Jukebox '55 Ford is out now in the Motor Sports Series..or has been since 2013.
The Pro Sportsman class was the fore runner, and evolved to the Pro Mod class we have today..

Thanks for replying to my question...appropriate you sharing your knowledge on the subject.

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The original car on the Picture is the Roofers Toy Pro Mod from Peter Wacker - Switzerland.

It has it´s re-roll out after a ten years break this year in Germany.

 

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Well that's not really nesessary as Revell did a Pro Mod style 57 Chevy and it should not be that hard to find as it was reissued in the Street Burner series not that long ago.
To modify the Mongoo$e 57 Chevy FC body to a Pro Mod body takes a lot of work.

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Jesse is on to something... hope you all noticed that the Roofer's Toy has a longer wheelbase and the body is more aero than the Revell '57 Chevy Pro Sportsman...

Pro Mod started as an exhibition class with a few 1955 and 1957 Chevy's with real Chevy steel bodies on real Chevy frames - kind of an outlaw run what you brung deal.  Carburetors and gasoline, but lots of cubic inches.  As it evolved into a real racing class, later model cars with tube frames and plastic bodies started showing up.  To be competitive, the shoe-box Chevies also started changing. Somebody figured out a modified McEwen funny car body or something similar would work realty well... put some doors on it, open up the front end  - yep, that'll work  - and then things have changed from there...

The Revell sportsman kit represents something that is somewhere between the early stock bodied cars and the aero bodies Like Roofer's Toy that came later - Don't get me wrong, the early cars are still cool - saw the Ron Harding Movers stock bodied '57 run 7.35 @ 192 MPH at SIR - beyond impressive.

If your looking for a Top Sportsman 1957 Chevrolet, the Revell kit is the way to go - If you want the later, aero 1957 Chevrolet, (without having the kits in hand to confirm) it looks like the McEwen funny car body on a lengthened Revell Pro Sportsman chassis would be a good place to start.

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The Wandergriff Soff Seal 57 Chevy was heavliy modified too and quite far from a stock body as it's quite a bit smaller, but it was not modified as much as the Roofer's Toy car, the top might be chopped more, the rear fenders are a bit higher, the front fenders are slightly longer and it's a bit more wedge shaped than the Wandergriff car done by Revell.
Wandergriff had a more radical bodied 57 Chevy later. 
There is something with the FC body proportions that's bugging me, the roof looks to be too far back and the same goes for the front wheel openings, the roof is also too high and the front is too long, so it has to be modified quite a bit to look like the Roofer's Toy car, but a combination of the two might be the way to go.

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That EXACT car has not been kitted....but it could be build with some work and custom decals....

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