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Wow!!!  Those are all very impressive builds!  Its difficult to pick which one stands out the most to my eye, and I'm sure everybody who reads this post will have their own favorite!  Sure would like to see some posts of each of these individually so we can better see the great execution you've put into each one!

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Have to agree. The first photo is impressive. And then the second, followed by the third......

Great builds!

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It surprises me how much larger overall that #62 1976 Torino is when compared to the others; never thought the size-increase in those 3rd-generation Torinos was that significant.

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Junie Donlavey who owned the #90 Truxmore cars was always a sentimental favorite for me. According to "Racing Reference" as an owner he is listed as being in 863 races....................but only won one................unbelievable.

Edited by Vietnam Vet67

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22 minutes ago, '70 Grande said:

It surprises me how much larger overall that #62 1976 Torino is when compared to the others; never thought the size-increase in those 3rd-generation Torinos was that significant.

That is the camera playing tricks on our eyes. That is a 72 formal roof from Motor City Resin. It was tooled from the samebody as the orange one behind it.

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28 minutes ago, Dave Van said:

Very cool collection!!! I recognize a few decals

As you should. I still need to get the David Ray Boggs set from you.

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7 hours ago, Dave Van said:

These decals were in the Model King kit.....My art too....

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That is a future build for sure. I’m trying to do all the 72-3 body Torinos that raced NASCAR.There is one Torino that I want to do that a good picture eludes me. That’s this one This is the only picture I’ve seen of it.Not much to go by.

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19 hours ago, yellowsportwagon said:

That is a future build for sure. I’m trying to do all the 72-3 body Torinos that raced NASCAR.There is one Torino that I want to do that a good picture eludes me. That’s this one This is the only picture I’ve seen of it.Not much to go by.

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Looks like #73 from the picture. Here is some info on the car #73. Ran in 5 races in 1972.  Marvin Welty was the owner. Brooks  drove five races for Marvin Welty but failed to finish any of those races. Since he was also driving part time for Junie Donlavey at the time that car could have been one of Donlavey's spares???

Race Site Cars St Fin # Driver Car Laps Money Status Led
1972-12 Charlotte 40 37 36 73 Dick Brooks Ford 61/400 935 transmission 0
1972-15 Riverside 40 11 33 73 Dick Brooks Ford 21/153 660 transmission 0
1972-16 College Station 44 25 35 73 Dick Brooks Ford 114/250 730 engine 0
1972-20 Atlanta 40 20 38 73 Dick Brooks Ford 12/328 540 steering 0
1972-21 Talladega 50 11 40 73 Dick Brooks Ford 28/188 765 clutch 0
Edited by Vietnam Vet67
addition of info.

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17 hours ago, Vietnam Vet67 said:

Looks like #73 from the picture. Here is some info on the car #73. Ran in 5 races in 1972.  Marvin Welty was the owner. Brooks  drove five races for Marvin Welty but failed to finish any of those races. Since he was also driving part time for Junie Donlavey at the time that car could have been one of Donlavey's spares???

Race Site Cars St Fin # Driver Car Laps Money Status Led
1972-12 Charlotte 40 37 36 73 Dick Brooks Ford 61/400 935 transmission 0
1972-15 Riverside 40 11 33 73 Dick Brooks Ford 21/153 660 transmission 0
1972-16 College Station 44 25 35 73 Dick Brooks Ford 114/250 730 engine 0
1972-20 Atlanta 40 20 38 73 Dick Brooks Ford 12/328 540 steering 0
1972-21 Talladega 50 11 40 73 Dick Brooks Ford 28/188 765 clutch 0

I’ve been looking for 3 years for more info or pictures of this car to no avail.

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On 2/23/2018 at 4:21 AM, yellowsportwagon said:

That is a future build for sure. I’m trying to do all the 72-3 body Torinos that raced NASCAR.There is one Torino that I want to do that a good picture eludes me. That’s this one This is the only picture I’ve seen of it.Not much to go by.

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#79 Dodge Charger nice car.

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Since that car only appeared in 5 races it will probably be impossible to find a pic unless you can see a video of the race with the hope of getting a frame shot of the car..................good luck.

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Really nice work, i love all of these!!

Really cleanly built!

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Very cool collection.  Where are the 68's (pre Talledega)

Any plans on converting the Revell Torino to a Grand National?

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