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Or John Rutherford as it says on the car. This is the AMT kit painted Testors black and Tamiya gold to make the Smokey Yunick car that Johnny Rutherford won a qualifying race with and then finished 9th in the 1963 Daytona 500. I removed all the chrome and wipers, used PPP wheels and tires and Ace decals.

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Excellent , Excellent job , Tony. This one has been on my to do list for many years. In your research on the car did you ever find why they put the orange sphere on the trunk?  I've always wondered about that. 

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No idea what that orange sphere is. Don't think I've seen it on any other car so that caused my thought of a rookie symbol to be wrong. Being on the top of the trunk lid is another oddity.

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1 hour ago, TonyK said:

No idea what that orange sphere is. Don't think I've seen it on any other car so that caused my thought of a rookie symbol to be wrong. Being on the top of the trunk lid is another oddity.

Yes, its a real mystery.

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Great job on the build. Love the car, it looks great.

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I always wondered about the orange dot too. If you watch a video of the 63 Daytona 500, there are a few other cars with the orange dot. I was thinking it may have something to do with rookie status and only used once. Definitely a mystery that persists!

I am actually working on a pair of 63 Impalas, one an AMT and the  other a Revell. The AMT was started in the 1980's and will be the Junior Johnson car, the Revell is going to be the Rutherford car. I am getting back on them in a few weeks and hope to finish both soon.

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That car, some thing on that car is illegal..Smokey NEVER made a car without some kind of scheming done..Your model is excellent and very well done..Super clean and without a doubt would be very aerodynamic on the track..

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Beautiful build sir ....... quite clean and extremely well done.

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I noticed that the body side end of the bumper wasn't covered,was that just done on some cars or was it done all the 

time in a certain year...

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Great job on this really cool car. Smokeys Gold and Black paint schemes have always look great and you nailed this one for sure...

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