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Came across these on the web and they fascinated me so I had to have a go at building one. I'm not modelling a particular car or am I trying for super accurate detail, I just want to have something representative of the type. Pretty well all scratch build so far. I have the front and rear suspensions sorted now and just trying to work out the side panel and nerf bars. Great thing to model and something unique for the cabinet.

Happy to hear from anyone who has seen these things run. They must sound awesome.

Brian

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Nice craftsmanship!  Always thought of these cars as 'Redneck Formula one'! They are cool!

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Very cool subject, your off to a great start! If I remember they are very popular in the New York and eastern part of the country.

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What a great start!  Outstanding scratchbuilding!

Did you make the nose piece too, or is that from a kit?

Great start - I’ll be watching!

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Thanks for the comments. The wheels and part of the nose were from an old indy car kit. Rear wing is a 1/20 open wheeler, I have forgotten which one sorry. Part of the cage and carby's are sprint car items.

I'm building it in two halves, the forward body shell, engine and front suspension and the back half hanging of the frame work. It was the only way I figure how to paint it andget the diver in! That rear end still needs a lot of cleaning up to look right and the wing won't sit straight. I'm working on it.....

Brian

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Ancient history now, but I used to watch the supermodifieds race at Oswego Speedway in upstate NY back in the 60's and 70's. Saw the rivalry between Jim Shampine and Nolan Swift and the transition to the offset engine. All big blocks and with the covered grandstand your ears would ring for a long time after the race. Good times.Sorry, didn't mean to ramble on.

Don

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I saw this at Indianapolis Raceway Park.....humid night. These amazing cars left vapor trails. May have been the best night of racing I've ever enjoyed.

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Very kool! I built one a few years ago using Sprint car chassis’s the worked. Be interesting to watch yours come together!! 
 

Not to hi jack your thread but give ya a big of inspiration if ya can use it!

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Don and Mike. I figured these cars would make an impression and I seem to be right. 

Doc, No need to apologise. Most of my stuff is left field and I often hope it stir ideas or see other peoples efforts on similar subjects. I'm afraid I can't match your 

great detail but it's still a fun build. Thanks for sharing. Currently having my usual change of mind on colour where I always go back to what I first started with...

Brian

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Supermodifieds (or supers) are VERY regional, limited to about 3 areas, Northern NY (Oswego area) and the NE, Northern Ohio (Toledo to Cleveland-primarily Lorain, OH area) and the NW (Primarily Idaho, Northern Utah, Eastern Wash. and Easter Oregon) and each area 's supers are unique to their area.  Oswego and the NE are considered the most active and competitive.  Many consider the Oswego supers to be the natural evolution of the Indy roadster.  There is a 200 lap race run annually at Oswego that is considered the Indy 500 of supermodified racing and most of the cars run big block engines, many up to (I believe) 500 CI.  Spooky fast!!

You are off to a great start and I look forward to seeing how you progress.

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90% there!

Suspension is almost finished and mounting the side panel is next then a lot of little detail cleanup.

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