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A recent post of a beautiful Chaparral model got me thinking about my old survivors, now dirty, glue marks showing, yellowed, and decades old.

Chaparral 2 An unknown slot car body.

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Chaparral - AMT 2A

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Chaparral 2A - Cox

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Chaparral - IMC 2E

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Chaparral 1 - what's left of a Scudreria Scale body

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Come on Chaparral fans, let's see your survivors.

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Interesting thread Gary and you got me going.  Hauled out a fair share of my co9llectiion but not all. Still have some to add to this: Chaparral 1 resin, 2J also resin, Indy 2k resin and the  Chaparral Camaro conversion.  Some of these brought back some fond memories. Thanks for suggesting this.  I labeled all the pictures...lots of em...you asked for it. 

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Early Aurora Chaparral 2. Lots of working features.

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Chaparral 2G. Motorized Japaneses kit...maybe LS

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The horribly inaccurate Otaki 1/28 Chaparral 2H. Built box stock because I didn't know any better at the time. 

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The Chaparral 2A  fgrom LS. It had cast metal fittings and wheels and i added the metal screen. 

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The good ole Monogram with driver figure. DSC07849.JPG.d89af1235282f0dc30f1e71a2a6a6c86.JPG

Chaparral 2D from modellers. It has aged very well. diecast is Hot Wheels

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Unidentified 1/43 kit and Hot Wheels diecast. 

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My original IMC build of the Chaparral 2E. I have since re-visited this kit and it is much whiter and stays together better. This is how you learn the clear enamel over white yellows like crazy. 

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A couple of plastic Chaparral bodies, 1/55 from Hong Kong and 1/43 from ???????DSC07857.JPG.44707752909c2f8b4f1e519f699f2435.JPG

1/24 Fisher Chaparral 2F...my very first resin kit. Very early Lancer HO clear body mounted on a T-jet chassis and never raced. It was too pretty.  Interesting note:  do you know why the ends of the wings were painted red. Because Jim Hall kept cracking his head on them in the garage. 

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Great thread, very cool seeing all these!

At the risk of sounding like a know it all, a couple of corrections: Gary, the cars you identified as 2Cs are actually Chaparral 2As. Rich, the LS Chaparral is a 2C. The 2A was originally just called the 2, it wasn't until after the 2C was produced that they added the A to the earlier models. Yes, it can be a little confusing - even more so when you realize that certain chassis were developed into later incarnations, so they never all existed as discreet cars.

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1 hour ago, RancheroSteve said:

Great thread, very cool seeing all these!

At the risk of sounding like a know it all, a couple of corrections: Gary, the cars you identified as 2Cs are actually Chaparral 2As. Rich, the LS Chaparral is a 2C. The 2A was originally just called the 2, it wasn't until after the 2C was produced that they added the A to the earlier models. Yes, it can be a little confusing - even more so when you realize that certain chassis were developed into later incarnations, so they never all existed as discreet cars.

Yup Steve, my mistake and I have edited in the corrections.

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Okay, here is my collection. A Hawk Chaparral II unbuilt, a restored Monogram 2D, Marklin 2F and a Politoys 2J. Also have a built IMC Chaparral 2E somewhere in my collection.

Also here is a great pic (from the internet) of the Jim Hall's Chaparral reunion. From left to right in the pic: A 2D, 2F, 2H, Chaparral Indy car (2K), 2E, 2J and a 2A.  

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On 10/2/2022 at 4:38 PM, Gramps46 said:

A recent post of a beautiful Chaparral model got me thinking about my old survivors, now dirty, glue marks showing, yellowed, and decades old.

Chaparral 2 An unknown slot car body.

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Chaparral - AMT 2A

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Chaparral 2A - Cox

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Chaparral - IMC 2E

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Chaparral 1 - what's left of a Scudreria Scale body

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Come on Chaparral fans, let's see your survivors.

Great idea of starting a Chaparral thread, Gary - many interesting models to see...

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On 10/2/2022 at 8:07 PM, Rich Chernosky said:

Interesting thread Gary and you got me going.  Hauled out a fair share of my co9llectiion but not all. Still have some to add to this: Chaparral 1 resin, 2J also resin, Indy 2k resin and the  Chaparral Camaro conversion.  Some of these brought back some fond memories. Thanks for suggesting this.  I labeled all the pictures...lots of em...you asked for it. 

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Early Aurora Chaparral 2. Lots of working features.

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Chaparral 2G. Motorized Japaneses kit...maybe LS

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The horribly inaccurate Otaki 1/28 Chaparral 2H. Built box stock because I didn't know any better at the time. 

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The Chaparral 2A  fgrom LS. It had cast metal fittings and wheels and i added the metal screen. 

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The good ole Monogram with driver figure. DSC07849.JPG.d89af1235282f0dc30f1e71a2a6a6c86.JPG

Chaparral 2D from modellers. It has aged very well. diecast is Hot Wheels

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Unidentified 1/43 kit and Hot Wheels diecast. 

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My original IMC build of the Chaparral 2E. I have since re-visited this kit and it is much whiter and stays together better. This is how you learn the clear enamel over white yellows like crazy. 

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A couple of plastic Chaparral bodies, 1/55 from Hong Kong and 1/43 from ???????DSC07857.JPG.44707752909c2f8b4f1e519f699f2435.JPG

1/24 Fisher Chaparral 2F...my very first resin kit. Very early Lancer HO clear body mounted on a T-jet chassis and never raced. It was too pretty.  Interesting note:  do you know why the ends of the wings were painted red. Because Jim Hall kept cracking his head on them in the garage. 

Some great models there, Rich (as usual) - I especially like the Fisher 2F and the Modelers 2D (I have both in my stash...   :-) )

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19 hours ago, magicmustang said:

Okay, here is my collection. A Hawk Chaparral II unbuilt, a restored Monogram 2D, Marklin 2F and a Politoys 2J. Also have a built IMC Chaparral 2E somewhere in my collection.

Also here is a great pic (from the internet) of the Jim Hall's Chaparral reunion. From left to right in the pic: A 2D, 2F, 2H, Chaparral Indy car (2K), 2E, 2J and a 2A.  

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Quite a bit of nostalgia here...

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Wonderful thread, thank you Gramps (Gary) and others for these posts, stirring old memories for me. My introduction to Chaparrals was a 1/24 Cox ‘2’ (2A?) slot car that my dad gifted me back when it was first issued (1965?) which, along with a Model Rectifier controller, brought big track slot car racing into my childhood. IIRC, It seemed like Cox used actual magnesium for the wheels and chassis although it could have just been corroded low-alloy aluminum? Fun times.

I have yet to build any scale model Chaparrals but have picked up 4-5 of the 1/32 slot car versions that have been issued over the last few decades. The most impressive collection of scale model Chaparrals that I recently saw was displayed at the IPMS Nationals in Chattanooga in 2019:

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Unfortunately I failed to record the name of the person who built/ displayed these beauties when I photographed them at the “display only” area of the contest, maybe someone here knows who built these and can give them credit?

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