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LIONS DRAG STRIP "OPEN"

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HELLO, DRAG FANS...I AM READY TO START A NEW PROJECT SOON

AND DOING SOME RESERCH, I STARTED READING ABOUT

THIS FAMOUS TRACK AND STARTED TO FILLED NOSTALGIC.

FUNNY I WAS WATCHING THE MOVIE CARS FROM PIXAR

WITH MY 2 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AND STARTED TO WONDER

HOW MUCH WE HAVE LOST TRYING TO GAIN...AND MONDAY

I HEARD ABOUT PONTIAC.

I GUESS I AM A CONSERVATIVE, WELL EVERY HOT RODDER IS.

THANK YOU!!!!

I CAME UP WITH AN IDEA THAT WILL KEEP US REMEMBERING

THE GOOD YEARS....A BUILDOFF REMEMBERING LIONS.

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THE TRACK OPENED IN 1955 AND CLOSED IN DECEMBER OF 1972.

LETS RE OPEN THE TRACK IN OUR HEADS.

BUILD A DRAG CAR.

RULES:

1. MUST BE A 1955 TO 1972 MODEL.

2. MUST BE A DRAG CAR.

3. MUST HAVE PHOTO OF THE 1:1 OF THE ERA.

4. ANY SCALE ACEPTED.

5. ENGINES,TIRES,PAINT SCHEME MUST BE OF THE SAME ERA( NO MODERN EQUIPMENT).

6. MUST BE PLASTICK OR RESIN.

7. PROGRESS POST FROM BOX TO FINISH A MUST.

8. STARTS TODAY AND ENDS IN DECEMBER 31 2009.

9. ALL CLASSES WELCOME.

10. WILL POST ALL ENTRES IN THIS FORUM FOR FINAL JUDGING FROM THE MEMBERS.

LET'S DRAG

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THE LAST RACE 1972.

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Great idea! It's been about 45 years since I built a drag car .. think was an AMT Fiat and defiantly a 64 Fairlane and a Riviera that I actually have a photos of! Gonna have to thing on this for a suitable donor. Meanwhile, here's the photos just to get the mood going... and remember.. these are 45 year old builds when I was just learning about plastic tube glue!! heheh :lol:

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These would ACTUALLY qualify, but NOT in the running. Will be thinking of a new (old) build :o

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I'm in of course. I have just the "secret weapon" kit at the ready.

Bob F

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4. SCALE NOT LARGER THAN 1:18

Why ???????????

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Why ???????????

you know what....that's a dum rulenever mind that

any scale acepted...welcome to the build. :angry:

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3. MUST HAVE PHOTO OF THE 1:1 OF THE ERA. ;)

I do have plans for a vintage 60's/70's drag racer however, I only have kit supplied decals. If you retain this #3 rule people will have to make thier own decals to complete the build and not everyone has the ability to do so. I recommend that you change the rule so that any fictional car will do as long as it looks like a period correct car. If this can be changed, add my name to the roster.

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Well, durn it! I don't have anything that will fit in that category.

I do have a sign though....

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Oh yeah! I think I can work this one into my schedule.

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3. MUST HAVE PHOTO OF THE 1:1 OF THE ERA. :P

I do have plans for a vintage 60's/70's drag racer however, I only have kit supplied decals. If you retain this #3 rule people will have to make thier own decals to complete the build and not everyone has the ability to do so. I recommend that you change the rule so that any fictional car will do as long as it looks like a period correct car. If this can be changed, add my name to the roster.

another restrictive rule....ok but the 1:1 photo. must show the style of the car.

to prove the era, but if drcide to do a copy of the real car better.

hope there is no more problems.

please remember the car must represent the eras of 1955-1972

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Okay then pencil me in with a box stock build up of the drag version of this 68 Charger kit. I do believe that will put me in the right period yes?

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Would a car have actually had to race at Lions, or just any car from that era?

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Okay then pencil me in with a box stock build up of the drag version of this 68 Charger kit. I do believe that will put me in the right period yes?

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yes!!!! find in google image a drag charger from the period, looking at the box photo

the drag version in my opinion need some meat in the back, lool in your

part box and find some slicks.....nascar tires work great for me...check and let me know.

welcome masn and thanks for the support. IT'S THAT A HEMI :unsure:

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Would a car have actually had to race at Lions, or just any car from that era?

YOU GOT IT, WHAT IM TRYING TO CAPTURE IS THE

NOSTALGIC FEELING OF DRAG RACING.

THAT TRACK WAS A FAVORITE OF ALL THE RACERS.

ASK YOUR SELF WHY?.....IF YOU GET A CHANCE

WATCH MORE AMERICAN GRAFFITI...YOU CAN

GO INTO YOU TUBE AND FIND IT, IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE MOVIE.

CHECK THE CARS, THE ATTITUDE, THE COMBINATIONS.....

THA'T WHAT I WANT....AT THE END OF THIS BUILD

WILL LIKE TO SEE DIFFERENT STUFF, CLASSES, COLOR

FACTORY BACK CAR VS PRIVETEERS....CARS DONE AT YOU GARAGE AT HOME.

WANT TO SEE OLD FUNNY CARS, DRAGSTERS FRONT AND BACK ENGINES.

STOCKERS, GASSERS,ALTTEREDS, EVEN THE EXIVITION CARS LIKE THE WHEEL STANDERS

JET CARS, TWINN ENGINES ETC......

IMPORTANT...NEEDS TO BE A DRAG CAR..(NO PRO STREETS, NO SHOWROOM MUSSLE CARS

NO PRO MODS.) A PRO MOD MAY BE A 55 CHEVY BUT IT THAT CLASS WAS NOT

IN THAT ERA.) A 55 GASSER, YES!!! HOPE I EXPLAIN MY SELF, THANKS FOR THE INTEREST.

KEEP THEM COMING!!!!

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Kinda like this?

Built this a few years ago.

Great thread. Love the old stuff! I'll be watching.

Scott

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Kinda like this?

Built this a few years ago.

Great thread. Love the old stuff! I'll be watching.

Scott

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I have some photos from '63 Indy and some of Hot Wheels Dragster and Funny car. Lots of door slammer/Gasser.

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LOVE HOW THIS THING IS GROWING.

AND HOPEFULLY WE GET MORE PEOPLE TO JOIN.

I HAVE A PROJECT THAT HAVE ABOUT A WEEK TO GO

PLUS I NEED TO FINISH MY 917 FOR THE LE MANS BUILD OFF

IN THE WERKBENCH SECTION. THAT ONE ENDS IN JUNE.

BUT THIS BUILD OFF ENDS IN DECEMBER, SO THERE IS NO PANIC.

I ALREADY GOR THE KIT. A JUNGLE JIM VEGA 93 REISUED, BUT THE DECALS R SHOT.

SO THINKING, I DECIDED TO DO THIS CANDYAPPLE VEGA, WELL KNOWN AND FAMOUS

AS JUNGLE JIM. AS A MATTER OF FACT JIMS FRIEND AND RIVAL.

I ALREADY ORDER THE INJECTION HAT AND RIMS. WILL NOT BE USING THE

CENTERLINES IN THE KIT...THEY R GARBAGE...... :)

GOT THE DECALS FROM SLIXX, I WILL BE GOING TO THE HOBBYSHOP

THIS FRIDAY TO GET THE PAINT.

MY ENTRE..BARRY SETZER,VEGA..DRIVEN BY PAT FOSTER.

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SOON WILL POST THE KIT, THE BOX AND PARTS BEFORE STARTING IT.

THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT AND LET'S KEEP ON BUILDING AND REMEMBERING.

Edited by 3men2s

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I like this build. Count me in. I actually raced at Lions in the late 60's before the draft got me.

But remember, Garlits unveiled his rear engine car at the Winternats in '72, so not many rear engined rails got to run at Lions.

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I like this build. Count me in. I actually raced at Lions in the late 60's before the draft got me.

But remember, Garlits unveiled his rear engine car at the Winternats in '72, so not many rear engined rails got to run at Lions.

NOWAY!!!! THAT'S HISTORY RIGHT THERE.

PLEASE TELL US WHAT YOU EXPERIENCED AND WHAT OTHER

CARS AND DRIVERS YOU GOT TO SEE AND MEET.

WHAT R YOU PLANNING TO BUILT?

THANK YOU FOR RESPONDING TO THIS POST

LET'S MAKE SOME NOISE <_<:lol:;)

LIONS IS OPEN!!!!!!

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HERE IS MY PROJECT, ALMOST READY.

NEED TO GET THE PAINTS AND TO THE SHOP <_<

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Came on this as I was researching and posting for interest.

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I'm getting close to a car. Got a trip to the big city Friday and see what's there for rails. Hopefully some old dragster with a frame I can use on the local Burnside Auto Body's dragster.

Dateline: May 6, 1962

There was a major crash this past month at Pratt & Whitney's Airstrip (weekend dragstrip) and some loony with a front blower went backwards into a crowd of Piper Cub executive airplanes on the adjoining runway. The wreck ended up at Burnside Auto Body in East Hartford and the owner can't afford the towing charges OR the Piper Cub damage. The body shop is in negotiations now for the 283 front blower engine and are thinking RACING!

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Hey I'm new here but would love to join! I'm thinking super stock 62 Bel Air and any thin else I can find in the pile over in the corner! So if it's okay I would like to come and play too! :(

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WELCOME BRO

GUYS, YOU DON'T HAVE TO ASK ME FOR PERMISSION.

START SENDING PICS, LET'S ROCK THIS JOINT.

I AM FINISHING SOME PROJECTS SO I CAN START DOING THIS THING.

THANK YOU...WHO ELSE

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TRYING OUT THE SHOES...I LIKE THIS B)

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Oh, man, sign me up! I've been on a Lions jag recently, and am currently working on an HO slot car version of the track circa 1968. But now I've got a reason/excuse to model the '55 Chevy that I raced there in the late '60s.

We ran Bracket 2 at Orange County International Raceway on Saturday nights, and AHRA classes (F2 D/Hot Rod) at Lions on Sunday. I've got a couple of '55 Chevy post-sedan kits in the closet, so it's time to get them out of storage. Here's the prototype, photographed at OCIR around 1968. I've got some tiny snapshots of the car at Lions as well, and I'm still kickin' myself for trashing the Lions class winner's trophies during a move . . .

Thanks!

Rick V.

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Oh, man, sign me up! I've been on a Lions jag recently, and am currently working on an HO slot car version of the track circa 1968. But now I've got a reason/excuse to model the '55 Chevy that I raced there in the late '60s.

We ran Bracket 2 at Orange County International Raceway on Saturday nights, and AHRA classes (F2 D/Hot Rod) at Lions on Sunday. I've got a couple of '55 Chevy post-sedan kits in the closet, so it's time to get them out of storage. Here's the prototype, photographed at OCIR around 1968. I've got some tiny snapshots of the car at Lions as well, and I'm still kickin' myself for trashing the Lions class winner's trophies during a move . . .

Thanks!

Rick V.

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Wow, Rick, that is one sweet ride!!! What color was she and any more details you'd like to share?

TimP

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