Posey Challenger

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Don't believe I've ever posted in this section before, just been looking at frank (slickp.)s albums & I'm feeling kinda humbled. those camaros are beauty's.....this is a build I did based on Sam Posy's T/A Challenger ;)

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Nice Clean build there Brian.

Ed

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I dont usually even look Nasacars but when i see Challenger name in anywhere ill just havto look ;) This looks great! Just like that 1:1! :rolleyes:

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It looks really great! was there a purple challenger that ran also?

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I dont usually even look Nasacars but when i see Challenger name in anywhere ill just havto look ;) This looks great! Just like that 1:1! :rolleyes:

You're still safe. The Challenger didn't race in NASCAR. It was run in the TRANS-AM series where they ALWAYS raced turning both left AND right :lol:

Ed

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It looks really great! was there a purple challenger that ran also?

Nope, just another Green one which was Sam's backup Car driven once by Ronnie Bucknum and once by Tony Adamowicz.

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You're still safe. The Challenger didn't race in NASCAR. It was run in the TRANS-AM series where they ALWAYS raced turning both left AND right :D

Ed

Don't say that to Chubby Arrington and Paul Radford from Va. 100% NASCAR race car. :lol:;)

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Nice job on your model. Looks like a clean build. I know what you mean about Frank (Slickpaint) I have to see his models all the time and next to my builds. He is one of my best friends and one of the guys in my build group. I have been becoming a better modeler because of him. You should see his real car!!!!! He doesn't like me talking him up. He gets all icon_redface.gif LOL!!

I like those early Trans Am cars. Looks real good.

Matt

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Don't say that to Chubby Arrington and Paul Radford from Va. 100% NASCAR race car. :lol::D

Matt, I stand corrected. The sentence should have started with "That" not "The". Thanks.

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You're still safe. The Challenger didn't race in NASCAR. It was run in the TRANS-AM series where they ALWAYS raced turning both left AND right :D

Ed

Oh you are right. This Nascar-section confused me little bit. I knew that Trans-Am and Nascar are 2 differend races ;) But i dont know much of them B)

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Oh you are right. This Nascar-section confused me little bit. I knew that Trans-Am and Nascar are 2 differend races :o But i dont know much of them B)

I think that Trans Am "Show Room Stock Cars" are quite appropriate under here in the NASCAR section. Really no other place to put these types of models. That Model looks GREAT in here! :D

Matt

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Don't believe I've ever posted in this section before, just been looking at frank (slickp.)s albums & I'm feeling kinda humbled. those camaros are beauty's.....this is a build I did based on Sam Posy's T/A Challenger :D

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Oooh, that is impressive work. Beautiful.

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Brian, same here, I DON'T build or even LOOK at nascar stuff, but I saw the Challenger thread,and since I DO like Chally's and NEVER heard of one bein RACED in nascar, I just hadta look! Glad I did! Yours looks REAL nice, I LIKES it!!!! :D:lol:;)

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Brian, same here, I DON'T build or even LOOK at nascar stuff, but I saw the Challenger thread,and since I DO like Chally's and NEVER heard of one bein RACED in nascar, I just hadta look! Glad I did! Yours looks REAL nice, I LIKES it!!!! :D:lol:;)
they were raced in the trans-am race's never nascar but i chould be wrong

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they were raced in the trans-am race's never nascar but i chould be wrong

Thanks guys..Moparfan if you look up the page to matts reply apparently a Chall. did race in NASCAR although it is on FIRE!! :(

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Very cool Challenger!!...man those cars looked awesome as race cars.....nice work on your model!............Frank

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That is a killer build you got there.

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ViperDave who posts on Spotlght Hobbies Message Board owns and restored the real Posey Challenger TransAm race car. It's been awarded at several Concours already this year.

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ViperDave who posts on Spotlght Hobbies Message Board owns and restored the real Posey Challenger TransAm race car. It's been awarded at several Concours already this year.

Art

Dave has restored both the #77 and the #76 Trans Am Challengers. They both look alike. He also restored a Petty built NASCAR Latemodel Challenger that was built using the MOPAR Kit Car race cars that MPC kitted and later AMT reissued as the Sprt Dart. MPC never did a Challenger version of those kit cars in a scale model.

Matt

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<!--quoteo(post=230693:date=Nov 18 2009, 11:47 AM:name=Crazy Ed)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Crazy Ed @ Nov 18 2009, 11:47 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=230693"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->You're still safe. The Challenger didn't race in NASCAR. It was run in the TRANS-AM series where they ALWAYS raced turning both left AND right <img src="http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

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Don't say that to Chubby Arrington and Paul Radford from Va. 100% NASCAR race car. <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" /> <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

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Dude! That car was HOT!

Sorry - couldn't resist.

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I was aways a BIG fan of the old Trans-Am series, especially when MOPAR got involved. Dan Gurney with his AAR 'Cudas and the AutoDynamics Team with their Challengers were always fast, just couldn't quite 'close the deal'.

Great build! Simply AWESOME!!!

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There was a purple challenger ran by Swede Savagein the series. Swede is also the guy who at indy is shown in a destroyed car with his feet hanging out the front end, what a name for a racer! the Posey build is excellent! saw an article on Sam while ago, still has the fire , but his body is fighting him on it.

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<!--quoteo(post=233761:date=Nov 26 2009, 04:35 PM:name=Art Anderson)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Art Anderson @ Nov 26 2009, 04:35 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=233761"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->ViperDave who posts on Spotlght Hobbies Message Board owns and restored the real Posey Challenger TransAm race car. It's been awarded at several Concours already this year.

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Dave has restored both the #77 and the #76 Trans Am Challengers. They both look alike. He also restored a Petty built NASCAR Latemodel Challenger that was built using the MOPAR Kit Car race cars that MPC kitted and later AMT reissued as the Sprt Dart. MPC never did a Challenger version of those kit cars in a scale model.

Matt

Thanks again everyone for the kind words..I believe he replied to this a few yrs. ago on another forum and pointed out a few errors :) I wish I'd known about him before I built it, I probably would have bugged the heck out of him as he was obviously a fountain of info. as it was he shared a lot of interesting info about the car, hope he's doing well :D

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Beautiful Job there Brian.... I hope you dont mind if I post some of the version I did almost 6 or 7 years ago. I built it for the Gentleman that owns and Historically races this car that was restored by ViperDave. His name is Ken Epsman. He lives out in California and owns (last time I talked to him) a precious metal collection business. Anyways here is the one I built and he has in his collection.

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Again hope you do not feel I pirated your thread... if so PM me and I will remove them!

Dave T

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Absolutely NOT Dave...I'm glad I got to see yours man, I've been a fan of your builds for a long time B) ..one thing you can say about this car, it may not of had a real successful racing career..but you sure couldn't miss it!! B)

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