Bonneville/Pikes Peak Group Build

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Well... lets kick this baby off!

First off, anything mild to wild welcome.

Remember for the Bonneville side, you want to go as fast as possible... smooth and powerful is the name of the game here. Also, this is highly open to interpretation, if you have a semi with 4 Cat engines... I am sure there is a class, if you have a motorbike powered by raw eggs, there will be a class for that also! Also, remember safety is paramount... SCTA officals check everything!

As far as the Pikes Peak side, this is a wild, hopefully sub-12 minute, dash up Pikes Peak in Colorado. The terrain varies widely, the start is on pavement, transitions to dirt and back and forth the whole way up... if you want inspiration look up the Pikes Peak Suzuki XL-7 on Google. Same thing with safety here.

Lets say that the project has to be less than 25% complete or a rebuild.

Oh yes, the classes

Bonneville – Anything raced at Bonneville... remember that nearly anything flies!

Pikes Peak – anything that can be raced up the mountain... Rhys Millen has raced up the mountain in a Pontiac Solstice... very close to the same car that he drifts in, so that is also open to interpretation.

Either PM me here or send me an email with a. your real name b. username c. the model and scale and finally d. the classification to remingtonbox at yahoo dot com.

Oh yes, one rule: HAVE A BLAST BUILDING YOUR CONTRAPTIONS!

If anyone has anything to add, suggestions, comments... be my guest.

I also like Jarius' idea of a photo contest... Lets say 3 photos for the final submission, at least one has to be in the vehicles natural habitat (Photoshop, diorama, whatever) I will find something to throw in as a prize. Sound good?

Post renderings, pictures, ideas, trash talk, bench race, imagineer...

Like I said, above all, HAVE FUN!

The Entry List:

1 – Remington Box - remingtonbox – Bonneville - '34 Chevy
2 - Dan Baker - danno - Pikes Peak - '56 Chevy factory stocker
3 - Dan Baker - danno - Pikes Peak - Leonard Vahsholtz Expedition
4 - Dan Baker - danno - Pikes Peak - John Buffum Audi Quattro
5 - Remington Box - remingtonbox - Pikes Peak - Chevrolet SSR
6 - Davin Blackburn - mopar01lee - Bonneville - '69 Daytona Charger
7 - Matthew Brownlee - highway - Bonneville - '34 Ford Roadster
8 - Shane Gans -txrat - Bonneville
9 - Brian Wiltbank - railfreak78 - Pikes Peak - Jesse James '88 Blazer

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I'm in! I already have the ideas flowing! :)

September 1 will be after Jarius' airplane deal is over...

By the way, that is actually over on Sept 22, but I'd figure most would be done before that, anyway! :D

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Wow. This is right up my alley. But I'm just not in a good building place right now. I'll be watching though with interest.

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I'm in. At least a couple of entries; I'll get back on that.

But, for starters:

Pikes Peak - '56 Chevy factory stocker

Pikes Peak - Leonard Vahsholtz Expedition

Pikes Peak - John Buffum Audi Quattro

If I get really frisky, I'll conjure up a John Wells Coyote.

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Dude... you have to post pictures of those, they sound v-e-r-y interesting!

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While my skills are nowhere near others on this site, I'll give it a try. I might see if I can find a '53 Studebaker kit.

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hey count me in , this sounds cool my entry

1969 dodge ,daytona charger

bonneville salts car ;):D:D:D

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I am planning on building a Salt Lake Racer from the vacuum form body Peter Lombardo sent out to all/any interested parties...

don't know what to call it yet, but it's gonna be powered by the Allison engine from the Revell Parts Pack Kit.

So this group build works just fine, count me in as well...

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My entry will be, for the Bonneville part anyway, is going to be a wild 34 Ford. I'll be using a Jimmy Flintstone's 34 Ford Roadster body and some parts from two of the AMT 70 Coronet Super Bee pro street kits.

Here's the body,

HPIM1723.jpg

and the kits for parts.

HPIM1852.jpg

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Entry list is updated... we are up to 7 entries!

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Sure wish I could do this. I've been wanting to build a Bonneville car ever since I visited the place 5 years ago. I might just jump in later, though......if I get some other projects finished.

Just to fire some of you guys up and give you some inspiration, here's a little "Bonneville Salt Flats" slideshow......and you can truly see how varied the cars can be!

http://purplesagetradingpost.com/sumner/bville-cars-3/phpslideshow.php?directory=.&auto=1&currentPic=1

Edited by roadhawg

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I dont normally enter community builds but I like this one. If theres still room Please add me to the list. I t will be a Bonneville car just not sure as to what it will be yet.

I'm looking

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I dont normally enter community builds but I like this one. If theres still room Please add me to the list. I t will be a Bonneville car just not sure as to what it will be yet.

I'm looking

You are in buddy!

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I certainly want to join this build as I have wanted to do this build for a long time. Before someone else grabs it I am posting what I'm hopefully doing. I PM'd so I hope to be accepted and I will collect the kits and parts to make this Jesse James Pikes Peak Blazer from Monster Garage. Let me know if I am in and I will start parts hunting. JesseJamesBlazer.jpg

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I will add you in the morning! Thanks and cool project! If you need help with the decals... I can help you out!

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The Decals are the biggest worry of mine. I do not know how to make them. Help on that would be cool. Thanks for the add and Now i'll be shopping for a kit to start with.

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The Decals are the biggest worry of mine. I do not know how to make them. Help on that would be cool. Thanks for the add and Now i'll be shopping for a kit to start with.

Get ahold of Timsherry01 on here, he does decal stuff.

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I ordered the kit and the 10000000000000' of brass tubing yesterday... hopefully it will be here by the end of next week!

And railfreak78, I was insinuating that I could help you with the design and printing of the decals... sometimes, in my old age, I get senile and forget to put what I really mean... sorry

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I am going to try and participate by building a monogram cobra pikes peak climber .and maybe something else on the bonneville side if the mood strikes me. :D

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Alrighty... the list is up to date and iBorg, as soon as you figure it out... let me know

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Pikes Peak - 1967 Corvette

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hey can we or when can we start postin progress pics .......

i started tinkerin with mine an was just wanderin bro

thanks ..davin :lol::D;)

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Hey I wanted to let you guys know I have not forgotten this build. I am having some difficulties locating the kits I need but as soon as I do I will be building!

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Hey I wanted to let you guys know I have not forgotten this build.

Same here!

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