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On 3/21/2020 at 5:53 PM, Casey said:

Revell 1/4 scale V-8 engine

More on this kit, though the narrator doesn't quite get all of the details correct...:

 

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Revell kit H-1499, which never saw the light of day:

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It seems the Aurora 1/16 scale Racing Scenes kits were very much on Revell's radar, but perhaps the sales numbers meant they weren't as much of a threat as initially feared.

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51 minutes ago, Casey said:

Revell kit H-1499, which never saw the light of day:

RevellHobbyShow19733-vi.jpg

 

It seems the Aurora 1/16 scale Racing Scenes kits were very much on Revell's radar, but perhaps the sales numbers meant they weren't as much of a threat as initially feared.

They probably realized how much extra plastic was needed to make LInda and cancelled it! LOL! 

And that guy is not Shumacher, but he is lucky to be in such nice company! 

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On 4/3/2020 at 11:31 AM, Casey said:

Revell kit H-1499, which never saw the light of day:

RevellHobbyShow19733-vi.jpg

 

It seems the Aurora 1/16 scale Racing Scenes kits were very much on Revell's radar, but perhaps the sales numbers meant they weren't as much of a threat as initially feared.

Who is/was Supershoe? I've never heard of him. 

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Pretty sure he, or his family, started the Schumacher battery charger company.  He didn't drive or run the team for all of the Wonderwagon cars, but took the program over when the original guys weren't getting results.

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On 4/5/2020 at 2:35 PM, Vince Nemanic said:

Don Shoemacher had the nickname "supershoe". His early cars were called "Stardust" and he also drove the Wonder Wagon cars, to name a few. Currently a team owner.

Drag racer? Indy? What? 

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I was never a big drag racing fan, other than of Jungle Jim. But, him using a Camaro that I got as a model as a gift. And later finding out about Jungle Pam. There little question why I know about him. There are others I knew/know of too. And I slight remember his Wonder Wagon above. But, he himself? I had never heard of him. 

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On 4/5/2020 at 2:35 PM, Vince Nemanic said:

Don Shoemacher had the nickname "supershoe". His early cars were called "Stardust" and he also drove the Wonder Wagon cars, to name a few. Currently a team owner.

They were called Stardust because the Las Vegas casino by that name was a sponsor of his. It is pretty interesting, his mom and dad were bookies in Chicago and had connections with the casino. This article does not mention it but I read that one of his clients owed him money and that is how he became a partner in the battery charger business   https://www.autoweek.com/racing/nhra/a2147006/racing-legend-don-schumacher-still-driven-dominate-improve-nhra/

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On 2/11/2017 at 8:41 PM, Mark said:

It was a '66 Chevy pickup, produced from the original SMP/AMT tool.  Someone else produced 500 or so assembled promo models from that tool, but the kit never appeared. 

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On 5/21/2020 at 8:02 PM, ChrisBcritter said:

I'm surprised no more have been produced in the past 20-some years..

I would bet the modern AMT '60 and Revell '65/'66 have filled most of the demand for that generation of Chevy pickup, despite the promo's unique longbed.

Here's a 1972 AMT sales sheet featuring the never-happened T-529 Ahrens-Fox Piston Pumper:

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On 12/13/2020 at 12:05 AM, horsepower said:

Didn't the Lindberg 1/8th scale competition dragster coupe make it into production in the late '90s early 2000s as a front engined dragster with a Fiat Topolino. Coupe body. Unless it was originally meant to have a different body.

I think that the Fiat Dragster you mean is 1/12th

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The Fiat was 1/12 scale, fairly decent body, so-so engine, chassis was shared with a futuristic bubble top show rod and not related to anything that ever saw a drag strip.  Guys who like 1/12 scale stuff will buy built ones and part them out, and build more realistic drag cars using Monogram 1/12 scale kit engines and other parts.

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On 10/20/2019 at 1:26 AM, Richard Bartrop said:

Now you've got me wondering how the Corvair would look if it survived into the '70s, with '70s style bumpers and '70s pimpmobile styiling.  Perhaps it's just as well it died when it did.

That Poor man's Porche couldn't compete with a Mustang or needed more than a Nova as a family car. About as wanted as a mini Cooper US spec in 1969.

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On 12/12/2020 at 3:05 PM, horsepower said:

Didn't the Lindberg 1/8th scale competition dragster coupe make it into production in the late '90s early 2000s as a front engined dragster with a Fiat Topolino. Coupe body. Unless it was originally meant to have a different body.

This.....

LINDBERG DIAMOND DUSTER LIMITED EDITION 1/12 Scale Retro Vintage Model  SEALED | Model kit, Toy car, Car model

 

Became this.....

Lindberg Fiat Dragster 1/12 - Pienoismallikauppa.fi

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On 10/21/2019 at 12:40 PM, Casey said:

And an uploaded version of the Ahrens-Fox Pumper:

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What I wouldn't giove for that Fox to be produced. It's GOT to al least be as good a seller as a garbage truck is going to be.

Steve

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