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On 3/17/2020 at 2:48 PM, Dave Van said:

PHONE HOME!!!!

 

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They had more important toys to make than some dumb van! 

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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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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.

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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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Drag

Note the Christmas tree in photo.....above Linda!

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26 minutes ago, unclescott58 said:

Drag racer? Indy? What? 

Drag Racing 

 

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1968 Plymouth Barracuda: Don Schumacher's Stardust Funny Car ...

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And like i said, that is not even him in the picture! 😄

DI CLASSIC: Don Schumacher – The DI Interview – Drag Illustrated ...

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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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Here's the Revell Honda CRX mentioned earlier:

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And the AMT Quad Racer:

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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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Grabbed one the first chance I got, and I'm glad I did. I'm surprised no more have been produced in the past 20-some years.

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Biggest difference between original and repro is the vacuformed glass with closed side windows.

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Well this one slipped off my radar- so begins the search...

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