American Racing Miniatures to Re-releaseChris Etzel's Speed Classic kits

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I got great news, Chris Etzel's Speed Classic kits are going to re-issued. If you haven't seen one of these resin kits, I can assure you there are none better.

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I got great news, Chris Etzel's Speed Classic kits are going to re-issued. If you haven't seen one of these resin kits, I can assure you there are none better.

Really? That's great news! Any more info?

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I was talking to Lance Sellers at the memorabilia show at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He had some of his Indy car kits, and we started talking about Chris Etzel kits. He told me that someone has the molds and is going to be re-releasing his kits. I forgot the persons name, but know he isn't new to resin. I have 3 of the Etzel kits, but now they're to expensive. With the re-release they won't be anymore. When I get more information on I'll post it.

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I got great news, Chris Etzel's Speed Classic kits are going to re-issued. If you haven't seen one of these resin kits, I can assure you there are none better.

The new company is called American Racing Miniatures and they intend to release all of Etzel's old kits in the next 12-18 months. And they will be at NNL East.

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Do you know if they intend to produce any of the wheel & tire combos that Etzel's made?

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Wow this is really good news. I have a couple of his kits unbuilt & a couple built. Now I'll get to fill in the missing ones.

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sounds promising

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Great news. I will certainly look for them at NNLEast.

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Wow. I shouldn't have paid eBay prices for three Stutz Blackhawk LSRs. No sour grapes here, though. It's great that everyone will have the chance to get these kits again. I'm looking forward to getting some of the Millers and Duesenbergs.

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Great news!

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Do you know if they intend to produce any of the wheel & tire combos that Etzel's made?

I can't see why not, given that the wheel/tire combo's Chris made were part of kits he also made. Now, it sure would be nice to be able to snag a couple of the 274 Offenhausers.

Art

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I'd sure like to get a set or two of the early Champ car dirt tires & wheels.

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I can't see why not, given that the wheel/tire combo's Chris made were part of kits he also made. Now, it sure would be nice to be able to snag a couple of the 274 Offenhausers.

Art

I thought Replicas & Miniatures was doing the Offy 274 using Chris' Offy?

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they are...I got one. that's what kinda gave me pause when I saw this topic because I thought if anyone was going to do them it might be reps and mins, but he is probably too busy to take it on. whatever its gonna be great to have those kits available again; I wanted to buy one or more but just never got in the right place (in front of me) at the right time (with money burning a hole in my pocket).

jb

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That was my problem . I was busy raising kids when they came out the first time.When I finally had money, he wasn't making kits.Well now I can buy the ones I don't have.

I always wanted the Stutz more than any other, and got beat at least once by Lee on ebay, probably more than that for one. I don't have to worry about that anymore.

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When is this going to happen?

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...I always wanted the Stutz more than any other, and got beat at least once by Lee on ebay, probably more than that for one. I don't have to worry about that anymore.

Wanna make a deal? ;)

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That announcement caused grumbling over on the open wheel board.Seems the grumblers are the ones who bought the kits several years ago and thought they would hold their value for later (high) resale.There's a lesson there.

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I helped sell off quite a few resin kits from my friends collection after his passing, hate to say it, but glad we sold them when we did!

But now I am stuck with a ton of decals for them!

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But now I am stuck with a ton of decals for

Not for long

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I should put them up on the trade section, if there is any interest. I don't build Indy type cars. They are nice, but not my thing

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I should put them up on the trade section, if there is any interest. I don't build Indy type cars. They are nice, but not my thing

You should post a list of what you've got, as there are more than a few Indycar builders and collectors on this board. Myself included.

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Yes I would like to see a list too!

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I think I'll do that. Will post notice when I do.

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American Racing Miniatures , do they have a website ? I've looked and didn't see anything, maybe I missed it.

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