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1/25 MPC Carl Casper's Cosmic Charger Fuel Dragster

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Did this ever get released? I can't find it on ModelRoundup.

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Did this ever get released? I can't find it on ModelRoundup.

Late August, according to Tower Hobbies.

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Inside front cover of the August 2015 Scale Auto has an ad for it. So it will be issued!!

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Any update on a date yet?  Haven't seen anything on the usual sites about availability.

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.........one was listed and sold on ebay 3 days ago,,,oddly, no others and no sellers with any listed now...good luck to those who wish to get one......the ace....:D

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Omni hobbies has them now........anybody got one to show off ,I love to see the 15 new parts & Decal sheet MPC added to the kit!

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Just ordered 3 of them from Omni.  Should be her Thursday.  Will report on them next weekend.

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I saw two of them yesterday at a local shop.  They charge full retail, though, so neither of those followed me home.  I'll pick one up at another local shop that at least gives club members 10% off (offsets the sales tax, at least) then pick another one up online or at a show.

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I finely got one ,I wish I could post photos to show all of you this Awesome kit ! what I can tell you is the Decals are far better then the original sheet was ,the 15 new parts are a must have for this kit , also included is a booklet with close up photo's of the car ,this is a nice touch . the back slotted  mag wheels are wrong in the kit, should be American 5 spoke mag's ! I give two thumbs up Round2 for bringing back this Awesome kit.

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I just picked one of these kits at Hobby Lobby for around $20.00 with the 40% off coupon. Here are some pics of the model and decals.

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I would like that kit, however I have a few dragster kits in my "stash" and wonder if I'll ever get around to building them.

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Went into Hobby Lobby with no expectation of finding it and voila! It was there! Grabbed one and will most likely go back for another one. 

Compared it to my original and it is very nice! The extra parts are really nice and will find their way onto other projects! 

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The extra parts are really nice and will find their way onto other projects! 

I was going to ask about those newly created, extra parts, but it looks like they are for building a second, later(?) version of the same car?:

 

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I was going to ask about those newly created, extra parts, but it looks like they are for building a second, later(?) version of the same car?:

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From what I know, that is the only version of the car. The MPC kit was not accurate to begin with and looks like it has been properly corrected. I have never seen a single picture of the car in a magazine from that era or any info on the car actually racing. I heard it tried to qualify, but, no race results. 

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I broke down and got one through Amazon prime. First model I purchased in years. Too good to miss.

 

The parts looks great. The front mount blower looks a lot like the unit from the Galloping Ghost. Does anyone have a shot of the actual CC engine?

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This was on Drag List but there's not much else

Carl Casper from Louisville, Kentucky USA 
1971 - Category: TOPFUEL, Type: TN, Class: AA/FD, Div: 3
"Carl Caspers Cosmic Charger Streamliner" Owned by Carl Casper from Kentucky USA
Dragster by Logghe Stamping Co. | Powered by a 426 cubic inch Chrysler Hemi with direct drive

1/4 Mile ET: 6.670 at Unknown | 1/4 Mile MPH: 220.45 at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown | 1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1000 FT. ET: Unknown at Unknown | 1000 FT. MPH: Unknown at Unknown 

 

 

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