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Old Sprinter

1/8 1980 San Jose Dirt Car

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image_zpsa3a68973.jpgIn the late 70s the pavement track in San Jose closed down. It had been around forever. The fair grounds opened a 1/3 mile dirt track that drew all the guys who raced the pavement plus some. They first ran their asphalt cars then built new dirt supermodifieds. Also at this time wings grew bigger and bigger. It really help get the car into the corner but they also caused wrecks from touching wings not wheels. I am building a 1/8 scale replica of Brent Kaedings dirt supermodified from 80. Crazy giant wings and all.

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Thanks guys. I got the body done and mounted and did some wing angle adjustment on top and shortened the nose wing.

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Hey Ken, always have enjoyed your builds.

Exceptional detail & realism.

Never could figure out, though, how you build so quickly when i labor over my stuff forever, it seems.

best

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Thank you guys. Ray, I have built stuff my whole life and I am 68. I have been at his model building stuff for 5 years now, every day, practically. I spend a lot more hours than most people do building.

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Holee Crapola !! That's just awesome!  

68, huh? Think I just got me a new idol !!

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This car is actually 69 which was driven by Brent Kaeding. The pictured car at the top is the 68 of Howard Kaeding, Brent's dad. They both had identical cars except for the number and that is the picture I built from. Both those guys were multi time champions in supermodifieds and sprint cars and now Brent's two sons Tim and Bud are also multi time champions in sprint cars. They have a speed shop in San Jose. Quite the family.

 

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