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Just an observation. A few months back I was looking for a Revell 57 Ford kit. I was wanting the stock / drag car version which was a regular release. All I could find was the NASCAR version, and they were everywhere.

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Only NASCAR kit I have any interest in are pre 1975, if it newer than that no thanks.

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A major problem with any racing car kits comes down to licencing agreements (using brand names and logos); coupled with the fact that every season cars change. This creates a lot of work for the kit producers, new box art, decals and instructions at the very least.

And really how many times will you buy a slightly altered kit just because it's this seasons version (WRC even changes decals for many of the individual rallies)? This creates a low volume of sales per kit issue.

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Every NASCAR kit I see on Ebay is $10 plus another $10 shipping.

Maybe they should be selling them on ebay australia for $50 :huh:<_<:rolleyes: australia sucks

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Ive yet to build any NASCAR kit, if they do come up over here in the UK they go for $30 + !, Id be happy with a $5 one ....shame the shipping wouldnt be so kind.

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I just got one. Loos like an interesting subject of a car that's difficult to find a kit of. Yeah, It's still a NASCAR car, but still. Got the Country Time Olds for cheap.

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HA! Try to buy the original issue MPC nascar kits and then say that!

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HA! Try to buy the original issue MPC nascar kits and then say that!

Yeah, those '70's and early '80's kits are doing well, mainly for nostalgic and historic reasons. Along came the mid-'90s and beyond...

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Yup....

Nascar Kits are not popular at all anymore....

The only ones I ever bought were the Days of Thunder cars....

Only because of the movie tie in, not to build....

and yet, we still have a very healthy NASCAR thread on this very board. :lol:http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showforum=32 and there just buildin' away. ;)post-11893-0-16373700-1423105697_thumb.j11-02_zps9a45b7e8.jpg006a_zps6911cb5f.jpgpost-2219-0-21919400-1418817116_thumb.jp013a_zpsc80b4e64.jpg

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Around here (metro Detroit) you usually can't even give away a NASCAR kit.Local clubs even discourage using them as presents at the annual Christmas "Dirty Santa" gift exchanges.Anyone who tries it and is found out is openly criticized.

Having said that,I was surprised last November when a vendor at the D.A.A.M. show was successful in unloading several Mongram and AMT NASCAR kits from his late brother's collection for $8 to $10 each.Most of these were Petty and/or Earnhardt kits.The others did languish and are still unsold.

I have several NASCAR kits in my stash.I've never built one but with their low value I'm thinking I might build some just for the experience(after all,if I mess the thing up I have plenty more to use)and then use others for a good source of parts for other projects and for painting practice.

Edited by ZTony8

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