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David H
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A Thomas Flyer by RIO #143  (figures added)

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  If you can't remember the race, see:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/paris-or-bust-the-great-new-york-to-paris-auto-race-of-1908-116784616/

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Mark Lampariello
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.....and Blake Edward's 1965 movie "The Great Race"  it [loosely] inspired. Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemon, a young Peter Faulk,......and the greatest pie fight ever filmed. Curtis drove his 'Leslie Special', an elegant machine which even looked a bit like the Flyer and was the favorite.  I do not think the 1908 race included a silent-era- style villain like Jack Lemmon's "Professor Fate" who was determined to sabotage the favorite at every opportunuty with his six-wheeled 'Hannibal 8'.


   
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David Green
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I see that the gentleman cranking the engine is taking time off from his Corgi Model T. The people enhance this Thomas.


   
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David H
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Chrysler Prowler by Testors (not that old, but a goodie!)

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Okay, this is a kit that I built a while back.  But it's a pre-painted kit that is really fun, and the result is a fine 1/43 scale model of one of the more uncommon American cars of the last generation.  Try it!

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