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David H
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Cars racing in the NASCAR circuit were really specially prepared versions of what we could buy at a local dealer?

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Harv Goranson
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Yeah, try buying a V8 Camry at your Toyota dealer.


   
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Karl Schnelle
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Is that an old Racing Champions Superbird? 😎 

 


   
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Mike DeTorrice
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Posted by: @mg-harv

Yeah, try buying a V8 Camry at your Toyota dealer.

Lol, yes, exactly Harv ! Or the rear-wheel drive versions of FWD consumer editions. I used to let the salesmen at the Chicago Auto Shows have it with both barrels when I looked over their latest offerings. A number sheepishly agreed with me that it was rather misleading and a revealing look at what bureaucrats and over-regulation had brought.

 


   
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David H
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@karl   Yes, it is, still in its original box.  It's been stored away here for a while.

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Great post, David!    (Early) NASCAR has always been the only kind of motorsports that fascinated me, so here some of my mdels in 1/43

SMTS Galaxies
Galaxie Spark

Three Ford Galaxies by SMTS and one by Spark (with homemade "after race" look)

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Impalas

Ford Fairlane and Chevrolet Impala groups by Quartzo / Vitesse

I also have a couple of cars in my 1/24 department, but that's another story... 😉

Ralf Buyer
Wiesbaden, Germany


   
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Ben Lampson
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Posted by: @mg-harv

Yeah, try buying a V8 Camry at your Toyota dealer.

Yes Harv! I would love to see NASCAR go back to homologation rules....the Camry would be a better car with a V8 and rear wheel drive!


   
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Bob Jackman
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That's quite a collection Ralf. Because of space considerations I don't collect race cars but I sure like them. Thanks for sharing.


   
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Harv Goranson
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@ben-lampson There's always Trans Am, where the Mustangs, Camaros, and Challengers look like their road-going counterparts. Here's one of my favorites among the old stockers.

Spark S3593 Ford Torino Pearson pic1
Spark S3593 Ford Torino Pearson pic2

 

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Posted by: @mg-harv

@ben-lampson There's always Trans Am, where the Mustangs, Camaros, and Challengers look like their road-going counterparts. Here's one of my favorites among the old stockers.

Spark S3593 Ford Torino Pearson pic1
Spark S3593 Ford Torino Pearson pic2

 

I love me some Trans Am racers Harv!

Do you have the Spark Bobby Unser Pikes Peak Torino with Unser behind the wheel? One of my favorite Spark models.

A mixed medley of Spark, Matrix, TSM, SMTS and possibly others.

The last 3 pics are 1/18 Trans Am cars. 

The #6 Javelin is a sealed resin by Replicarz....an absolutely stunning 1/18 model.

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Harv Goranson
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Replicarz is supposed to do the Javelin in 1/43 someday, as is Spark for the No. 48 car. I have a few T-A cars by Spark.

Spark S2602 Camaro
Spark S2640 Mustamg P Jones pic1
Spark S2642 Mustang Trans Am 1969 pic2
Spark S3609 Challenger T A pic1

   
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Ben Lampson
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Posted by: @mg-harv

Replicarz is supposed to do the Javelin in 1/43 someday, as is Spark for the No. 48 car. I have a few T-A cars by Spark.

 

SMTS is also supposed to do a second gen Javelin Trans Am car Harv.

I inquired about the upcoming Javelin to Keith at SMTS and he said they are down on employees, so it might take a while longer.


   
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