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Entry # 431

Joe Hersey, Jr. (Postumous)

1/16 Barry Setzer AA/Fuel Funny Car

 

Note:

  • This kit was built by the late Joe Hersey, Jr, and is a very faithful model of a very well-known funny car in the early '70s, specifically 1972 with the late Pat Foster as driver.  
  • The body paint and decal work are virtually flawless, a deep, hard to paint candy apple red, with very accurate and well applied decals (unknown decal manufacturer).
  • The chassis has been done well and accurately, with additional wiring and detail. The car has been in storage for years and only recently repaired for this contest

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Entry # 69

Andy Blake

1/16 1913 Mercer Raceabout 35J

 

Note:

  • Kit hood is one piece. I opened it and posed it. Engine is fully detailed with dual ignition, white plugs with brass caps, metal valve stems with real springs
  • Mercer lamps from factory were painted black, all gas lamps have red hoses with clamps. All kerosene lamps (side and tail) have wick adjustment knobs. 
  • ​Dash is cherry wood veneer as is floorboard, body panels and frame is pinstriped, half round rod added to surface of fenders along with real brass dust ci=overs on the valve stems

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Entry # 79

Jim Owen

1/16 427 Cobra

 

Note:

  • Painted using Testors one coat lacquer Fiery Orange shot directly from the can, no clear coat.  Bumpers and wheels shot with Tamiya X-18 semi-gloss black and cleared with Tamiya TS-13 clear.  All decals are kit supplied.
  • Drivers seat belt made using Pro Tech seat belt material and latches.  Dash gauges are from LTD Enterprises and covered with Model Master clear gloss and bezels made using Molotow chrome pen.  Door latches are modified kit supplied parts with a straight pen used for latching mechanism.
  • Engine bay uses a combination of Top Studio and Pro Tech A&N fittings and Pro Tech braided line.  Distributor and coil are Pro Tech parts along with the wiring, rod ends, fuel distribution tees and throttle linkage.  Throttle return spring and the throttle Y mechanism are scratchbuilt.

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Entry # 365

Pete DeWald

1/20 Jeep CJ7

 

Note:

  • Parts box tires and painted Dupli Color Blue
  • Winch cable made from necklace wire from my local craft store
  • made a HEI Distributor for the engine
    picked this kit up at a model show and it was partially crushed, had to fix the grill.

Entry # 435

Joe Hersey, Jr. (Postumous)

1/16 '34 Ford 3-Window Coupe Hot Rod 

Note:

  • Classic 1934 Ford 3-window coupe Hot Rod
  • Model was built out of the box; extremely clean construction and fit. 
  • Great 'lil hot rod, small block Chevy. Appears to have been built out of the box, with a very nice yellow paint job and well-detailed under-carriage. Model was in storage for years, recently unearthed and cleaned up. 

Entry # 383

Ray Kurn

1/16th Shelby Cobra

 

Note:

  • Some chrome removed
  • Root Beer paint
  • Opening hood, doors, and trunk

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Entry # 91

Jon Rahe

1/8 2012 Tony Stewart

owned USAC Sprint Car

 

Note:

  • This car was owned by Tony Stewart and driven to the USAC sprint car championship in 2012 by the late Bryan Clausen. Bryan won again in 2013. In an effort to win 200 races in a single year, he was tragically killed in a racing accident in 2016.
  • This car is scratchbuilt. The only 3-D printed parts on it are the tires. The hood, tail, motor, frame and wheels are all hand built.

Entry # 302

David Walker

1/12 1974 McLaren M23

 

Note:

  • I attended this race and the clipboard has a photo-reduction of the program including our Lap Chart. This car was the race winner at 1974 Canadian Grand Prix.
  • The aluminum rear beam suspension, air box and roll bar are from Mac's Modelling and are correct for this race, The windscreen was given to me by a friend and the decals are from Tabu and the kit. Helmet decals are from the Tamiya 1/12th driver figure. Paint is correct shade from Zero.
  • RB Motion fittings with Pro-tech braided line and E-Jan Cosworth engine detail-up set. Only half the parts in the latter were usuable

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Entry # 249

Michel Roy

1/12 '57 Chevy Convertible

 

Note:

  • Shortened the body 1.5 inches, narrowed the body, grille, bumpers, interior and dashboard .75 inches, removed top
  • Cut out molded rear seat and replaced with buckets.
  • Modified exhaust and shortened mufflers.

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Entry # 67

Jon Rahe

1/8 1980 Edmunds 4-bar VW Midget

 

Note:

  • This car was owned by Steve Lewis and driven by Stan Fox. This combination of car/driver/owner was nearly unstopable in the '80s. Stan was a very talented driver with a bright future but a terrible crash at Indy ended his driving career.
  • The VW midgets were very popular in the late '70s and '80s because they were extremely light due to the lightweight VW engine. They were also very affordable. A person could get on the track for $10-15,000 whereas it cost close to $50,000 or more for a non-VW entry.
  • This model was very difficult to build because even in 1/8th scale the parts are very small. After all, it is a MIDGET race car. 

Entry # 70

Andy Blake

1/16 1910 Thomas Flyabout M-60

 

Note:

  • I opened the hood to reveal the motor Dual ignition with 12 white plugs with brass caps, metal valve stems with real springs
  • 198 rivets added to upholstery to simulate buttons on seats
  • Real brass steering column, scratchbuilt trunck rack and trunk with lock for the back. Built hat rack for inside top (holding the driver's straw boater hat).

Entry # 289

Duce Jackson

1/12 Ferrari 312T F1 Car

 

Note:

  • This project has dozens of scratchbuilt parts made on a lathe.
  • I didn't have my mill at that time or there would be many more.
  • Nearly every component on this project has been either modified or completely remade to show more accuracy or details.

Entry # 434

Joe Hersey, Jr. (Postumous)

1/16 Keeling & Clayton "Cal Charger" Top Fuel Dragster

 

Note:

  • This is a model of the Keeling & Clayton "Cal Charger" Top Fuel Dragster, certainly one of the most beautiful dragsters of all time. Rick Ramsey, primary driver 
  • Model was built out of the box; not sure whether the decals were the stock Revell or the Slix ones. 
  • One of my all-time favorite dragsters, this model was finished very nicely, with wiring (correct firing order), plumbing and superb decal work. Model was in storage for years, recently unearthed and cleaned up. 

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Entry # 144

Bo Rivard

1/8 1932 Ford

 

Note:

  • Shifter knob made from skull craft bead
  • Flocked interior

Category A25  -  Large Scale

Entry # 236

Curt Raitz

1/16 Ford Cobra

 

Note:

  • Combination of Minicraft's '31 Ford "Hi-Boy" Roadster and MPC's Cobra 427
  • Put the fenderless body of the '31 Ford Roadster on the Cobra 427 chassis
  • Paint is a combination of Ford Blue Scalefinishes colors. Stripe is Tamiya TS-30 Silver Leaf

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Entry # 402

Art Laski

1/16 "Younique" Toyota Hilux 4x4 Mini-truck

 

Note:

  • The paint is Syndicate Customs Purple Passion with a Urethane clear coat. 
  • This was built to highlight two things- the paint and my wife's business. The company name is on tailgate and was made by home-made decal over BMF, then feathered paint in to blend it.
  • This model was built box stock. Most of the features on the underside are molded in and were masked for painting.