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2008 World's Most Beautiful Model Roadster contest

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2008 World's Most Beautiful Model Roadster contest
Posted by theflame on Monday, December 31, 2007 7:42 PM
I've been thinking for ages about how to run a contest similar to the 1:1 America's Most Beautiful Roadster contest, and after chatting a few different people about it I've kinda got a game plan.

Here's the deal: Build a 1:24 or 1:25 roadster of any body style from 1937 or earlier, or design a body all of your own of a similar look. Built it full detail, curbside of slammer style.

You got until November 30th to get it done and submit your five best pictures. Voting will be done by the members on a few participating forums, including this one and will run one month. The first three weeks of voting, which runs all of December, will be followed by a 'final' for the 10 highest-placed cars. Of these ten, the award will be voted for the best received car of the ten.

I've got a gorgeous trophy designed which will go to the winner, along with the obvious bragging rights you'll get for the rest of the next year/your life!

If you're stuck for inspiration think Oakland Roadster show (or Google it!)

Good luck! [thumbs up] [thumbs up]
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Posted by East Coast Customs on Monday, December 31, 2007 8:44 PM
thought this was an AutoMod..... exclusive
"Gettin back into the game for 2010!!! So be on the look out for new rides by me"
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Posted by theflame on Monday, December 31, 2007 8:47 PM
Nah, the more the merrier!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 12:24 AM
Count me in.
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Posted by theflame on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 4:44 AM
Whatcha gonna build SCH3? Got any ideas yet?
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Posted by 1320wayne on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 6:25 AM
I think I may be up to the challenge here. I've got a 32 Phaeton that I've been wanting to try some radical changes on.

Do you want in progress pics. shown, here, during the time period of building?
"Those who try, get passed up by those who do" "Life comes at you a quarter mile at a time" http://public.fotki.com/1320wayne/
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Posted by theflame on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 7:37 AM
Sounds great Wayne! You dont HAVE to of course, but I'd love to see some
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Posted by 2000F4 on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 11:02 AM
Being involved with a few other CBP makes me really like the timeline on this one LOL, not building anything radical for the other builds and I have a few roadster projects underway so count me in. One I just started a few days ago and still working out exactly what I'll be doing is an Ala-Kart body on an AMT 32 chassis. The other project I've had in mind for about 2 years now will have to finally be done aswell, '41 willy's roadster.

The wheels are not going on this but I put them beside it to try and get my ideas going.




This is a pic of the willys I'll be getting most of my design from, the original one I saw was very similar but red. It's possible the wheels on the truck will go on this project.



Well I've already done some minor cutting on the Ala-Kart body but I can't wait to get into the Willys, pics will follow.

Cheers, Mike.
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Posted by theflame on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 1:13 PM
Great work Mike, I love the little Ford and the Willys looks GREAT too! Thumbs Up
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Posted by 2000F4 on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 2:47 PM
I guess I'll just post pics of the willys anyways. I just noticed the year cut-off year of '37, that's OK maybe I can finally pull out my '37 Ford w/ trailer kit I've had kicking around for years now.
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Posted by theflame on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 6:50 PM
Oh yeah, didnt think of that...though a 30s grille on that dumped Willys would make an interesting custom!
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Posted by Jantrix on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 2:54 AM
As long as no one minds that my build is also in the 6cyl CBP, I'm in with my 25 t-bucket.

Rob Geeked There is a nasty little four letter word for building something you're not interested in - work. And that's not what we do here. My Photo Album

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Posted by theflame on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 10:57 AM
Sounds good to me Jantrix, after all, a 1:1 build would be allowed in more than one show, right? Sounds awesome!
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Posted by theflame on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 11:03 AM
PS: 2000F4, I wanted to email you but you don't have an email address in your profile, could you drop me a line through mine please buddy? Thanks!
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Posted by Rocket on Thursday, January 3, 2008 3:58 AM
I maybe interested. Just have to come up with somthing now.
I`m a preshicional instrument of speed and auromatics.Tow mater(cars)
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Posted by theflame on Thursday, January 3, 2008 6:15 AM
Cool! Got a shortlist?
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Posted by Rocket on Friday, January 4, 2008 5:47 PM
yeah put me down for a 36ford.Are there any rules or is it anything goes as long as it keeps a similar body shape
I`m a preshicional instrument of speed and auromatics.Tow mater(cars)
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Posted by theflame on Friday, January 4, 2008 7:42 PM
Pretty much what you like...1937 or earlier, 1:25 or 1:24 and no roof!

Get as wild as you like mate! Big Smile
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Posted by stryfe101 on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 9:46 AM
count me in!

32 Roadster in progress

nothing catchy here
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Posted by STUNNABOI on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 10:22 AM
im in for sure what im gonna build idk yet
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Posted by 64mercuryman on Friday, January 18, 2008 12:45 PM
Nice start! Where did you get the Duvall style windshield frame? Scratchbuilt? Have a few sittin in the wings that are dying for that!
merc
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Posted by theflame on Friday, January 18, 2008 6:10 PM
I like the stock firewall too Thumbs Up

Looking forward to seeing more of this!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 10:24 PM
you can count me in
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Posted by 2000F4 on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 1:17 AM
Beleive it or not I went to the LHS once or twicw and still can't decide on a powerplant LOL. I have done a bit of bodywork, I'll try and snap some pics tonight. So I need a powerplant and I need to finalize my wheel and tire combo so I can set where I want my suspension.
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Posted by theflame on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 5:21 AM
Welcome wbpdlshr! Look forward to seeing what you come up with!

2000F4, have you read Tim Boyd's articles that were in SA last year on all the different V8s that have been kitted? Might give you some inspiration....
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Posted by 2000F4 on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 11:13 AM
No I haven't, maybe I'll look it up. I just have an issue with just slapping a small block chevy in a car that's suppose to be AMBR you know what I mean, it's just not special enough. I'm thinking maybe a crazy flathead like this one that powers a streamliner.



Here's the link if the picture doesn't work, http://images.hotrod.com/thehistoryof/hrdp_0706_12_z+10_historic_hot_rod_engines+flathead_ford.jpg
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Posted by theflame on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 12:46 PM
WOW, that'd be awesome! We've got such a range of crazy builds going on for this one...from the traditional and subtle to the outright WILD. There's 4 or 5 builds going on for this contest on another forum, and a couple on a third forum - it's gonna be fun to see these all come together Thumbs Up
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Posted by bugace on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 2:37 PM
I like this idea, and I might enter a model.
Have to plan a build for this before starting building.
http://public.fotki.com/bugace/plastic-modelbuilding/ Hmmmm, where is the glue, know I it got here some where.......hi,hi,hi,hi..........hmmmm Gues my wife has hidden it........................hi,hi,hi,hi................................
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Posted by 2000F4 on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 2:53 PM
Are you allowed to post links to the other entrys we don't see here?
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Posted by stryfe101 on Thursday, January 24, 2008 1:02 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by 64mercuryman

Nice start! Where did you get the Duvall style windshield frame? Scratchbuilt? Have a few sittin in the wings that are dying for that!
merc


That and the stock style firewall come from the amt Phantom Vickie kit...thanks for the comments guys..I've been working steadily on it. Is a retro rod of sorts..should have a vintage racer look to it, with some modern touches in materials(look for some carbon fiber decal used) and parts used...heres a shot of whats going on top of the engine, my attempt at a cosworth version of the sbf "cross boss" intake since best resin wouldn't send me the one I ordered.
The valve covers will wear a cosworth logo on them as well...this will be set-up like an efi system.



as I get more progress on it I'll make a wip thread in the hot rods section

Gray
nothing catchy here

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