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  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: Trondheim, Norway
Faux racecars
Posted by Slabbedask on Saturday, January 31, 2004 4:42 PM
We all do kitbashing to some extent. It may be to get an engine, a set of wheels, or to make a model of a particular model line that haven't been made by any kit mfg. And I'm sure many have also combined two or more cars to make something....well, different. Usually this turns into some custom or pro street car, but I've tried to make a couple of Le Mans-style racers with a bit of a twist.
The finished one was made for the "British cars" theme class at our national Model car contest. (Which it won, by the way......Brag, brag.Big Smile) It's a Jaguar XJR-9LM with a Mini Cooper roof section molded to it. I call it the "SuperCooper" Apart from the body mods, and a set of alu injector stacks, it's box stock.


The other is a project thats been on and off for a few years. Its the Sauber Mercedes, with a roof and front section from a '33 Willys, the "Willemans"
Hopefully it will be finished sometimes.....
You're never too old to have a happy childhood...! http://public.fotki.com/slabbedask/
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    May 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 31, 2004 5:23 PM
Dear Slabbedask, phantom racers! cool, I like it. It looks a lot like one of the new Grand-Am Daytona prototypes. Do they ever show any of the Grand Am races in Norway? Unfortunately, it doesn't get the TV time it deserves here. This last season was some awesome racing. Too much NASCAR, and not enough sportscars. Keep up the good work.

Greg
  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Slabbedask on Sunday, February 1, 2004 3:41 AM
Unfortunately motorsport is greatly neglected on TV over here. The WRC got covered well, but then again Petter Solberg did win it this year!Big Smile Soccer and skiing fills our screens,ZzzZzzZzzZzz, and I couldn't possibly care less about that! The closest dragstrip is hundreds of miles away, and they only run a few times a year. Fortunately there are a few street legal bracket races during summer, and I hope to try that myself when my Bug gets finished.
F1 gets covered on TV as well, but that's not quite my kinda racing either. (Hard to please, ain't I..?) I'd like to see more of the odd kinds of racin, the stuff you don't see too often, like Formula Offroad from Iceland. (Ever seen that? That's totally wild!!!) Truck trail, salt flats racing. Any kind of racing that still has the "regular guy"-feel to it, and that doesn't neccecary involve sponsoring up to the drip rails. For me, mega-bucks takes the exitement out of it. I like the little guys, the family and friends teams that go racing with personal enginering skills an an inventive soul to make up for the biggest bucks. But then again, this rarely gets any media coverage. Maybe thats why I'm not such a big Nascar, F1, or modern top classes drag racing.
Well, just my My 2 cents anyway...
You're never too old to have a happy childhood...! http://public.fotki.com/slabbedask/
  • Member since
    October 2003
Posted by Andy Lilienthal on Monday, February 2, 2004 9:48 AM
Here's my Lindberg Chrysler Concorde phantom touring car. It's the Snap kit, repainted with the spoiler removed. I put some NASCAR wheels/tires on it, lowered it, added decals from the Revell Dodge Craftsman Truck Series kit and the Tamiya Raybrig Honda NSX. It was a quick and fun project.

My idea behind it was if there was a touring car series for full-size sedans (this car, Cadillac STS, Lincoln LS, BMW 5- or 7-series, etc.).

  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Slabbedask on Monday, February 2, 2004 10:01 AM
Cool car, Andy! Full size touring cars. Well, make that a "No cars made after '74", and I'm game....Big Smile
You're never too old to have a happy childhood...! http://public.fotki.com/slabbedask/
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    May 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 2, 2004 2:37 PM
Cool cars guys!!!

Slabbedask, great imagination and building!

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