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  • When fully retired time passes differently. Days of the week barely matter anymore, so let's just say it's still Tuesday for convenience.

    I've been time trialing most of my cars, recently recorded lap times for 24 Can Am cars.

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    As can be seen, I welcome all makes of cars into my Can Am series. Most fun to drive for 100+ laps are in group 2 - #7 HSRR McLaren M8D, #6 Carrera Porsche 917/30, and #59 Fly Porsche 917/10. Overall fastest on Shelby-Hendrix Speedway - Revell-Monogram Lola T70. Imagine that!

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    • Back when car magazine covers were works of art….suitable for framing. ( Which I’ve done 😉)



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      Mark

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      • LAMing
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        LOVE the artwork!

        I've downloaded the jpeg and it may end up framed.

      • slothead
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        That does remind me of artwork that would look right at home on a Strombecker set box. This goes along with Dave Kennedy's perspective that manufacturers no longer sell the whole race experience like was done back in the 60's. Looking at that I instantly started imagining I was driving the red #17 about to make a pass for the lead.

    • Sil, that's a nice picture. Many of the magazines had great covers back then.
      Matt B
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      • I'm not a good modeler and I been putting these off for a few years. I finally got tired of looking at the pile of parts on the shelf and decided to do the best I can with them.
        I think it is fitting and gluing the windows that is the hardest part for me. These things have a bunch of windows.
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        • chrisguyw
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          Nice job Matt !!

        • mattb
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          I looked for the UV glue at Walmart but couldn't find it. That doesn't mean they didn't have it, same for Walgreens. I ended up using clear Gorilla glue, which is clear as water. I am going to keep looking for it. Amazon has about 100 different kinds. Harry first brought htis to our attention and I will pick up some sometime.

        • Mickey thumbs
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          Very nicely done. The UV cure stuff is also great for tacking things down prior to gluing them more permanently with a stronger, slower drying adhesive.

      • 56 Caddy cruising along, dull coated and riding with a Pioneer Camaro extended chassis and power...................

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        • TuscoTodd
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          That is VERY cool!

      • This week has been all F1 classics running here

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        • Oakland speedway, ...long since gone, but, it was considered to be the longest slot car track ever made.

          Cheers
          Chris Walker

          Look way way back in the top right to see the straight leading into a monster bank.

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          • chrisguyw
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            Not sure what is going on,........I can see it !!

          • Brad_T
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            I can see it now Chris.

          • Mickey thumbs
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            OMG!

        • Originally posted by chrisguyw View Post
          Not sure what is going on,........I can see it !!

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          Chris Walker​
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          • The photo from Oakland Speedway is incredible. Not just because it's a 10 lane track, it's so enormous the person looks out of scale.

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            • I could never figure out how you raced on a 2 story track. They say guys racing on a Purple Mile spent more time walking to get their wrecked cars then they did actually racing. Imagine having to walk downstairs to put your car back on!
              Matt B
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              • chrisguyw
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                Don't fall off !!

              • Bal r 14
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                Can you imagine laying the tape/braids?

            • That is a sweet Caddy!
              Kevin T
              London Ky

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                • mattb
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                  Eye grabber!

              • My next CanAm car

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                  • slothead
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                    Very nice wall of cars. I have a lot of cars too but couldn't imagine leaving them in their cases and not actually racing every one of them. The only cars I'm keeping in their cases are 2 Revell-Monogram Greenwood Corvettes I got for parts cars at Professor Motor years ago when they were on sale for $20 each. I'm now storing cars in groups of 8-10 in scrapbook cases.

                  • zilger
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                    This is a very nice display and nice decor. Love the old creeper with photos. Can you please share where you obtained the clear shelving for the slat wall?

                  • WestonsGarage
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                    I bought it all from a store that closed in a shopping mall.

                • Driving tonight! I've been soldering the Slot Car Space Solutions street light kit parts for a couple of days and am taking a break for a few. I'm a lot better at soldering than I was a week ago! Lights are not up and running yet but are well on their way.

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                  Bill
                  Eugene, OR
                  Thingiverse stuff

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                  • williamg
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                    Nice. Could you tell me where you found the retaining wall and catch fences??

                  • DC_OR
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                    Thanks - I printed the retaining walls via this collection:

                    https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints...mit-band/files

                    The fencing comes from here:

                    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4852142

                    To join the two I have kept it simple: drill holes on the top of the shoulder and place the legs from the fencing inside those. That's worked pretty well. I've yet to have a car break through one of them, but I did manage to take out one of those light poles on day one

                    Be prepared for a lot of printing if you go this route, but I like the results I've gotten thus far!
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