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    Hey there guys. I got to visit by buddy Bill's track today for some laps with some of my faster machines. He has a ton of really cool stuff that I love to check out. He had showed me this car once before in passing, so today I asked if I could give it more thorough look over with the intent of taking some photos.

    This was built by a local legend in the PNW named Bob McFarland "Bad Bob". He was truly an amazing chassis builder, and has probably a 100 cars around here being ran by many individuals. Unfortunately Bob passed last year, and his cars were purchased from the family and many club members bought them out of nostalgia or just because we wanted something bad fast. My 962 I will include photos of is one such car.

    Anyway, this is a 1/32 car which is why I was interested. Most of his stuff was 1/24. I am told it was built for some kind of proxy style event MANY years ago, in which it won.

    The chassis is very complex and just perfectly executed. Super smooth movement, and amazing details.

    I enjoy the scratch built cars so much, you can really see the effort that is put into something like this. I hope you all enjoy the photos!

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    Here are a couple photos of my Bob built 962. Another amazing chassis design that uses the outside piano wire as a torsion spring.

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    • Brumos RSR
      Brumos RSR commented
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      I sure hope that no matter what you do.... I pray nothing, with the hopes this 962 weighs more than 95 grams always and forever. Very nice video of chassis movement would be cool on these I bet.

    • ZackM
      ZackM commented
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      Tony, the 962 is more like 330g lol. It is 1/24 and .090" brass!

  • #3
    VERY nice chassis’s and 16D’s too those things must fly !
    Peterborough Ont


    • ZackM
      ZackM commented
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      The 1/32 utilizes some sort of 1/32 euro motor. I am sure it still has lots of power. The porsche, even eith the Chinese arm s16d is a screamer!

  • #4
    Zack, Thanks for posting the pictures. That is some great looking chassis work he did.
    Robert- Shoreline Model Raceways Club
    Connecticut, U.S.A.


    • #5
      WOW! Those are impressive! Thank you for sharing the pictures!