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  • HRW Showdown Sportsman GTO

    Take 1

    https://youtu.be/-YzFzkZUmhM

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    Last edited by War Eagle River; March 26, 2020, 09:24 AM.
    Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

  • #2
    Nice looking car, I watched the video and it looks like it handle good to.
    Robert- Connecticut, USA. Shoreline Raceways Club.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by REL13 View Post
      Nice looking car, I watched the video and it looks like it handle good to.
      Thanks! Not too shabby on a road course. Hope it scoots on the oval!
      Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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      • #4
        Can I ask where you got the body ?

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        • #5
          It's a Pontiac … it must be good.

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          • Bluevista
            Bluevista commented
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            I agree! I gots a 1:1 scale '68 Gran Turismo Omologato my own self.

        • #6
          Originally posted by Fathead59 View Post
          Can I ask where you got the body ?
          It’s a Revell Snap-Tite model kit.

          Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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          • #7
            Sorry for taking so long to answer you War , Thank you for your answer .

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            • #8
              Oval Racing, or should I say BPPV (Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), is not for me!🤢
              HRW Summer Slam Sportsman’s GTO tune up.
              Last edited by War Eagle River; April 16, 2020, 07:15 PM.
              Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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              • arroldn
                arroldn commented
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                Come on Man Nice Goat

            • #9
              That’s because nobody is in the other lane pushing you execute a fast corner or you’ll be passed

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              • #10
                Originally posted by 4424ever View Post
                That’s because nobody is in the other lane pushing you execute a fast corner or you’ll be passed
                My dog could beat me on an oval!😬
                Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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                • #11
                  To each his own, but while I love racing on my routed road course the best real (1:1) racing for me is watching 20+ fire breathing 800 horsepower modifieds coming out of the 4th turn on their way to the green flag to start a Saturday night dirt track feature. That's why I built my routed oval to replicate some of the best racing I've ever seen.

                  I remember someone asking me wasn't oval racing boring? To me not at all because you can almost always see the whole track so no matter what car you're following or where that action is you can see it. I've been to the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen and you can literally take a nap between times your car or the leader comes around.

                  All you need to experience the fun of oval racing is add a few more lanes and few more cars and let the madness begin!

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                  • #12
                    Slothead,
                    Yup, to each his own. Just not for me, regardless of how many lanes or cars are on the track. Maybe its just my medication🤪
                    Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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                    • #13
                      Perhaps a person just has to attend many dirt track races, sit in the bleachers coming out of the 4th turn, and inhale a bunch of clay dust to become addicted.

                      At least your entering a car in the Showdown which I have yet to do, despite designing a few. Thanks to a chassis I bought from Strangebrew recently I just might have one ready this year to trade some paint with your GTO.

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                      • #14
                        Originally posted by slothead View Post
                        Perhaps a person just has to attend many dirt track races, sit in the bleachers coming out of the 4th turn, and inhale a bunch of clay dust to become addicted.

                        At least your entering a car in the Showdown which I have yet to do, despite designing a few. Thanks to a chassis I bought from Strangebrew recently I just might have one ready this year to trade some paint with your GTO.

                        Not only have I sat in the stands, the pits, and the drivers seats, and come from a very involved racing family, dating back to the late 40’s! Have raced on a many dirt tracks, including road courses, Limerock, Watkins Glen, and many others. Have been a life member of the SCCA since birth! The main thing with racing slot cars and racing 1:1 is this; big difference between standing and watching an object go around and around, and actually being the object that does the same. And being a stroke survivor and doped up on blood thinners and other crap, Oval Racing, or should I say BPPV (Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), is not for me!🤢 So, I’ll tune the cars to the best of my ability, then return the track to the lenders, and then back to our road course we go!


                        Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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                        • #15
                          You have me beat regarding experience, I've never been in a real race car. Though racing has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember I never saw it as something I could do 'cause I never had a role model. Wish I'd known about Wendell Scott as a kid, it would have blown my mind.

                          That's why slots have been such a great hobby for me, I could go down in the cellar and create my own racing world. As an adult with a good job I went to as many short track races a year as I could, from April to November and from New England to Florida. Even went to sprint car races in California while doing research at Stanford.

                          No doubt we share a passion for auto racing and for slot cars as a way to keep it going. Glad to hear you're still doing your thing despite the stroke and the medications. Great seeing how a hobby can bring people from various backgrounds and experiences together. Without HRW we'd never get to have this friendly banter.

                          May the racing gods be with you.

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