Daytona 24 Hrs

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Re: Daytona 24 Hrs

Postby Stu935 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:47 am

two great Porsche additions to your Daytina collection Jerry 8-)
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Re: Daytona 24 Hrs

Postby JBRedondo » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:38 pm

Stu935 wrote:two great Porsche additions to your Daytina collection Jerry 8-)


Thanks Stuart and here is another one.
This time it is a 1978 winner Brumos Porsche 935, drivers: Rolf Stommelen, Peter Gregg and Toine Hezemans

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Re: Daytona 24 Hrs

Postby JBRedondo » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:16 pm

It's been a long time since my last Daytona winner. Here is a good one. The 1966 Ford MK II driven to win by Miles/Ruby.
This was an early MKII with one small cooling duct in the back.

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Re: Daytona 24 Hrs

Postby reeft1 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:27 pm

Those fluro patches look a treat. Really like this one.

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Re: Daytona 24 Hrs

Postby JSB33 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:59 pm

Spark sure did right by the GT40.
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Re: Daytona 24 Hrs

Postby David C. » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:38 am

Still waiting for mine here in the US: I like that Spark added the front fender blister to the bodywork, on the minus side the both rear wheels are out of position.

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Re: Daytona 24 Hrs

Postby JBRedondo » Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:23 pm

reeft1 wrote:Those fluro patches look a treat. Really like this one.


I bought it without a serious enthusiasm, just to have another GT40. Jet it quickly become one of my favorites.
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JSB33 wrote:Spark sure did right by the GT40.


Exactly! Thanks Jeff

David C. wrote:Still waiting for mine here in the US: I like that Spark added the front fender blister to the bodywork, on the minus side the both rear wheels are out of position.


Thanks David. I've been buying my models overseas lately. They are cheaper, if you buy from store like Raceland for example, they deduct the steuer(value tax) that's 18% I think and that offsets the additional cost of mailing. Besides, you'll get it sooner.

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Re: Daytona 24 Hrs

Postby Jager » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:52 am

David C. wrote:.......on the minus side the both rear wheels are out of position.

I'm finding more and more, that Spark models are screwed so tightly to the baseplate that it can distort the axles and position of the wheels. Normally all it takes is a small 60-90 degree turn of the wheels (if they turn....some don't !) to restore them to the correct position.
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Re: Daytona 24 Hrs

Postby Makalu » Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:37 pm

Jager wrote:
David C. wrote:.......on the minus side the both rear wheels are out of position.

I'm finding more and more, that Spark models are screwed so tightly to the baseplate that it can distort the axles and position of the wheels. Normally all it takes is a small 60-90 degree turn of the wheels (if they turn....some don't !) to restore them to the correct position.


That or the dreaded flatspots. I've found on one or two of my R18s that the front axles move side to side slightly which is really irritating.

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Re: Daytona 24 Hrs

Postby JBRedondo » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:14 pm

Hard to believe, but the next Daytona 24hrs race is here in two weeks. The last time I checked my disorderly collection, I found two older Action (Minichamps) models of Corvettes that participated at 1999 and 2001 races. The 1999 car ( love the livery on this one) driven by Fellows/Kneifel/Paul jr ended 19th. THe 2001 car was driven by Earnhardt/Pilgrim/Collins/Earnhardt jr. to 4th place.

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Re: Daytona 24 Hrs

Postby Jager » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:13 am

Those Action (aka Minichamps) Corvettes were very nicely done in their day and still stand up pretty well to scrutiny 15 years on. I recently picked up one of the Action Le Mans Corvettes from 2001 and couldn't believe how heavy it was compared to the resin cars of today.
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Re: Daytona 24 Hrs

Postby Alfaholic » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:17 am

The livery on the No. 2 is a nice change form the usual Corvette yellow.

I am also looking forward to this year's Daytona 24 Hours - a lot of new cars to see and gauge performance.
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