Cooper Mk IV F3 car by Chris Hale
1st Place – Competition Category
Chris Hale’s Cooper Formula 3 Car
It’s actually a Herb Deeks resin kit. I scratchbuilt a frame inside it, shocks, roll hoop, brake and fuel lines, accelerator cable, pedals and machined the white metal wheels. Its painted Tamiya BRG.
Herb re-did a Merit kit to make a master, but he hasn’t made this kit for many years. I have been friends with Herb since the 60’s and occationaly he comes up with some neat stuff like this kit that builds up real nice.
I actually found the 1959 Sports Car Graphic in my collection that had a cut-away of this car to help do the build. I also found a manual for building the 1:1 car. Like I said, all the GPMA guys inspired me to do the build.
For photos from the Cactus Classic, see the Fuelish Spectator (John Hilkert’s) Fotki page:
Champion Audi R10 TDI Concept by Henry Trent
The Southern Nationals is a great race car show. The variety is good, and the quality is as good as any show anywhere. Some of the drag cars I saw were amazing in their chassis, engine, and interior detailing, and a few were over the top. But there are also awe-inspiring paint jobs and creative subjects. So it’s just a great show.
The star of this show had to be Bill Cunningham’s mostly scratch-built Maserati Birdcage. You may have heard of his vacu-formed bodywork and intricate chassis detailing. You can see his model in the ACME Fotki album.
1/24 Brun Porsche 962C, LeMans 1988 , by William Bauer
This was a fun event, held Oct. 11, 2008 at the Towe Ford Museum in Sacramento, CA. There was a good turnout for racing cars and the usual hot rods and customs. The overall build quality was high.
Our own John L. Roberts was busy organizing things and provides a great photo album here:
John L. Roberts’ Fotki Page
And yes, that’s Yours Truly showing my best side in the first shot. Thanks a lot John!