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Old 01-21-2014, 09:57 PM   #4516
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I am fairly new to on-road racing. Here is my VTA that I just finished. I still need to add the number plates to the hood and trunk.

Again, Nice ARC Jim!
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Old 01-22-2014, 04:05 AM   #4517
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hey Jim looks nice BTW were do you race VTA in up state NY...
Ive been to the DIRT track in Middle town (home of Brett Hearn) nice track


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I will be racing it here http://www.critterhobbies.com/index2.html. It is about an hour from my house.

I live close enough to the DIRT track to hear the races on Saturday nights.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:54 AM   #4518
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Here are a couple of my '68's. pics not great, but you get the idea
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:14 PM   #4519
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I'm going fast! Love the Ricky Bobby theme. You need to but a cougar in there as a driver figure!
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HaHa - "Ricky Bobby" Theme took me a minute (Been a while since I saw that movie)

That's the Smokey Yunick theme - used in the Ricky Bobby movie!!!

Smokey WHO?

Yunick!!

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Old 01-23-2014, 03:26 PM   #4521
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HaHa - "Ricky Bobby" Theme took me a minute (Been a while since I saw that movie)

That's the Smokey Yunick theme - used in the Ricky Bobby movie!!!

Smokey WHO?

Yunick!!

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LOL! I was thinking the exact same thing!
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Old 01-23-2014, 03:34 PM   #4522
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If you don't know of Smokey, I would highly encourage you to read about him.

Do I recall a story where NASCAR took the fuel cell out of the car and it was sitting on a bench and Smokey hopped in the car and drove it away?
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If you don't know of Smokey, I would highly encourage you to read about him.

Do I recall a story where NASCAR took the fuel cell out of the car and it was sitting on a bench and Smokey hopped in the car and drove it away?
Off-topic for a minute here: Yep

I believe it was '68, when he brought the "little" 15/16ths scale 1967 Chevelle to Daytona (and it was actually the second version of a Chevelle for Smokey). I don't believe they had "pre-qualifying" tech inspection in those days; only pre-race. Curtis (Turner) (I *think*) was driving the car and it sat on the pole for Daytona's 500. The car had a molded-in "spoiler" just above the rear window at the top of the roof; full belly-pan; and *just* fit the (then-current) templates where it needed to. Smokey's thought was "smaller car, smaller hole in the air = faster, with downforce on the rear of the roof; there were no decklid spoilers back then). And, yes, the insepctors even pulled the fuel cell out of the car. Smokey was even told to change the frame to a Ford frame, like every other team (including the Pettys in their Dodges) in the sport was using (for safety and strength - the first "sub-frame" cars). Bill Gazaway, head inspector, went through his checklist and handed it to Smokey after the tech guys got done. Gazaway told Smokey, "Smokey, you gotta fix thirteen items on that there car before you bring it back through tech again."
Smokey, by this point kinda upset by Gazaway's "checklist", climbed into the car, and told Gazaway, "Bill, you better make that fourteen." Fired up the car, and drove off through the garage - *with the fuel cell sitting on the ground* in tech. Smokey drove out of the track onto Volusia Ave. (now known as International Speedway Blvd.) and toward his shop at the far end of mainland Daytona.
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Smokey first was with Pontiac and dominated in Nascar then Went over the Chevrolet He was the man !
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Back to paint ect......... where do you buy the round number background decals and Number decals

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Back to paint ect......... where do you buy the round number background decals and Number decals

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The 68 Camaro HPI shell comes with a great meatball decal. So there is one source. I have made my own in Photoshop and then printed them out on plain paper, and glued them in with XXX Main picture glue. There are also guys with great graphics and printers that can make you some custom decals. Carl Seils can be found on this thread. I don't have any of his stuff, but I have heard great things about him. I think he even has something like you are asking for already made that he can ship right away. At one time he had a selection of decal sheets just made for VTA. McAllister Racing has some number and sponsor sheets, but I don't know if they have the meatball like you we're asking about. Some guys on here have vinyl plotters and the whole number plate is actually painted in. I think that just about covers it.
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The 68 Camaro HPI shell comes with a great meatball decal. So there is one source. I have made my own in Photoshop and then printed them out on plain paper, and glued them in with XXX Main picture glue. There are also guys with great graphics and printers that can make you some custom decals. Carl Seils can be found on this thread. I don't have any of his stuff, but I have heard great things about him. I think he even has something like you are asking for already made that he can ship right away. At one time he had a selection of decal sheets just made for VTA. McAllister Racing has some number and sponsor sheets, but I don't know if they have the meatball like you we're asking about. Some guys on here have vinyl plotters and the whole number plate is actually painted in. I think that just about covers it.
Thanks Snoopyrc might try to cut some out masking tape but I like the meatball look with the blk line around the out side.
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There are several people who race VTA that have produced various decals to replicate the classic look of the cars. Off the top of my head here are a couple:

Carl Seils - check out his stuff at this link on RCTECH (USVTA/Trans Am Decals)

Joe Myers aka SWTOUR here on RCTECH. He has produced good decals for the McAllister bodies. You can see some of his decals in this thread (New VTA Body Release).

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The easiest way to create a white circle (meatball) is to buy some Monokote white trim (it is self adhesive) and cut a circle with circle cutter/use a compass.
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The Olfa Circle Cutters work great. i also use them on bodies that dont have lines for wheels wells.

http://www.amazon.com/9911-CMP-1-Com...+circle+cutter
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You could use a circle cutter and paint the meatball and use a number decal over it, but that would not give you the black line around the outside.

HPI used to have these decal sheets for RCGT and I don't know if they are still around or if you can get them, but they were gorgeous. And they were perfect for VTA or USGT. they had nice numbers and meatballs and sponsor labels.
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