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Old 07-25-2008, 10:29 AM   #46
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Is that Pantera body legal in this class?
No, definitely not.
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Here's our latest team cars. Team concept hasn't taken off yet but we're trying to get it going. The GOOD, the BAD, but no UGLY!
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I like the white wheel/white numbers and black wheel/black numbers.

In the past when I've painted team colors, I've usually taken it to the next level by also painting a visor, spoiler and in the case of these cars I would have painted the air dam as well. For example, car A would have had all the "trim" in white (spoiler/numbers/wheels, etc) and car B would have all the "trim" in black. One other thing I might do is paint the cars in reverse. If car A was red with white stripes i would paint car B white with red stripes. Some paint schemes lend themselves better to this approach.

Not taking away from a good paint job, just giving others reading this thread some ideas on how they could paint a team scheme.
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:42 AM   #49
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I think they all look great. I love to see racers in this class taking so much pride in their work to make these look like race cars.

Big thumbs up to everyone who gives it that extra effort.
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At a national level, no. Here in the Washington Trans Am Club we allow any 60s to 70s Muscle Car. We're more on the side of keeping the fun. The Pantera is a little too late model for the purists.

Watching a period correct Pantera or GT40 run along side the typical Trans Am cars is pretty awesome. It adds something different to the field without really giving a aerodynamic advantage.
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I like the white wheel/white numbers and black wheel/black numbers.

In the past when I've painted team colors, I've usually taken it to the next level by also painting a visor, spoiler and in the case of these cars I would have painted the air dam as well. For example, car A would have had all the "trim" in white (spoiler/numbers/wheels, etc) and car B would have all the "trim" in black. One other thing I might do is paint the cars in reverse. If car A was red with white stripes i would paint car B white with red stripes. Some paint schemes lend themselves better to this approach.

Not taking away from a good paint job, just giving others reading this thread some ideas on how they could paint a team scheme.
We considered the flip flop of colors but really like the cars the same... just personal preference. We had done a different set of cars with only the numbers different (I'll try and post a pic of one of those later). The problem being the announcer couldn't really tell us apart except for mine has motor sounds. So with this we wanted them as close as possible but still differ enough so you can tell who is who. Could have done things a little differently like the air dam and such but we just weren't sure until it kinda all got put together. Now we know and can plan for our next set of bodies.
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for those looking for paint scheme ideas, I found this site helpful;

http://www.trans-amseries.com/racephotos.htm
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for those looking for paint scheme ideas, I found this site helpful;

http://www.trans-amseries.com/racephotos.htm
Awesome resource. There are a gazillion great paint scheme inspirations there!
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for those looking for paint scheme ideas, I found this site helpful;

http://www.trans-amseries.com/racephotos.htm

Another good look at Trans AM cars
http://www.historictransam.com/Roster.htm
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Hey gang. I mentioned this in the other VTA thread, but you can also find some good period-correct paint schemes by looking at sports car racing from the 60's and early 70's. There is a PC game called GT Legends that has a bunch of great examples. If you google it, you will find a bunch of fan sites that have screen shots and custom, vintage inspired paint schemes. Here is a good one:

http://www.nogripracing.com/gallery/...ry.php?cat=503

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how or where are you getting the two tone wheels...are you just painting them or bought that way?
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You can use rattle can paint for the wheels. You just mask off the rim. Cleaning with laquer thinner helps too, and multiple light coats.
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Still would like to see a company make a Shelby Cobra Daytona coupe
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Use a Sharpie to create the 2-tone wheels. If I get a chance I'll post a close-up picture of one of mine. Haven't had any issues with the Sharpie coming off either.
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