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Old 02-05-2009, 07:22 PM   #4231
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I honestly think if VTA restricts the bodies too much it will reduce interest in the class. Adding other period race car bodies to the class would be cool IMO.
I don't think Doug or the kool-aid drinking USVTA pureist would like to change the organization name to USCLOCS. ( Unites States Cool Looking Old Car Series) lol Trans-Am was what it was back in the day. We should respect and honor the rich heritage and only run what was legal once apon a time.

Besides, the Corvette clearly has 427 CID badges on the hood scoop, obviously making it an illeagal motor for T/A, think 13,5 .....

The preceeding was only ment for pure entertainment and in no way reflects anyones actual thoughts, biases, desired class changes or internet flaming.

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Funny thing, the limitation on bodies with VTA is saving me a boat load of cash.

Every time I even consider RCGT I can't pick a favorite body to run and would just spend way too much on several of my favorites.
OK, I can see your point of view.

I just like to see a good variety in the field and a means to generate interest in the class.

I've always liked a varied field when I watch 1:1 racing.
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If anyone with a Trans-Am legal car wants to run our vintage stock car class on the oval this weekend at Trackside, and needs to borrow a body, I have an extra Superbird body.

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Trans-Am rules with Bolink: Superbird, Monte Carlo, or Torino Talladega bodies only.

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I know these guys are to busy arguing over Lipo fires to notice, but I see what a nice job you did on that car. That looks sweet man!
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Nice looking car...but what HPI model # wheels are they and how did you get them so shiny???
They are the standard HPI 5 spoke shiny chrome wheels (HPI3822 & HPI4793) The only thing I did was to paint the centers gloss black & then painted the lug nuts chrome. This was just to hand detail them, but nothing else was done to add any more shine. Maybe the flash made it stick out or something.
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Besides, the Corvette clearly has 427 CID badges on the hood scoop, obviously making it an illeagal motor for T/A, think 13,5 .....

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Trans-Am was what it was back in the day. We should respect and honor the rich heritage and only run what was legal once apon a time.
OK, no Mustang fastback/GT 350 bodies then...
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OK, no Mustang fastback/GT 350 bodies then...
I'm just wondering why you would not allow the Mustang Fastback/GT350
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I'm just wondering why you would not allow the Mustang Fastback/GT350
If one was being "strict", that vintage weren't raced in the Trans Am. Note in your pictures (great, by the way) the B/P on the side of the car. That stands for B-Production which is a sports car class (2-seat) with engines (IIR) between 3(?) and 5-litre (305) capacity. Trans-Am cars will carry a T/A or A/S (A-Sedan) class designation.

A-Production is where your big block Corvettes, 427 Cobras, etc played.

B-Production was small block Corvettes, the aforementioned Mustangs, Sunbeam Tigers, etc played. I believe E-Type Jags were also classified here.

The HPI Mustang was included, though, as there were even fewer choices at the time, and it's pretty darn close...notchback versions of the same car WERE Trans Am cars. I'd vote to phase them out if HPI ever come up with a '69 or '70 fastback though.
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If one was being "strict", that vintage weren't raced in the Trans Am. Note in your pictures (great, by the way) the B/P on the side of the car. That stands for B-Production which is a sports car class (2-seat) with engines (IIR) between 3(?) and 5-litre (305) capacity. Trans-Am cars will carry a T/A or A/S (A-Sedan) class designation.

A-Production is where your big block Corvettes, 427 Cobras, etc played.

B-Production was small block Corvettes, the aforementioned Mustangs, Sunbeam Tigers, etc played. I believe E-Type Jags were also classified here.

The HPI Mustang was included, though, as there were even fewer choices at the time, and it's pretty darn close...notchback versions of the same car WERE Trans Am cars. I'd vote to phase them out if HPI ever come up with a '69 or '70 fastback though.
Pegasus makes a great 69 Mach 1 body which I run, it is very nicely done. HPI makes both versions of the early sixties cars also, the notchback and the fastback.
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Look at the image in the background in this pic...coming to an RC track near you! Can you say historically correct? Notice the wheels on the 'vette even.

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Now if someone would make one of these, I would run one.
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Pegasus makes a great 69 Mach 1 body which I run, it is very nicely done. HPI makes both versions of the early sixties cars also, the notchback and the fastback.
The Pegasus one isn't bad. I think the front is great, the rear (and on the Camaro too) suffers from the molding process they use. They're both squatty-looking, but so it goes. I've had both--gave the Mustang to a local (who has a genu-ine GT350!!) and he runs it.

PLEASE--point me to the HPI (or anybody, really) early notchback. If they've got it, I'll buy three.

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Good heavens...the coolness...

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PLEASE--point me to the HPI (or anybody, really) early notchback. If they've got it, I'll buy three.

Thanks!
+3 for me too. Don't think it exists though.
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The Pegasus one isn't bad. I think the front is great, the rear (and on the Camaro too) suffers from the molding process they use. They're both squatty-looking, but so it goes. I've had both--gave the Mustang to a local (who has a genu-ine GT350!!) and he runs it.

PLEASE--point me to the HPI (or anybody, really) early notchback. If they've got it, I'll buy three.

Thanks!
I never liked early sixties Mustangs, I own a real 1969 Mach 1 Mustang all original (except for the four speed) with the 351w, and I have to say that the Pegasus looks really good compared to all other attempts at molding Mustangs.
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