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Old 03-17-2008, 09:36 PM   #31
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I know Hyperdrive has a 10th pan road course car on their website, maybe they can distribute that more heavily with all these other companies releasing cars here coming up
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I know Hyperdrive has a 10th pan road course car on their website, maybe they can distribute that more heavily with all these other companies releasing cars here coming up
I think the Hyperdrive is a 235mm car but I am not sure if it is it would not be hard to make it a 200mm car. but I also think that car is like 500.00 USD not the baseprice we the builders are looking to keep it around 300.00 USD.

HY 4500 -399.00 and up Now I thought it was more before.

But I will need to look into it.

link http://www.hyperdriveracing.com/10scale/4500.cfm

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I'd KILL for T-70's, 512's T-33's, etc from the '65-'72 or so era but realistically I can't imagine there's THAT big of a market. Then again, it might be THE "Vintage TA" class for pan car guys to do the vintage sports cars.

I've got it...we could call the TA class with these chassis "Pans-Am".

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There we go Pan Am ummm that one was taken by a airline right.

But it had me on the floor anyway
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There was a Can Am Series if I remember well Dad said there was a Can Am Series Back then.

Can Am ???
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:27 PM   #36
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We have a lot of possibilities with the 200mm cars. Again me personally, I would like to see the GT bodies on them and the Can-Am and GTP prototype bodies on the 235mm cars but that is my personal opinion.
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Yes, the "Golden Era" Can-Am (Canadian-American Challenge) ran from 1966-1974. It grew out of the USRRC (United States Road Racing Championship) and was as close to "unlimited" racing as we've ever seen. It was run in the fall after most other professional series were done so as to attract some of the best drivers in the world. It paid WAY more than F-1 in it's time so there were many drivers (and teams) from there looking to pick up their share of the $1-million prize fund (courtesy of Johnson Wax).

The Lola T-70 (initially a USRRC car) dominated the first season, the next 5 years were dominated by a series of McLaren cars beginning with the M6B, then the M8's. Porsche brought a ballistic missile to a bazooka fight with the 917-K10 in '72 and the 917/30 in '73...nothing quite like having 1200hp in race trim and 1500hp available "just in case". The final season ('74) saw rule changes (fuel limits) that eliminated the Porsches, the season was called after only 5 races and a Shadow won.

The series name was re-used in the late '70's through mid-80's (the "center-seat" era) for re-bodied F-5000 cars and developed star drivers like Bobby Rahal, Al Holbert, Danny Sullivan, et al. It was dragged out again in the early '90's for a couple years as the "Shelby Can-am" for some hideous half open-wheel and half fendered Dodge V-6 aboninations...
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We Know TD71 I think it will be and will stay GT Body Class But it is cool to see what people come up with and better here I think than else where.

I for one like to see what people come up with maybe some of the body makers will see it and say hey what about that one.

I think there is no better way to see what people want than to let them air it out in here Right!



I have the body picked out that I am going to test with this weekend.
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A big amen to ya on that one bro! Aint nothin wrong with tossin out ideas. That is one of the beauties of the message board.
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The orange open-cockpit car in your pictures is (was) a Can-Am car. It is a McLaren, I believe it is an M8F or the customer equivalent thereof. The two coupes (Lola T-70 MkIIIb's) were endurance racing cars (kind of the Audi R-10 of their day) that were eligible to run in Can-Am events (and often did at the Watkins Glen Can-Am race the day after their 6-hour) but weren't necessarily overly successful with their small-block engines (Can-Am cars by then were powered by ENORMOUS aluminum big-block engines).

These cars are all run together now, usually, at historic race meetings as in your pictures from Elkhart Lake.
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Yep My dad just said the same thing about the cars and the track.
I asked him how he knew it was at Elkhart Lake Wi, He said he has been there and these are the cars of his day and age, he races with us and he would love to see these Bodies came back. He also said we have a 917 body around here somewhere, I hope he finds it I for one know just who to send it to and get a mold done of it.

But he will see if he can find it.
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I forgot about a couple other stars of the "center-seat" era. Young Michael Andretti and Al Unser Jr. Most "marquee" drivers of the late-80's and early-90's cut their teeth in this series. Several 1/12 bodies represented these cars back then...the VDS and Schkee come to mind, I know there were a few others.
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We Know TD71 I think it will be and will stay GT Body Class But it is cool to see what people come up with and better here I think than else where.

I for one like to see what people come up with maybe some of the body makers will see it and say hey what about that one.

I think there is no better way to see what people want than to let them air it out in here Right!



I have the body picked out that I am going to test with this weekend.
Daishin Nissan Silvia...fine choice...are you gonna paint it up like the race car or you gonna do a custom job?
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Just the way you see it there Not into wild paint jobs I like the cars to look like cars,!!
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This is turning out to be another one of those threads covering the same things. If someone want to run a TA body on the pan car and enough of them showup run them.This is the cart before the horse. Get the cars and show up. They are going to turn away people that want to race- it's money in their pockets?
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