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#1 Mirrorman

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 03:12 AM

Jaak's thread on 1/32 thingies seems to be about the wonderfull cars he is building, and I don't want to high-jack his thread into something different, so I'll post these in here.

Lucky enough to pick these up recently.

They seem quite simple but quite nice non the less ... Would love to see them all.

Here's a Camaro Funny Car from the series. Cat # 295





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Posted 01 December 2010 - 03:15 AM

Here's the Hawk Cheetah from the same Pro-Am series ... Cat # 297

Nice colour on this one . It still has the original price of $ 7.95 attached to the packet.







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Posted 01 December 2010 - 03:20 AM

The Hawk Cheetah still had the paperwork in the packet, with an intersting list of the cars that I assume were available in the Pro-Am series.

Would great to see them all.









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Posted 01 December 2010 - 10:44 AM

Hey hey,

Those are some great looking nifty little cars,
I especially like the cheetah.

I am sorry I can't help but I will watch this thread with interest.

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 11:49 AM

Thanks MM for posting these - the ProAm cars don't seem to have been very popular at the time, but are now enjoying a bit of a revival I believe.

Why post these in the Thingie section? Maybe we should move them to Vintage - what say you?

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 01:47 PM


Hey MM,

I like those Riggen 32's too thumbsup.gif I have a few of those bodies some where ? I'll have to dig them up and post them here biggrin.gif Gee.... someone should re-pop them all cool.gif The Cheetah is neat- like the idea of keeping the guide under the body clap.gif

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 03:19 PM

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Why post these in the Thingie section?


Cute it maybe but Don, you cannot be suggesting that Cheetah is any way scale?????

You should have gone to specsavers cool.gif

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 03:49 PM

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you cannot be suggesting that Cheetah is any way scale?????


I agree with Don. Scale or not, these are replicated after race cars or production cars, not Thingies according to the Kingies & Don's designations of long ago for this section.

Riggen did do some cool bodies though and I enjoy seeing them.

Thanks for the pictures of the catalog, anyway you could scan it for a clearer image?

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 04:22 PM

QUOTE (dgersh @ 1 Dec 2010, 12:49) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks MM for posting these - the ProAm cars don't seem to have been very popular at the time, but are now enjoying a bit of a revival I believe.

Why post these in the Thingie section? Maybe we should move them to Vintage - what say you?

Don


What ever you think is right Don ... if you think they more belong in the Vintage section I'm happy to go with the flow. smile.gif


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Posted 01 December 2010 - 04:59 PM

Golden oldies: Abarth 3L & McLaren M8B:



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Posted 01 December 2010 - 07:26 PM

I did move it over to Vintage & Collectors because it seemed more appropriate.

Peter, if we put everything out of scale in Thingies, there wouldn't be much left in the other categories...

The Cheetah is a bit exaggerated, but not really Thingified.

Don

PS/ MM, wasn't this the set that also came with a pair of HO cars? Any pictures?

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 10:20 PM

QUOTE (Chapman @ 1 Dec 2010, 17:59) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Golden oldies: Abarth 3L & McLaren M8B:



WOW, they are really nice.

Thanks for posting those Chapman. smile.gif

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Thanks for the pictures of the catalog, anyway you could scan it for a clearer image?


Sorry Z, I don't have a scanner. Those images of the catalog were taken with my camera, so they aren't the best I admit. sad.gif

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 10:23 PM

QUOTE (dgersh @ 1 Dec 2010, 20:26) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
PS/ MM, wasn't this the set that also came with a pair of HO cars? Any pictures?
Don


Don't know Don. question.gif

I didn't get HO cars with these so I have no pictures ... anyone else have these maybe ??


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Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:29 AM

Here you go MM; this was acually a two-part deal, with the cars coming much earlier and then the dual scale set a couple years later.

First, the introduction of the cars, from the January 1970 issue of Model Car Science:





Then, in the May 1974 issue of International Modeler (when this was about the only magazine covering slot cars on the Planet!), Riggen introduced the Pro-Am set with two 1/32 cars and two of their HO cars. The 1/32 cars are pretty much the same, but have been modernized a bit, with even skinnier O-ring front tires, and black foam rears instead of the original gray? ones. Looks like they put in any 16D motor they could find too, although these were magazine samples I assume.





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Posted 03 December 2010 - 03:00 AM

I have a few. Here's a Chap 2E I just picked up:













...and the WWII German Staff cars #299 & #300:









Note: Is this a Cox Nascar motor? Or is it just a cheaper cut?





..and the other two have different 16d's:







..and finally a #278 Ford Pinto:













Who was Brimhall? Did he do any other slot bodies?



Notice that the brass chassis are can drive and the aluminum chassis are endbell drive, Hmmm

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