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Hi everybody!

Here is one of my other entries raced in our Shelby Revival meeting in last Dec 3rd.

This is a Ford Maverick carretera that reproduces the car that raced in the Mil Milhas Brasileiras in 1987 and took 5th place driven by Denisio Casarini and "Pitoco".



This car was made basically using junk parts (an old Revell body bought from Ebay at $5, part of an Atlas chassis, etc). The wheels and inserts are BWA's which I have saved in my spare box for some time..

The roof was chopped and as you may see, the entire body is heavily modified, as this category in Brazil allowed in its final days.



The transmission is MRRC bevel gears and motor is a Mabuchi 13d.

The car run very well and arrived 3rd in the second race here. Not bad for a car built with basically 60's pieces


Ok, I assume that it may not be beaultiful as an European sport car, but I love that "brutal look".

Hope you enjoy the pictures:







Cheers!

Ricardo Bifulco
 

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Hi guys! Thank you for your comments!


Julian, the Mavericks have a great racing history in Brazil. The one you kindly provided the link, is one of the most powerful and famouns which have raced here. A couple of years ago, it was rescuide by a great enthusiast here (Paulo Trevisan) and fully restored. Nowadays it can be seen at the Museu do Automobilismo Brasileiro in the city of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul Brasil (created and maintained by Paulo Trevisan himself). (http://www.museudoautomobilismo.com.br). Site is currently being updated but it has wonderful pictures of some famous cars. It is a great reference to provide you a brief history of Brazilian motorsport.

There is another one which won the Mil Milhas Brasileiras in 1973, which raced using a Ford Gt40 engine!!!

Thank you again for your comments. I'll try to post some pictures of the chassis.


Cheers!

Ricardo Bifulco
 

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Excellent work. The car reminds me of a cross between a Capri and a, ummmm Pinto!. I have never seen one before. Thanks for sharing.
 

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HHHMMM, I had one of those as a service vehicle when I was fixing Typewriters back in the good old days. Somehow, I don't remember mine looking like that.

BTW, every one of those carp cans was built right where I lived for 46 years in Oakville, at the Oakville Ontario Ford plant (fixed all their Typewriters too).

Excellent job, and, first time I have seen those inserts on a car. They look quite appropriate.
 
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