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OOH! Just made another impulse buy
There she was, staring at me, a vision in pale yellow with black bonnet and number 64 proudly displayed. What a beautiful automobile, in a brutal kind of way! She has that attitude of "I'll rip your head off and **** down your neck if you so much as look at me the wrong way!"

Hats off to Carrera for making these old US race cars


Nuro, is it your good self who has the format for reviewing cars? If so, I'll have a go, but I've not got a camera good enough for any pictures... email me if you like.


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go for it - I have one as well and I agree with you - it really is nice. Same problem like you though - no camera ... oh I also like the special edition 'hotted' camaro - some think it is too wild - but I think it fits the time and it is a MEAN machine (visually)


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I'm writing the review as I type this
not simultaneously though! Actually I've included some pics from my cheap low res camera for what they are worth. I'll email the review to Nuro and hopefully it may turn up on SF!


Mark.

UPDATE:- Review now emailed (485K !! dunno if nuro has WinZip). It has some interesting historical photos too.
 

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Hope people find it useful and interesting. Apologies for not getting to grips with the spec. boxes - maybe next time, eh?

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I'm just working on my wife to let me have a 1:1 example of a big block V8:- let's see, 1972 or earlier...in the Uk that means no road tax
and classic insurance ...already runs on unleaded so that should appease the tree huggers... side pipes, worry the beejeesus out of the villagers
. Not that fussed over it being in great condition bodyshell-wise as long as she's mechanically sweet. Hell, I'd settle for one in patchy grey primer or matt black


Mind you Graham might ban me from coming around, I dunno what the natives are like where he lives


I may be able to get an early Camaro for a couple of grand or so...where's my credit card?

Someday..oh yes.

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Nice job with the review, the combination of reviewing the model with a bit of history is always appreciated.


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Er...just cut & paste the different car pics into that review! Most 1:32 muscle cars were in that 1972 race it seems. Failing that just use the pics from the Historic TransAm website!


I could review the other Carrera cars I already have (as well as getting some more retail therapy in at Pendleslot!)

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Hello Mark,

This Camaro that Carrera made is now owned by me. I race the car in vintage racing events in California.

Carrera just made the car from a pic on the VIR History website. They never contacted me, so that's why they mislabeled the car as an "SS" and the one race that this car was modeled after was actually in 1972, not 1973. A little more history on the car is that the car was originally driven by Richard Sterbins. The history goes...

SCCA Trans-Am Events

Lime Rock Park, 5/6/72, Trans-Am, started 25th, finished 13th, car #64
Watkins Glen, 6/17/72, Trans-Am, on entry list, no known result

IMSA Events ("TO" Class)

Daytona, 11/21/71, "TO" Class, unknown start position, finished 9th, car #14
Danville, 4/16/72, "TO" Class, unknown start position, finished 2nd, car #64
Lime Rock, 5/29/72, "TO" Class, unknown start position, finished 3rd, car #64
Mid-Ohio, 7/9/72, "TO" Class, started 5th, finished 3rd, car #64

The car was then driven from 1973 to 1975 by a Mr. William MacFarlane. The car was yellow for the first two IMSA races, but changed to white after the accident in the Lime Rock IMSA race. I am not yet sure of all the car numbers MacFarlane ran under.

MacFarlane's Events

IMSA
Mid Ohio (IMSA) 7/15/73, "TO" Class, unknown start, DNF/10th/engine failure, car #44
Lime Rock (IMSA), 9/15/73, "TO" Class, DNS - crashed in practice

SCCA
Summit Point Regional (SCCA), 7/21/74, A/S, 1st place
Summit Point National (SCCA), 8/18/74, A/S, 3rd place
Summit Point Regional (SCCA), 9/22/74, A/S, 1st place
Summit Point Regional (SCCA), 10/27/74, A/S, 1st place

** 1974 REGIONAL A-Sedan Champion **
Summit Point Regional (SCCA), 4/19/75, A/S, 2nd place
Summit Point Regional (SCCA), 9/20/75, A/S, DNF

That's it. Glad someone else likes the car too.

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Welcome to the site, Octard - what an unusual and very informative first post!


Also thanks to Mark for the review, which I had somehow missed earlier - very pleased I found it again. I love these Carrera muscle cars, so many that no one else makes. I just wish I could afford to buy even just one of every single model on the market.
 

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I too love these Carrera ! Some days ago, the rear mag of my Plymouth Superbird ( perhaps bad mounted by myself ) fell on the track, shorted the wires and this instantly destroyed the resistor of my controller, a Parma 25 ohm one;
so be careful and avoid such mistakes.
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Welcome OCTARD! Hope u enjoy slotforum if u can find the time.

Nice to know some more history about the car
So you're the person to whom Carrera need to pay royalties to?


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However,
I may as well add it here that I've had problems with the Tampo printing falling off the model. Currently NIKKO UK (the Carrera Dsitributor) is looking into it via Pendleslot's assistance (they've got the car). Apparently, it's the first complaint of its kind that NIKKO have seen


Mind you the prototype isn't exactly the same as when Richard Sterbins drove it, Eh OCTARD?


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QUOTE (OCTARD @ 17 Apr 2004, 06:43)Hello Mark,

This Camaro that Carrera made is now owned by me. I race the car in vintage racing events in California.

Carrera just made the car from a pic on the VIR History website. They never contacted me, so that's why they mislabeled the car as an "SS" and the one race that this car was modeled after was actually in 1972, not 1973. A little more history on the car is that the car was originally driven by Richard Sterbins. The history goes...

SCCA Trans-Am Events

Lime Rock Park, 5/6/72, Trans-Am, started 25th, finished 13th, car #64
Watkins Glen, 6/17/72, Trans-Am, on entry list, no known result

IMSA Events ("TO" Class)

Daytona, 11/21/71, "TO" Class, unknown start position, finished 9th, car #14
Danville, 4/16/72, "TO" Class, unknown start position, finished 2nd, car #64
Lime Rock, 5/29/72, "TO" Class, unknown start position, finished 3rd, car #64
Mid-Ohio, 7/9/72, "TO" Class, started 5th, finished 3rd, car #64

The car was then driven from 1973 to 1975 by a Mr. William MacFarlane. The car was yellow for the first two IMSA races, but changed to white after the accident in the Lime Rock IMSA race. I am not yet sure of all the car numbers MacFarlane ran under.

MacFarlane's Events

IMSA
Mid Ohio (IMSA) 7/15/73, "TO" Class, unknown start, DNF/10th/engine failure, car #44
Lime Rock (IMSA), 9/15/73, "TO" Class, DNS - crashed in practice

SCCA
Summit Point Regional (SCCA), 7/21/74, A/S, 1st place
Summit Point National (SCCA), 8/18/74, A/S, 3rd place
Summit Point Regional (SCCA), 9/22/74, A/S, 1st place
Summit Point Regional (SCCA), 10/27/74, A/S, 1st place

** 1974 REGIONAL A-Sedan Champion **
Summit Point Regional (SCCA), 4/19/75, A/S, 2nd place
Summit Point Regional (SCCA), 9/20/75, A/S, DNF

That's it. Glad someone else likes the car too.

-Chad
Greeting: A Blast from the past. This is Richard Sterbins, I was the original Owner and builder of the Camaro. I was in the U.S. Military, built the Camaro from a showroom fresh car to a Racer. I sold the Camaro when I was selected to go back to South East Asia. The restoration of the Camaro is Fantasic. I hope someday to visit the West Coast and see the car in Action again.

Thank You for the Memories.
 
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