Yes, they are nice kits and were first pictured on SlotForum back in September.
I can't quite make out which race version of the Penke Lola has been modelled. In the 1966 Can-Am series Mark Donohue drove the Lola T70 Mk.2 Chevrolet - chassis # SL71/35 - with the #6 at Bridgehampton (5th), Mosport (1st) and Las Vegas (3rd), but I can't find a picture of the car with the scoops on the lower sides, which the kit has. It certainly had a mirror, which is missing from the Proto Slot Kit model!
you can choose, prepainted or not. the kit contains a body, windows interior drivers, mirrors, and some other small stuff. also contains some 4 hubs and inlays for them and decals(that's for the alfa romeo) I think it's alsdo possible to order directly by proto slot kit. more info on their website http://www.proto-slot-kit.com
The Mosport winning Donohue car did have the scoops you refer to, you can see them both side of the car in these pictures - well you could before I resized them....
You can see however that the front spoiler was quite different on this car. I am not a rivet counter but I think that with a body kit to enable a specific car to be built it would be reasonable to expect this to be correct.
The Penske Blue comes as a laquer... I would also recommend getting their filler putty and primer too.
You will need an airbrush to spray laquer.
Laquer sprays on in thinner coats than enamel does (about 6> light coats) Laquer dries fairly quickly. Laquer dries harder than enamel and needs to be color sanded and polished to get the best results.
OBTW, Remember you can put enamel on laquer... you can't put laquer on enamel.
Once my Vette was decalled I used Tamiya clear to coat the car
1/ the Sunoco-Lola was not unique, there were a total of 3 chassis. They evolved over a period of 2 years, two of them running USRRC races while one was specifically used in Can-Am.
The color used also changed, from a lighter blue to a darker shade with metallic tinge, the darkest used on the famous T70 MKIIIB coupe used to win the Daytona race and ending its racing life at Sebring.
So before everyone gets too excited, check your old books, films etc. The Proto Slot Kit car is actually pretty close to the real thing, and I will let you discover from which race exactly all by yourselves, Sherlocks.
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The Penske Lola in question looks to me to be the one raced just after the 1966 Can Am in the spring series called the USRRC. I saw the car at Riverside that year and and the scoops look familiar. I believe that they were for the rear brakes which had been a problem that year. The next year the car used in the Can Am was a T70 MKIII which was a bit different. I seem to remember it running without the scoops.
Though that was almost 40 years ago, I think that's right.
I found this picture taken at Laguna Seca in 1966, showing the Penke Lola with the side-scoops:-
Here's a picture taken at the 2003 Mark Donohue Reunion, showing some of the cars that he drove during his career:-
The two cars in the front are Donohue's first racing car, the Elva Courier and one of the last, the Penske PC1 F1. The cars behind are from left to right - the 1970 Lola T153 (Donohue won the 1972 Indianapolis 500 with a McLaren M16B), 1968 Camaro and the 1967 Can Am Lola T70 Mk III.
In the next row is the Matador which he drove to his only NASCAR race win, the Ford GT Mk IV that he shared with Bruce McLaren to finish 4th in the 1967 Le Mans 24 Hours and the 1969 Can Am Lola.
The next row has the 1969 Camaro, beside the Javelin raced in the 1970 Trans Am series and the Javelin with which he won the 1971 series. Next to it is the Camaro he drove in 1967 and 1968.
In the back row is the Lola T70 Mk II he drove in the 1966 Can Am series, the Mustang GT350 raced in SCCA events, the Porsche Carrera with which he won the 73-74 IROC Championship and the Lola T70 Mk IIIBGT that won the 1969 Daytona 24-Hour with Chuck Parsons co-driving.
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