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Our club has voted in a CanAm class for our 2012/13 season, for cars competing in the series from 1966/74. As I am lucky enough to have a few of the original Strombecker shells, I decided to start with the McKee MK10........not the prettiest car ever built,.... nor,... the most successful, but after seeing "Frank Capua" (Paul Newman) drive it in the 60's movie Winning, I have always had a soft spot for it.

Strombecker successfully managed to make their model equally as ugly as the original, added to that it is long and very narrow.....just the ticket for a killer car!!

The body is largely stock, although I did make a few bits (mirrors, rollbar, aluminum intakes, exhausts, and, trans. cover), and it sits on a modified AMT chassis...(The AMT brass chassis is in my opinion the best non scratchbuilt brass chassis of its time), and initial runs have shown the car to be very competitive.

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Chris Walker





 

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Pete Shepherd
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I always look forward to seeing your work Chris and this certainly hasn't disappointed, your work is so crisp and neat well done!

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Phil Smith
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Very nice, usual superb Strombecker body, they really did some nice stuff (and some awful stuff!)

Here's one I did a few years ago,





This is the version I would like to do but have never been able to find out what colour it was!

 

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Tony Condon
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Hi Bill
rather annoyingly phils ,was 1/32 scale ,just had 1/24 th level of detail on it !

See you sunday
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Phil Smith
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Yes they are 1/32.
Quite an easy car to come by Bill, you can pick the plastic chassis ones up for very little.
But both Chris and me have added a lot of extra detail, although the Strombecker body is, as I said, very good to start with just a little plain.

Here's a pic of the stock body

 

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Phil, I am also interested in doing a "Hodges LSR", as I still have a few more of these shells...........I have done a fair bit of searching, but, can only find black/white pics.,...........silver ?, light met. blue ???......I will keep looking.

The attached pic. was also taken at Laguna in 71, but shows the car running sans airbox.

Chris Walker

 

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I started to do one a couple of years ago, still have to finish it and may go for a complete repaint. Underneath is a Revell McLaren chassis which meant I could use a full length driver figure. The only drawback with the Revell chassis was the wheelbase was a tad too short.



 
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