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Gregory Petrolati
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Here are some shots of my latest paddock edition. It's a Teamslot body on a Scalextric Camaro chassis. The Camaro Chassis had to be narrowed a bit to get the wheels to fit in the wheel wells. Of course the drver is a bit mix and match. The car represents the Alfa GTA that Stephen Griswold Drove in the 1969 Trans Am season.





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Alan Tadd
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Superb......I love those wheels. Are they the ones that came with the car or did you source (or make) them?.

I didn't realise that these cars were involved in the Trans-Am series I thought it was only Camero's and Mustangs etc. Well worth further investigation.

Great car.

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Alan
 

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Brian Ferguson
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Lovely car, Greenman.... as always!


BJ, the Trans-Am back then had two classes - under and over 2.5 litre (or was it 2 litre?.... age is playing tricks with my memory....
). The "under" class had many exciting cars, and it was common to see them ahead of many of the "over" group. Fun times!
 

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Gregory Petrolati
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QUOTE (BEEJAY7 @ 6 Nov 2004, 19:21)Superb......I love those wheels. Are they the ones that came with the car or did you source (or make) them?.
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The wheels are BWA 32002s in the front and 32004s in the rear. The inserts are resin castings turned down from a pair of GOM minilites

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QUOTE (Fergy @ 6 Nov 2004, 11:28)Lovely car, Greenman.... as always!


BJ, the Trans-Am back then had two classes - under and over 2.5 litre (or was it 2 litre?.... age is playing tricks with my memory....
). The "under" class had many exciting cars, and it was common to see them ahead of many of the "over" group. Fun times!
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1966 to 1970 it was under 2.0 litres. 1971 to 1973 was the 2.5 Challenge which allowed cars up to 2.5 litres. From 1970 on, the little cars were run seperately from the big cars.
 

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Jan Groosmuller
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here Historic TransAM is what the real car looked like in 2001, note the grille (don't want to be nitpicking but the car is a different Alfa) colours are spot on though and no less respect for the effort!


Just bought the Gulf livery this afternoon.... love the car (have to fit in a Slot.It HRS chassis to get the performance on par with the looks
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QUOTE (Race-Jan @ 7 Nov 2004, 14:16)here Historic TransAM is what the real car looked like in 2001, note the grille (don't want to be nitpicking but the car is a different Alfa) colours are spot on though and no less respect for the effort!


Just bought the Gulf livery this afternoon.... love the car (have to fit in a Slot.It HRS chassis to get the performance on par with the looks
)
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Earlier cars had the single headlights, later cars had the dual headlights.
 

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Gregory Petrolati
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here Historic TransAM is what the real car looked like in 2001, note the grille (don't want to be nitpicking but the car is a different Alfa) colours are spot on though and no less respect for the effort!


You're right it IS a different car...

The car I built was his Alfa GTA that was raced (as I stated) in 1969... As pictured in the book "Trans Am... The Pony Car Wars 1966-1972" by Friedman.

The livery is wrong on my car however, in a more subtle way (It happens when you haven't got good shots of the car and don't pay too close attention to the ones you do have)...

On the `69 car the numerals on the bonnet slant in the opposite direction and are smaller. Also, I don't believe Bostrom Bergen Metal products was a sponsor in `69 (or even 1971 either).

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