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South African Sprint Car; 1/8 scale scratch build
Topic Started: Dec 20 2012, 07:20 AM (2,759 Views)
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I'm build ing a model of the former South African Sprint Car champ, Johan Roos's car. He has pasted away and it's for his best friend, there. It will be a 410 winged pavement sprinter with an 06 Maxim chassis.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
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Looks like a pretty cool race car.
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Always wondered what happened to the racing scene in South Africa, as I have not kept up with weekly racing papers since the early 1970's or other publications that have gone by the wayside....

Somewhere, if I haven't lost it, I have (had) a copy of SCR from the late 1960's that had an article on racing in South Africa when a few drivers from the states went down there to race during the off season in the states. And the cars they would take, would be sold to the local drivers. Remember one of the cars in the article was a Don Edmunds super modified. The article also talked about the then hot driver of the time, Harry Van der Spuij(sp).
Not sure who helped him come to the states in 1972 where he ran with the California Racing Association. Unfortunately he was not in a top line car of the time, so he did not fare too well at Ascot. Not sure if he ran any other tracks, that CRA ran that year.
One of the last drivers from Southern California to race in South Africa was the late Mike Shaw, in the early to mid 1970's. This was about the time that traveling to Australia to race became the "in thing" to do....and still is.....

That is one great looking build you have going. And from the pic of the real car, they still burn the rubber off in the turns.
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sentsat71,Dec 31 2012
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Always wondered what happened to the racing scene in South Africa, as I have not kept up with weekly racing papers since the early 1970's or other publications that have gone by the wayside....

Somewhere, if I haven't lost it, I have (had) a copy of SCR from the late 1960's that had an article on racing in South Africa when a few drivers from the states went down there to race during the off season in the states. And the cars they would take, would be sold to the local drivers. Remember one of the cars in the article was a Don Edmunds super modified. The article also talked about the then hot driver of the time, Harry Van der Spuij(sp).
Not sure who helped him come to the states in 1972 where he ran with the California Racing Association. Unfortunately he was not in a top line car of the time, so he did not fare too well at Ascot. Not sure if he ran any other tracks, that CRA ran that year.
One of the last drivers from Southern California to race in South Africa was the late Mike Shaw, in the early to mid 1970's. This was about the time that traveling to Australia to race became the "in thing" to do....and still is.....

That is one great looking build you have going. And from the pic of the real car, they still burn the rubber off in the turns.

I remember Don Edmunds going there with his supermodified for a couple of years. I also remember when a lot of guys would go to Australia in the winter and sell their cars to the locals because of the high tariffs in that country at the time. Not that way now but they all go there. This guy sent me some video of them hot lapping and they all were smoking off the right rear. Their tire bill must be enormous. They run Hoosiers in the front and Goodyears in the rear with all the lettering in gold like Firestone used to be. I have never seen that before. They also run 1/4 mile tracks with 410s so not much stomp and steer. Man I loved Ascot and wish it was still around. Those were some of the best sprint car races ever.
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Here's something, even I, haven't seen before.Posted Image
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Well the guy in south Africa tried to bone me; wanted my bank info so he could send me money. So I am now converting this over to a dirt sprinter for a guy in California. Here's some of the conversion going on. New body, tires and wheels, etc.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
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More progress; almost done.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
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Here's how this one turned out.Posted ImagePosted Image
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Old Sprinter, you know I am a HUGE fan! This car is further proof that you are a true MASTER MODELER! Beautiful and outstanding as always! :))) :))) :))) fbr fbr
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Bayouman,Jan 24 2014
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Old Sprinter, you know I am a HUGE fan! This car is further proof that you are a true MASTER MODELER! Beautiful and outstanding as always! :))) :))) :))) fbr fbr

Thank you, Sir.
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Hmmmm...
Bud Kaeding, right? cannot make out the name on the car, but IIRC he runs the #29...

Once again, your modeling talents take second to none! Especially in this scale!
This is just awesome!!
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