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Twister; 1/8 scale replica
Topic Started: Jul 6 2015, 09:43 AM (1,124 Views)
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I have been asked to build an 1/8 scale replica of the Twister. It is the most famous race car here in Arizona. It was built and driven by Hank Arnold in the 60s. He was killed in 67' and a friend of his found the car in New Mexico, bought it back and restored it to it's original condition when Hank raced it. The cool thing is this guy lives only a few miles from my house.
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Posted ImageI got a new computer and I haven't figured out some things so forgive the format.
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Here's the real car. It was cool to go over there, several times, and measure everything up and take a ton of pictures. The paint I used was some left over from the restoration so that was cool.Posted Image
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Awesome so far :))) :))) rlr
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Very, very kool!!!!!!
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fbr That is plain awesome looking. rrr Can't wait to see it finished, jump Richard
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Posted Image Motor is done and I am working on the seat and all the tuck-n-roll side and back panels. Decals are on their way so should be done in a few weeks.
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Looking better all the time. :))) Still watching. rrr Richard
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rrr That's a great start on an icon. Really cool! Keep us posted!
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:))) :))) rlr
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This is great.

I once bought a magazine mail order from California on those style modifieds. I was a late teenager probably. For a young boy in Mississippi, I thought those were the coolest cars I had ever seen.

I have no idea what happened to it, but I sure wish I had it now. It must have been an annual publication about those cars that raced in Calif. Arizona, and New Mexico.

As I recall, I think one was called the Tamale Wagon.

Great job on this. Very nice.

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It doesn't cost any more to be nice.
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John, great story and I lived in So Cal in the 40s and 60s. I loved the supers but my family was into midget racing so we went to more of those shows but we also saw a bunch of the supermodifieds or Hardtops {as they were called there} races also. The guy who owns the original car gave me a 1963 Hot Rod Magazine with a 4 page article about the Twister, so I have that for reference. The Tamale Wagon was a sprint car {actually several ones}that ran at Ascot in the LA area.
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:))) :))) rlr
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your builds are always spot on wish I could have you build Joe Giusti's 32.
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wnw wnw wnw
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Done
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Been watching this and its just "Super"!!!! I have a copy of the 63 HRM and know the car even though I never saw it raced. I also saw something about it being restored on some super modified site I found but can't find it now. And the Tamale Wagon Sprinters, were some driven by Bob Hogle? I remember reading something about them too. Great job on this, Its not a model, its a work of art. It should be displayed in The Louvre, next to Monet and Picasso.
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Wow, now that turned out awesome!!!! Great build!!!
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:))) :))) :)))
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rrr :))) fbr jsm
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again you built a great model, amazing
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