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  Topic: Pearson/Nichels 71 Pontiac decals
67 Fairlane

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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:05 am   Subject: Pearson/Nichels 71 Pontiac decals
I want to say Dave Van produced a set for the red 17 car under his Penngwen brand name. Maybe Dave can chime-in here and provide the link to his Fotki page that lists his entire line of decals with p ...
  Topic: 1963 Mercury
67 Fairlane

Replies: 12
Views: 3557

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:50 am   Subject: 1963 Mercury
How is the quality of Ronnie's '63 Merc body. Chrome bumpers, glass, separate hood, etc...?

Its actually pretty good. I think it was made from one of those promotional models. No chrome, don't re ...
  Topic: 1968 Fairlane Question
67 Fairlane

Replies: 7
Views: 2663

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:15 am   Subject: 1968 Fairlane Question
Embarassed Embarassed PATRICK! Embarassed Embarassed

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa!

I always try to get people's name right. Especially those people with whom I've met or corresponded with! Embarassed ...
  Topic: 1963 Mercury
67 Fairlane

Replies: 12
Views: 3557

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:57 pm   Subject: 1963 Mercury
Wasn't there a promo car done of this car back in the day?

I do recall some discussion of a promo car in this site's former life. I've never found one though; ended up buying a resin body from SMH ...
  Topic: 1963 Mercury
67 Fairlane

Replies: 12
Views: 3557

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:07 am   Subject: Re: 1963 Mercury
I want to build a 1963 Merc race car. Are the 1963 and 1964 Mercury cars the same except the front grill. I have several 64 kits and no 63 kits. I was thinking if the bodies are the same I might be ...
  Topic: I Spoke with Rick Salvino
67 Fairlane

Replies: 3
Views: 3152

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:54 am   Subject: I Spoke with Rick Salvino
Good News, Thanks!
  Topic: 1968 Fairlane Question
67 Fairlane

Replies: 7
Views: 2663

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:28 am   Subject: 1968 Fairlane Question
Bonjour Paul!

Hope you are doing well. It has been a while since we corresponded.

You are correct that these 2 drivers did not race together in 1970, in a NASCAR stock car race.

I haven't ha ...
  Topic: When were shoulder harnesses commonly used in NASCAR?
67 Fairlane

Replies: 24
Views: 6413

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 5:51 pm   Subject: When were shoulder harnesses commonly used in NASCAR?

I still haven't found a third part hosting site to replace Photobucket, .

Doc (& anyone else who's interested) - I use Fotki; the fees are "silly-cheap", IIRC I paid like $2 for th ...
  Topic: Polar lights Pearson Torino?
67 Fairlane

Replies: 22
Views: 6863

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 5:37 pm   Subject: Polar lights Pearson Torino?
67, I believe he's referring to the pics Bobby Winnett already posted above.

John
OOOOoohhh!! Now I get it! I'm required to communicate AND comprehend! Crap; Now I got more stuff to think about! ...
  Topic: Polar lights Pearson Torino?
67 Fairlane

Replies: 22
Views: 6863

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:25 pm   Subject: Polar lights Pearson Torino?
67 Fairlane...

BW found the pics i was talking about, especially the side view where LeeRoy is hold the trophy....

That's great! I'd love to see them. Can you post?
  Topic: 1981 Nashville 420 photos
67 Fairlane

Replies: 6
Views: 3106

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:02 pm   Subject: 1981 Nashville 420 photos
Great stuff Calhoun! All good! I especially like the #66 Olds. Thanks for sharing these. That 1st pic of DW looks like you caught him just as he dribbled on his chin! Laughing Priceless!

As for pict ...
  Topic: Polar lights Pearson Torino?
67 Fairlane

Replies: 22
Views: 6863

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:15 pm   Subject: Polar lights Pearson Torino?
You beat me to it John. That's exactly where I was going to start my search.
So Rebel 400 it is. I love teamwork!

Thanks.
Jerry
  Topic: Polar lights Pearson Torino?
67 Fairlane

Replies: 22
Views: 6863

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:29 pm   Subject: Polar lights Pearson Torino?
Guess no one told Lee Roy its supposed to be a Darlington stripe not a Darlington smash! Laughing Laughing

Great photos I have never seen the post race pics of the 98.

On the Pearson car, if the c ...
  Topic: Polar lights Pearson Torino?
67 Fairlane

Replies: 22
Views: 6863

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:28 pm   Subject: Polar lights Pearson Torino?
John.....
Thought it was the Southern 500 where Lee Roy got tangled up in someone elses mess but managed to win anyway....But I could be wrong.....been too many years now, and have not looked at my ...
  Topic: Elmo Henderson #70 62 Pontiac
67 Fairlane

Replies: 4
Views: 2210

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:30 am   Subject: Elmo Henderson #70 62 Pontiac
Jerry
Thanks for pix. Think this is a model I want to build. Haven't seen Elmo in a year or so . Last i heard was not in best of health.Used to hang out at his shop back in the late 70s.he did attend ...
  Topic: Dark Side hauler photo thread
67 Fairlane

Replies: 29
Views: 10062

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:27 am   Subject: Dark Side hauler photo thread
Mark!
Clearly you rock in the hauler world!
Great stuff. Thanks for sharing these.
Lots of inspiration!

Jerry
  Topic: Elmo Henderson #70 62 Pontiac
67 Fairlane

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Views: 2210

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:06 pm   Subject: Elmo Henderson #70 62 Pontiac
OK Mr. Vaughn... The world already has a "Captain Obvious" so I'm going to nominate you for the title of "Major Obscura"! Laughing

So here's a couple of photos I found. I can't ...
  Topic: Polar lights Pearson Torino?
67 Fairlane

Replies: 22
Views: 6863

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:30 pm   Subject: Polar lights Pearson Torino?
That is a photo of Pearson at Darlington May 10, 1969, driving in the Rebel 400. ( He placed 5th)
https://images47.fotki.com/v1660/photos/1/1124451/5412780/PLR266022sm-vi.jpghttps://images108.fotki.c ...
  Topic: 1977- 79 Olds Pictures.
67 Fairlane

Replies: 51
Views: 18352

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:51 pm   Subject: 1977- 79 Olds Pictures.
Great pics R.J.! Always good to see more Oldsmobiles.

You know in looking at the photo from Talladega above, I realized how much these cars literally dominated the high-speed tracks between 1978 t ...
  Topic: '65 Comet to a '66 Cyclone?
67 Fairlane

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Views: 3091

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:09 pm   Subject: '65 Comet to a '66 Cyclone?
Here's a cooment from the late Jerry Sims:

LUKE'57
Joined: 28 Feb 2003
Posts: 3084
Location: Harlan County
Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:38 pm Post subject:

Those cars had fender extensions ...
  Topic: '65 Comet to a '66 Cyclone?
67 Fairlane

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:55 pm   Subject: '65 Comet to a '66 Cyclone?
I have a body basically converted. I bought a '66 promo with a crushed roof and cut off the '66 specific parts. They fit the AMT Cyclone body almost perfectly.

Yes you did, that would be this one ...
  Topic: 1977 OLDS INTERIOR PICS - Cale/Junior Johnson car
67 Fairlane

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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:36 pm   Subject: 1977 OLDS INTERIOR PICS - Cale/Junior Johnson car
Keep in mind, Junior's '77 car wouldn't have had a red interior.

Tom! Good to hear from you. Glad to see you finding time to post here on the board., I know you've had a busy schedule at work spend ...
  Topic: 1/64 Modified Coupe
67 Fairlane

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PostForum: The Diecast Den   Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:24 pm   Subject: 1/64 Modified Coupe
Nice Build Ron! I've always found it enjoyable to fool around with smaller scale diecast. There's a lot of interesting stuff out there if you know where to look.

My current project though is an ...
  Topic: Kelly Girl Laguna
67 Fairlane

Replies: 7
Views: 3515

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:15 pm   Subject: Kelly Girl Laguna
Hallo No. 3. Wie gehts?

Pardon my poor German.
Das fensternetz ist fantastisch! (The window net is fantastic!)

What material did you make it from?

Danke.

Jerry
  Topic: WINGCAR BUILDING SEMINAR***Let's Get Started!...
67 Fairlane

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Views: 7328

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:00 pm   Subject: WINGCAR BUILDING SEMINAR***Let's Get Started!...
Hey Mike,

Glad to hear from you!

I wish I could be more specific about the missing pics. They dealt with the air induction cowling. Not sure if they were different angles on the model version ...
  Topic: 1977- 79 Olds Pictures.
67 Fairlane

Replies: 51
Views: 18352

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:31 am   Subject: 1977- 79 Olds Pictures.
Good stuff Calhoun! Was wonderin' when you were going to jump in! Very Happy

Keep 'em coming!

Jerry
  Topic: WINGCAR BUILDING SEMINAR***Let's Get Started!...
67 Fairlane

Replies: 15
Views: 7328

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:26 pm   Subject: WINGCAR BUILDING SEMINAR***Let's Get Started!...
Thank you Sir!
  Topic: 1960 starliner
67 Fairlane

Replies: 3
Views: 2000

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:00 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 starliner
Hi everyone, continuing to work on my 1960 Curtus Turner Starliner and have some questions. Where would the gas filler tube be on this beast and is it open or under a door? I also need to know where t ...
  Topic: WINGCAR BUILDING SEMINAR***Let's Get Started!...
67 Fairlane

Replies: 15
Views: 7328

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:57 pm   Subject: WINGCAR BUILDING SEMINAR***Let's Get Started!...
Thanks for digging this out.....

My pleasure Dennis. If you could see your way clear to turning this into a sticky at some point, it would be much appreciated.

Jerry
  Topic: WINGCAR BUILDING SEMINAR***Let's Get Started!...
67 Fairlane

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Views: 7328

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:57 am   Subject: WINGCAR BUILDING SEMINAR***Let's Get Started!...
NOTE: ALL PHOTOS (EXCEPT 2 THAT WERE UNRECOVERABLE) HAVE BEEN UPLOADED. THIS IS AN UNFINISHED ARTICLE BUT IT IS COMPLETE AS FAR AS THE AUTHOR TOOK IT. ENJOY!

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  Topic: WINGCAR BUILDING SEMINAR***Let's Get Started!...
67 Fairlane

Replies: 15
Views: 7328

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:55 am   Subject: WINGCAR BUILDING SEMINAR***Let's Get Started!...
One of the best and most popular "how-to" threads ever posted here was the "Wingcar Building Seminar" by Wingcar Builder. Doug (his alter-ego name Laughing ) was an avid modeler and ...
  Topic: THE GALAXIE THREAD!
67 Fairlane

Replies: 7
Views: 4193

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:06 pm   Subject: THE GALAXIE THREAD!
LINKS!

Because I hate to hunt unnecessarily for related topics (and I'm sure most of you do too) here are the links I posted in the "Marauder" Thread dealing with the Holman-Moody chassis ...
  Topic: THE GALAXIE THREAD!
67 Fairlane

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Views: 4193

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:54 pm   Subject: THE GALAXIE THREAD!
Hi Gang;

First and foremost I'd like to thank the moderator who made this and the Marauder thread stickies. I'm hoping, with the help of the members, to make this a great reference thread.

Go ...
  Topic: THE GALAXIE THREAD!
67 Fairlane

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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:39 pm   Subject: THE GALAXIE THREAD!
Here it is Ford Fans, by request, your brand new shiny clearinghouse of history, info, technical stuff, photos and anything else you like pertaining to Ford Galaxies. Everyone, please jump in with bo ...
  Topic: Need help linking a great Fireball site
67 Fairlane

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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:51 pm   Subject: Need help linking a great Fireball site
Dave it takes it about 30 or so seconds to load, but I've been able to get to it every time.

http://galaxieland.com/fireball-roberts.html

John

Yep it's a SLOOOOW-LOADER alright, but worth ...
  Topic: K&K Charger 1972 - Question
67 Fairlane

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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:28 pm   Subject: K&K Charger 1972 - Question

Cotton got his cars from Nichels, 68 until end of 70.
The pic is of the other Nichels built speedway Daytona that Cotton had.

***NOTE: Cotton moved the tank to behind the driver in his '69 Ni ...
  Topic: K&K Charger 1972 - Question
67 Fairlane

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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:28 pm   Subject: K&K Charger 1972 - Question
Hey Firefly - forgot to include these links in my previous thread.

Winged Warriors/National B-Body Owners Assn.
http://wwnboa.org/about.htm

Aero Warriors
http://aerowarriors.com/cgi-bin/banxne ...
  Topic: 1977- 79 Olds Pictures.
67 Fairlane

Replies: 51
Views: 18352

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:51 pm   Subject: 1977- 79 Olds Pictures.
George, Your mention of links reminded me that I forgot to do something. Earlier I mentioned I was going to post the links to the other 3 threads related to this one. Inevitably these links will ge ...
  Topic: 1977- 79 Olds Pictures.
67 Fairlane

Replies: 51
Views: 18352

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:13 pm   Subject: 1977- 79 Olds Pictures.

The picture of the # 24 Cecil Gordon Olds was not taken at Riverside, as the famed road course didn't have any high - banked LEFT Turns. Also, the fuel filler was on the wrong side of the car.
Re ...
  Topic: 1977- 79 Olds Pictures.
67 Fairlane

Replies: 51
Views: 18352

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:24 pm   Subject: 1977- 79 Olds Pictures.
Here's a few more photos of some not-so-common Oldsmobiles

https://images14.fotki.com/v276/photos/1/1124451/7919133/RichardChildress3carsm-vi.jpghttps://images47.fotki.com/v868/photos/1/1124451/791 ...
  Topic: K&K Charger 1972 - Question
67 Fairlane

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Views: 4549

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:41 pm   Subject: K&K Charger 1972 - Question

Thanks! I know I saw that image somewhere - back in a previous Randy's life. I think there was a nice build someone did of a Daytona which included that feature.

You are correct sir. That would ...
  Topic: K&K Charger 1972 - Question
67 Fairlane

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Views: 4549

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:57 pm   Subject: K&K Charger 1972 - Question
Looks like a Nichels chassis re-skin.
Axle cooler is on the floor, behind Isaac.
Oil tank would be behind LF tire, in the engine compartment, and over the battery.

Here's a setup by Cotton Owens. ...
  Topic: 1977- 79 Olds Pictures.
67 Fairlane

Replies: 51
Views: 18352

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:37 pm   Subject: 1977- 79 Olds Pictures.
I am pretty sure the picture of the #4 car spinning is from the twin 125 race, most likely damaged enough to not make the race.
Larry McClure is kin to my wife but I have not seen him in about 4 year ...
  Topic: 1977- 79 Olds Pictures.
67 Fairlane

Replies: 51
Views: 18352

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:37 pm   Subject: 1977- 79 Olds Pictures.
(Anyone, please feel free to correct me) I think that car was owned by GC Spencer who later sold team (early 80s) to Morgan McClure Racing . I have color pic of this car from Daytona
Not sure how t ...
  Topic: Dark Side hauler photo thread
67 Fairlane

Replies: 29
Views: 10062

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:12 pm   Subject: Dark Side hauler photo thread
Thanks Bob!!!
Hey Larry, look thru the emails I sent you. Included a few haulers you might want to add here
Bill

Sure thing Frank! Could only find one amongst all the Fords but here it is:

ht ...
  Topic: 1977- 79 Olds Pictures.
67 Fairlane

Replies: 51
Views: 18352

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:14 am   Subject: 1977- 79 Olds Pictures.
Hey Mods!!!
We need to make this thread a Sticky!!!
Bill

If this is made a sticky, the 2 other threads posted by Firefly should also be included. (Chassis & Interior details).

Jerry
  Topic: 1977- 79 Olds Pictures.
67 Fairlane

Replies: 51
Views: 18352

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:44 pm   Subject: 1977- 79 Olds Pictures.

The #77 is Harry Gant in the Sportsman or Permatex race, that car looks a lot like the Jr Johnson car pictured above.

Some nice Oldsmobile pics! The #77 is Gant at Charlotte in the Late Model Sp ...
  Topic: Dark Side hauler photo thread
67 Fairlane

Replies: 29
Views: 10062

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:42 pm   Subject: Dark Side hauler photo thread
[EDITED TO REMOVE UNINTENDED DUPLICATION]
  Topic: 1977- 79 Olds Pictures.
67 Fairlane

Replies: 51
Views: 18352

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:00 pm   Subject: 1977- 79 Olds Pictures.


According to Racing Reference, it was-

Chuck Bown driving, Jim Testa owning, and King’s Mountain Truck Plaza was sponsoring.

Yes? I know i cheated...

Question

Hah! Good Job! No you didn' ...
  Topic: 1977 OLDS Cale/Junior Johnson - great reference video!
67 Fairlane

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Views: 2377

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:27 pm   Subject: 1977 OLDS Cale/Junior Johnson - great reference video!
Thank you Sir!
Great stuff.

Thanks for sharing
Jerry
 
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