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Radar43



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:51 pm    Post subject: Pontiac LaMans Reply with quote

Salvinos is coming out with the Pontiac LaMans. Should be late July or a bit after. I look for the first to be Cale Yarborough`s 1983 Daytona 500 winner. I would like to see some Tim Richmond #27 decals with the black boarder. That would build Tim`s 1983 Pontiacs and the Monte Carlo SS they tested for the Daytona 500.
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George Andrews



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good News indeed. Lotsa LeMans were used in NASCAR, including Cale's 1983 Daytona - winning " backup " car, Bobby Allison's Ranier Racing LeMans that stunk up the show ( but didn't win Rolling Eyes ) at Daytona in 1981, Bobby's DiGard Racing / Gatorade LeMans used at Talladega and Riverside in 1982, Phil Parsons' Skoal FLIP car from Talladega in 1983, J.D. McDuffie's ex - Ranier Racing car and the Benny Parsons / Buddy Baker Ranier rides, and from Winston West the Rick McCray #04 Coors Beer and Dick Midgley - owned LeMans, driven by both Dave Marcis at Riverside AND Hershel McGriff at several WW stand alone races. Some oddities too, from RahMoc Racing & Bob Senneker too !!!
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DaveVan



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And can't that Le Mans body be modified into a Ventura used in LMS/Busch series??? The Bristol 1983 LMS race was on the other night...front fascia is different...body the same.
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Brandon Miller



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaveVan wrote:
And can't that Le Mans body be modified into a Ventura used in LMS/Busch series??? The Bristol 1983 LMS race was on the other night...front fascia is different...body the same.


Ventura body is vastly different. It's the same.platform as the Nova and Omega. The LeMans is the same platform as the Malibu.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Olds and Chevy in that Bristol race were very different than the Ventura. They both looked like the Nova. The roof and C pillars looked just like the Le Mans........thx
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Brandon Miller



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaveVan wrote:
The Olds and Chevy in that Bristol race were very different than the Ventura. They both looked like the Nova. The roof and C pillars looked just like the Le Mans........thx


Got a pic because the LeMans and Ventura are completely different.

All Busch Grand National cars.

Ventura


LeMans


Nova with Buick in background


The LeMans looks nothing like the Nova or Ventura.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the name wrong.......The #17 Pepsi car is the car in the LMS Bristol race this weekend. The #17 looks like it could be made, with mods, from the LeMans Cup kit coming. My knowledge of 80's GM is short.....
The #17 in this screen grab
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Rob Spires
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iím not really up on the 70s and 80s smaller GM cars either... but what I gather is this car (and cars like it) could be made from the LeMans kit with a modified nose piece?

LeMans
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob Spires wrote:
Iím not really up on the 70s and 80s smaller GM cars either... but what I gather is this car (and cars like it) could be made from the LeMans kit with a modified nose piece?

LeMans
This particular style is what's on the way. Different nose pieces are being discussed.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I thought....thx
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jjsipes



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This will be great. Anybody got any other driver pictures in a Lemans?

Cale



Bobby Allison



Tim Richmond



Phil Parsons



Gary Balough

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Tom M.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Late Model Sportsman and Budweiser/Busch Series used the '78-'80 Grand Am body. Same body as the '81 LeMans, slightly different nose. Not so different that it couldn't be converted with some rework and a decal.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iím sure the aftermarket will step up, but tooling a tree with couple more nose options could help them get a lot more mileage out of the kit. Though, securing licensing for desirable enough cars may prove troublesome...
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George Andrews



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom M. wrote:
The Late Model Sportsman and Budweiser/Busch Series used the '78-'80 Grand Am body. Same body as the '81 LeMans, slightly different nose. Not so different that it couldn't be converted with some rework and a decal.

Correct. the 1978 - '80 Pontiac Grand Am was considered as limited production by NASCAR, and therefore ineligible for use in Cup.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The hoods are also different between the LeMans and the Grand Am. The Grand Am hood is a little flatter than the LeMans.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

R.J. wrote:


This car is slick! I believe the numbers are on one of the Slixx conversion sheets.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BGN car correct????
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe the Davey is an ARCA car. Iím not sure Iíve ever seen a BGN car with the LeMans treatment. That seems to be reserved for Grand Ams.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Davey's Arca car
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George Andrews



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

R.J. wrote:
Davey's Arca car

Is that the same car Bobby Allison towed the U - Haul trailer with at Talladega ???
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