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81-83 Monte Carlo "Flatnose"
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George Andrews



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom, the # 73 car pictured was Bill Schmitt's regular ride for the 1983 season, not a Junior Johnson - owned car. Through his close association with Junior, Bill also enjoyed Mountain Dew sponsorship on his Winston West Monte Carlo in both 1983 and ( as a MCSS ) in 1984.
Junior did supply a back - up, short - track Mountain Dew Buick Regal for J.D. McDuffie to use in qualifying for the Nov., 1982 race @ Riverside. This was done as insurance in case Darrell had mechanical problems in qualifying. When Darrell made the race on his time, Junior kindly let J.D. run the back - up car with his normal number 70 in the race. Junior was a good guy... thumbsup
Winston West driver Jim Reich ran a Ivan Baldwin - owned, flat - nose Monte Carlo # 25 in 1982. Despite winning the championship, the team would fold at the end of the season due to lack of sponsorship. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



From the great Baker Racing pics website.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the flat nose I ended up building


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, Paul... I've recently found that the Lindley Monte Carlo and the Tommy Ellis Monte Carlo are the same car. Lindley sold it to Ellis's owner. It was sold to Rick Newsom after that, and still exists. Newsom was killed in a plane crash and in the late '80s when they were filming Days of Thunder it was purchased from Newsom's widow and painted up as the Junior Johnson Monte Carlo Aerocoupe. The rear window kit was added at that time. It's now in the Hendrick collection still in Junior Johnson/Bud livery!

I thought I had a photo of it from the museum but I must not have photographed it the one time I was there and it was on display.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really cool info! I would really like to get some good pictures of the Tommy Ellis version, there are a couple of details I can never quite make out.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were several posted recently (in the last 3 months or so, I think) on one of the facebook pages dedicated to racing history. What view do you need, I'll see if I can find them.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GREAT JOB Paul!!!! Awesome choice on that FN Monte! That one is on my short list to build, btw, what green is that you used? I was at the 600 the day Harry ran this car, and almost won finishing 2nd to Bobby in the Hardee's Regal. I know they ran the FN at Riverside, and again at Richmond in the fall IIRC. I also need to do the Regal Harry ran and almost won the Firecracker with in 81'. I have the Pontiac built, just need the Monte, and Regal to go with them for my Harry Gant collection.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have built 2 over the years, I loved this body in race trim.


Both of these were built back before the great decals that are availible today were out on the market.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



'Calhoun' posted this one before.



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom, those are great shots, I had the Lindley pic already. Been trying to figure out the c post decal, do you think that's the same one that was on the 55 in the other pic? Does it say Richmond, VA on the rear fender under the sponsor?

Mark, I used a Tamiya green that someone here had suggested, I'll have to look for it when I get home. It was a great match.
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