This is the car that 1995 WC Champ Jeff Gordon drove in the 1997 Winston
All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 17 of last year. It was
decked out with a special "Jurassic Park the Ride" paint scheme.
The kit is a 1997 Monogram Monte Carlo and the decals are from the kit.
I had to get a slixx contingency decal sheet because the kit contingency
decals were neither accurate nor complete! Also the ones I used weren't
totally right either but they are a lot closer than the kit decals and
besides I had to make them fit in front of the 24's which were too far
Painting and Decals:
The chassis and body interior are standard light grey (2 parts white and
1 part grey). The exterior of the body is red. I airbrushed the body red
and when dry I masked the skirts and painted them flat black. I then
applied the decals to the body. I first applied the large #24 to the roof
and the Dupont logo on the trunk. Next come the rear quarter panel decals.
The decals for the door areas go on next these overlap the rear quarter
panel decals and include the #24's. Next I applied the little Jeff Gordon
decals over the windows and the pillar decals. Then the headlight,
grill, Monte Carlo and Little #24 decals on the nose. Then I applied the
contingency decals and the Quaker State DUPONT and little #24 decal (once
again 1 piece) to the rear of the body! Lastly I applied the hood decal
which again as with the #5 Kellogg's model was a bit of work! Once again I
had to get all the air bubbles out and make it lay down in the grooves on
each side of the hood! This decal only slightly touched 2 of the hood pins
so I didn't have to do any cutting to get it to lay down! Once the decals
were dry I applied a final coat of high gloss enamel, let it dry and
painted and installed the windshield and misc. clear parts. I then applied
the tire decals and painted the center caps and hood pins! All that was
left was installing the body on the chassis and I was done!
Complete instructions for painting and assembly of chassis, clear
parts, and construction of slab sides can be found at the bottom of the main page!