terça-feira, 29 de julho de 2014

Ford GT40 brothers

Thank you Motorsport Modeller for your kind words, I'm following your blog but yet unable to post coments, I still have problems with my home pc. Gracias Juanh por tus belas palabras, estoy seguindo tu blog pero no puedo aun postar comentarios, mi pc casero tiene los mismos problemas. Foto em família com os dois Ford GT40 azuis que montei, n°1 de 1966 ontem mostrado e o n° 9 vencedor das 24h de Le Mans de 1968 com Pedro Rodriguez e Lucien Bianchi ao volante (kit que já apareceu por aqui em anos passados, escala 1/24, da Fujimi).

domingo, 27 de julho de 2014

Ford GT40 MKII

Voltando aos carros de Le Mans, terminado hoje mais um Ford GT40, este na versão MKII que chegou em segundo lugar nas 24h de Le Mans de 1966 com Denis Hulme e Ken Miles ao volante, kit Fujimi na escala 1/24. Ford lauched its own effort to create a GT prototype in 1963. The most powerful of all the race cars participating in car races at the time was the Ferrari, and though Ford made efforts to acquire Ferrari in order to be able to compete in the Le Mans, these efforts ended in failure. Thereafter, noting the similarities to the Ferrari in the GT image and Eric Broadlay’s Roala GT, Ford acquired the Roala GT and concluded a one-year contract with Broadlay to engage in the development of a Ford design. The GT40 revealed at the 1964 New York Auto Model Show had a semi-monocoque configuration, and its height was a mere 40 inches. The GT40 began to participate in racing in 1964. This was the Mk.II, mounting a 7 lit. V8 engine of 485HP. This vehicle gamered a one-two-three finish at the Daytona 24-hour race, and in the same year beat the Ferrari hands down for another one-two-three finish for its first Le Mans win. Fujimi kit at 1/24th scale.

sexta-feira, 25 de julho de 2014

Firebird Funny Car

O terceiro e último dragster da série é um Firebird da categoria Funny Car pilotado por Randy Anderson em 1997, kit da Revell-Monogram na escala 1/24. The third and last of my dragsters series is a Pontiac Firebird Funny Car driven by Randy Anderson in 1997, Revell-Monogram kit at 1/24th scale.

STP Firebird Pro Stock

O segundo dragster é um Firebird da categoria Pro Stock pilotado por Rickie Smith em 1991, kit Revell-Monogram na escala 1/24. They’re legendary as the fastest Detroit doorslammers in drag racing competition! They are the track-burning machines of the professional Pro/stock class, replacing fuel funny cars as drag recing’s most popular class. Externally identical in appearance to popular street machines such as the Chevy Beretta, Pontiac Firebird and Ford Probe, they are thoroughbred racing machines under the skin. The powerful Petty Blue STP Firebird is piloted by “Trickie Rickie” Smith, a top NHRA and IHRA Pro/Stock competitor who holds five championchips in IHRA competiton! His tubular frame Firebird sports the latest advances in chassis technology including a funny car “cage” sorrouding the driver. This powerful machine is powered by a big block GM motor that displaces 500 cu. in. in NHRA competition and a whopping 700 cu. in. in IHRA drag Racing. This motor is fitted with dual Holley carbs on a hand-built alloy mainfold and utilizes Pontiac cylinder heads and lightweight valve covers. Revell-Monogram kit at 1/24th scale.

Pausa para Dragsters

Primeiramente obrigado Juanh e Motorsport Modeller pelos comentários, estou acompanhando seus blogs mas assim como acontece aqui ainda não consigo gravar comentários direto nos posts, gracias/thanks!!! Por curiosidade resolvi montar uns kits de Dragsters e gostei da brincadeira (mas os caras que os pilotam devem ser malucos, que máquinas mais estranhas!) Iniciamos com um Topfuel pilotado pela Shelly Anderson em 1997. Kit Revell-Monogram na escala 1/24. You might trouble tagging a blond from California as the fastes lady at the strip but there’s no argument: Shelly Anderson is both the quickest and fastes famele driver in NHRA history with her career best 4.658 second ET at 316.23 mph run. Shelly was the NHRA National Record holder in elapsed time from October 1994 to 1995. Her first career victory was the 1993 Keystone Nationals; one of only five woman drag racers to win na NHRA National Event title in a professional category. Shelly began driving rails in Top Alcohol Dragster in 1992, and moved into Top fuel at the Mopar Mile-High National that very same season. It really is like a family outing when the Andersons go to the drag strip. Shelly’s father Brad Anderson is a three-time NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car Champion and Shelly once served as him crew chief. Her brother Brad is a two-time NHRA Top Alcohol Funny car Champion, who will move into a nitro Funny Car as Shelly’s teammate for the 1997 drag racing season. Not so surprisingly, their mother Carol handles many of the management duties for this family-run racing team.The kit replicates Shelby Anderson’s Western auto/ Parts America/Texico Havoline Top Fuel Dragster as it appear during the NHRA 1997 season.