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    1. Kit: , by (Member) fazmodeller is offline
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      Started: 09-18-20 Build Revisions: Never  
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      [COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.9)]The Lola T70 had had a successful Can-Am career, winning the inaugural Championship in 1966 with John Surtees, Mark Donohue and Dan Gurney winning five out of the six races and Surtees and Donohue finishing 1-2 in the Championship standings. Surtees began to develop the car to his own ideas in 1968, most obviously fitting a high rear wing and modifying the bodywork, in fact Surtees now called his car a Lola TS160.The CanAm was an American Canadian road racing championship that ran from 1966 to 1980 and was famous for its open rules which allowed enormous horsepower and almost unlimited chassis design. In their time they were faster than Formula 1 and absolutely spectacular to watch.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.9)]Tamiya released a series of 1/18 scale cars back in the late 1960s including this Lola TS160 and the McLaren M8A which were impressive for their tooling for the time. They did suffer a little for detail and incorporated the provision for the addition of a "rectric motawh" (Japanese for electric motor - popular in kits of the time) and hence battery compartments which had to be modified in building the static model. Aside from this a distributor and wiring was added as well as turned aluminium intake trumpets, braided line and aluminium fittings and seat belts. Paints were Tamiya Lola T160-TS 1/18 Tamiya lacquers decanted for airbrushing Lola T160-TS 1/18 Tamiya along with Alclad Lola T160-TS 1/18 Tamiya and Testors metallizers. Although for various reasons this kit has taken a while I finally have just finished it and am pleased with the result. Hope you enjoy.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.9)]Steve Hansford[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.9)]Melbourne, Australia.


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  1. JunkGTZ's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Dec 2012
    I missed this one! Apparently your build got shuffled into the background with the redoing of some of the tech for the site. Really great build. I love mid engined sports cars and racing cars from the 60's and 70's and didn't know about this particular version of Lola.

  2. MODEL A MODEL's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    Feb 2017

    How did this get lost in the shuffle?

    Beautiful work! Very clean!

    This is the old Tamiya Lola T160-TS 1/18 Tamiya kit? Very nice!

    Last edited by MODEL A MODEL; 10-28-20 at 02:41 PM.
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