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      Started: 12-14-14 Build Revisions: Never  
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      In the late 70s the pavement track in San Jose closed after 20+ years. The fairgrounds then opened a dirt track, 1/3 mile, same as the asphalt track was. They ran their pavement cars there the first year and then their rules changed and everyone built dirt cars. At the same time, wings, on the west coast at least, were growing bigger and bigger. No rules for them, at the time. Lots of open Comp. races also in California then. After awhile the rules changed and sprint cars took over as the race car of choice and wings had a limit of 5'x5'. I'm building a replica of Brent Kaedings dirt car from that early era of fairgrounds racing. I was never a fan of the giant wing thing back then but it doesn't look too bad on the model.



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  1. kmeaders@q.com's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Body is done and mounted, changed the top wing angle and shortened the nose wing.





    1/8 Scale 1980 San Jose Dirt Car
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    Finally finished this racer. 100% scratch built 1/8 Scale 1980 San Jose Dirt Car , fiberglass body and then rest aluminum and styrene 1/8 Scale 1980 San Jose Dirt Car , blaw, blaw, blaw.1/8 Scale 1980 San Jose Dirt Car-007-jpg1/8 Scale 1980 San Jose Dirt Car-006-jpg


    1/8 Scale 1980 San Jose Dirt Car
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    Ken some really nice work there! These builds just get better and better.
    Gary
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    Thanks Gary, been doing this now a long time. Still is fun for me. How about you; still building?


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    yes still working on the Munsters Famous Rods. Got plans drawn up partly for the Munsters Coach. Moving along with The Dragula build too. Thanks for asking Ken Keep up the great work always enjoy what your doing.

    Gary
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