Ford-Porsche Wars Proxy - Rules & Registration

Here we go! Round #2 in what started last year as a proxy duel between both builders and marques.

Re: Ford-Porsche Wars Proxy - Rules & Registration

Postby Audi1 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:34 am

hillbilly wrote:if there is still room Ford TBD #17 and Porsche 917 #18 hillbilly


You're in hillbilly! See you on the starting line.

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars Proxy - Rules & Registration

Postby Audi1 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:38 am

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Not a big deal, but it would be nice to see that broken out, like it would be to see the different 917 variants individually identified too.


Good idea; we can do that as soon as the cars arrive, Dennis. I'll post a more detailed break-out of the cars just before the first Round.

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars Proxy - Rules & Registration

Postby Audi1 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:50 am

What, no love for the Porsche 718 RSK............?

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http://www.718forum.com/forum/2017-pors ... -mans.html

Maybe the linked video will inspire someone...............! :banana-dance:

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars Proxy - Rules & Registration

Postby BARC 1 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:14 am

If only I could find a scale one. Have seen some Eldon and Stombecker ones but they seem "fat". I built one in 143 scale though. Pretty tiny slot car

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars Proxy - Rules & Registration

Postby Audi1 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:49 am

Ummmm.........not trying to promote one seller over another, but here's a body kit that I think is to scale. Not cheap, but GMC makes good products; same is true for their Ford J-car:

http://www.electricdreams.com/Shop/gmc0 ... 11782.html

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars Proxy - Rules & Registration

Postby BARC 1 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:19 am

I saw that earlier, but it is the coupe and I really wanted the roadster version.
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars Proxy - Rules & Registration

Postby ckouba » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:00 pm

Audi1 wrote:Now there's a screen name I haven't seen in awhile. Welcome ckouba!

I'll put you down for a GT-40 and one other. Please make your number choices as soon as you can; thanks.

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Thanks Allan. I usually hang out on the other forum but someone pointed me at this proxy and it's a favorite era of mine. I will likely send a Mk II and Mk IV, but will confirm that shortly.

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars Proxy - Rules & Registration

Postby Audi1 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:48 pm

Here you go, Dan:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Strombecker-1-3 ... SwyQtVjer7

The RS-60, RS-61 and 718 RSK spyder all looked, pretty much, the same; being derivatives of the 60.

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars Proxy - Rules & Registration

Postby BARC 1 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:36 pm

:D I saw that one too, but it looked a little fat to me. Maybe not as bad as the Eldon though. Has anyone put the calipers to this to judge it for scale? The Strombecker GT 40 is slightly smaller then 1/32 but the relationship to length and width is good. The Stombecker and Eldon RS60 look like they are too wide. It would be nice to know what the dimensions are.

At the end of the day, I guess you have to go with what is available. Unlike our esteemed forum member, I am unable to carve something out of a block of wood. This maybe the reason we haven't seen one entered yet.
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars Proxy - Rules & Registration

Postby studioRS » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:26 pm

BARC 1 wrote:I saw that earlier, but it is the coupe and I really wanted the roadster version.


Dan, as I mentioned in my PM to you, got you covered. The Retro Resins RS60 version I have looks to be pretty close to the real deal 718 RSK. I wonder where this was originally crafted from? Shipping this out to Shotgun to get some made. Allan, these links are awesome, always helpful thanks.

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Below photo taken by my father, Santa Barbara races 1959. Ken Miles leads in his 718 RSK chassis #13.
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Long-time Rivals: Jack McAfee in Vasek Polak's RSK leads Ken Miles in an RS-61. McAfee takes his signature late turn-in, giving Miles the impression there might be an opening. Miles finished second to Bill Krause's Birdcage Maserati in the feature, while McAfee retired. This was Jack's last race. Photo by Dave Friedman
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars Proxy - Rules & Registration

Postby studioRS » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:30 pm

One would naturally assume that I should jump on the 718 RSK build. massive Porsche enthusiast to the core, Dad took the photo of chassis Nr.13 in action and I have the body! WTH!?! I'm willing to let another Porsche enthusiast have the glory on this entry and pursue my 908/3 FLY tuning... I'll ship out the body I have and get some made.

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars Proxy - Rules & Registration

Postby Audi1 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:09 pm

Thanks, Thompson. If we can get a 718 RSK in this series, then that would be great. More than one would be even better.................. :banana-dance:

BTW - that Retro Resins RS -60/61 looks really good!

When we line the cars up for the photoshoot at the first race concourse, I'd like to have at least one of each kind of Porsche and Ford. We've got the Fords covered. One Porsche to go..........a really nice one; the RennSport racers need representation!!

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars Proxy - Rules & Registration

Postby BARC 1 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:13 pm

Ok great. I wasn't sure if you were going through with the castings.

If I can get my hands on one, I will enter it instead of the 917 I have. Gives me a reason to build another chassis
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars Proxy - Rules & Registration

Postby Audi1 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:45 pm

Better make this one a $50.00 gift card, Dan..................! :lol:

Great that you're headed in the RS direction. I'm sure Shotgundave will do a great casting job on this one. :handgestures-thumbup: :handgestures-thumbup:

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars Proxy - Rules & Registration

Postby Mitch58 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:39 pm

I have a Strombecker RSK already set up with an MRRC chassis, but it has already been sent off for another round of the TLOR Proxy. Fun little cars though.
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