Post by Bernard Kron on May 24, 2019 10:39:43 GMT -5
I posted one of these both as a w.i.p (see: trakinscale.proboards.com/thread/17805/fordor-jalopy-racer-larned-update ) and as a completed car (see: trakinscale.proboards.com/thread/17834/ford-jalopy-racer-larned-circa ) in 2017 and nobody said boo. The roots of competitive hot rodding lie deep in "jalopy" circle track racing, whether it was the roadster racing in early postwar California and the West coast, the dirt fairgrounds of the midwest, or "stock" car racers in the south and all along the eastern seaboard. Most of the flathead speed equipment manufacturers sold at least as much of their wares into the circle track market as they did to the straightline guys. I suspect it remains true to this day. It's also worth noting that in the era of proto-hot-rodding, the pre-WWII "gow jobs" and hopped-up and stripped down hot cars of the 20's and 30's, to the extent that they were raced in organized competitions, were mainly raced on small oval dirt tracks. Straightline racing was limited to informal (and mainly illegal) street racing and to informal and occassionally organized dry lakes racing, the latter on the West coast. So this type of car can be seen as prototypical of what we model here on TRaK.
It's OK by me (but it's not my decision). The guidelines say "Traditional styled...(some pre 40's dirt trackers and other racers are acceptable)" -- I would interpret that to mean "some pre 40's" body styles built as racers up to the 1969 cut-off date.
I think it would be fine as well, as long as its an occasional post. If it were to become a more routine posting then I might think it would be appropriate to ask for a category to place it in. Then if that were done and someone had an issue with early dirt/asphalt roundy - round cars they don't have to look!
This is a good spot to drop a quick note or ask for help. If you are in a bad mood, this isn't the right spot to drop feelings. Thanks for understanding!
normy: Gots ne mo dem Koop bodaces?
Jan 12, 2020 14:28:04 GMT -5
krassandbernie: Yup! I have 3 that are 'seconds'.......which are nicer than what you'd get most anywhere else; or you can just order one. Send me a pm if you are still interested; and we can go from there.
Jan 13, 2020 1:16:27 GMT -5
mod3llover: Ed, where do you have the bodies posted?
Jan 14, 2020 20:13:56 GMT -5