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David Pearson ASA Camaro
« on: March 17, 2022, 06:55:20 PM »
David Pearson's short track ASA Camaro.......Started with a Revell #17 Superflo ASA Camaro chassis with several modifications, added front and rear bumper bars and lengthened the chassis 1/4"and built the cold air box behind the radiator so it could stand up straight. Body is from the AMT 70-1/2 Baldwin Motion kit.....replaced pretty much everything from just in front of the firewall, built the front fenders, lowered the roof and replaced the A-posts. Also opened the trunk and re flared the sides and rear quarter panels, they were rolled in way more than the chassis would allow for a good fit and look I wanted. Resin nose and lower bumper with a few changes. Tamiya pure white, satin black and Italian red along with Testors Extreme Lacquer Icy Blue for the roof. The hauler just behind the photo of the real car is on the workbench now. Thanks for looking
DP1 by James Gregory, on Flickr
DP2 by James Gregory, on Flickr
DP3 by James Gregory, on Flickr
DP4 by James Gregory, on Flickr
DP5 by James Gregory, on Flickr
DP6 by James Gregory, on Flickr
DP7 by James Gregory, on Flickr
DP8 by James Gregory, on Flickr
DP9 by James Gregory, on Flickr
DP10 by James Gregory, on Flickr
DP11 by James Gregory, on Flickr
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Re: David Pearson ASA Camaro
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2022, 06:19:00 AM »
 :)  This is great.  Got to see David race that car once.
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Re: David Pearson ASA Camaro
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2022, 10:32:18 AM »
Excellent replica build.
You can be proud of this one.

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Re: David Pearson ASA Camaro
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2022, 12:58:36 PM »
Excellent build.  Really like those short-trackers of big-time legends.
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Re: David Pearson ASA Camaro
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2022, 05:45:56 PM »
I replied on another site too, but this thing is beautiful. The 1:1 is one of my favorite race cars.
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Re: David Pearson ASA Camaro
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2022, 03:11:22 PM »
Just a truly wonderful model rendition of the real thing. It helps a lot that Pearson has long been one of my favorite drivers also. I can remember NASCAR racing back into the late 1950's and he was a growing legend even back then when just starting.

Pearson won his first race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, near Spartanburg, in 1954, at the age of 19. He was driving a 37 Ford Flatback that day. He was NASCAR Champion 3 different times. The last car he built to race, mostly in "legends" racing was also a 37 Ford Flatback that he and a friend built. He last drove in 2008. I want to build a model of that last car but am waiting for decals hopefully.

He was just an outstanding human being, racing was just one of many good things that he did. He will be remembered for sure.

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Re: David Pearson ASA Camaro
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2022, 03:36:58 PM »
What a beautiful job you did on this model! Can't wait to see more builds from you. I give it an 11.

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Re: David Pearson ASA Camaro
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2022, 06:33:36 PM »
Superb! Words really can't express how wonderful this model is, you're done David Pearson proud!

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Re: David Pearson ASA Camaro
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2022, 03:46:04 PM »
Wonderful model of a Camaro!!

Especially this one, David Pearson was my all time favorite driver, allways chewing and smoking, i like that!!

I love all of the racecars of the Silverfox.

Very well done, canĀ“t wait to see the hauler.

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Re: David Pearson ASA Camaro
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2022, 09:57:55 PM »
Great work on the chassis and body!  That body looks like it was made for that chassis and visa versa.  I think that the mix of an older Camaro body on an ASA chassis is pretty cool.
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Re: David Pearson ASA Camaro
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2022, 07:39:03 PM »
Outstanding replica, outstanding driver.  Absolutely superb workmanship.

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Re: David Pearson ASA Camaro
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2022, 09:24:13 PM »
It just doesn't get much better than this!!!

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Re: David Pearson ASA Camaro
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2022, 11:00:01 AM »
Sweet music there! That is fine work! I had that one on my list for a long time.

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Re: David Pearson ASA Camaro
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2022, 01:34:24 PM »
Incredible workmanship! You guys should see this in person! I have..........it won big time in Murfreesboro, Tn,. on Vetrans'Day weekend!
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Re: David Pearson ASA Camaro
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2022, 07:57:00 PM »
Great looking Camaro Spotter. Very clean and a great job of kitbashing. Sorry I missed it when you first posted it. Well done!

Tom