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Old 03-10-2021, 01:57 PM
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Default Reminds me of Geoffry Kerbel's dragster story :-)

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As the story goes, our 1973 Plymouth station wagon was supposed to be a base model, medium green inside and out. It got crushed in a train derailment, so they made Dad a deal on the Satellite Regent model, gold with wood paneling and a lot more bells and whistles. Ashes to ashes, Plymouths to rust.


Bill,

Many here remember Geoffrey Kerbel. MR competitor, all around good guy, etc. We hung out a bit during NARAM 60 and he showed pictures/described his ~ 70 Satellite Wagon that had an insane big block fire breathing engine that he'd installed. "How'd you do?" I asked. Best answer ever - "Twelfth but not last!"

Bob
p.s. he also showed pics of his slot car dragsters. His descriptions of the hand-built chassis,
re-wound motors, tires, etc. were impressive.
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Old 03-10-2021, 02:04 PM
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Bill,

Many here remember Geoffrey Kerbel. MR competitor, all around good guy, etc. We hung out a bit during NARAM 60 and he showed pictures/described his ~ 70 Satellite Wagon that had an insane big block fire breathing engine that he'd installed. "How'd you do?" I asked. Best answer ever - "Twelfth but not last!"

Bob
p.s. he also showed pics of his slot car dragsters. His descriptions of the hand-built chassis,
re-wound motors, tires, etc. were impressive.

Yes, I actually got to fly with him at the NARAM outside of Cleveland in 2013. We occasionally talked cars on occasion when I was still working nights. (i.e. The good old days.)
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Old 03-10-2021, 02:28 PM
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A Plymouth wagoon from the 70's was guaranteed to be a rust-bukket unless given REALLY GOOD Tuff-Kote Dinol rustproofing.
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Old 03-13-2021, 12:32 AM
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I finally got my box today. I ordered a body tube to replace a damaged one. Needless to say, even with the careful packaging, I received a damaged tube. And it's bent at what would have been the last inch of the tube I'm replacing. Guess I'm going to have to build the kit now.

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