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Rodney J. Williams
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1/25th Revell "Kurtis Midget Racer"

November 28, 2019 · in Automotive · · 2 · 2.4K

Double WOW! I found this model on the web and bought it flat out. Why would I do that? Let's back up to 1947 as this is the answer.

My cousin "Jim" came home from the Navy in late 1945 and lived with his parents in Alliance, Ohio. He got a job with the Ohio Bell Telephone Company and they sent him to my home town of Akron, Ohio which was 26 miles from his home.

His high school buddy "Ed" bought a small midget racing car and brought it over from Alliance so he could race it at the new football stadium called "The Rubber Bowl" which was located at our small city airport. My family and I use to go out to the "Bowl" and watch Ed race the car. Jim learned how to drive it at the race's.

As time went on, my older brother Jerry and I got to drive the racer around the football track after the race's were over. I was 16 year's old in 1947 and I still remember those "Good Old Day's."

Second reason for buying the model is: My lucky number is "7" and there is a "7" on the finished model.

And now you know the rest of the story.

The model by was very easy to build as the kit had excellent instructions. The model was sanded here and there and as usual I painted it with my Tamiya color's of paints. The model was clear coated with some Future, then the decals were applied. More Future was added. My base was made out of styrofoam and I covered the inside with some Dolores, Colorado river sand!

Another car coming soon!

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2 responses

  1. One of Monogram's first plastic model kits!

  2. Now this is very cool ! It reminds me of an old Cox .049 glow fuel powered racer I once had as a kid. You could start it up and let it rip, or tie it on a line and watch it go around in circles similar to the U-control planes from back then.

    This is another amazing build Rodney... Thanks for sharing these treasures with us.

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