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  • New Silver Crown, by happyscrappy

    Just something I was playing around with tonight. My take on the nose, if they must have Humpy bumpers.

    "He went into a tire barrier, which is certainly the nicest of all the barriers." -Bobby Unser, Denver '90

  • #2
    It's an improvement over the original. In fact, the nose with the kickups in the front reminds me a little of some like that that ran on a few of the 1970s Eagles.

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    • #3
      Where will you put the head light decals on that thing?

      If they went with some thing like that it may actually save the car for me.

      Outlaw

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      • #4
        BTW, there is a picture of the Devin built NSC (New Silver Crown) car in this week's National Speed Sport News. I didn't think it was possible but it is even uglier than the original USAC prototype car that was on display at the PRI show last year. NASCAR may really want these cars to suceed and they certainly have enough money and sponsors to make it happen. But, man, these cars look awful. They are trying to make a stock car/modified out of a true open wheel RACE CAR. No matter how hard they try it's hard to come up with anything that reminds you of the original Silver Crown/Champ Dirt cars. In fact, USAC and NASCAR should quit calling these cars open wheeled at all. They are not even as open wheeled at pavement modifieds used to be.

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        • #5
          This is what you get when NASCAR is the de-facto top rung in the US OW system
          Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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          • #6
            Happyscrappy.....Good effort but that doesn't save it. Lose the goofy nose and the side things and try again. You might eliminate those down tubes too....reminds me of a Tree Farmer.
            "It's not the split, it's not the lack of marketing, it's not the days the races run on, it's the product." Tommy Kendall

            "....and the DRIVERS are the product !" SJFast

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SJFast
              Happyscrappy.....Good effort but that doesn't save it. Lose the goofy nose and the side things and try again. You might eliminate those down tubes too....reminds me of a Tree Farmer.

              I meant it to look like what was actually being built, but with a bit more attractive nose. Mainly, I was bored and wanted to build a 3d model of something.

              I was going to make something that was more of my vision of what they should be doing, but my weekend got taken up, maybe tomorrow or later in the week.
              "He went into a tire barrier, which is certainly the nicest of all the barriers." -Bobby Unser, Denver '90

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              • #8
                Here's a look I've become fond of...

                "It's not the split, it's not the lack of marketing, it's not the days the races run on, it's the product." Tommy Kendall

                "....and the DRIVERS are the product !" SJFast

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                • #9
                  How about something like this:



                  Too roadsterized?

                  And because side pods and bumpers suck:

                  "He went into a tire barrier, which is certainly the nicest of all the barriers." -Bobby Unser, Denver '90

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                  • #10
                    happy Scrappy - who can we get to build it. That roadsterized version minus the junk (side pods & nose) is something that would really be eye catching.

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                    • #11
                      I'm with SJFast....What a great picture! Sure glad I have some similar ones hanging on my wall!!
                      RacerRich

                      Good judgement comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgement.

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                      • #12
                        Is this where the idea came from

                        NASCAR has released photos of the car of tomorrow. Could htis be where the thoughts behind the new Silver Crown Car came from?

                        NASCAR Car Of Tomorrow

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by taz70739
                          NASCAR has released photos of the car of tomorrow. Could htis be where the thoughts behind the new Silver Crown Car came from?

                          NASCAR Car Of Tomorrow
                          The New Silver Crown was sketched on the back of a cocktail napkin in 1998 by Humpy Wheeler in the NASCAR room of the Streamline Hotel.

                          This is what you get when NASCAR has become the de-facto top rung for US OW Racing
                          Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by taz70739
                            NASCAR has released photos of the car of tomorrow. Could htis be where the thoughts behind the new Silver Crown Car came from?


                            Actually, the new "car of tomorrow" looks like they took the ugly "greenhouse" off of the nascar daytona prototype grand am cars and glued it onto their stock car body............
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                            • #15
                              SJFast, how did you know what I have for my desktop backgroud?
                              "It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny." - James Fenimore Cooper

                              "One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson

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