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What is the exact production year for the one with so much history and racing legend behind it? Thanks in advance-LoS.
It is from the Street Freaks series, 2004. I can check the weight on mine but I believe it's about 61 grams. They are very fast on the LJLRC track and I think Cameron (FOTF) has won in a couple of races here.
I can vouch for that Camaro. It was several years ago at this point, and I can't find the link, but that Camaro ripped through a stock bracket. It was a mixed brand tournament and there was a JL van and the Camaro that took 1 and 2 in the final.
Awesome, and thanks again, I'm building an elite racing collection and that is one of the cars on my radar for sure. I've got a CCM-Race Aces(Country Club Muscle) in the crosshairs right now....one at a time.
Just a heads up here for my brethren...this 2014 casting- Lotus Evora GT is a 35g beast, it's not totally a secret, but it's a lightweight rocket....I'd say 7 to 8 out of 10 castings are fast right out of the blister pack.
My Fearrai F40 Gold Medal Speed w/ the lace/wire wheels is on the way to LoS HQ. So, I can check that one off my list.
So, they want a pretty penny for this casting...and I get it due to it's well earned rep...but what is the stud to dud ratio on this car? I would really appreciate some opinions on this casting before I spend the coin most want on average for this JL.
Ha-ha, let's see ... between us, my dad and I have had nine that won something or other (or multiple things--like one of mine that's won six races, and another that's won between six and eight), and we've had seven (or was it eight?) that have never won (though one of those is of DECENT speed ... but it should be faster for a brand new one; another was good--at least on the fifty-foot track--but was stolen, and also once got its axle jammed to the side during a race it might have come closer to winning otherwise). Of course, I know that K&O Racing has had a lot of them, with only two--maybe three--to ever win anything (though one of those wins a LOT, and is probably the fastest of its kind that I've seen). Of course, he also has a few others of decent speed--things to certainly beat any modern-day mainline.
I would try not to spend much more than $15 or $20 for one if you can avoid it. Keep in mind, though, that the best of these cars are some of the very best of any stock cars you'll find. At the LJLRC, we have a quarterly "King of the Hill" between a class of just BWF Camaros that qualify with a good enough track time, and a class of other cars that qualify with a good enough time ... so far, the Camaros have always won. And before that, when both classes were combined, the Camaros always won the monthly races of THAT.
Thanks for the feedback FOTF, I realize it's always a crap shoot to get a ringer, but that "what if" factor for the potential for elite speed is enticing to say the least....and I've blown $20-25 on some other stuff before.
Good score! You can certainly take some flags with that one...assuming they're allowed to enter. Stock tournaments are your friend now.
Interesting that the trading card shows a convertible...just noticing...
Yes, but now the wait for it to get here and hope it has elite speed...slightly anxious truth be told...lot of coin for a toy car.
Missed on that Race Aces Country Club Muscle...so the hunt continues.