Accurate Minatures Can-Am

Accurate Minatures Can-Am

Post by Frank DeMai » Sun, 27 Dec 1998 04:00:00



Wow!!!!!! I got two of the three kits and they're wonderful. Sure wish
the Japanese now can get their act together and produce something like
these. The detail in these are awesome. Very good motor detail and
excellent interior detail. If you haven't got one yet get one!!!
now i heard that it's only available up here in Canada for now.

                                                     Frank

 
 
 

Accurate Minatures Can-Am

Post by Norm Caba » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Why do you want the Japanese to do these?  Petition Accurate Minatures
to do more Can-Am kits.  Let's keep the expertise on this side of the
pond!

Norm



Quote:
>Wow!!!!!! I got two of the three kits and they're wonderful. Sure wish
>the Japanese now can get their act together and produce something like
>these. The detail in these are awesome. Very good motor detail and
>excellent interior detail. If you haven't got one yet get one!!!
>now i heard that it's only available up here in Canada for now.

>                                                     Frank


 
 
 

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Post by Zappe » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00


excuse me but what is a can-am?
 
 
 

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Post by Norm Caba » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Can-Am is short for Canadian American Challenge Cup.  It was a serious
racing series from the mid 1960s until the mid 1970s.  It was the home
of the Chaparrals, Lolas, McLarens, Shadows, and in the later stages,
Porsches.  It was the closest thing to an unlimited racing series that
has ever been seen.  In fact, during the early days the Lola T-70 Mk 1
powered by either a small block chevy or ford, the Lola was able to
lap circuits in Europe faster (MUCH) than the Formula 1 cars of the
same time period.  They were, in my opinion, some of the most
beautiful cars ever built.

In later years, the Can-Am cars became Formula cars with a full body
and had some success, but had no where near the acceptance of the
earlier years.

Does this help?

Norm

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>excuse me but what is a can-am?

 
 
 

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Post by Bob Buxba » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00




Quote:
>Wow!!!!!! I got two of the three kits and they're wonderful. Sure wish
>the Japanese now can get their act together and produce something like
>these. The detail in these are awesome. Very good motor detail and
>excellent interior detail. If you haven't got one yet get one!!!
>now i heard that it's only available up here in Canada for now.

>                                                     Frank

FRANK..........................

Where did you get them from? Tell us.   N O W  !!!!!
Bob Buxbaum
Chesapeake, Va.

 
 
 

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Post by PSC » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> excuse me but what is a can-am?

The header says it all - should be available most everywhere during the
next week or so.

Enjoy !

Pete Chalmers

 
 
 

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Post by Michael Stuck » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

>excuse me but what is a can-am?

Check out:
    web-hou.iapc.net/~smh/articles.html#auto

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Post by Kaehl » Tue, 29 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>Where did you get them from? Tell us.   N O W  !!!!!
>Bob Buxbaum

I  picked up one of these at Model Empire while in Milwaukee for Christmas.
They came in Christmas eve. Thank God the wait is over.  The kit is nice but
has some problems.  Seems the die person has  not seen mant big block Chevy
engines.  Very poor representation and scale.  The intake parts are similar in
quality to Protar.  The rocker covers have a great work on the top engraving,
but, the suides have lumps where there should be reliefs for the bolts that
hold the cover down.  The engine and transmission apear to be out of scale, too
big.  In the suspension area, AM tried to be too accurate.  Trying to represent
"1/2 heim joint in styrene makes for a week component.  The front wheels appear
to be too thick in the spoke area.   The hoses are cast in a flexible material
- very nice.  The tub work is also very nice, well engraved.  This os a great
kit with a little engine and transmission work.  I guess I am a little too
picky.
 
 
 

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Post by Norm Caba » Thu, 31 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Today is a day to remember!  D&J Hobbies in San Jose, CA just got
their shipment and I bought one of each.   Happy days!

Norm



Quote:
>Wow!!!!!! I got two of the three kits and they're wonderful. Sure wish
>the Japanese now can get their act together and produce something like
>these. The detail in these are awesome. Very good motor detail and
>excellent interior detail. If you haven't got one yet get one!!!
>now i heard that it's only available up here in Canada for now.

>                                                     Frank

 
 
 

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Post by Tom Hie » Thu, 31 Dec 1998 04:00:00


They hit Canada a little over a week ago and some shops in the US
on Christmas eve. I'm told they are expected in Des Moines today.
All three versions released at once.

Tom

--
Tom Hiett
Graphic Designer, Iowa State University
Check out my vintage race pics at:
http://www.public.iastate.edu/~thiett

 
 
 

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Post by JIm Neil » Thu, 31 Dec 1998 04:00:00


They must be in the distribution channel now, because
the hobby shop here in Morehead, KY will be getting all
three by the end of this week or the first of next.

Quote:

> They hit Canada a little over a week ago and some shops in the US
> on Christmas eve. I'm told they are expected in Des Moines today.
> All three versions released at once.

> Tom

> --
> Tom Hiett
> Graphic Designer, Iowa State University
> Check out my vintage race pics at:
> http://www.public.iastate.edu/~thiett

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