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Who raced the '63 'Vette Stingray?

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  • Member since
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  • From: Silverton,Oregon,USA
Who raced the '63 'Vette Stingray?
Posted by TheModeler on Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:26 PM

Hello All,

I just bought a '63 Corvette Stingray model from Hobby Lobby,and it comes with various number decals(4 sets from 0 through 9).I wanted to know if there were any famous racers back in the day who drove the car and if there were,what was their racing number(I wanna make use of those number decals)?

Thanks,TheModeler(Novice Mode{Just for nowWink})

ON THE BENCH(My first ones):

-1:25 AMT/Round2 1969 Yenko Camaro(40% done)

-1:32 AMT/Round2 '63 Corvette Stingray(0% DoneGeeked)

-1:72 Atlantis Models Bell UH-1B Gunship Helicopter(20% done)

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:40 PM

Google 1963 corvette racer.  I pulled up Lang, Joslin, mention of Thompson.  They ran 3 in the 12 hours of Sebring in '63.

Also were in SCCA events.  Several numbers were used.  Just pick which car you want to replicate.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:09 PM

My guess would be Mickey Thompson, without looking it up.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:11 PM

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 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: Silverton,Oregon,USA
Posted by TheModeler on Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:19 PM

goldhammer

Google 1963 corvette racer.  I pulled up Lang, Joslin, mention of Thompson.  They ran 3 in the 12 hours of Sebring in '63.

Also were in SCCA events.  Several numbers were used.  Just pick which car you want to replicate.

 

Thank you for the great references and tips!

Thanks,TheModeler(Novice Mode{Just for nowWink})

ON THE BENCH(My first ones):

-1:25 AMT/Round2 1969 Yenko Camaro(40% done)

-1:32 AMT/Round2 '63 Corvette Stingray(0% DoneGeeked)

-1:72 Atlantis Models Bell UH-1B Gunship Helicopter(20% done)

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:36 PM

GMorrison

My guess would be Mickey Thompson, without looking it up.

 

Bill

 

Yes sir

  • Member since
    February 2021
  • From: Silverton,Oregon,USA
Posted by TheModeler on Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:40 PM

GMorrison

My guess would be Mickey Thompson, without looking it up.

Yeah I saw his car on Google,and I thought it was a nice color.It's very simple,so I think I'm actually save him to my list of potential replicas.

Thanks,TheModeler(Novice Mode{Just for nowWink})

ON THE BENCH(My first ones):

-1:25 AMT/Round2 1969 Yenko Camaro(40% done)

-1:32 AMT/Round2 '63 Corvette Stingray(0% DoneGeeked)

-1:72 Atlantis Models Bell UH-1B Gunship Helicopter(20% done)

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:44 PM

The Sebring cars had some interesting mods, would be quite a bit of scratching.  Joslins red #85 might be worth a look too

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  • From: Silverton,Oregon,USA
Posted by TheModeler on Friday, February 12, 2021 12:00 AM

goldhammer

Joslins red #85 might be worth a look too

 

I also saw that one,though there are a lot of small details and with me being a novice modeler,I would like something a bit more simple,and since the kit doesn't come with any stripe decals or anyhing...

Thanks,TheModeler(Novice Mode{Just for nowWink})

ON THE BENCH(My first ones):

-1:25 AMT/Round2 1969 Yenko Camaro(40% done)

-1:32 AMT/Round2 '63 Corvette Stingray(0% DoneGeeked)

-1:72 Atlantis Models Bell UH-1B Gunship Helicopter(20% done)

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    December 2020
Posted by TheDemiGod on Saturday, February 20, 2021 10:54 AM

It'll be a huge challenge to duplicate the 1963 grand Sport Vette racer. Too many details you need to accomplish building it from AMT '63 Split Window Corvette kit. Why not find these on eBay to save you teh aggravation duplicating it from a stock kit?

 

 

 

A word of caution, they might be pricey but it's worth a look. See if there are AM parts to create the type of Corvette you're looking to build.

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Posted by TheDemiGod on Monday, February 22, 2021 5:59 PM

Take a look in eBay. There are few reasonably priced, $35 - $37 range. Search by typing in "1963 Grand Sport Corvette racer model kit"

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