View Full Version : Sabbatini's model race car / hot rod show

03-27-2007, 11:29 PM
Ok another year has come and gone for this awsome show that happens the third weekend every March in Fresno , Ca. I have been going to this for allot of years and if the Pope was going to show up at my has that weekend, I guess I would miss him.This is a Model Builders paradise deluxe.Some of the most tallented tether car builders and real hot rod builder all over the U.S.A.
come to this event each year and show of there stuff and exchange large amounts of that green stuff .The bulck of the toy race cars are orig. cars from the 30s to the 50s and the rest are custom built cars, I have done most all the scale wire wheels for these guy for some time now as well as build my own cars, anyway these are around 18" long in most cases and usualy have real running model engines.This is a fun show to attend if you get out this way every March.Thanks For looking and enjoy. Chris

03-27-2007, 11:32 PM
More pictures. Chris

03-27-2007, 11:34 PM
Still More Pictures. Chris

03-27-2007, 11:36 PM
Ok some more pictures. Chris

03-27-2007, 11:43 PM
I saved the best for last. This is a scale replica of the famouse 32 ford roadster the DEUCARI built for Bryan Bernnet by I think Dick Magoo and is now owned by that crazy Rodder Ed Hegarty of the famed Hegarty /Dozzer
streamliner fame. The car is one of Jack Sternamans real steel roadster 1/8 scale cars streached 4" like the real car and I did the scaled Barroni wire wheels which are 1/8 scale and have 72 spokes just like the real deal.Thanks For looking and enjoy. Chris

03-28-2007, 06:52 AM
That looks like a super show, first time that I have heard of it. Do they have repoped tether racers like Ohlsson & Rice available for sale?

03-28-2007, 07:32 AM
i look since a while for scale hotrod links but cant find anything ,anyone have links to forums or part dealers ?? B.t.w great pics anymore ??

03-28-2007, 08:02 AM
Leroy Sabbatini is the King!

03-28-2007, 11:11 AM
Yes they do and there are a couple of guys who sell repo parts for the small
( mite ) cars such as Olsen and Rice , Cox Thimble Drone , and The Real McCoy cars.They will be running these cars at the very next Hot Rod event
in Sacramento, Ca. They set up a portable track and man these cars haul but.

03-28-2007, 11:12 AM
I will post some links to some of these tether car sites and collectors as well ,
lots of cool stuff with these little cars. Chris

03-29-2007, 02:19 AM
thats would be cool ,thanks a lot

03-30-2007, 01:11 AM
Ok guys here are some links to follow up and enjoy, These are some cool sites and offer up allot of pictures and storys. Chris
The last site is realy a cool site and offers up a bunch of differant stuff and is mostly geared towards the big deuce kit. Chris

03-30-2007, 01:13 AM
Afew more pictures of sabs show's. Chris

03-30-2007, 01:16 AM
These are of the Sabbatini's garage, we should all be so lucky, Dam I hate not having any green for this stuff. Chris

03-30-2007, 01:18 AM
It just keeps on going. Chris

03-30-2007, 03:23 AM
@ woodythx138 thanks for the links ,now i have something to do

03-30-2007, 11:38 AM
Just a note for you History buff's the guy in the blue jacket with white sleaves is the 1957 Rookie of the year at Indy, can any body tell me who it is. I have known him for along time. Chris

03-30-2007, 08:15 PM
Chris,could you email these pictures to me in a larger size.It is hard to see what is in the pictures.I met Leroy in Feb. at Ward Hallenberg's open house,he was with Ed

03-31-2007, 12:03 AM
Hey I tried to e-mail you and it bounced back, so here's the deal, I had to size down all the pictures to post them on here and a couple of other places's
so the best thing to do is save them to a folder and then you can size them back up on your end. Let me know if you have any problems. Chris

a boner
03-31-2007, 12:14 AM
I liked the way Sabbatini advertised the show on Ebay. Very clever.

Do you know the date of Rich's Chicago show?

03-31-2007, 01:00 AM
You know I don't but I can find out and get back, I have never been to his show or Herb Sing's show at Hershey in October, Gotta do that one of these days, I will get back with a date. Chris

03-31-2007, 01:41 AM
Chris, I have been to his show when it was down from his place at a school or at a VFW hall. I have a few mite cars. Your wheels are to die for, Bitchen work. I didn't realize you were on here. Very cool.--TV

mike budniewski
03-31-2007, 06:22 AM
don edmunds

03-31-2007, 10:09 AM
And the winner is, Tu-Du . Yes it's Don Edmonds and the guy he's talking to is Marshal Zegert of Oak Hurst, Ca and he offers a few differant car casting kits. Good Job. Chris

01-15-2012, 09:48 PM

This message is for Rod Sabbatini from louis
Whittier Ca.
Car hit 190.

a boner
01-15-2012, 11:11 PM
Is this run at the Whittier Narrows track?