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  1. Moriarity
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    back in 02 I bought this 57 from a guy nicknamed sarge down in Iowa. It has a fiberglass body hinged like a funny car, a 265 with a fake blower and a 4 speed. As it turns out it was built by Jim Allen from Denver for Revell to tour the show circuit in order to promote their line of Dave Deal designed “Deals Wheels “ model kits. There was also a ZZZZZ28 and 2 dune buggy showcars that toured with it. I had never been able to find any vintage photos of my car at a show in a magazine or even in an ad. The buggies and the camaro did show up in print but not the 57. Until last week when my deals wheels saved search on eBay paid off with a 2x2 photo taken at a show in Pa in 1971!!!

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  2. Moriarity
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    80EC53B2-E88B-488D-B469-6DB43AF21BC0.jpeg 283094DF-2B1B-4A56-B8DB-5B63D80A96E2.jpeg 68FED453-C694-4501-B4E9-C1EDBDE9735A.jpeg 59ABD9B6-41BC-4A3F-B074-D5AC2AEA26A6.jpeg 6A28A8BC-ACBB-463A-A7E6-52967C710C8C.jpeg C999B218-CF34-49F5-9E53-F272FF7E5C2B.jpeg 31253E5B-3E5D-4D1F-99A5-419E2294FC2D.jpeg E0D82E00-5C66-46AD-81D0-7CE47DC96801.jpeg 9F55440D-6CC3-4B61-A78D-3BF29440A016.jpeg DCACE2E6-5827-4660-9933-BAED8EF6A441.jpeg Here are some pics of it today
     
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  3. squirrel
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    that's cool! quite an old photo.

    I remember having the ZZZZZ28 when I was a kid, but I was too young to know I needed to hang on to it for 50 years
     
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  4. I also had one of the models, what is the scale Mark? HRP
     
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  5. Had that model. Hell, "had" a lot of models from back in the day.
     
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  6. Moriarity
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    the model box says 1/25th scale.... the car is like 10 feet long. it does run and drive but is a handfull
     
  7. Stogy
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    Life imitates art...it really is only missing some big ghoully monster sticking out of it...as I think of that popular style that filled the pages of car mags and T-Shirts of the 60s/70s every time I see it...

    Glad you found some history on it...It just adds to the provenance...
     
  8. big duece
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    It would be cool to see the box art of that model kit painted on the wall right behind the car display.
     
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  9. Moriarity
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    I do have a print of the box art signed by Dave Deal hanging up behind the car

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  10. Deuces
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    Gotta love Revell.... I still have a bunch of kits but none of the deals wheels.....
     
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  11. lumpy 63
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    I remember building the 57 and a bug:p
     
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  12. Jesus Christ. That thing runs and f#cking drives !! ?? Blown ? :confused: :eek:
     
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  13. Sky Six
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    Now that has got to be the understatement of the century !
     
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  14. Moriarity
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    there is a carb under the blower
     
  15. I thought it was static art,I had no idea it would run.

    Would love to see you make a you tube video of driving it around. HRP
     
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  16. If we don’t get to see a video of that moving under it’s own power, preferably doing a burn out there will be a bunch of disappointed gearheads around here!
     
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  17. We think alike!
     
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  18. Deuces
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    ;)
     
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  19. GordonC
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    That thing is the bee's knees! Moriarity living the dream!
     
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  20. nochop
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    Until firecrackers
     
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  21. Moriarity
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    look at the pic above with the body tilted and see the pedals and steering column. this thing is very difficult to drive to say the least. but next time I move it (it may be a while) I will get someone to video it
     
  22. 41rodderz
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    So cool. All your buddies must hate you everytime they come over .:D
     
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  23. cool....
     
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  24. Sky Six
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    I DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU !!!
    No, make that Fourple dog dare you.:D:D:D
     
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  25. High5
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    I remember some guy driving this car around the Puyallup fairgrounds in Washington at a Good Guys event. It was a number of years ago. Surprised it ran. But as Mark mentioned, it was a handful. Wish I had had a camera back then. Oh well.
     
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  26. Stogy
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    I have a vision the 57cHEVY versus The Purple People Eater...would't that be something...I can see Long Green Arms Hangin' out already...:D
     
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  27. Not so much. Mom's dusting practice was brutal. Then the survivor's one day got the custom affect by my Son. Now my eye's won't have it and my finger's are too fat. But those were good model day's back then. Had lot's of Tom Daniels as well.
     
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  28. brigrat
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    Your in a class all by yourself, it must be lonely................................................smileyface!
     
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  29. Deuces
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    And watching the Ghoul on Saturday nights... :(
     
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  30. catdad49
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    What A Deal! Can't wait for the video, it will be a "keeper".
     
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