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Hot Rod Deluxe - - Scrapbook - Ge­orge Hunter

I was hon­ored to see my Bucky Hess Vicky in the last is­sue [“Mini Vicky,” Scrap­book, May 2019]. I was happy to see four gassers made it into that mag­a­zine, too. I hope that you do not get in­un­dated with model pic­tures now af­ter in­clud­ing the Vicky pic­tures.

Here are some pic­tures of a model of Harry Luzader’s gasser that I built sev­eral years ago. I did get to show it to Harry at a Pitts­burgh In­ter­na­tional Drag­way re­union din­ner. He was quite sur­prised at the ac­cu­racy and its hav­ing a good color match. I had seen the coupe many times while it was still a street ma­chine parked in front of his par­ent’s mo­tel in Mon­roeville. I saw it race in 1965 at PID. It was thrilling to see it lift the front wheels at the launch and then on each shift. For­tu­nately, there were a num­ber of pho­tos from mag­a­zine ar­ti­cles and on the in­ter­net to help with the build. As with a lot of race cars that are al­ways chang­ing, I had to pick a par­tic­u­lar look that I wanted to du­pli­cate.

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