Pro Touring

Long time collectors of 1:18 scale die cast have come to consider scale models from GMP (Acme Trading) to be some of the industries best for detail and subject matter. Tom Long and the group from Winder GA. have also been one of the most innovative in terms of creative subject matter for their model offerings. One such model that exemplifies this creative approach is the 2005 release of the 1968 “Street Fighter” pro-touring Camaro.Teaming up with Billet specialties, GMP

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1971 Super Bee

The Super Bee underwent drastic exterior changes in 1971. It moved from the previous Coronet body style to join ranks with the Dodge Charger lineup. It was still marketed as a lower-cost, yet high-performance package on a relatively stripped-down model. Included standard was the 383 Magnum engine rated at 300bhp, heavy-duty suspension, bee decals and the blacked-out power bulge hood. As it appeared on the cover of the May 2007 issue of Hemmings Motor News magazine, Autoworld replicated this Super

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1957 Chrysler 300

The Popular Mechanics™ 1957 Chrysler 300C may have been the 3rd of the iconic 1950’s “muscle luxury” cars from Chrysler, but it was one which captured the imagination of the buying public. With a 392 horsepower HEMI® engine this vehicle was once referred to as “America’s highest-performing automobile”. Prior to being introduced to the general public the 300C beat the unofficial stock car record at the Chelsea Proving Grounds, averaging 145.7 mph on the oval; it later won the Flying

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Glidden Mustang

In 1977 Bob Glidden raced this 1970 Mustang built by Don Hardy and used a 366 Ford Cleveland engine he built by himself and what a car is was. Bob set new records with his 8.76 E. T. and 164.63 mph, and he won the World Finals, the Fall nationals, Grand nationals, and the Cajun Nationals and was runner up at the US Nationals.

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Peaceful Beauty

St. David’s Episcopal Church Lansing Michigan One of my favorite places to take photos is at St. David’s Episcopal church in Lansing. Photographing the different seasons of the altar as well as the seasons of the year enables me to create a never ending gallery of photos. The photos featured in this topic are ones where I was experimenting with “Tone Mapping” which is a technique used in image processing to map a set of color to another which can

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Big John Mazmanian

Mazmanian Corvette[/caption]Hot Rod Magazine featured “Big John” Mazmanian’s beautiful candy-apple red, drag racing Corvette on their March 1963 cover and called it the “Double-Threat ‘Vette” referring to how it was equally capable at being a racer and show car. Once you seen this car, you’ll know they hit the nail right on the head! John Mazmanian began his “Corvette” adventure” when “Dyno Don” Nicholson, who ran the dynamometer at C.S Mead Chevrolet in Pasadena, California, told him about a 1961

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