Post by 1961redlegs on May 16, 2020 14:32:34 GMT -5
This morning I finished the Apple Porshe that Bob Garretson and Bobby Rahal drove to second place in the 1980 Los Angeles Times-Toyota Grand Prix of Endurance at Riverside.
Apple, the tech juggernaut we know today, was an ambitious, five year old company when it sponsored the Dick Barbour Porsche 935 K3 for 1980. The car didn't run many races, but its brilliant livery ensured everyone who saw it remembered doing so.
This is the recent NuNu kit with Calvin Sallee's conversion. The conversion is well engineered and fit with no issues. The biggest issue with the car is fitting the glass, as it is rather tight and some slight trimming is needed to get the glass to fit the body correctly. However, that is the only real issue I had with the car, the remainder of the kit went together with minimal issues, the chassis is the Beemax Porsche 935 kit and since I've already built a couple of those kits over the previous year, had a lot of familiarity with how the chassis was engineered. This was a straightforward build in every respect. I painted the car Tamiya Pure White and used Indycals decals. Michael made another beautiful set of decals and I highly recommend them to anyone with any interest in building this car.
Thanks for looking!
"This is Indy. There's a certain way things are done, we don't try to produce results out of green-white-checkereds. It can be a bit gimmicky…”-Ryan Hunter-Reay, 2012 IndyCar Series Champion