Monday, March 2, 2009
Fat Tony N Sons Speed Shop 09 Models
Alright Bog here. The reason you have not seen much of Rocco on this site is that he has been busy. He has been building the perfect race car for his pinewood derby. It is a long story about how it started, but at church we have a group similar to the cub and boy scouts called royal rangers. This will be his third year. And to kinda make sure the Dads don't take over the car there is a division for Dad's and well as you can see by the picture Amy and The Beckster get cars as well.Rocco is a Star Wars fan. So for his car he chose to make a replica of the Anakin Skywalker starfighter from the Clone Wars series. Rocco designed and assembled the car himself. No I did not let him use the band saw. He polished the wheels and did the entire paint job himself. The only help I offered was helping him set the wheels, cutting tape with an exacto knife for his paint job, and setting the weight with him telling me where he wanted the lead. My lovely bride was challenged to build a car by some Friends who are also Commanders in the Ranger organization. They were building cars and told her she should build one as well. The Beckster's is based on the 1969 Plymouth roadrunner. Both Hers and Amy's are sponsored by Fat Tony N Sons Speed Shops. This is the name of my workshop this time of year it was voted on by the entire family and that was the name chosen. I think it will finish the races and has a chance to medal. Amy has the pink car with the purple flames. She picked number the number four because she is four years old. The car is based on the Le mans series 24 hours of Daytona cars. She picked the paint scheme and has helped more than I thought she would. She gets to enter a car in the Rainbows division. The rainbows are like an entry group, you go there before rangers and the girls side which is called Missionettes. Bog the Vth (this will be explained in a later post) grew up a huge fan of SPEED RACER. My most favorite episodes always included Speeds older brother Rex, otherwise known as The mysterious RACER X. I always wondered how no one knew who he was in the show but I digress. RACER X drove the shooting star. A yellow slice of pure speed. I did my best within the limits of the dimensions to match the shooting star and it looks close. What with the bucket seats, Hurst four speed slam shifter and race inspired steering wheel. I know it is a little over board but hey hunting season is over. But we as a family have fun with this. Rocco has won some trophy's in the past and I hope he wins with this car most of all because he has a whole bunch of time invested in it. For those who see this and have time still booked to come to the speed shops for help we are not closed. In fact we have already started designing next years cars. All I can say is does anybody have any dimensions to the Homer??