Order the Don Snake #Prudhomme Wynn’s Winder Top Fuel #Dragster 1/25 #ScaleModel Kit below!
MPC celebrates one of the biggest and most historic names in the sport of drag racing: Don “The Snake” Prudhomme! For the first time ever, a 1/25 scale plastic model hobby kit of the Snake’s Wynn’s Winder dragster is now available. It features a super-detailed one-piece chassis, pre-lettered vinyl drag slicks, authentic supercharged engine parts and beautifully accurate decal graphics! Whether you are a builder or collector, don’t miss out on this fantastic, fun to build kit! Packaging features photos of the 1:1 dragster in action!
Skill level 2
Over 75 parts
Paint and cement not included
Molded in yellow
First release ever of the Wynn’s Winder car in a 1/25 scale kit
Authentic decal artwork
Pre-lettered drag slicks
Many gleaming chrome parts
Special retro-style packaging feature photos of 1:1 car
Top Fuel dragsters are the quickest accelerating racing cars in the world and the fastest sanctioned category of drag racing, with the fastest competitors reaching speeds of 335 miles per hour (539 km/h) and finishing the 1,000 foot (305 m) runs in 3.62 seconds.
A top fuel dragster accelerates from a standstill to 100 mph (160 km/h) in as little as 0.8 seconds (less than one third the time required by a production Porsche 911 Turbo to reach 60 mph (100 km/h)) and can exceed 280 mph (450 km/h) in just 660 feet (200 m). This subjects the driver to an average acceleration of about 4.0 g0 (39 m/s2) over the duration of the race and with a peak of over 5.6 g0 (55 m/s2).
Because of the speeds, this class exclusively races to only a 1,000 foot (305 m) distance, and not the traditional 1,320 feet (400 m). The rule was changed in 2008 by the National Hot Rod Association following the fatal crash of Funny Car driver Scott Kalitta during a qualifying session at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey, USA. The shortening of the distance was used in the FIA at some tracks, and as of 2012 is now the standard Top Fuel distance by the FIA. The International Hot Rod Association, which now sanctions Top Fuel in Australia, dropped the distance in September 2017 after Santo Rapisarda, a car owner who often runs NHRA races in the United States, pushed for the change. In recent years, only exhibition races in Martin, Michigan’s US 131 Motorsports Park are run as Top Fuel races to the quarter mile.
Don Prudhomme (born April 6, 1941, San Fernando, California), nicknamed “The Snake”, is an American drag racer.
He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1991
Prudhomme crewed for “TV Tommy” Ivo on Ivo’s twin-engined slingshot in 1960.
In 1962, Prudhomme was a partner in the Greer-Black-Prudhomme fuel digger, which earned the best win record in National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) history, before switching to Funny Car. He would win the NHRA FC championship four times in his 35-year career. He earned the nickname “The Snake” in high school. He was the first Funny Car driver to exceed 250 mph (400 km/h).
After trouble getting the “vaunted” Gilmore Engineering-chassied Donovan Engineering Special dragster sorted out, Tom McEwen quit, and was replaced by Prudhomme, then owner-driver in the B&M Tork Master-sponsored car.
In 1965, Prudhomme faced Hot Wheels teammate McEwen at the Hot Rod Magazine Championship Drag Races, held at Riverside, “one of the most significant drag racing events” of that era; ultimately, Top Fuel Eliminator (TFE) went to Jim Warren.
He raced a Shelby Super Snake in the 1968 and 1969 seasons, powered by a Ford engine instead of the ubiquitous Chrysler Hemi. When Ford discontinued the program, Prudhomme went into the “Snake and Mongoo$e” phase of his career.
Prudhomme was known for his yellow 1970 Plymouth Barracuda in which he match raced Tom McEwen in his red 1970 Plymouth Duster, named Mongoose. Both drivers gained wider public attention from Mattel’s “Hot Wheels” toy versions of the cars, released in 1970. Hot Wheels celebrated their 35th anniversary in 2005 with a two-day event.
He retired in 1994 to manage his own racing team. With driver Larry Dixon, Prudhomme’s team won the Top Fuel[clarification needed] championship in 2002 and 2003. In 2009, Dixon signed to drive the Al-Anabi Top Fuel Dragster, and Spencer Massey took over Prudhomme’s car. At the end of the 2009 racing season, sponsorship went away and Prudhomme retired from active racing. In 2019 Don Prudomme currently sponsors and built the Montana Brand / John Force Racing Top fuel dragster driven by Austin Prock in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
A BEAUTIFUL REALISTIC build!!..
I know you use rust-oleum on most of your models. How long do you let it dry before sanding or putting on decals.
Nice build Chris, The latest news i just heard from a positive source is Rustelum bought Testors out
A good build again your spray work is brilliant I tried it , sprayed everything apart from the part, so back to hand painting.
Thanks for the vid, but i cant get any glue. Can i use scotch tape?
You're rite it does look great good job
Chris, you're such an angel! you really did it my friend. that thing of "your cojones are right behind the pumpkin"….cojones is a Spanish noun for balls or testicles!……..I just explode laughing at the top in the middle of this darkness. Thank you so much Chris, you're indeed a great guy. By the way, this one elicits me Tommy Evo's dragster. Great look of your work and the most detailed and best finished dragster model ever.
I want that….nice one , luv rails
Just curious as to why spend the time painting certain components if you are just permanently covering them up?
Great job Chris. I’m constantly watching your videos and learning new tips. Once again great job my friend
Gday Chris, would you be able to give me anymore advice for applying the decals? Mine just cracked as the moisture hit them
My dad and I will be undertaking this model in the near future thanks for the heads up on the body trimming. 👍
When you say rinse off your parts. Could you please explain the procedure? Thank you.
One more question. Which sanding stick grit do you use for the tires?
Has his museum in Belleview.Florida…….5 miles from my home!
Great job Chris .I think if you was to sand back that extension , you'd have to do the same to the axle and steering clearance on the front end . That being said ,it still turned out great. I have to thank you for getting this 70 year old back into modeling again. The kits I use to buy were only $3.98 to $6.99 hahaha a few years ago .Thanks for the videos ,I love them ..👍
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