When the US brand JConcepts released an RC version of the 1967 Chevy Chevelle for the Street Eliminator scene, former RC driver “Disco Dean” Karns was all over it.
“Oh man, that looks a lot like my car, you guys should make a Stinky Pinky 3 replica.” Karns, now one of the stars of the TV Show, Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings, is no stranger to radio control racing.
Back in the 90’s, Karns, an RC pro was a regular on the national circuit competing at some of the largest events in the world and against some of the toughest racers including JConcepts owner, Jason Ruona.
Albeit, there are some differences to the 1:1 for now, being a slightly different year model and the missing blower hat. However, this only serves as motivation to the JConcepts team for another creation down the road for part 2. For now, a small collaboration, between old racing rivals highlights just how close the RC World and the Street Racing World are racing together.
One of the crown jewels of the muscle car generation is the 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle. It was a potent street weapon and a notable day-to-day automobile, but its strength, is one of the most classic models to ever roll-off the General Motors assembly line. As the brochure claimed in the late 60’s, “What you’ll see, will probably bring on a severe compulsion to go driving.”
Like all vehicles of this generation, the imagination was amazing in the design department, swooping lines, hard edges and statement making trim packages. The corners of the front-end are pointed and wedge down to point the driver in the correct direction. The hood-scoop is planted along the center-line of the vehicle bringing that drag-strip inspiration.
The roof and coverage of the Chevelle is large and in charge, plenty of head-room for the scale drivers and accessories fans can deliver. At every turn, the Chevy pinches off a piece of nostalgia right back to the trunk lid and hidden rear window treatment. One of the staples of the 1967 is the long rear deck lid and large wraparound taillamps with standard backup light mock-ups.
A complete sit-down conversation was needed in the creation of the specialty decal sheet. The mass amount of coverage, angular fitment with proper badges along with a host of license plate tag-lines made the process a success. Each body also includes the rear wing option to finalize the street eliminator look. The lower rear wing support is mounted carefully to the trunk using double sided tape or shoe goo (not included). The upper wing section sets down and provides the look and finishing touch to the 1967 classic.
Main Features of this body:
- 1967 Chevy Chevelle faithful replica.
- The body is built for a 2wd SCT wheelbase length and narrowed to more resemble the original 1:1 counterpart.
- Two-piece rear wing for street elimination competition.
- Fits an assortment of SCT length trucks with width modifications.
- The 1967 Chevy Chevelle measures a 13″ wheelbase and the inside dimensions of the body are 10.75″ wide front and 11″ rear.
- Decal sheet with Chevy, Chevelle and JConcepts badges.
- Officially licensed by Chevrolet to JConcepts.