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1971 MG-Vanquish Shadow Mk.IIIa
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*Moc Of The Day, December 05, 2010*


The 1970's were a time of strong technical innovation in the sports car racing world. Teams tried what they could to get even the slightest advantage over their competitors. One such team was MG-Vanquish with their Shadow series of cars. Unfortunately, there is not much information about these cars, but what is known is that the few races they did, they did well. When the Mk II debuted, it placed third in its first and only race. And the Shadow was even driven by drivers such as Jackie Stewart.

It is obvious that these cars were at the forefront of aerodynamics for closed-wheel race cars at the time. Massive wings and smooth body work made for an excellent performing, and good looking car!!!

They were also cars of excess: Excess down force, massive tires, powerful V8 engines, (in this car at least), and excessive speeds…It truly was a hardcore racing series!!!

The Lego version was inspired and based upon the Mk III iteration from Hot Wheels™. It is approximately 1/18 scale with opening doors, full interior, engine, and exterior details. (If anyone knows how I would go about making the decals for it, please feel free to let me know:).

Overall it is a car which captures a very strong period in sports car racing. With beautiful looks and performance to match, it is indeed a shadow to what was and a reflection of what was to come!!!



Comments

 I made it 
  March 22, 2014
Thank you to everyone for your kind comments!
 I made it 
  March 22, 2014
Quoting Alexander Paschoaletto Great model! Wish to see more pics :)
Thank you for your comment! There were more pictures, but when MOCpages converted to their new version, the pictures no longer displayed. Perhaps I will find them and re-upload them.
 I made it 
  March 22, 2014
Quoting killswitch95 [DEMON] ha i knew it was hot wheels, i got about 6 of those
Thank you! I have a photo of both the LEGO and Hot Wheels cars together. When I re-upload the photos, that will certainly be one of them.
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  March 22, 2014
Great model! Wish to see more pics :)
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  March 22, 2014
ha i knew it was hot wheels, i got about 6 of those
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  March 22, 2014
Cool car. Congrats on MOTD.
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  March 22, 2014
Wow, that's really cool! Congrats on MOTD!
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  March 22, 2014
Congrats on the well deserved MOTD!
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  March 22, 2014
Congratulations on MOC of the day!
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  March 22, 2014
great!
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  March 22, 2014
Congratulation on MOTD! Great work! 5/5
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Oli "shroom" Harding
  December 5, 2010
brilliant, very studless and detailed
  December 5, 2010
Do you know the word "photorealistic"! One of the very best cars ever. Especially the air intake on the right upper side is simple but superbe. Perhaps some chrome / silver parts for the gearbox in the rear would work out fine? Once more, WOW and black is beautiful! Cheers, Jens
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  December 5, 2010
congrats on MOTD!!
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  December 5, 2010
Cool! Congrats on MOTD! =)
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  December 5, 2010
Cool work, congratz on MOTD!
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  November 25, 2009
very smooth design, looks just right! I have that hotwheels car but it is white with red and black accents
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  October 28, 2009
Very impressive of realism.
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  October 13, 2009
Awsome man!! 11/10!!
 I made it 
  July 10, 2009
Thank you for such high praise...I'm glad that you liked the car!
Quoting Kalta Jibbs This thing is amazing, possibly the best Lego car I've ever seen.
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  July 10, 2009
This thing is amazing, possibly the best Lego car I've ever seen.
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  March 26, 2007
i got that car in red tho i like it it looks at lot lower then the hotweels
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  March 25, 2007
Hey! My kids have that Hotwheel car...this looks just like it. Outstanding job!
 
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