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Die-cast: Auto World’s 1971 Dodge Charger Super Bee

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Remember when some drag racers still looked like real cars?

In the early 1970s the car bodies still closely resembled the real deal, so manufacturers lent their name and expertise, not to mention engines and other equipment, to rule the nation’s dragstrips. The Dodge-sponsored Rod Shop race team was one and its beast of choice was the Dodge Charger.

Auto World does the Rod Shop proud with its latest 1/18 scale dragster that looks almost street legal. This is Gil Kirk’s Rod Shop 1971 Dodge Charger Super Bee as driven by Dave Boertman.

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Rod Shop came to Boertman late in its efforts to create a team that raced in Modified, Super Stock, and Stock Eliminator classes. Team owners Gil Kirk and Jim Thompson had to work hard to persuade Boertman to join their team, but once on board he began breaking records and winning major competitions. In all Boertman won eight national titles in nine finals competitions and in 1972 Boertman was Junior Stock champ. Continue reading Die-cast: Auto World’s 1971 Dodge Charger Super Bee