Tag Archives: Chevette

Cross Border Car Bonanza!!

If happiness is where you find it, then my brother and I found it big time in Michigan a couple of weeks ago. We did a hobby shop tour, and I think we did pretty darned well. With a trunk full of vintage car model goodness, you can’t say we didn’t get our cheap American […]

Ace of Base

While we all like to imagine driving Corvettes, Ferraris and/or other automotive exotica, the truth is that most of us can’t afford that, and sometimes all we really need is just basic transportation. That fact wasn’t lost on Chevy in 1979 when it offered it’s newly-restyled Chevette in the Chevette Scooter trim level! Check out […]

Chevette Update 5: Body Count (in da house!)

With the chassis and engine done, it is time to get this thing looking like a Chevette, for real! That means mating the interior, body and chassis into one glorious, beige testament to world-car engineering! I guled the windows in with some CA on the bars that go across the roof and then put some […]

Chevette Update 4: Rollin’!

You know a car kit is coming together well when you get the engine in and the wheels on! The Chevette is making good progress now. It’s funny just how well the engine fits into the chassis; the transmission really seems to join up to the drive shaft and everything seems to be pretty well […]

Chevette Update 3: Foundations of Power (?)

Anyone can tell you that it takes a lot more than awkward looks and a rough ride to truly make a loser car loveable! One of the big things (well, okay, SMALL things) that plagued the North American automobile market in the 1973-1987 period (the Dark Ages) was pathetically weak engines. Coming out of an […]

Chevette Update 2: It’s what’s inside that counts!

Despite the rush of the fast-approaching holiday season, the Chevette build continues apace! Right now, the body is drying, and that’s still about a week away from being sandable, I think. It still smells like Future, regardless. In the mean time, though, I’ve been busy working on what’s inside the Chevette, and I’ve gotten the […]

Chevette Update 1: The Start of Something Beige

Well, it seems that the people in Chevette Nation, and in fact a number of Monza and Pacer fans, too, want to see how the Chevette that won the Loser Cruiser Soundoff is doing! I only started the Chevette a few days ago, but I’ve been making good progress. I always find cars take forever […]

You’ll Go Blind!

You’ve likely heard of activities that can make you lose your sight, right? Well, MPC proves that bear baiting is one kind of ba(i)ting that will do just that! Check out the MPC take on the 1979 Chevette with “Bear Bait”, an outrageous custom that will knock out out! It’s on the Out of Box […]

By a Nose!!!

Well, the first ever Sprue Lagoon poll, the Loser Cruiser Soundoff¬†has ended, and what a race! About the only time a stock Chevette, Monza and Pacer are ever going to get a chance to race at all is in a place like this, and I’m really happy to have had a hand in it! I […]

Loser Cruiser Soundoff!

Help me decide!!¬†Sometimes, you CAN have too much of a good thing! In my case, it’s too much of a loser car thing, but that’s all good! I have a large stash of cars to chose from for my next build, and I am hoping to have it done for a model show early next […]