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I just repaired the bad links to the pics. This is my newest pick-up. An 07 Dave Blaney "Cat" Camry CFS Champions Series COT.
I am overall pretty satisfied. It is basically a Team Caliber Preferred Series car, w/a few (very few) minor upgrades.
Note the Franklin Mint style box and the roof antenna. Other than that, like I said, TC Preferred. The mold is pretty nice not too fat in the middle like I always thought the TC Monte Carlos were. JMO...It looks alot like the MA Casting but sleeker. Overall, "Pretty Sweet".







Oh, BTW, the car is attached to the styrofoam w/plastic blocks and screws, ala the 1/16 T/F dragsters and 1/16 sheetmetal cars, but no problem removing the car. Phillips head screwdriver, and a few turns and it comes right out. Also no problem replacing it. The screws track nice and straight and go right back in place w/no hassle at all. Also, no cotton baggie on the car, it is right up against the styrofoam. I will be putting a bag on mine as I get them, just to be sure they are protected when in the box.
 

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From what I just learned, MA is coming out "loaded for bear" w/their COT die-cast. I have been told that the splitter has the adjustment bars on them and the wing looks like carbon fiber. CFS will have to step up their detail game just a little, but I definately think they will be a player in this hobby. Wadda ya'll think?
 

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I like the CFS cars alot. I love how the sytrofoam opens like that. My local dealer got the Mark martin standard car into today and I went to look at it. I would be very very interested in seeing the COT when you get it, as the only pic I have seen of them are the ones on ebay of the Robby Gordon car. I still like the MA cars more but I like the Blaney alot. I really dig the antenna on top. I will probably pick up one or two but will probably stick to the MA cars for now. Mainly the only ones I will get are Mayfields since MA isnt making it and Robby Gordon's COT if they still have them by the time we get to Charlotte next month at the haulers. Love the background btw I have the same on my comp and my PSP lol.
 

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Yeah, I like it too. I will be getting the Mayfield COT from CFS also. It (the Cat) is a nice piece. What impressed me the most was, the box came shrink wrapped, and there were paper seals over the tabs on the box ends. The ends were like RC boxes, tab in slot. They are marked, if broken, product may have been tampered with, or something like that. The box was pristene, as was the styrofoam and the car. Very nice job on their part.
 

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Nice looking piece you got there. From the pics it looks a helluva alot better then the MA Toyotas. I need to get my Mayfields ordered here soon.
 

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About the only difference is the tooling is a little sleeker on the CFS, the plastic floorboards making it a lighter piece, and the hood and trunk lid hinges which I like, but alot of people have said they don't. Apparantly the like the old dogear hinges and that's what is on this car, as opposed to the realistic hinges on the MA Toyotas.
 

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nice looking car, i like how they did the styrofoam too
 

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I just spoke w/Matt at the 'Sunday Hauler" and the CFS Jeremy Mayfield 360 OTC cars from CFS have been cancelled.
They wren't going to make the regular car, but had plans to make the COT. I guess they have decided to cancel that pre-order. I know there were some others who wanted it and I know I did. I guess we will continue to be disappointed by the die-cast manufacturers.
 

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Yeah, I kinda expected it before the season started anyway. I don't know why, I just had feeling that they would do just like Trim-Spa and the other Co. that sponsored the Braun car w/Leffler driving and Jr.'s Busch car for awhile when they first started. I can't remember the name of the Co. but they disapeared quick. They shot their wadd early and then found out how much $$$$ it was gonna cost and slinked away w/their tails between their legs.
 

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Hey guys. New to the site from SC! I have to say that i am impressed with CFS's products. I just bought the Mark Martin COT (#1238) and the Dave Blaney (current car 1/3194). Both have excellent detailing and most of all i like how low the COT sits, it is nice and low. I dont like the fact that there aren't any braces that hold the splitter but all in all its a great product. The Camry also has a nice stance to it as well. I found it interesting that the roof flaps had toyota stamped into them. I think MA has a nicer engine setup but i think CFS will be around for a long time.

Also picked up a pit stop Shell Harvick car. It was cheaper than the Winners Circle coin harvick and since at Darlington I bought a Jarrett Pitstop and my Yellow Promo came in, I guess i can start a little pitstop collection! Anyway, glad to be apart of your site. If you would like pictures of the Army COT let me know and i can post them tommorrow afternoon sometime.
 

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That would be very cool. If you could post some pics of the "Army" COT, I would sure appreciate it. I have a "Cat" COT on order for what seems like forever. I would like to see what they look like.
Welcome aboard and enjoy. This board and the people here are great!
 

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yeah i can post some pictures when i get back home. Currently on business in Myrtle Beach, SC. I also went back and bought the Harvick 07 standard car and I have to say that the detail just isnt that good. The engine is fabulous with the detailed intake and pullies but hood closed....CFS takes it. The ONLY things i can tell wrong with the CFS cars are they still have the #1 on the goodyear tires and the Toyota cars roof flaps stick too high up when opened. The COT looks great even though they dont have the braces for the splitter.
 

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nice
 

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I just spoke w/Matt at the 'Sunday Hauler" and the CFS Jeremy Mayfield 360 OTC cars from CFS have been cancelled.
They wren't going to make the regular car, but had plans to make the COT. I guess they have decided to cancel that pre-order. I know there were some others who wanted it and I know I did. I guess we will continue to be disappointed by the die-cast manufacturers.
I was disapointed, but 360 otc didnt deserve the sponsorship they didnt give jeremy or the team a cent. I later found boxes of the stuff in a local dollar store.
 
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