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MPC’s Stroker McGurks’s Ghost of America Set To Take Off!

posted by Ken Holewczynski 10:43 AM
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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As one of Hot Rod Magazine’s original staffers in 1948, Tom Medley’s cartoons and photography chronicled America’s post WWII car culture. His character “Stroker McGurk” put a whimsical wink on a hot rodding’s outlaw image and was a popular feature in the magazine. MPC originally released two kits featuring McGurk – one of his wild surfboard, the Surf Rod and featured here, The Ghost of America salt flats racer.

Styled around a WWI fighter plane, Stroker’s salt flats racer features a detailed Allison aircraft engine, “Model A” type radiator, machine gun and rolling wheels. Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without Stroker McGurk himself appropriately wearing a fighter pilot uniform and head gear!

MPC’s re-release features expanded decals and a color Stroker McGurk sticker in our Retro Deluxe vintage-styled packaging.


M873P-SMS Stroker McGurk Surf Rod Oval Sticker OL

Be sure to grab both the Stroker McGurk Surf Rod and The Ghost of America at your hobby dealer.

6 Responses to “MPC’s Stroker McGurks’s Ghost of America Set To Take Off!”

  1. Rocketfin says:

    Cool ! Another kit I have never seen or heard of before. Looks like it will be fun to build!

  2. Scott Jeffreys says:

    that’s going to be a cool kit

  3. Randy Koger says:

    Awesome! Thank you for reissuing this very cool kit!!

  4. Scott Jeffreys says:

    that is cool

  5. fortress says:

    Being inspired by this post and this subject I would like to see Round2 Models
    Re-release the o!d MPC 1969 Hanna Barbear’s Wacky Races Model kits, The Compact
    Pussycat, The Mean Machine, and The Creepy Coupe. Love to see those oldie’s but
    Goodies again!

    Also big fan of the Tom Slick animated television series of the 60’s, The Thunderbolt Grease-Slapper race car was always way too cool!


  6. R. Scott Aho says:

    How soon will the Stroker McGurk will be hitting the shelves? I’m very much looking forward to those. Also what even happen to the idea of reissuing the old Hot Curl kits as once was shown a few years back? I’d really love to see those kits come back too.

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