Vintage Revell 1/32
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smallville 'component 1' progress update
Maseratis at Silverstone 1949
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KB Chaparral box art and paperwork reference
ref article on '67 monza grand prix
an example of automotive art circa 1956
64 Belgian Grand Prix from Motorist July 64
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Vintage Racing Resource
In an attempt to share with others a "scratch-builders' resource" I am working towards developing an online reference index of the various articles within each issue of a number of vintage automobile magazines i have collected over the past decade.
I will be developing a category within my blog labeled "Vintage Racing Resource" - a temporary destination where, along with this reference index, original photos, magazine articles and newspaper coverage related to historic motor racing and classic automobilia will periodically be posted.
The content within these posts is meant solely for personal reference / interest and is not to be used for any means of commercial gain or profit. If any material posted herein infringes upon a rightful party's copyright please contact us and said content will be removed immediately.
Hopefully this will allow others to track down information on a particular car or race which they may have interest in or are attempting to model (or simply provide a few minutes of enjoyment browsing through some fantastic old cover images and articles!).
(in progress - patience please!)
a bit about myself
Hi all - i am an architect residing and working in Vancouver BC Canada. Here is a little blurb about my interests and how i became re-aquainted with slot cars.
Although born in 1971 just after the glory days of slot car racing some of my fondest memories are of racing tycopro / afx ho cars with my father and brother in the mid '70's.
About 8 years ago i discovered vintage slot cars - this time in 1/32 scale. I was looking to find a momento for my brother - a '68 charger rt for him to display on his tv set (he had just purchased a fully restored 1:1 vesrion from Salt Lake City - a real beauty!). At any rate, as this was well before the large die cast model craze the only '68 charger models were the odd hot wheels or matchbox diecasts, or old plastic model kits. Then i found an eldon slot car - a white dodge charger (1/35?) ... and ever since i have casually been collecting vintage slot cars and accesories (mostly in 1/32) - a great hobby to focus on when work gets to be too much!
My interest in the history of slot cars - models / makes and manufacturers has grown in parallel with my passion for vintage automobiles and racing. When i first moved to Vancouver BC from southern Manitoba I was fortunate to have stumbled across a great local automobilia store. I quickly became a regular and got to know the owners very well. In the early years the store proved a treasure trove of vintage motorsport literature which i couldn't get enough of - and before i knew it i had amassed a fairly serious collection of automobilia literature - which i continue to read and re-read.
Most recently i have also become quite interested in the 'scratch build' game. This forum has been a wonderful resource for learning about frame and body building techniques. As time permits i look forward to trying my hand at creating some of my favourite cars that currently aren't available.
At any rate - thanks for taking a few minutes to read my ramble - as time permits i look forward to sharing some of my interests / collections / projects with others through this blog - as i have mentioned to a few of this forums members before - the genuine comaradarie and spirit of sharing within the hobby is very impressive!
Regards - R. Baron
hi all - here is a leaflet i had not seen before - circa late '65 i think
was tucked in a 'laguna seca' home set on ebay and seller kindly scanned for me
from previous posts in my 'vintage revell' section - some might remember i have
one of these lap counters, but did not have a start track or cord(s)
from the photos here i can see only one cord is needed and it appears to be similar to a controller
cord with plug - i will have to see if one of those fits in the back!!
now - does anybody out there recall seeing the start track - with the unique striping?
will have to keep my eyes peeled for that - and also experiment to see if putting contacts
to a regular track piece might also work??
any comments or opinions gladly accepted - as i have no idea about electronics but would
like to get the lap counter up and running some day!!
Hi all - here we go with another vintage revell reference post
this time a build up of a 'second series' '65 Sting Ray - not such a common kit
so i thought some of you might enjoy the read
Revell first offered the '65 Sting Ray as a 'small box' body kit and as a ready to run set car -
both taking variations of the one piece stamped aluminum chassis with varying revell motors
in '66 Revell re-issued their cars with the two piece brass chassis and this required a retooling
to include modified interior trays with relocated mounting posts to accept the new chassis
these '66 cars as kits had new box art and fatter rear tires with a spongier make-up to them
here are some pics of the kit and the build up
went together very easily - i chose to leave the wheel inserts off for now for a bit meaner 'second series' look
eventually i will scan in the box panels and the instruction sheet -
just posting to add to my reference info here
i have only seen a few silver cougars over the last decade - 2 on ebay, and one
that i watched on Derek Coopers site several years back ... for months i contemplated that one,
and of course the day i sent him an email for it, he let me know he had sold it the day before
alas that's the way life goes - no worries -
i knew another would turn up - and finally it (and several others) appeared - my chance to add this color
to my group of the lime, copper and red versions
as many of you no doubt saw lately on ebay - a chap from Quebec has been listing some revell items
he described that he purchased a variety of revell slot items from a former revell employee who explained
that the silver cougars were a 'canada only' color - i had thought they were a scandanavian revell release
(perhaps they produced some in each market?)
at any rate - after a long wait - several are available from this seller - i bought two as i couldn't resist the temptation
after waiting so long watching for one to go with my other cougars
here are a couple of pics of the first one - the other is on the way
yes ... i peeled the factory stripe off of it ... shame on me - but they are just toys after all
i will get around to some roundels and numbers for the cougars eventually too
as i write this i think he has one last one listed for a very very reasonable price -
and to part with the usual question - anyone know of the slot cougar by revell in any other colors?!?
hi all - just some reference photos of the revell 1/32 ferrari 250 gto in its various colors
from back in the day -
as best i can tell ... the first body kits were always the red plastic - with one and perhaps
two interior tray mounting types
blue as a uk issue color? - likely from home sets rather than kit or rtr boxed car
and i recall mention that they may have done in dk blue too?
just noticed the blue one has the wrong wheels on it (those are revell '65 stingray wheels! - and
clearly i knocked the glass and interior out of place too - ooops!!)
dk green - perhaps a uk issue color or scandanavian issue color? - have never seen another in
this color so don't really know!?!
the white and yellow versions as home set cars (the interior trays have a raised box area at base
windshields, i believe for needed clearance for an updated larger motor underneath
looks very sharp in white!
also - in at least red, the 'tupperware' type plastic with black nylon chassis - were there versions
of this in white and yellow as well??
no matter which color - a very nicely done car that certainly holds its own even today
hi all - just a few pics of my revell astons - missing bits needed to be applied here and there eventually
although the lt and dk green look nice enough - the yellow and silver ones really stand out
the lt green from the body kit, the silver from a Europa set and the yellow and dk green from Atlantica set
... i think ...
does anyone have a picture of the revell aston done in blue??