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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

 | Category: My 1/32 slot cars
entry 26 Oct 2007, 06:16
Well since i had my camera out, and some boxes open - here are a few pics of the Strombecker Ferrari Berlinetta GT (i think that was what they called it?)

I seem to recall reading that it was an earlier version of the 250 GTO

- it looks similar but without the GTO 'spoiler' lip at rear of car ...
doesn't have the detail of the Revell version but still charming in its representations of those classic ferrari lines

cleaning this one up was quite entertaining - i remember someone had coated it with a thick layer of 'clear' (likely the equivalent of Future wax from back in the day)
i had placed it in warm water to give it a rinse - and the entire body 'hazed' up with a cloudy finish - i thought i had wrecked it, but some extra effort in hotter water and it eventually all came off!


cheers, Ron

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Hola Manito.

From Prototype chassis 0523 GT, Ferrari making a 250 base GT'60 / 61 to evolve into a new model that would eventually be all well know that GTO'63 250.

In September 1961 at Monza could be completed as a first prototype development of the rear intermediate mix 250 GT'60 / 61 and the final hill of what the future would GTO'63 250, as shown in the pictures this page:


However Strombecker reproduces the back not definitive of which was a later development. Thus the reproduction of that back is correct, however this model has two fatal errors of reproduction: the driver is driving to the other party and forget to play the side slots. ok third ... wheels are no big deal. Strombecker model came in 1963, while in 1965 the mold was modified to carry novel common mechanism.

It was finally presented the definitive Ferrari 250 GTO'63 (Gran Turismo Omologado by the FIA ​​... with this in Ford were very angry). The final car was reproduced by Revell, Marusan, Pink car ...

Jose Villalba Ureña ( Pechuga )
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