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reference material maserati tipo 151 and 151/1
ferrari swb reference material
smallville 'component 1' progress update
Maseratis at Silverstone 1949
Smallville diorama update #1
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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Rob J on Motor Racing 1950 - a couple of beautiful color shots
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f143 on scratching a 1/32 vw transport ... of sorts
ferrari1950 on scratching a 1/32 vw transport ... of sorts
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 - just a quick post with a couple of beautiful color shots - front and back covers from
an old copy of 'Motor Racing 1950'
(i particularly like this rear one!)
Well its been a while, but a recent drop in by the wonderfully talented Mr. Wysom and some slot car and automobilia 'show and tell'
got my interests away from some vintage pinball machine projects and back to the realm of vintage cars and motor sport.
Here is an article i picked up the other day, thinking of a certain Aston-aholic
here is a project that stalled out a year or two ago that i am revisiting
as i have posted before, i, like many others, find auto transporters / carriers /
haulers quite interesting
at some point i came across this odd but fascinating photo on the interweb and
filed it away - i have no idea of this hauler's story but i liked!
thinking i might want to give a 1/32 slot version a try i picked up a cheap 1/32
vw 'pull back' van at the local toy store, brought it home and with my trusty
hack saw sliced out its midsection
i like to sketch out ideas and often use google sketch up as another aid in design
and visualization - knowing they would have available a 'stock' model of a vw van and
vw bug i figured i could quickly noodle with some ideas for my version of the vw transport
also a fan of the '50s influences in auto design, i opted for a bit of a vintage feel for my trailer's
simple profile and set up
then it was back to the sectioned van ... a bit of work on a rear deck, rear window, hitch and
trailer bits with styrene and primer - et voila
i jammed a sporty revell driver up front - and added a working tailgate to the rear - the ho wheels
worked nicely with the teeny tiny scale of it all -
so, now - having never scratch built with styrene till this project, i still need to learn to do a bit of
tidying / filling and sanding to get as 'professional' a finish as possible
of course the payload has to be some version of a vw bug ... race or drag ... or special deliveries ... we shall see
the biggest reason this one had stalled is that i still cannot decide on a '50s flavor paint scheme ...
am still leaning to a mean gloss black - off white / cream combination .. .. suggestions please!?!?!
hi all - some spring cleaning a bit early ...
it has been a few years since i did a 'purge' post but i have lost interest in
or don't have any use for the following items and am trying to consider if i should try and sell
locally, trade away, or just put in the trash or pass on to my kids for the sand box!!
knowing i have an interest in '50s / '60s slot cars, automobilia and 'toys', over the years i have acquired
a motley pile of stuff from a variety of sources -
at any rate, there is a mix here in various scales and varying value - i thought some of
you out there might find useful or fun for 'conversions', parts, or to add to your collections -
so take a look and if there is something you might like, send me a pm
1/32 scale - new - never run
1/32 scale - older slots
1/43 die casts
1/24 nos amt body kit
1/35? nos '37 chevy stocker bodies ... could be 'legends' series
1/32 complete kits OFF TO A NEW HOME
these won't go in the sand box! 1/24 Cox 2e ho Aurora Super II and rare 1/43ish hong kong friction
fun 1/24 slot conversions?
nice 1/32 auto transport ... partially assembled (trailer) OFF TO A NEW HOME
lindberg funny cars 1/32
1/16? police car - great detail but toooo big unless someone where to 3d scan and ...
complete mg vanquish lotus 72d john player, and bits for almost full second one
rear fin and one front spoiler need to be re-glued
ho nos riggen bodies, tyco pro mclarens and various
nice old faller slot layout city building - bank / apt? - this is ho scale ...
very nice Clifford friction ice cream van ... sadly 1/24!
very nice Clifford friction diner van ... sadly 1/24!
1/32 heli unstarted
here is an early article from Auto Sportsman, July '53 that some may find interesting -
I still need to complete my Tom Wysom car !!
- will continue to post more kieft references as i come across, for those who may be building their own versions too