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Great initiative Henri, does trigger some memories.
Ninco DTM's were the cars for the very first (Benelux) Slotrace series I organized some 25 years ago.
In fact it made me dig up some "golden oldies" from the archives.

...these were the remains off the last Ninco DTM Mercedes C class I raced in 1997.
Looks like a barn find right? There's some old battle damage here and there, its missing a mirror and a rear wing...and a chassis. Not to mention the Tamiya clear that hasn't aged very well.
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But with lots of Tamiya Polishing compound and lots and lots of elbow grease...
an old chassis found in another box and some rear wheels taken from a Ninco Acura...
...Guess who's back :cool:

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So under the Dutch motto "oude knarren met hun oude karren" (Old hands with their old carts)...
...I also dug up an "old hand" as one of my team mates...although back then he was one of my main rivals in the "Hot Slot on Tour" DTM series.

So count me in for the race, Team name "HotSlot revisited"
Old hand Drivers: Willem Kloppenburg & Tamar Nelwan
Young talented driver: Ezra Elsendoorn

I have to confess that under and according to your current Tech rules...the "old Warsteiner" Merc body is highly illegal馃槵...so on fore hand we'll take any penalty issued 馃槆
Off course we'll stick a new perfectly legal Olifer 3D chassis under the body...but it would really mean a lot to me and Willem if we could run this "old cart" once more.

With kind regards
Tamar

P.s.
Same tip I gave Fer in his topic I used DeepL.com to translate your tech rule pdf in English, see attached file
This one is for your team Tamar
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I am very proud to report that we are full. 9 teams have signed up, more than the max limit.
When you consider that no one drives these old Ninco's anymore ..great.
From all over the country and inexperienced and very experienced drivers. 27 men is a lot and how to handle this in terms of catering ect, we will experience it. Because actually my track is a home track grown out of portions, and not a club track.
However, I am super happy that I can give so many people the digital experience.
 

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Well done Henri. I think you have found a sweet spot with the Ninco DTMs.
A lot of people raced them in the past (see Tamar) and they are still good performers when compared to today slotcars.
 

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Well done Henri. I think you have found a sweet spot with the Ninco DTMs.
A lot of people raced them in the past (see Tamar) and they are still good performers when compared to today slotcars.
Ho Yes Grunz, maybe that is sweetspot.
I hadn't thought of.
You can buy them still relatively well for $ 25, or just the hood for $ 5, paintwork you can make of it what you want, Oliver chassis, built with slot.it parts and they will last a lifetime. Especially for the beginners an indestructible car



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I have to confess that under and according to your current Tech rules...the "old Warsteiner" Merc body is highly illegal馃槵...so on fore hand we'll take any penalty issued 馃槆
Tamar,
Are you sure it hasn't collected enough penalty weight under the dashboard over the course of it's 90's ITC career to be almost equal to the weight of a stock Ninco body? 馃槣

Would be awesome to see this old cart race again, but sadly I won't be there to watch it, like I did waaaay back in the 90's...
Like Tamar said, it brings up great memories of the days of "Hot Slot on Tour", Dutch sleepovers at the Scuderia Fiammenga club house, that steep staircase to the cellar where Hot Slot was located, leaving from Belgium in the mid of the night to attend the MRCL DTM/ITC, the awesome track at Squadra Via Verde, the Hot Slot Herald, "de Krakeling", etcetera...
Let the good times roll!

Great initiative Henri...
 
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