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Just a couple of pictures before I go out racing at SSRC.

Unknown 1/24th vacform on top of a Dynamic chassis.
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Carrera 1/32nd 512M, pretty ugly.
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The big Citroen is finished, getting a 3rd shakedown run tonight before I return to France for a few weeks.
It was too long legged at 9/34, now fitted with 72 pitch gears 12/54 transformed the car.
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Will post chassis pictures tomorrow

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Great to see Chocolate Eclair driving Niki Laudas 1974 312b3 on some demonstration laps at the Monaco historic.
Unfortunately I suspect Carlos will be ribbing him later this week, as on his last lap he got onto the marbles and cement dust at Rascasse, and promptly reversed into the barrier, ouch.
Cracking car the 74 b3, got a couple of Spanish Scalextric ones,looks great in Yellow.
 

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In contrast, here an oldie driving a modernish F1
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Here are the various Ferraris, I tried to race in SSRCs "Modified GT" class, but in the end, I always go back to my old Ninco 360.
Biggest disappointment, the BBR 430.
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Fly F40, I am convinced I can get one of those to be competitive, but no luck so far.
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Red ones are no quicker
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Even with door painted black.
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Slot It ones are fine but still no match for the race prepared Ninco.
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This is fitted with a Slot It chassis, still needs a lightweight interior before I test it.
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Finally one I never did do anything with, Proslot 355, awaiting a chassis of some sort.
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I have raced a Fly F40 on a couple of occasions and it was fine, but I would need to spend time torturing a set of Ultragrips to be more competitive.
Most of the other cars in the class are NSR, I don't know why or how my Ninco 360 is still competitive.


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Now that I am back in la Belle France (great journey avoiding motorways yesterday, not as quick but much nicer scenery)

We all like the wide bodied 512BB, many years ago I bought those decals from Michael Ortmann, but I have never managed to find a picture of the car in white (besides the one supplied with the decals)
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Southend Slot Racing Club (SSRC for short) has regular meetings for "vintage" slotcars (basically before 1972)
This is a picture of one of the very early meetings in 2003, we still had the Ninco track then.
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Someone sent me an email asking how the Citroen SM was built, obviously with a couple of glugs of this (no cheap supermarket plonk in my house)
For the record, great French wines this century are in years that are multiples of 5: 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, etc... (For the record, 2015 is getting really hard to find at reasonable prices)
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PS: Weather here in France is astonishing.
 

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#besides decent red wine, music does come into the whole process.
Here is little something you might find interesting. (This is not really my type of stuff, but sometimes, you have to step back and say " what the *uck".
The incomparable Youn Sun Nah, what a voice! and the band is not bad either.


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