I did also a review of Gallardo. I was very surprised to discover two serious design flaws. Why AutoArt keeps on designing these faults to their cars and does not learn from other well established slotcar manufacturers.
With NINCO and Scalextric Classic track Gallardos belly contacts track rails. Sometimes track lifts the car up.
Easily cured by removing a plastic motor grille.
Braids come very easily loose from the flag guide. You just need to run few laps and braid falls off. Annoying.
Hope that AutoArt corrects its guide design one more time, simplifies the chassis design - no unnecessary grilles beneath the motor, and finally adds drivers to the AA cars. How can one manufacturer make so many mistakes with so simple product? I do not understand.
Well, here is the url, but it will soon change since we are transferring the site to a bigger server. Other disadvantage is that its all in finnish. If you find nice pictures though, feel free to use them. No need to mention me as a source.
Nice Site Julius, the article regarding racing old sixties Scalextric F1/F2 looks good.
I have to say, I would like to see more articles of this kind, regarding racing, driving and maintaining older cars, hopefully not all old cars get consigned to a shelf!
Talking of Autoart; recently had a look over at www.aloyshop.com where they have just posted pictures of the new Autoart releases. The new cars featured as well as the Gallardo, include new re-liveries of the Peugeot 206, also the Lamborghini Muira makes an appearance; all look superb.
At least they have the potential to make better cars
Looks like Pendle have an offer on at the moment. If they ain't selling, AutoArt may get the message and either stop making them or get the habitual weaknesses sorted out.
Taking into account that it took Scalex decades to get to where they are, and the newer Carrera have only just started making winning cars, AutoArt look pretty fine in comparison (well, if you take advantage of Pendle's current offer).
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