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No doubt this is done to death in these forums, but I've been a bit surprised by the cars I don't see currently available. Perhaps they have been done long ago and no one is making them at present. Anyway... here's my current list:

Triumph TR-3
Triumph TR-4
Triumph Spitfire
MG-B GT
Austin Healy Sprite
Sunbeam Tiger
AMC Trans-Am Javelin
Mercury Cyclone
Jim Clark's Lotus Ford
Lotus Elan
Jaguar XKE (someone must have done this one)
Cord
Auburn Speedster


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Hi Mike,

many of these are available as resin kits if you want to have a go at building them! Check out these links:

For the TR3, 4 and Spitfire:
Traffic Model Cars

For the MG-B GT (This is a conversion kit - you'll need an Airfix MG kit as well):
OneThirtySecond

For the TransAm Javelin:
Noisy Muse

The Sprite was available as an Airfix kit and I believe that VIP made a slot one years ago (not cheap!)

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Thanks Paul!
Great resources. It may be that I will have to build some of these... but I would have thought that for some there would be enough general interest to warrant Scalextric or SCX producing them. Especially to Triumphs and the Lotus. But then... that's why I'm not in product development and marketing. LOL.


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After seeing Goodwood Revival on the telly, I know really want one of these:



I believe it's called a Bizzarini, but I don't know much about ti except it looked great!
 

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When you look at it we're pretty spoilt, but I'd have to say:

NASCAR
1989-1993 Chevrolet Lumina
A pair of 'Days of Thunder' sets with the Exxon and City cars in one, Hardees and Mello Yello in the other.

Formula One
1979 Ferrari
1982 Lotus
1981 Ligier
1979 Renault

Historic Rally
Fiat 131
Opel Ascona 400
A decent Mini-Cooper
Saab 96

Historic Touring Car
Ford Capri 3.0S
Rover SD1 Vitesse
Holden Commodore
Jaguar XJS

Vintage
E.R.A.
Bugatti Type 35/51
Alfa Romeo Monza
 

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Being a trifle fickle I tend to lust after the thing I've most recently seen in teh "MotorSport" mag. Right now there's a '34 maserati F1 I'm in lust with (it's in the July issue). I also want the Cooper 500 Mk 5 from the same pages. Damned if I know how you'd do it. MotoGP motor perhaps?

(Actually if anyone has that issue could you please identify the (unknown) lunatic lunatic on the front cover jumping his (unknown) car round the (unknown) banking. It looks brilliant!)

I also have a thing for the Aston Martin "Ulster" at the moment.

Oh - and somewhere in the mag there's a pic of a US guy that raced a speedway midget in the '59 US GP. It's quite brilliant - all these "ultra sleek ultra modern" racers and a dumpy little thing was in the middle. It's quite superb. I'll be building one of those to play with the Vanwall & Maserati with (if I can figure out how)


Actually I also need an ERA. I took the boy to the GP last year. There was a pale green ERA in the historics that had been bought out from the UK. The boy went to get a photo as he thought it looked sweet. I turned around & found the guy that owned it had chucked the boy in the car & took his picture. Do you think that made the boy's day or what? He still bangs on about it. Painting the thing a manky pale green will be one thing. Trying to make the driver 7yo sized with a williams coat & hat may be more difficult. Still - one must try!

Actually I was talking to one of the blokes from the paddock that had helped put the thing together while the race was on (this year was prewar GP cars from memory) and apparently the driver was "lord" something or other & it was the first GP ERA made. That's kinda cool!
 

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I found out from one of Paul's resources that Scalextric evidently once did a Sunbeam Tiger. Hey, Scalextric! How about an updated re-issue? And, man, those Triumphs would look and sell great. And evidently no one has done the MG-B GT... even in a plastic kit model. Opportunity knocking. LOL

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Lotus Esprit...Lotus Esprit...Lotus Esprit...Lotus Esprit...Lotus Esprit...Lotus Esprit...Lotus Esprit...Lotus Esprit...Lotus Esprit...Lotus Esprit...Lotus Esprit...Lotus Esprit...Lotus Esprit...Lotus Esprit...Lotus Esprit...Lotus Esprit...Lotus Esprit...Lotus Esprit...Lotus Esprit...Lotus Esprit...Lotus Esprit...

Yes I really want one!!!
 

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I wouldn't mind a model Esprit, because I'll never be able to drive a real one. I sat in one once and my head stuck almost completely out of the sunroof!?!
 

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Clearly Carrera should make a James Bond Lotus Esprit to go along with the Aston Martins!
Oh, and that Aston Martin that Timothy Dalton drove too (Vantage I think...)!

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Well, a '77 Trans-Am would be nice! Especially if it's black with a nice
golden eagle on the hood and some nice gold stripings on it..


Greetings,

Bandit

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Though that Lotus Esprit sounds nice as well!
 

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A set of 3 or 4 IROC Cameros would be nice... and set up some nice IROC racing series in clubs and the like.

Scalextric seems to have this penchant for links to films. Maybe some classic cars from classic films. Perhaps an Alfa Duetto Spider like the one from "The Graduate" with a young Hoffman at the wheel? And an optional Mrs. Robinson in black hose and nothing else to set beside him.

Or, the bathtub Porsche from "The Drowning Pool" with Paul Newman?

A souped-up 1956 Ford with Robert Mitchum at the wheel running whiskey in Appalachia? (Can't, for the life of me, think of the title of that movie.)


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Revell did a TR4a & Sunbeam Alpine 1/32. Scaletric produced a TR4a (C84) , a Sunbeam Tiger(C83)and the E type Jaguar(C34). The E type was release more recently by SCX under there Vintage program. Spanish magazines have a habit of selling bits to old Scaletric based slot cars in part works. Look out for reissue static kits. The Bizzarrina (Sorry for the spelling)was issued as a 1/24 vac formed bodied Black widowed slot car by Russkit. I have seen a 1/32 body by DMC. The actuial car raced at Lemans and in European races in the mid 60's (around 1963-1965).
I am waiting for MRRC's Chapparal 2F to come out. And for someone to make an accurate Ford GT40.
 

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QUOTE (ruhdwulf @ 21 Oct 2004, 08:28)A souped-up 1956 Ford with Robert Mitchum at the wheel running whiskey in Appalachia? (Can't, for the life of me, think of the title of that movie.)


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The movie was Thunder Road (1958).

A bit of trivia about the movie: All of the "moonshine runner" cars in the film had actually been used by moonshiners in the Asheville, North Carolina area, where the film was shot. The moonshiners sold the cars to the film company in order to buy newer and faster cars.


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