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Hi
Thought I'd put this in the open forum as well. I built this about 15 years ago and it could be the longest slot car built. It is a 1/24th scale Dodge Daytona and measures 11.75'' nose to tail. The body was brought from America, no idea what make it is. The chassis is scratchbuilt and my design, the car handled very well and was quick and light. It was powered by a Mura Group 20 motor. It wasn't all that popular at the club as it could take out another car 2 lanes away, not on purpose of course !
 

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Hi Tony
Nice try, but using a standard bodyshell means someone somewhere has the same car! I've built a few bigguns for N London and FLBT Christmas trophy races, amongst the obvious motorised sleighs and presents.

I do have, in store, a 16D-powered motorised Estes flying rocket which is about double the Daytona's length and a massive jellymould racing car which must be nearly twice the width!

Must dig out the photo...

Best Rob
 

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Hi Rob
OK it is a standard body but it was brought over from the States personally for me so I doubt if anyone has one in the UK. A rocket is a rocket and a jellymould isn't a car and the Daytona was raced regularly

Tony
 

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Packaging it came in said it was a Dodge Daytona and it did come with a spoiler but couldn't keep it on it. As far as I'm aware the Roadrunner never had a droop snoot. The Main difference between the Superbird and a Daytona was an inch longer nose and the angle of the spoiler
 

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QUOTE (Bigtone @ 28 Jun 2012, 11:32) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The Main difference between the Superbird and a Daytona was an inch longer nose and the angle of the spoiler

No, they have different body shells, the Dodge Daytona is based on the 1969 Charger 500 and the Superbird is based on the 1970 Roadrunner, both have Dodge Coronet front wings though as Chrysler had to make this modification for the Daytona's nose to fit on the Roadrunner. The Superbird's back end is different to the Daytona's. Both cars have the same chassis BTW.

Roadrunners didn't come from the factory with a droop snoot but aftermarket ones were available in the late 70s, which is a bit ironic because the Superbird was never a good seller new (though Chrysler made a lot of them)
 

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Hi Tony
OK, some more constraints are emerging - it has to be n the UK, and it has to be a model of an actual car :).

We did build some huge 1/24 saloons for the N London retro series (including a hearse!). Check out also the recent thread about the open Daytona Dick Smith ran at Tottenham.

Good thread!
 
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