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HI Thomas it`s Jon Sword. Awesome picture of the F1! I`ve been told that there are a number of improvements been made to these latest cars so can you tell us how it runs? I will race it non magnet so any advance info would be great mate. should look good with the SRA ferrari pit crew aound it,all twelve figures too! Cheers for the effort with the picture, first one I`ve seen of that car so many thanks.
 

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HI Tuck, ever tried an F1 87 from SCX as a non magnet car? Brilliant bit of kit, can be exspensive from dealers but the boys picked up a couple at the last NSCC swappie for £12. They go even better with a pro turbo plus. I`m hoping that the above Ferrari is better because it looks superb.
 

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Not sure about all that praise but thanks any way. One thing is for sure you can rely on me to promote this forum to the best of my abilities.

One thing about club racers is for sure, if a car is released that runs well then they will have it! Look at the Slot It audi, I was the first at the club to own one but now when you line up there alongside mine are another five. I get my Carrera cars from www.getslotted.co.uk These guys offer the best service for price around the globe. Their site is very sexy too! I have no snobbish attitude to any manufacturer, if they make a good car I`ll have it. I sponsor Master Motorsport in the British GT Championship. I`ve got Phoenix Scalextric club on the blue Ultima, I really want Scalextric to manufacture this,for obvious reasons! Will send in pics soon. I`m meeting Hornby guys at Brands Hatch this Sunday, I`ll be supporting our car from the pit wall but with one eye on the TVR, an imminent Scalextric release.
 

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OK dont rush to burn me at the stake for this but....it`s a toy car lads!!! It looks great and it`s not pretending to be an exact replica model. It cant be as per because the thing has to run as a slot car. What really matters is what it goes like? It`s frustrating for a manufacturer when pre prod pics get around and then assesments are made in a negative manner. Just think what has gone into producing this car so far and what these boys have paid for the License! Another point not raised so far...I`ve been told that both Scumi and Rubi`s cars are produced side by side? Is this true? I bet Thomas will know, he`s an International Industrial spy!! Beware walls have ears! I know you don`t have the new cameraman platform from SRA cos I`ve just finished designing it and took the pictures myself!!
 

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Fair points too my friend. Obviously I`m leaning more towards the manufacturer from my own manufacturing experiences. Believe you gotta go gentle with some of these boys .Still a toy though made for the toy market. Look at what happened with the NSSC ,the word SCALEXTRIC isn`t there any more cos of moaning devils pulling cars apart etc. Just think positive encouragement based on fact is ok but my attitude is well if you can do better,great lets see you make one then! To me that car looks great .Good to see carerra take a step forward,as I said before I just wanna see how it goes (following said racing of course my car will not look anything like that any more after it`s hit a few barriers!!!).
 

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HI Thomas,

thanks for the confirmation mate. I`m even more happy now that i`ll have two cars to break!! Send me your address by e mail and I`ll gladly send you a couple of T.V. Towers as a present for doing the best job yet of alerting the boys to a new car. Thanks mate, I love your Ferrari pictures, the old ones you sent me were stunning. Hope you get a new track built and photographed soon pal.
 

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Thanks Thomas. Point is though this is how the car appeared for several races any way isn`t it? Mind you i cant stand this politic correctness nowadays, what a load of nonsense.
 

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Thought so, thanks. Mind you if you want an F1 that is not P.C. then I reckon Gary at MRE can sort you out the necessary decals. I know he does Rothmans for the old Williams. With or without that Ferrari is beautiful and it`s gonna make me happy... I liked the previous Carerra F1`s but they didnt run too well so now they sit in the pit lane at the club looking sad and lonely!
 

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OH Happy days!! Dick Dastardley AKA Paul from the club/new owner SRA is calling round to hand deliver two of each of these beauties! Within the hour they will be on the club track so expect a verdict for racing non mag on Ninco track on a 150 foot `technical but fast` six lane circuit. Second opinions from The `Guvnor` P. Darbs, `Slot Timmy` and the `Iceman`! catch up with you later!
 

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Hey Scatman see what happens if you turn againsy your King....the agony of that waiting mate. I just opened mine a minute ago...I could hear musical fanfares as the sun shone down onto each of the cars as they emerged from the boxes. My opinion? Oh yes,yes,yes, what a stunning effort. Not big and chunky as previous cars. Don`t worry guys the drivers head isn`t too big and they are not out of scale, just beautiful. Now to see how they race!
 

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I`m not gonna run a review here as Tuck is a whole lot better at that than me. I was a bit crafty tonite at the club. I received mine from srapaul. There were two left. Paul darbs bought the Schumi version and Jimbobnoknob bought the Rubi. So paul doesn`t want to put his on the track cos it looks good, mine are already secreted in my car so we look at Jim. It`s a little like playing poker. Jim breaks! We are like kids at Christmas. Out it comes...gasp! First thing,underneath it`s got two magnets! One an SCX type at the rear and the other as per the norm for Carerra.

So by now we have a crowd and about six guys have a go. My reason for stating this is so you know it`s not just my opinion....... BIG disapointment. As a magnet car there is just too much pull on the magnets so it`s not going too well. Who cares we cry, we dont run F1 with magnets so off comes the rear magnet,easy. the middle one not quite so... twist it with some pliers to 45 degrees then away it comes. Now you got to remember we are on Ninco track here and it looks great, smashing toy car, I`m already in love with it but....It drives like a drunken rat! It`s all over the place,surely the guide is in the wrong place? The front wheels are rigid and so it tips outa the slot dead easy and it fish tails down the long straight.

So it seems it may need some work. Darbs will crack it he`s a genius! But we got to wait til next week, by then the guide,gears,tyres etc will have been changed and we will see what can be done.... but i still love this car (even if mine are gonna live on the shelf).
 
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