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Since the age of 12 I have been on a quest for the Holly Grail of slot cars. Each of us has that one car that haunts us, the car we want but for various reasons have never acquired.
Well this is mine. This summer I purchased an old Hawk model kit on line and proceeded to create this version of the D50. It's on a modified EJ's Monogram repro chassis. Tires, wheels, axles (1/8 inch screw ons like the old days) inserts and the driver are all EJ's. Power is an SCX F1 which fits perfectly and does not over power the car. Decals from MRE and paint by Tamiya. Is it perfect, of course not but it is such a joy and a blast to whip around the track!

What is your Holy Grail? What does your Ferrari Lancia look like? Post here and lets all enjoy!

Good day, eh!
 

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QUOTE What does your Ferrari Lancia look like? Post here and lets all enjoy!

The Lancia D50 and Lancia-Ferrari must be the most modelled slot car ever. Here's mine, which I built for the 2001 Marconi Foundation for Kids Charity Proxy Race.

The body is also from a Hawk kit - made in 1965! - to which I added details such as exhaust pipes and wing mirrors. I tried to make the car look like the one driven by Paul Frere in the 1956 Belgian Grand Prix.





Although the correct diameter and width, the tyres are way too low profile!

The chassis was designed on my TurboCad programme and laser cut by DVR.





The car has now been retired and has a place of honour at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin, CA.

Just in case the Lancia-Ferrari didn't work, I also sent along my 2000 race-winning Alfa 12C. Well, it won again, beating the Lancia hands-down!



Kind regards

Russell
 

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Ferrari - I very much like your Lancia-Ferrari and your description of your long held desire to have a slot car of your favourite car, you're right we all have this feeling about one particular car and can't rest until we have built it and are driving it around our home track.

My Holy Grail is to have a scale Lotus 25 - not yet built but still in the planning stage (it's been there for years).

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Excellent, Ferrari! I recognise the symptoms you describe exactly!
My 'D50' is actually the Ferrari 330 P3/4- which I am still working on... Finding an accurate shell is just that sort of holy grail quest. So I'm having to bodge one together from different sources.
David has beaten me to the Lotus 25, but the other car which meant a lot to me in all the ways you describe was the Lotus 40, and I finally got one of those going to my satisfaction a few years ago, using a Classic shell. I've posted pictures before, but I'll stick 'em up again if you're interested!
I want to hear more...
 
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I am still waiting for my mine to be made, a really good MKII Jaguar, I owned several real ones and always enjoyed driving them.

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QUOTE the Ferrari 330 P3/4- which I am still working on... Finding an accurate shell is just that sort of holy grail quest. So I'm having to bodge one together from different sources.

Is the Racer one no good for you howmet?

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Here are some pictures of Lancia Ferraris I have had in the past, first up is a scratch built chassis one, I think this is something that was done it the USA midwest in the sixties, (Don?)





next is a 1/24 scale Strombecker car



and last a very hard to find mint and sealed original Hawk slot kit,

 

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I thought you'd put all this behind you, Aaron!
I wasn't intending to scratch an old itch. Relax and enjoy the whiskey and the views. Or have you got a Northern Isles Slot Club up and running already?

Cheers!
 

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And thanks for those super-groovy pics, Phil! Lovely stuff. I was put off those old Hawk kits when I spent all my pocket money on them at Teddington Model shop and found out they didn't bother with windscreen glass. Not such a problem with the D50, but it hurt on the Chaparral!
 

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My Holy Grail?
Jaguar XJ13. Soon to be released I believe by Proto Slot. Looking forward to building this car like no other.
Alfetta.
 

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Lovely car Ferrari1950


QUOTE What is your Holy Grail? What does your Ferrari Lancia look like? Post here and lets all enjoy!
This is my old Lancia D50:



It's carved from balsa and is a real moosh up with appendages made from nails, filler coated plastercine, etc. But, for all that it has a certain warmth!
 

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I honestly don't post at this forum enough for the response is always so gratifying! Wow! Some of the stuff you lads have shown is amazing. Russell and Phil's cars are amazing! But John's Ferrari touches the heart strings. Howmet you seek the P4, what a car. I include a version in clear plastic from Professor Motor and an old Eldon version P3. Along with a 156 by MRRC. All have been tweaked and lovingly worked on by my limited skills. I ramble on sometimes in articles at the North American forum but I won't mention SCI as it may not be cricket. Alan is a fine lad from back 'ome running it now and I have twice written about those old cars from the past that give us sweet nostalgic feelings. It just seems that the British or Euro sensibilites are more atune to my Canadian, albeit Polish polluted mind!..LOL... Thanks lads. Carry on posting the cars you seek, cherrish or covet. Threads like this are what this forum excels at!

Good day, eh!



 

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Russell, thanks for posting the D50s!

The car on the bottom has a chassis much like the one above, a 1963 vintage midwest "plate" chassis. Mine is by Dick Dobson for the Pittman 196, with a glas body. The one just above is one I built in 65 out of a mono F1 with a Dubro Vac, and a couple up is another midwest glas body with my copy of my dobson under it, and uses a guide rather than lucite pin.

I have several more!

Love that car.

Fate
 

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John which of these would qualify for the Proxy...covered a few era.....yes they were all once on the Holy Grail List...and the list keeps growing...


Good day, eh!
 

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Ferrari, very nice display of cars!!!!


Now.... pick the ones from 1960-1970... 4?..... pack them up..... it's proxy time!
 
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