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Thanks for sharing Rob.

Daytona possibly on the 30th Nov...? (well the GT40 was released on the last day of Oct) here's to hoping.

Got to admit, if a Daytona is released this year, it will immediately leap-frog its way into my No1 position for "2003 slot car of the year award" hoorah


Hopefully neither the Ferrari nor BMW will be part of a boxed set and will be a bit cheaper to obtain.
 

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I strongly doubt that we will get 3 new cars (the Alfa's in january) on the same month ! (the reason for announcing all of them now could be tightened with a license issue)

BTW, it's quite obvious FLY has done with Alfa, otherwise why would have bothered to make the 147 ? Really boring ... When I think they could have brung the 33TT3 and the 33TT12 ... It's a really silly decision.
 

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The Daytona is probably the most desirable car coming in the near future - absolutely gorgeous. All it has to do is look good and it will sell in quantity whether it runs or not!
 

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just noticed the months at the bottom


I cant wait for the alfa's! I want that 3.5csl too.. it should handle like the real one if fly to their usual front motor with strange sized bar mag


I have more pics, but these were most interesting and my scanner is playing up

Oh the GT40 was 2 months late, so expect 2 months wait on the rest

THe 320 ETCC car should have been out last month along with a black gt40, a red T70, le mans vettes, hazard car.

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Don't forget that the cars always appear one month later (the cars announced on the january are meant to reach the dealers on february), so the only car having been delayed is the GT40.

The ETCC BMW, the Le Mans 'vettes, the red Lola T70 and the "Caution" Gunnar Porsche are all out.

We only miss the black GT40 at the moment !

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Where is the Michael Vailliant Lola from the movie?

Come to think of it, where is the Michael Vailliant movie?

We had the 'Leader' Panoz months ago.

Scott
 

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I've got a DVD trailer of the Vaillent film. It was included with the official programme on sale at this years 24 hour Race.
From the look of it I prefer McQueen's "Le Mans"....I still love to watch it.

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Officially, the Vaillante Lola is not on FLY's program. Of course they could easily do it, but there are maybe some license issues to be resolved.

Teamslot has however clearly announced the Vaillante Lola in their catalogue.
 

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I was once told that amongst Snr. Barrios' other business ventures is an Alfa Romeo dealership, so links to that company would already be in place, you would think.

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They did the 'Leader' car so can't see there being a rights issue. More likely waitingtio cash in on movie hype.

I expect ot won't be as good as 'Le Mans', nor perhaps the recent DVD 'Speed Tribe', but I hope is better than 'Driven'. Please to God!

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Worse than "Driven" is impossible to do !

The review says it's not a great movie save for the motor racing fans. The effects are said to be very very spectacular, the story being on the other hand very poor (but typical of any Michel Vaillant story).
 

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I just thought of something.
Aren't those Alfa's front wheel drive?
And if they are, given Fly's trait of putting motors in the same place as 1:1 cars, I have to wonder if the motor is in the front, and if it will be...........dare I say.......front wheel drive? I supposed it's possible if done in a side winder arrangement at the front, or turn the motor around so that the shaft is out the front hooking to a crown gear.

Could be interesting to see how Fly develops it.....
 

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QUOTE (Dickie @ 28 Nov 2003, 12:43 AM)be...........dare I say.......front wheel drive? I supposed it's possible if done in a side winder arrangement at the front, or turn the motor around so that the shaft is out the front hooking to a crown gear

Well, I don't what Fly is preparing for these cars... but when I was kid in my loft track we use to have races (can you imagine around 25 kids in the loft of your home?) and I remember two brothers that race with two Scalextric Minis with front whell drive
. This was in the midle of 70's and I think the cars was from the late 60's perhaps 1968 or 1969.
 

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I like Fly's inclination to put the motor at the right end of their cars, whether or not this is good for the ultimate performance of the model.

So the point about front wheel drive is a good one. There is little doubt that front drive is not good on slot cars, due mainly to their not having steering and the need for pressure on the guide.

Nevertheless, I think it would be a lot of fun to have front wheel drive classes, where like would be competing with like.
 
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