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Grot chassis ??

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Here is yet another strange (to me anyway) chassis from the late 70s, early 80s.
Considering I prefer slot stuff from the early 60s, I am getting rather fond of those signed chassis from the later period of vintage slot,
even though, to me eyes, these are the people who actuallly killed the hobby for about 30 years.

Here the latest find.

I can fix most of the paintwork; but, what was written on the side??? "THIS CAR WAS MADE ?????????????"
If anyone knows, please let me know. (In the meantime, I shall concentrate in fixing the black paint)

And here is the chassis

As ever: If anyone can add any information, they will be most welcome.


PS: Tony: If you have a second edition of your book, can you please include a listing of the various British chassis/motor builders (we know plenty about the US guys, but so little about the UK builders).
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Woops! Grot Logo re-do...

While I may not know much about the dark ages of slot cars, I have spent a number of hours in front of my television watching BritComs. The "Grot" logo that is seen engraved into the chassis is the same font and shape as that used by Reginald Perrin in the show, "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin," 1976-1979. After faking his own suicide, Perrin, played by Leonard Rossiter, started a shop that sold only useless things. The shop was named, "Grot," short for "Grotty," short for "Grotesque." The amoeba shaped outline around the word "Grot" is the same shape as Perrin's sign for his store. This may help to date the chassis, as they could be any time after 1977, (the first year that the "Grot" store appeared in the show, but not before. That's my 2-cents worth from this side of the pond.
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