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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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Yup, looks like the sort of thng I made while I was killing the hobby, racing every week for the last 40 years.
I took a break from killing the hobby in 1975 to go to university. When I got back in 1978, Ian Fisher had invented the Flexi-hinge so I would say that this chassis is mid-70s tech.
Excellent Tony

Did Charlie and Ian Fitz offer RTR brass and wire cars before they got into steel?

Tim Ryan, Geoff Mitchell and Richard Cryer used to build replicas of their successful cars, perhaps nt in series production like the ones you mention.

Tim's chassis design confunded many with their multiple extra rails but they were easy to spot with 'by Tim' engraved underneath.
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