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I cannot comment on that...never heard them live. In general, I do not like the ferrari sounds.
Believe me, when they pass below the grandstand of the remains of the banked curve of the Hermanos Rodríguez Circuit and pilots with full gas on the pedal, just exiting towards the main straight, the sound is like kingdom come! A beautiful sound the AF Corse cars had some years ago, plus the 458 is one of the sexiest cars out there 😉

I have some videos but I couldn’t find how to upload here so here’s the link to one on YT that captures pretty well the sound I’m talking about…


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GT3, Group C, Group 5, don’t knock it! We are lucky that they even bother to develop new cars for what is a very niche market for slot cars.
 

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I don't understand why slot manufacturers beat each other up making the same gt models.
Plenty of opportunities to put new classes out there like pioneer legends for instance.

Where are the late fifties /early sixties le mans cars? Ac cobra? Etype jaguar? GTO?
Where are the single seater can am cars (schkee Frisbee , shadow etc)
Why has no manufacturer re invented the "thingy"?

Of course, as 1 manufacturer opens the door, others jump on the bandwagon.
(Eg the nsr v scaleauto spat happening now over the generic f1 models)
.. but that's all good for us racers:)
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Do wish some of you will actually read the thread , NOT knocking GT's just would like to see some other choices , as i have said have the GT3, and 4 but would like some of the older cars from manufacturers who would make a better fist of them, cars from Ninco were great in their day like the Cobra and the XK 120 for instance but the mechanics and chassis don't cut it , ok i,ve bought Amato chassis and fitted better wheels, tyres motors on these models, but it would be good just to be able to buy a classic with better gear on it instead of spending out on the extras .
Not asking to ban GT's or anything just would like to see some other variety's for a change , and it,s not only us old git,s Gunge, who by the way have kept this sport alive for many years , actually know 2 youngsters who feel the same as they also enjoy racing a classic car , quoting one of them they are great fun to drive and look good on the track
 

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Interesting points raised in this thread. I wonder why we keep wanting new slot cars. (Silly question). Many contributors have fabulous collections, yet we always want more.

Never quite satisfied, are we? I'm every bit as bad as rest of you. Guilty as charged. Look forward to seeing you at Gaydon.

Don't forget to bring a shopping bag/rucksack/trunk/van/lorry.
 

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Where are the late fifties /early sixties le mans cars? Ac cobra? Etype jaguar? GTO?
Where are the single seater can am cars (schkee Frisbee , shadow etc)
Why has no manufacturer re invented the "thingy"?
In Thor's name! The Thingie? Really? No longer a thing because the speed-crazed morons, like them dinosaur critters, have had their day. Thank Odin.🙏

More Werther's required.:rolleyes:
 

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Oh dear Henk my old bean so very sorry about the use of capitals didn't wish to upset you, it was just done to highlight the thread as i thought it might get more reaction and it has hasn't it.chuckle :)
 

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GT3s don't do much for me either. Too many bits to fall off, overly fussy liveries and the cars haven't been around long enough to have become iconic.

1960s GTs, though, would be great if produced by NSR or Thunderslot. Maybe even go back to the late 50s. No doubt they'd be wider and lower than scale, but I could live with that. A nice Aston DB5, Jaguar E-type, Ferrari 250 GTO, Corvette Grand Sport, even a Bill Thomas Cheetah. That lot would provide enough new models to satisfy several years' worth of production and new releases. All of them have been made by other manufacturers, but none by a modern brand that would build them as proper racing slot cars.

And what about the biggest mystery of all? Why has nobody done a decent AC Cobra (call it Shelby, if you must). Yes, we've had them by Ninco, Carrera, MRRC and even Scalextric years ago, but I'd love a proper racing slot car version.

Please someone,* can we have a Cobra that's good to race?

*Sorry Scalextric, but not you.

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And I'll admit to being a little biased. My dad raced GPG 4C in the days before it became the valuable hot-rod that it is now (front row above, red & gold) and I'd love to be able to race an NSR version.

Pictured below at Brands in, I believe, 1967. The car was owned at the time by Keith and Wendy Hamblin, and my dad raced it with them too. I only became aware of these photos after my dad died, so don't know whether he or Keith is driving. No halos and HANS devices in those days...

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Interesting non OEM rear fender vent on GPC 4C. I was not aware that Cobras had a problem with air pressure building up in in that area that required such a remedy or was it primarily for rear brake cooling?

Certainly have not come across that for other Cobra roadsters I have seen.
 

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The thing is (and Pedro tells me that This is the thingI) that manufacturers have limited resources.
They cannot put in the market 10 models from different classes a month!
So, if you take the sideways, scaleauto and some others to produce some of other classes then something has to give.
With your title being "GT FED UP", many of us thought that this is the class that should be paused....
 

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I don't understand why slot manufacturers beat each other up making the same gt models.
Plenty of opportunities to put new classes out there like pioneer legends for instance.

Where are the late fifties /early sixties le mans cars? Ac cobra? Etype jaguar? GTO?
Where are the single seater can am cars (schkee Frisbee , shadow etc)
Why has no manufacturer re invented the "thingy"?

Of course, as 1 manufacturer opens the door, others jump on the bandwagon.
(Eg the nsr v scaleauto spat happening now over the generic f1 models)
.. but that's all good for us racers:)
Alan
I do not see any issue with manufacturers offering models in the same category that are competitive with each other.
In this way, you can get a nice grid of different model in no time. While for a single manufacturer it would take years to have a grid of models (see slot.it group c).

I do hope that no one is going to make a thingy...that thing would drive me away from slotcar.
Plus with 3dp, you do not need manufacturers to get a thingy out there.
 

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I’m with Gio and many others here, GTs MUST be released for the Slot market to stay alive and kicking, take for example Jr, he doesn’t gets hot about an Opel Sedan or a Ford Sedan from the 60’s , but first car he asked me to “buy” for him (1:1🤣) when he was just like 9yo guess what was?… Yes, a C7R!! Of course with time he has learned to appreciate the value of the Classic cars and he is now willing to acept an Ac Cobra or a 1977 Porsche Turbo, or “If I don’t want to spend much money a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo for school days”🤣🤣
 

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To be honest, I'd also like to see some more 60s cars as I prefer their looks to modern cars. Jaguar saloons, Rovers, Porsches and a Ferrari 275GTB. I'll buy GT3 cars but I still want models of older cars too.
 

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I do not see any issue with manufacturers offering models in the same category that are competitive with each other.
In this way, you can get a nice grid of different model in no time. While for a single manufacturer it would take years to have a grid of models (see slot.it group c).

I do hope that no one is going to make a thingy...that thing would drive me away from slotcar.
Plus with 3dp, you do not need manufacturers to get a thingy out there.
In Thor's name! The Thingie? Really? No longer a thing because the speed-crazed morons, like them dinosaur critters, have had their day. Thank Odin.🙏

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I think in the end it comes down to the target market and in it's broadest terms it racers, collectors models, home users and toys.

The companies producing for racers are going to produce what is being raced at clubs around the world so in the end they will all end up producing the same classes of car because this is what sells.

The above companies also have to aim for the collector along so the models get better and better. In this market you also have the smaller specialist makers who are making a scale model that is also a slot car and are making the models they want to make, modern, classic and historic, small volume but at a price ands where detail not performance is the target.

For the home user manufactures they will build what they thing they can sell and will have a wider target base but will also try to include the collector market. This will be the market with the largest range of models but being aimed at the home and collector market they are not built for out right performance.

I think in the end it will be down to the clubs, if the demand is there for performance classic and historic cars we may get them but if it's then don't hold your breath.
 

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3DP chassis and new high quality running gear for existing classics is great, but it soon becomes very expensive, typical 2-3 times the cost of the car if you include postage from different suppliers.

Since bad chassis designed for plastic track and magnets is the biggest flaw of the non-pro slot cars, there got to be a market for a 3DP transkit series that focus on re-using as much as possible of the original running gear.

A kit should include a good chassis designed for wood track performance with digital chip mounts/holes, include a flat interior tray and hardware needed to convert the car without having to source parts from different suppliers or destroy the original parts.
 

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I'm having a 3D chassis made up for my old Carrera Aston Martin DB5 for Wood Green, LSC's Good Wood class, just because I'd like to see run & no-one else has a "proper club racer" version at LSC. As I already have the car brand new old stock & have slot it bits to build it, it's all "do-able".

The old Fly and Ninco classics are ripe for conversions but you have to own the model already to keep costs reasonable.

Fly/Ninco need to partner up with the 3D chassis guys to produce coloured "white kits", for Slot It bits, and why not throw in a lightweight flat tray interior too? £49 RRP in UK, to include everything needed to put car together?

FFS, do I have to think of everything... Limited runs of 2,000 or 3,000 world wide should be enough & make it worthwhile for the guys to produce, right? Both companies already have the moulds....

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