Here`s my Jouef collection so far.
I`ve always had a mega soft spot for these little cars as my first two slot cars back in `68 were (Champion) Jouef.
Not too many cars to collect now then I`ll try & get rarer coloured examples.
I`ll post more pics as & when I add to the collection.
Super slotcar builder Martin (Kustomart) very kindly gave me these three Jouef cars when I met him at the Northern Swapmeet on Sunday.
The tyres of the Ferrari F1 had melted onto the underpan. The pan was beyond saving so I simply changed it for a clean one. A new set of tyres were also added.
The BRM Martin gave me was in excellent condition. All it needed was a new pinion & a set of tyres.
The EType was a real horror story, but they are too good to bin. Again the tyres had melted onto the underpan & had blocked up the steering. It took ages to free the steering & clear away the rubber. The springs loaded pick-up shoes had to be changed, as did the motors carbon brushes. The motor was thoroughly cleaned & had a new magnet fitted. New tyres were added all round.
Unfortunately the screen was smashed, but I cut a one off a cheap diecast down to size & it looks great on the car.
The EType & both F1 cars now look & go great.
Thank-you Martin, it`s folk like you who make the hobby worthwhile!!
I'm myself looking hard for some cars I'm really missing (Mercedes & Jaguar for example) and although not particularly rare I can't find them at reasonable price (to my liking I mean, not yet ready to spend as much as a Slot.it or even a Racer for a Jouef !!!).
I'd just like to say what a fantastic collection. My interest in Jouef has just been rekindled by a recent trip to Spa in Belgium where I picked up a Rallye set (no 3030) at an autojumble. It contains a greeny Porsche 911s and a Ford Capri, this reminded me that in my loft I have a very old '60s Champion set and a stack of extra track and a fair number of cars that have'nt been touched in over 30 years. I bought the Jouef set in Belgium on a whim but now feel the time is right to have a rummage in the loft to find out what I still have. I remember that for years my parents had a mobile home in the South of France and every year i bought more track and cars . These memories have also rekindled my desire for a '60s Velo-Solex as we had one at the mobile home to get around the site. I must be getting old!!! Anyway thanks again for pictures of your great collection and maybe one day i'll post up what I find in the loft.
Thank-you Roland, Colin & Peter.
Please get you old Champion set & cars out Colin, & post pics here!
Tyres are also readily available for your cars! I can put you in touch with the folk who sell them.
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