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Anthony Bartlett
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Ok me hearties - so as per Don's directive - the thread to show us your cars......


Who is brave enough


here is the start of some of mine:





Others in progress : Serenissima, Ferrari 330TRi; E-Type Jag, with a couple more in planning -hmmmm strange - actually might be ready this year.... no promises though
 

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Phil Smith
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Started my 1/24 cars and waiting for some body kits to arrive for 1/32, all I'll say at this point is that 1/24 will be from '68 and 1/32 pre-war, glad that they have opened it up this year to the earlier cars, much better for modelling purposes, more difficult but much more fun
 

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Phil,

I don't think we've ever restricted access to the earlier cars, the only limit is the most recent year, generally either 68 or 72, depending on the theme...

Just not too many people want to use the earlier, narrower cars!

Don

PS/ Anthony, thanks for kicking this off, you're a brave man!
 

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Phil Smith
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QUOTE I don't think we've ever restricted access to the earlier cars

I think you have Don,
this is the list of events, details taken from the posters.

2001 - Anything
2002 - Le Mans '48-'68
2003 - F1/Indy '48-'68
2004 - Sports '48-'68
2005 - GT '48-'70
2006 - Racing USA up to '68
2007 - Anything before 1960
2008 - 1/24 Nascar up to '72, 1/32 Targa Florio up to '73
2009 - F1 up to '68
2010 - Tour de France up to '73
2011 - Sebring/Daytona up to '72

Thanks to Ezio's site for the info.
 

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Mike
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What scale is the Healey and if 1/32 were did you get it from, I love all the early Le Man cars and will follow this with great interest
Thanks
Mike
 

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Anthony Bartlett
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Mike - it is 1/24th - an early 60's revell static kit that I had to convert from left to right hand drive - it is actually finished - but will put the pics up closer to the time
 

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Here's a quick look at our 1/24 entry: a Maserati 151/1 from 1962, unknown body shell - scratch that, just found it! It's an International, originally packaged as body and packaging, with one of their chassis underneath...





Still not sure about my 1/32, but am kind of leaning towards this Lola-Ford GT, with the infamous paperclip chassis!



Don
 

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Anthony Bartlett
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Lexan style bodies Don - now who's brave!!!!!!
 

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Gerald Lambourn
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The Maserati 151 is an appropriate choice for the quiet American, I think two or three were entered by Briggs Cunningham at Le Mans in 1962. Barrie Wade and myself built a team of two with Russkit 1/32 shells, they were definitely too wide, and we teamed with Duncan Laycock at Aintree in December 1962 who had a scratch built one. True to Maserati form the Microperm motors lasted 1 hour at Aintree under their spiky 16Volts, but I had good success with mine at Newport.
 

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Phil Smith
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Not much action on this topic, I expect your all busy still building!
Here's my 1/32 car
Aston Martin Ulster 1939, French entry.



Modified Matchbox kit with usual (for me) Atlas 206BB (double pole pieces) and Atlas chassis

Now to finish the 1/24 cars
 

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Beautiful car Phil, and thanks for reenergizing the thread! Too bad about the jet flag... And I see you're going for the CoCoRiCo vote! I have a feeling the grid is going to have a lot of early and late cars and less in between.

And justement, ... here's my probable entry in 1/32, A Lola Aston Martin from 67 that seems to have run in the tests... looks better in person, but still not really hoping for a podium, especially now that I've seen yours.





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Here is my 1/32nd car. Still not sure I will be able to finish it on time.


If I can't finish, I'll just change the numbers on last year's car (it also raced at Le Mans).


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Good luck Joel, looks fascinating!

Phil, nothing wrong with a jet flag, I just think a modern looking hunk of white plastic detracts from a beautiful period car - purely a personal aesthetic judgement. Do the double poles actually help on an Atlas? Thought that was only for underpowered Tri-Angs!

Here's our Franco-American team entry in 1/24.

It's the famous Ram XL500 motor rated at 150,000 rpm - you guys don't stand a chance!





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Phil Smith
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QUOTE Phil, nothing wrong with a jet flag, I just think a modern looking hunk of white plastic detracts from a beautiful period car

I think we've been here before Don, although the Jet Flag is still produced in the modern era it is in fact a vintage guide, first being produced in, I think, 1969.
Last time we discussed this I did find a reference to the Jet Flag in a '69 Model Cars but I have only had a quick look this time and can only go back to August '70, here is Eltham Models advert from that magazine

As the rules allow for parts up to '72 (end of or beginning? the regs don't mention this) they are well within the time frame
I think you should stop worrying about legal Jet Flags and turn your attention towards the illegal modern equipment that people use in their Bordeaux cars!
There are always a fair few cars using modern Slot-it guides and gears etc that seems to be waved through technical inspection without any comment from the organisers.
 

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Eddie Grice
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Phil's quite correct in that Jet Flags are well "in period" being available well before the 1972 cut off date.
However I'm not sure that was the point Don was alluding to? More to do with aesthetics was it Don?
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Phil Smith
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It's a slot car, it needs and has a guide otherwise it will not work, so what's wrong with seeing it?
I don't get this modern pre-occupation with hiding the guide, these are not static models but working ones and seeing some of the workings is not a problem to me.
Luckily Bordeaux rules do not call for the guide to be hidden and in it's true vintage spirit allow them to poke out the front, nobody worried about seeing the guide in the sixties.
 

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At the risk of thread necromancy...

QUOTE What scale is the Healey and if 1/32 were did you get it from, I love all the early Le Man cars and will follow this with great interest
Thanks
Mike

That Healey 100/6 has been recently (i.e. past 12-18 months or so) been re-released by Revell, readily available in branches of ModelZone. I paid about £15 for one.

Coop
 
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