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FS058102 Lotus 78 Aurora Series 1979 - E De Villota

Lotus 78 FS058102 driven in the Aurora series Formula 1 races in 1979 by Emilio De Villota, who went on to win the series in 1980 driving a Williams FW07. This much loved series of races held at the UK's top circuits allowed drivers to cut their teeth in F1 machinery that were one or two years out of date, with two of the other series champions, Brits Rupert Keegan and Jim Crawford both becoming successful Indycar drivers in the 1980's. The series also boasted the only win by a woman in an F1 race, when Desire Wilson won the 1980 event at Brands Hatch in her Williams.

FS046101 Lancia 037 - Rally De Costa Brava 1986 - S.Seria/J.Sabater

FS005104 Porsche 917K - Brands Hatch 1970 - Vic Elford/Denny Hulme


All three due into the UK towards the end of this month.
 

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I was in two minds about buying the Aurora version of the Lotus 78. Then I realised that I saw it racing at Brands Hatch in 1979 and have photos of it in action. So that was it, I felt that I had to order it.

I was originally only going to buy the well know versions of Grand Prix cars but now I find myself drawn to the Villota FW07 and M23 (Superslot) as well as the Keegan and Lees FW07. The full range of March 761's is also looking very tempting! (Why oh why can I not be happy with the four versions I have?!!!)

Cheers,
Philip
 

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There is something strangely surreal about a model by a 1/32nd scale slot car manufacturer of cars that raced in a series sponsored by a 1/64th scale slot car manufacturer.

I have the 1/64th Madom in my safe, I am not a collector but I snagged in for a tenner...

 

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QUOTE (montoya1 @ 27 Oct 2011, 09:13) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>There is something strangely surreal about a model by a 1/32nd scale slot car manufacturer of cars that raced in a series sponsored by a 1/64th scale slot car manufacturer.

I have the 1/64th Madom in my safe, I am not a collector but I snagged in for a tenner...

You should come and race it, if Tony will let you play.
 

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Today I received the Lotus 78. It looks better in the flesh than in the pictures. The yellow is not so "plastic" looking and the car looks fabulous going round the track.

It required a bit of oil, tyre truing and a brade swap but was soon running well. It is nice that the Lotuses do not grip the track like the March 761 and allow for some sliding without having to remove the magnets.

Brilliant job Mr Flyslot!

Cheers,
Philip
 
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