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But I tell you what this old Airfix Viva has been down to famous slot car builder Scudbong Pete who`s put a new motor & stuff in it, & it now goes like a scadded cat! Everything he has done has been on the performance side & he`s made a real difference.
Over the moon with it Pete.. thanks a lot mate!
Cheers,
Kev.

A super slo-mo photo of the car struggling for adhesion as it hurtles round the curved chicane at a measured scale speed of 360mph!!



The car striking a pose outside Bettys refreshment kiosk, showing off it`s sleek racing lines.Notice the high quality tampo printed race roundels & registration plate.



For added instability the Airfix Viva features super skinny tyres & a cheap nylon twin peg guide.

 

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Shame Pete can't make his own cars go any better


I saw said Viva in the flesh on Friday evening, it was going pretty well considering it's skinny tyres.
 

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The Viva looks really good, they don't seem to come up for sale that often and usually fetch a good price when they do.

I had a go at one of the re-issue kits that Airfix did a few years back.

I don't think mine has actually made it round a corner without falling over, even with the fatter tyres fitted

 

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QUOTE famous slot car builder Scudbong Pete

I don't know about that! Glad you pleased with it Kev I'm just sorry it took me so long, highly embarrassing!

I offered to do the car for Kev because he has been very generous to me in the last year, he has sent me several very nice slot cars completely free of charge! Cheers Kev you are a top man


Thanks,

Pete
 

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I once saw a bright yellow - Allegro - and couldn't help myself shouting out aloud " YELLOW " ... It was an involuntary spasmodic attack...

A couple of years later I bought a sh1t brown estate version for £120 and ran it till the front subframe collapsed (on the M62). I reckon I should keep my thoughts to myself. Don't you think???

ATB
Al.

PS. I've always thought that the HB or more so the HC Viva was a good shell for some kind of rat dragster. Maybe that's just me though!!!
 

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Nothing, come to think of it... I've seen my share today, lol. Just yellow allegros. However, sh1t brown allegros are much worse.

Good to hear from you DD, and that you are not snowed under be exams,,,
Al.

PS Yellow beasts rule!
 
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