Nope, no interiors yet Mac. The bodyshell is oine piece. The cars run great, a good entry into Scalextric slot racing here in Oz. No real adjustment needed on any of the V8's I ran. I always reckon they should have detuned them a little more so they could move around on the track and bounce over the curbs and rumble strips more like the real ones.
Less magnet, NC1 type motor strength set up would be perfect for these.
Sales are going well, always a popular item out here/
Heres the Commodore.
QUOTE to me they don't look so good in real life, maybe they need that australian sunshine to really work...
To me, the 'sunshine' factor is being able to identify with what's on the telly (or track if I'm lucky).
I have the Johnson Falcon and Tander Commodore and have had a ball with them all year, even though they're far noisier than all my others and more crudely stuck down than the Fly Viper. The lack of interior also leaves a lot to be desired, considering we get to pay more for them out here.
Still, they're also the toughest (both rear wings lasted nearly 10 months) and the din generated by the local lads when we race 'em very nearly drowns out the cars.
Don't think I'll get any new ones until they're a bit more, 'um, sophisticated (ironic, perhaps, considering the heritage).
A Green-eyed Lowndes AU Falcon (Here) would win me over though.
Anyone now of someone importing these into the UK. The Editor of 'Total Vauxhall', one of the mags I work on, is interested in doing a small news feature on the Holden. I've rung Hornby, marketing division & they said "they get shipped straight to Oz. Where can I get hold of one in the UK?
It wouldn't be the first time we have had slot cars in the mags. 'Fast Ford' got a track with 2 x GT40's to review. Plus 2 x Ford Focus's. And 'Total BMW' got a Ninco track with 2 x BMW M3's & 2 x BMW Minis, this time last year. & they have just received 2 more M3's & the Raid X5. Sadly the editors won't let me keep them, though,
Any help would be very greatdully received
(See, slot cars are even intruding into my work now!
Pendle, MRE, and I think Scalemodels have stocked the previous 4 releases and sell them in pairs (1x Ford and 1 x Holden) at about £80-£90 a pair. Also check out Phil Smith and Derek Cooper as I'm sure they've had some of these beasts available.
Not sure if they will stock the latest 4 releases.
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