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Oh my stars... here I was happily letting the world go by and tinkering with the ever-expanding fleet of Scaley NASCARs.

So, having got the bodies, which engines, chassis and running gear should you use?!?

I can't believe it... the prospect of Varzi vs. Brauchisch vs. Chiron looms large, expensive and wonderful!!!
 

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Okay, so having just about got to the end of the yellow brick road in building a field of my favourite contemporary NASCARs, I now find that it's possible to build a field of my beloved pre-war Grand Prix cars.

Very exciting - and financially very scary! Especially as I won't rest until I've got about a dozen of the things (22 NASCARs and counting).

First off there are these mega Mac Pinches shells, for which it seems you go off and source chassis, wheels, tyres, motor and running gear.

Now, though, I find that Patto offers entire kits, which for a novice builder look very appealing - if they're on a par with Mac's craftsmanship. Having used Patto's NASCAR decals I'm sure that they'll be pukka, but Mac's are

Now on the question of skill:

Basically so far I've built a reasonably convincing old school Cal-look VW Beetle through the unholy union of an Airfix body and a trimmed Scalextric Caterham - which produced authentic Beetle handling with a front-engined layout!! Now I entertain myself by resculpting the noses of Scalextric Tauruses into Dodge Intrepids and turning Scalextric Pontiacs into Chevy Monte Carlos.

None of this really counts as scratchbuilding, though, so counsel is sought: has anyone tried both routes - Mac and Patto? Has anyone got pix of Patto's cars?

All help gratefully received!
 

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Thanks Da Vols, that's quite a plan. I had a couple of the Carrera NASCARs by the way, which came with my base set (Winged Warriors), but had to sell them to part-fund the track. They do look awesome though.

Actually I've got a couple of the latest Scalextric Indycars (white ones that I've made into the Marlboro Penske and Team Green 7-Eleven cars that had the controversial 1-2 in 2002).

I know that the Dallara is a cheap and cheerful model but I'd still struggle to put them under the knife! Mac suggested the slim MRRC chassis which Pendle's got for £8.25, then it's down to the engine, gears and wheels.

Reckon you're right that maybe the parts for Scalextric's new classic GPs would work. I think the Nonco classic wheels and tyres look a bit bulky on them - or maybe BWA will have something suitable?!?

I can't wait to get started that's for sure. For now, though, I'm going to finish off my NASCARs and decide which ones I can live without (sniff sniff)
 
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