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Aided and abetted by Peter Seager-Thomas, I've opened this new thread for those who are still interested in pre War cars, about which I remain as passionate as ever.

Even if you have no interest in the early days of motor racing, we will read and absorb your contributions as usual with great interest.

Slot cars, builds, pics, yarns, people, photos and the rest... Let's try and preserve an important past for today and tomorrow, eh?

To get the ball rolling, a poorly lit pic of my much used and abused 12C Alfa.
Wheel Tire Vehicle Car Purple
 

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Thanks Laurence 🤬 for reminding me of all the car bodies I have sitting around.
At primer stage are..
1933 Alfa
Aston martin Ulster
Bentley 4.5ltr
Bugatti type 59

Still in their boxes
Auto Union D Type
MG TC
Mercedes SSKL

2 or 3 Airfix Auto Union bodies and a MRRC W154 body.

Also thanks to Nimrod I have a resin and Filament ERA body and I must get around to printing his other pre-war bodies.

As to running slot cars, all Airfix

Wheel Tire Car Vehicle Automotive tire


Wheel Tire Vehicle Car Hood


Wheel Tire Vehicle Automotive tire Automotive lighting





Gas Machine Auto part Cylinder Metal


Only a partial photo of this early Airfix model with white wheels
 

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In 1907 the world's first long-distance race was held between Paris and Peking - a distance of more than 9000 miles over difficult terrain. There were no rules, maps, roads or petrol stations.

Through places like the Gobi Desert, camels were used to transport fuel where competitors could fill up at various check-points - if they made it that far. Quite an adventure today, but it must have been a slightly better form of Hell all those years ago.
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