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Merry Christmas to all!

I am pleased to report that ALL back orders for the Proto Slot Kits of the Ferrari 350P4 Can-Am and Porsche 908 LH have been received and shipped.

They look as good as I was hoping.

A second and final batch of these kits is supposed to arrive any time.


We have also received the kit # 3, the Ferrari 275/330LM, in two versions, both of the 1965 Le Mans, the winning red car and the second place yellow Ecurie Francorchamps car. This kit is incredibly detailed and has fabulous etched metal parts and its own chassis.

See below for new pictures of the Ferrari 330LM:
http://www.electric-dreams.com/edwebcat/ca...nstructions.htm
It is about time that someone makes these great cars, once modeld by Monogram and Airfix but rather poorly.

I hope that you will enjoy them as much as we do
Regards,

Mr. Pea
 

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Although we have never met, I've known Philippe since 1992, when I traded a 1/24th scale Cox Lola T70 for a MIB Monogram 1/32nd scale version, and we have had a very amicable relationship ever since. Philippe is without any doubt one of the most knowledgeable people I have ever come across in terms of both slot car racing and full-size motor sport, and it is indeed rare to catch him out….

Philippe, I believe that the Proto Slot-kit Ferrari "Can-Am" was in fact designated as a 350 P4, not a 512 "Can-Am". The car was originally built as a Ferrari 330/P4, chassis number 0858, before being converted to a "350 P4". In 1967, in its original form, the car finished 2nd in the Monza 1,000Km driven by Scarfiotti/Parkes; 5th in the Spa 1,000Km and 2nd at Le Mans. In the BOAC 500 it finished 6th with Hawkins/Williams at the wheel. For the 1967 Can Am series, it was converted into a "350 P4" and driven by Scarfiotti at Mosport and Amon at Riverside, with Williams doing the driving at Laguna Seca and Las Vegas. It raced in the Tasman race at Surfer's Paradise (Amon/McKay; DNF) and was then shipped to South Africa for the 1968 Springbok Series, where it was campaigned by Paul Hawkins and John Love in Team Gunston colours.

The chassis was converted back to a 330 P4 before it went onto race in Europe where it finished 1st at Magny Cours with Hailwood and had a DNF at Dijon, also with Hailwood driving. In late 1968 the car was sold to David Piper and entered in 1969 Springbok Series (as a 330 P4), driven by was driven by Walker and Widdows. At the end of the series the car was sold in the USA to a collector by the name of Medlin, who restored it as a 330/P4.

To my mind, the Ferrari 350 P4 was the most beautiful racing car ever built. Proto Slot has certainly captured it's looks superbly.

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Russell
 

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Correct and corrected.
But...

You are so correct, and if you look at the Prot-Slot Kit site, it says "Fer 350". But there is a simple truth to the "512" appelation: the 4.2-liter P3/4 engine was changed to a stroked and bored 6.1-liter early in the season, so the "512" was correct (512cc per cylinder, multiply by 12). However this engine did not work well and actually blew up in spectacular fashion, and the car ran the rest of the season with the 4.2-liter, hence the "350" name. So we are both right...

Thanks for the kind words, I am blushing.

The Lola T70 is for February.
 

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I can hardly wait for Proto Slot-kit to release the Lola T-70.

You can buy the real thing, if you so desire. The original Surtees 1966 Lola T70 Spyder MK II (chassis SL71/43), winner of the 1966 Can-Am series, is up for sale for a mere $235,000.



For details, click here.

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Russell
 

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It is sad that the Lola was not REALLY returned to its original spec with "flat" rear fenders and original rear spoiler and none of this front shovel... I guess the current owner has less courage than Big John when the car is beginning to fly...

This bogus Ferrari is really a joke, using the P4 coupe nose with the 1967 Daytona-winning numbers from the spyder, and the Can-Am tail from the 350. What a mess! Looks like the fellow was a bit confused, a typical trait of people with lucky new money and little brain...
 

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Just why has it taken so long for someone to to a T70? More liveries than Mr. Fly could shake a stick at..... How about a McLaren M1B from some brave manufacturer with the nous to exploit some really wild colour schemes?
Well done Proto-slot for some great models!
I was a trifle disappointed in the Can-Am Ferrari- the characteristic brake cooling intakes(?) in the doors look a bit crude and undersized. But hey. Stop whinging, Howmet!- A lovely car, and an excuse to buy another set of those sexy Fly gold-spoke Ferrari mag wheels.
 

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That Lola is going to sell like the proverbial hot cakes, it is spot on for looks. I checked the ProtoSlot site - I have no understanding of the French language but did it say February as a release date?


Converted 1968 Classic/MRRC/Fly Ferrari 312 F1

Having spent a few weeks last summer scratchbuilding a 1968 Ferrari F1, converting the Classic shell of the 1967 car by altering the cockpit surround and adding various ducts, making up the front and rear wings, reducing the width of some Fly Classic wheels and tyres and fitting MRRC running gear..... What do I see on the ProtoSlot site but that they are planning to release the same car - Is it possible nowadays to scratchbuild anything without someone producing it five minutes later!

David
 

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QUOTE Is it possible nowadays to scratchbuild anything without someone producing it five minutes later!

Yes, I don't believe that any manufacturer has produced or is planning to produce this:


Image courtesy of Southend Slot Racing Club.

Beautiful work, David!

For those wishing to find out how David created this little beauty, see here.

Kind regards,

Russell

PS: David, is this person known to you?
 

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While Lola T70s seem to be a conversation piece..

What do you all think of the scale of the Fly T70 at 1/32?
I ask this because I recently purchased a 1/32 T70 Spyder resin kit and it is ALOT smaller, being more inline size wise with a Scaley GT40.
I have a book on Lola T70 but it gives no reference to size other than wheel base. It is the length,height and width I want to know about because the Fly T70 dwarfs it big time.

Pics to follow...
 

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Hi Swiss

The Fly Lola T70 Mk IIIB is a monster, as is the Porsche 908 and especially the Fly GB Track Chevron, which rivals VMG for size. I think there is another thread on this very topic somewhere else on SlotForum....


I don't have the Mk IIIB's dimensions on hand, but I wonder how it compares with Top Slot's version?

Tamiya made an accurate 1/32nd scale Lola T70 Mk III, a very nice battery-operated plastic kit. Here's a picture of one which I converted to a slot car:-



It gets dwarfed by the Fly T70!

On the subject of Proto Slot, I'm delighted to see that they will be producing the Team Gunston Ferrari 350!



Hopefully thanks to all the feedback received from this thread!

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Russell
 

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Russel

You've exposed my obsession with Morris Minors! - I have a convertible under construction at the moment as well as a Minor Ice Cream Van - how sad is that.

That other link to the photographer is coincidence.

David
 

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QUOTE (Russell Sheldon @ 28 Jan 2004, 09:44 AM)QUOTE Is it possible nowadays to scratchbuild anything without someone producing it five minutes later!

Yes, I don't believe that any manufacturer has produced or is planning to produce this:


Image courtesy of Southend Slot Racing Club.

Beautiful work, David!

I wouldn't be too sure even about that


Surely this is a future "must" for the Traffic Models Cars "BMC32" range?
 

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The Morris Oxford clearly explains why the Brits came up with the world's stupidest traffic blocking device ever invented: the roundabout.
They should have stuck with cooking, at least everyone agreed on that one.
 
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