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It's in the shops and priced around €48..

Ford GT 40 "LeMans `69 #68" German Ltd Edition. BOY! It looks good! The best so far?




Also, and unexpected for me...

TeamSlot Lola Competition B98/10 with special box allowing space for two more cars and containing a bottle of tuning oil plus a number decal sheet.
The car itself comes with the new Team Slot race motor TR7.


Pictures courtesy of Schmidbauer Model Autos

This box reminds me of the ones I already use, though I can get a few more in mine. The combination of light plastic and supportive foam works very well for transporting.

PS: Tropi ? email on it's way mate.
 

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...good news - and some further information about AutoArt - look here!
Is it possible that the Murcielago receives the honour of a double release? The AutoArt cars are well detailled - but not known for excellent chassis-performance...
 

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Allan Wakefield
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Maybe the Autoart body will fit on the Proteus chassis??
 

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Hmmm, they don't seem to be breaking any new ground with the chosen rally cars... but I could be tempted to a Xsara....

Fairlady, why does that always make me laugh? Well,l if they did the JGTC version perhaps, but a street version? Nope.
 

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showed my mercie to a mate today.. said it was an awesome model, them I added it was a slot car and he said wicked..

so er nothing wrong with the proteus modelling!

Rob.
 

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I quite like the look of the Mazda RX8, seems strange that a company website should incorrectly caption it as a Porsche though


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AutoArt: slot car maker in desperate need of product planning manager.

Why, when they have the data files for some great die cast cars like the d-Type, the XJ-13, Mako Shark and others are they producing a raft of road cars already available or too dull for words. If there really is a market for non-liveried slot cars 9 and I don't believe there is) then Auto ART has it covered, but with so many other race cars not modelled in slot for it seems such a wasted opportunity.

Or am I an old fart?

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Maybe I am an old fart too EE, but I agree, I think AutoArt jumped on the slot bandwagon but totally missed the boat in the process.

Great detailing - the best I think.
But their releases are misplaced and even too good in finish to warrant a relivery IF you could even repaint over their finish.

A great shame in my view because the initial Scooby showed great promise.

BTW - to get back on track a little - had anyone heard of this TeamSlot special release? I certainly hadn't heard a thing prior to my Email from Schmidbauer this morning.

I wonder how it holds up against the Fly and Slot.It racers.
 

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It would be nice if autoart could make the porsches with new liverys (ie not ones that scalex, ninco & proslot have used). I would like to see a few road liverys aswell.

One thing letting the scooby down was the guide- not deep enough. However the self returning mechanism was well done (unlike the scaley ones)!!
 

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Hi Mk2 Escort,

I tried to buy a couple of the German GT40's from a shop in Germany a couple of days ago but they wouldn't let me complete the order as they hadn't taken delivery of them yet :-/

If you don't mind me asking, where did you purchase yours?

Thanks in advance.

Justin a.k.a. The Nobes
 

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QUOTE I think AutoArt jumped on the slot bandwagon but totally missed the boat in the process.

Don't ya just love metaphors!

Somebody slap someone at AutoFart and tell 'em to shape up. I was full of hope for them when they announced their first offerings, they have such potential, if only they would take a look at their own back catalogue.

No Scott, you are not alone in being less than excited by street cars, especially street cars already covered.

QUOTE I would like to see a few road liverys aswell

Eh? Road liveries? You mean like, a green car, a blue car, a red car and maybe a jet black one too?

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QUOTE (Ecurie Ecosse @ 4 Nov 2003, 09:28 PM)great die cast cars like the d-Type, the XJ-13, Mako Shark and others
To lots of people these are great cars, but to many like myself they're ancient history and thanks but no thanks.
It's like if you asked everyone on the forum their opinion of the best car ever made you'd probably end up with 30 or 40 different answers!
But going back to the point, I will definitely be buying some of the new AutoArt cars. I'm not sure about the Lambo concept car, but the Porsches, RX and Nissan are definites. And I'm not so bothered about race liveries and such. Yes they look great when they're on the shelf but how much can you see when the car is moving? What's wrong with a few road racers?
Some of us probably identify more with with road cars than racers anyway, and if it helps draw people into the hobby then surely that's positive?
 

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QUOTE Eh? Road liveries? You mean like, a green car, a blue car, a red car and maybe a jet black one too?
Well, let's see . . . in general terms as opposed to the narrow confines of the odd slot forum, I suspect that the general populus overwhelmingly demonstrates that it actually PREFERS 'plain' colors!
How many cars do you see on the streets that are liveried up in fan(ta)cy dress?
And, if you do see one, what is your absolutely instant knee-jerk mental description of its owner?
What 'livery' is your own street car?
And, if not, why not?
Seems to me that, after a little pondering, one might discover a certain amount of some rather curious contradictions going on here!
(Not to mention a tinge of possible schizophrenia!)
 

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QUOTE How many cars do you see on the streets that are liveried up in fan(ta)cy dress

sadly Demon Tweeks is in wrexham and they happen to sell window tinting kits and viper stripes that go on any cars.. yes that includes 1.6 sierra hatches and 1992 1.4 Escorts!!

other classic car in wrexham is the 1.6 escort with a cossie whale tail, RS Turbo S1 alloys and non colour coded bumpers.. CLASSIC!

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QUOTE I suspect that the general populus overwhelmingly demonstrates that it actually PREFERS 'plain' colors!

Er? Scott? Do Toyota offer race liveries in their glossy leaflets for the new Avensisisis?

No.

I thought not. And I suspect the others don't either. Slot car racing is just about that, racing cars, in slots. Racing cars, have sponsors and snazzy paint jobs. Street cars don't. Unless the rice boys have been let loose in the "Go Faster" section of Halfords and bedecked their cars with stripes that would make Starsky blush.

The best stickers I saw was an "On a mission" decal down the side of a bog standard silver, Volvo 440. Very impressive.
 

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I NEED one of them stickers to go in the back window above the parcel shelf with my burberry baseball cap


oh you may like this -


Rob.
 
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