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Matt Tucker
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QUOTE COMPETITION: THE NEXT CLASSIC OR HISTORIC CAR?

Story Posted: 12/05/2004

Hello Scalextric Fans!

Like to take part in our competition to help us select our next cars in our Historic range?
Our first two cars are the Maserati 250F and Vanwall. But! We want to know which cars you would like to see in the range!

Post your suggestion in 'SUGGESTIONS' forum on the 'Copmpetition Historics & Classics - Your choice!' thread. You can choose any era and any style of car.
The car should be older than 10 years and you can choose any class of car.
Only ONE suggestion per person.

The winner will be drawn from all the correct predictions.

Competition closes on 1st September 2004.

Good luck to all.

Adrian - Scalextric Consumer Promotions Manager.
 

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John Roche
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I was bending Adrians ear at Phoenix trying to peruade him that they need to make a Lotus 49. Plenty of options as it raced from 67 to 70. a period of great change in GPs. they would then have a DFV engine moulded for McLaren M7, Brabham BT26 etc.

It would also make them look for a source for smaller gears which would be useful for scratchbuilders.




John
 

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I'd better suggest a 2.8 Injection Capri then!!
Hopefully this time it will be the right size, complete with pepperpot alloys and great tampo printing


Mark.
 

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Lenny Broke
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G'Day
Everything they did through the 60's but with today's detailing and quality
ie F1 Coopers, Ferraris Loti etc. Sports cars and Saloons.
I know they only asked for one but I couldn't decide.
Lenny
 

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I've a nasty feeling that if they went for a '60s F1, they'd have to cheat the body to get it round an S can. VMG territory, ladies and gents....
Now if Scaley went for the mini-mabuchi, ANYTHING would be possible!
But if I might refer to another thread, there are some fine suggestions over on 'The beautifullest car ever', none better than the Aston DB3S!
Or a longtail 908 or '69 Ferrari 312P to go with the GT40s? Or an Alfa T33?
 

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Simon Moss (Undisputed #1 Racer Fan)
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Ferrari 156 "Sharknose" for me please. The old Spanish Exin and the re-issue coches miticos one's are too expensive to race.

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What???

10 Years old and historic?

Well in that case they can make one of my RX!
 

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BMW M1 would be fine for me. Too bad they aren't considering newer cars. I'd like to see a 2003 Mustang Cobra or a 1996 Lincoln MK VIII. There are already a zillion F1/Indy/Cart cars out there and CanAm is pretty well covered.
 

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Mr. Scalextric:

Could you please see fit to produce an affordable Ferrari P4...complete with vents, rivets and photo-etched bits. Failing that, howzabout the car with more liveries than ________ (fill in the blanks)...the Lola T-70 spyder.

Bob S.
 

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yup i would go for the escort mk2 rs2000 or a re issue of the escort mexico or the elf tyrell 6 wheeler cant remember th ref for it tho
 

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Alan Tadd
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More 50's 60's Formula One cars, as they have started a Series.

Problem is if they produce too many older cars, (which I would love), I can't see them appealing to the youngsters which possibly is their target audience. I think it is a very difficult balancing act for Hornby to try and satisfy all tastes.

How about the Japanese GT Series cars?.....

Regards

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Phil B.
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I`ve already voted for an Escort Mk2, we`ve been asking them for years, the repaints are endless thus justifying a long run with the bodyshell - it could end up with as many versions as the 911.

A Roger Clark tribute with LVX 942J the Cossack car would be a fitting first edition and with the revival this autumn of the RAC (Roger Albert Clark) Rally reminding todays youth just how good rallying was before four wheel drive, power steering, sequential gearboxes, international sprints with drivers tucked up in bed with their teddy bears by eight o`clock each night. (Err - sorry! -wrong forum)

There are still so many Mk 2`s rallying today that the kids can see them regularly in the forests and on TV rally reports and we all know they`ll want to buy anything that they see on tele.

I know that its not a historic racing car but was the most affordable competition car of its era and provided hordes of would be Roger Clarks a chance at club level motorsport, while the works team were beating the worlds best in international competition. (Steps down off soapbox) Cheers - Phil B.

(yes I was one of the hordes!)
 

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I think they 'probably' need another pair of appropriate F1s before leaving that theme? I'm really looking forward to these, but I'd like to know more about them, preferably see them, or at lest read a trusted review before committing to purchase.
 

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I agree with the idea that the series they started with the classic formula one cars should have at least a few added to it. Otherwise as a one off it seems rather meaningless. I do not think that it is a big problem with a few every year - the adult market - even if 'small' (?) seems to be big enough for a couple of oldies every year. Its hardly probable that Scalextric would all of a sudden only make 'classic' slotcars (no need to worry that the youngsters would not be satisfied).

Additionally I really hope Scalextric make some suitable partner to the GT40. I would have thought that these things were rather obvious... but you never know with how people in the position to make a difference 'think'...


//peter
 
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