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why oh why do scalextric always wait to release something new a week before xmas when they now most people have already done there shopping i have already got seven to unwrap and think it would be a bit off to ask for more so i will just have to hope there are more to have in the new year
 

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Seven? Lucky you!! Ive only got five (though i have recieved today the cracking new Ninco Jag E Type road car), my five do include a much anticipated Land Rover and an Avant Slot Rally Raid Repsol M A N truck.

Enjoy Christmas Day opening all 7 and using them as an excuse to get out of washing up (or loading the dishwasher). lol

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QUOTE (Aberstone @ 17 Dec 2011, 01:33) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hope they`ve got the gold colour right this time


Cheers - Phil


Duh! What I actually should have written was - I hope they get the grey and maroon colours closer than the gold on the Alan Mann version

I will be looking at one though.

Cheers - Phil
 

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QUOTE (Aberstone @ 17 Dec 2011, 17:17) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hope they get the grey and maroon colours closer than the gold on the Alan Mann version

They'd have to go some to make a worse job. The Alan Mann Escort wasn't one of Scalextric's better efforts.

Mind you, judging by Scalextric's website picture, this could be similarly bad if they use their standard shell with big arches all round. The 1:1 car has bubble arches on the front only.

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If you want to see someone driving the arse off of a Mk1 Escort watch this........ Youtube
I think it's been shown on here before but it's well worth a look.
 

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Yeah, it's a 1300GT, pretty sure the Get Slotted image is going to be of the actual Scaley model so looks like they may have got it wrong. Are there any of the modern Scaley Escorts that don't have the flared arches?
 

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yes the real car had bubbles on front not rear, and if u look at the underside of any of the new scalex escorts it was obvious tha that would have bubbles on the rear as the current chassis does not allow the wheels to be moved in far enough,also there was no way they were gioig to pay to remould the body without bubbles remember scalex make toys not models,the pic thats been advertised for the last 5/6 months is actualy a 1/43 diecast car a touch missleading at the least ,but we just have to hope that they do a castrol broadspeed car next hahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
 

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The finished Scaley car is photographed in this months NSCC mag Dopamine. It does indeed have flared arches.
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Hmmm. That raises three questions;
1. Why, when there are dozens, possibly hundreds, of big arch circuit liveries to choose from, did Scalextric choose this one and then slap it on the wrong body? What's so special about the number 112, when an almost identical livery but with arches that match Scalextric's available moulding could have been produced instead.
2. How do Scalextric get away with misleading advertising like this?
3. Is it too late for me to cancel my pre-order? I don't want a model of a car that never existed.

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Where do you get all those fab photos from Dopamine?
BTW...like me, have you also got insomnia??

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No to insomnia. A lot of my work is based in the US which is seven hours behind, so I work late by UK standards. I should be working now, but slot cars are more interesting late on a Saturday evening...

Re: pictures. I was dragged round UK racing circuits every weekend during the 60s and early 70s while my dad raced cars. I saw a lot of these cars race and although my childhood memories are vague, when helped by Google I can usually find the right pictures. I'm still kicking myself that I didn't check the details of Scalextric's proposed model thoroughly before pre-ordering. I should have known better than to trust their website.


The Escorts are a particular favourite of mine. Dad raced a Mini Cooper S, a Lotus Cortina (I think), a couple of AC Cobras including the famous GPG 4C, then cut up a Diva GT and built a Clubmans car. Our neighbour had a big arched Escort and I was always so envious of him when I saw it in his garage, wishing my dad would race one of those instead!

I recently came across these photos at home:

Brands Hatch, exiting the club circuit to join the Grand Prix loop.


I don't remember what or when the event was, but I do remember needing to keep well out of the way that afternoon because tempers were a bit frayed after this crash. These cars weren't cheap then, but are worth a heck of a lot more now.

Me (in the middle), my brother and sister at Lydden with dad's Clubmans car (the one I wished he'd get rid of and replace with a big arched Escort!).


Commercial sponsorship wasn't yet widespread, he was sponsored by Castrol and my friends were forever scrounging Castrol stickers and stripes. To look at this picture now, it all looks so amateurish and muddy, yet this car won an award for "Best Presented Car" or some such and was displayed in a Park Lane, London hotel at an awards ceremony. Its body was thin gauge aluminium and I can still remember my dad moaning after it was returned from display with a few minor panel dents that they were the fault of "all the bloody dolly birds climbing all over it for photos." Different times, eh?!
 
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