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Russell Sheldon
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I had dinner with Frits Passet, Hornby's International Sales & Marketing Director, in Dubai the other night, and he mentioned that Scalextric will be launching something really sensational in December...

Unfortunately, no amount of Cheval Blanc Saint-Emilion could entice him to say anything more
. I did ask if it was the much rumoured digital system, especially given Hornby's experience with electric model trains, but it just drew a blank look... I guess we will have to wait until the Scalextric Distributor's Convention in Valencia in November before we get a hint of anything.

Frits did volunteer that sales of the new Mini were exceeding all projections and that pre-orders of the soon to be released Renault F1's are substantial, with Renault themselves having ordered 4,000 cars and large orders being placed from dealers in France and Spain.

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Russell
 

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Thank you for that information Russell.


I am going to use it to provide a bit of "Mopedesque" hype elsewhere.


You know how excited those folk in America can get.

I will refer to you as a "source" (tomato source? brown source? hot chilli source?)

Hope you don't mind?



Moped
 

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Jim Moyes
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With the current slot/motor industry penchant for the retro style of old designs refreshed with a modern twist, my guess is that perhaps Hornby intend to resurrect the "Starter on Rostrum". Though instead of the old geezer in the tweed jacket, they will have a 1:32 Pele, who through the wonders of digital will be able to wave the flag at a most inoppurtune moment.

Cheers Mr.M
 

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Allan Wakefield
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QUOTE Yes but he is Pele and Pele can do no wrong in my book.

Sorry but what has Pele got to do with Car Racing?

Wasn't he some football hero? 'hand of god' and all that?

Hmm..or was that Madonna ?
 

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Pele had the job to wave the flag for the F1-finish in Brasil some years ago and he blamed himself
... It's an insider-joke for people with some knowledge about motorsports - but not for people painting new beetles pink...
 

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@ Dennis - you recognized that Swiss wnted to talk about Maradona and wrote Madonna - what thoughts he might have had

The Pele-story is old - and you've to understand him - he has to make advertisements for Viagra for living - poor guy!
 

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QUOTE he has to make advertisements for Viagra for living - poor guy

As does Mark Martin of NASCAR Winston Cup fame. Has to drive all the races a year with that plastered across his hood, doors and trunk!

Too bad it hasn't "raised his team" to a new level towards winning "the Cup"!
 

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QUOTE (Alaskaracer @ 24 Sep 2003, 10:23 PM)I hope they do make a pit lane, that would be awesome for using with the RMS pit stop function.
They'd have to do this. If they did a pit lane, that would mean getting switching sorted out - perhaps then in the future a digital system would evolve from this. You couldn't do your pit-stops in the middle of the track.
 
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