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Allan Wakefield
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More Coffee break eye candy, this time in the shape of the latest livery from Scalextric of the great Mercedes CLK DTM.

This one commissioned for the Collector Centre shops as their offering for this year (1000 made and the crystal case outer wraps give you the number of yours).

At first glance the livery looks identical to the SCX one of awhile back. It isn't though, this is number 24 and driven by the Englishman 'Pallett'...


The SCX version is number 42 and Driven by 'Mücke' of German persuasion...


The same differences are still there, this being identical in design if not colour and printing. Interesting to note the difference in opinion between SCX and Scalextric on the shade of blue for these cars...


It STILL has Le Mans yellow front lights and this is beginning to really get up my nose! Come on guys, how hard can it be to change two bulbs for cars NOT racing or that never raced at Le Mans when the yellow light restriction was in force???


Anyway rant over - times up - slurp down those coffee dregs and get back to work! yer Boss is coming...


Enjoy!
 

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No offence, but I don't like that Bright blue for any slot car. I much prefer the Silver and Black Mercedes CLK DTM cars from SCX and Scaley.
 

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Matt Tucker
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Swiss
you sure they spelt it 'Pallett' - if so that's a laughable boo boo as I can't imagine there would be licensing issues with Gary Paffetts surname. However I suspect its more to do with you needing an eye test swiss.

Do my eyes deceive me or is there a slight curl at the top of those percieve L's?

Matt
 

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Jim Moyes
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Thanks Matt!!

You ruined my mucky pallet joke


Mr.M

PS Perhaps it's another case of "Westminster" or "Taurus" syndrome, instead of Warsteiner or Bastos.
 

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Allan Wakefield
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bugger!

well the 'F' is too damn close to the 'L' on my Swiss Keyboard and it was WELL late when I got home and posted that from memory and someones fuzzy pic (oh yeah! mine!
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Ok - hands up I did a 'tucker' - misinformation - the bane of the Net ehh?
 

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DT
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Seems like Swiss and Matt are playing some sort of Internet tennis.


Out of the two cars, one is obviously better than the other from the photos. I wonder which is a more accurate representation of the real car?
 

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Really nice cars! Unfortunatly my SCX is broken


I like the SCX color better. But which color is the real one is hard to tell. Ive done a Google picture search, and actually found it in both colors
It could be the sun/light, or maybe different colors for each year?

Morten
 

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Gary Skipp
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I always race as Paffet in the DTM part of Toca Race Driver 2, so naturally this caught my eye straight away.

Great looking car!

Biggest difference I think is the position of the number on the bonnet, Mucke's is over the grill whilst Paffet's remains underneath it.
 

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Simon Moss (Undisputed #1 Racer Fan)
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A lot of these cars which are produced by two or more manufacturers always vary, some quite considerably. I think it boils down to which company is prepared to spend more money on the tooling costs and how much they are prepared to spend on cad drawings etc.

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As long as it isnt tonsil tennis, as Peter Kay would say - "It be reet!"


Intergrali bought the scx vertion and was so dismayed he took it stright back and hasnt bought one since!

Baz
 
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