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Saw this over at SlotCarWorld.com



Can only wonder why they chose to join/challenge Nincoand bring out a series of ChampsCars. No doubt the licenses are cheaper than F1 and many Spanish-speaking drivers are involved, but still, why?

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Think you answered your own question there - cheap licence and Spaniards.

Doesn't look like a shabby model.
 

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Perhaps ther is another reason:

More liveries per model opposed to the pair in F1.

In Spain, even there are spaniards that run in the USA, those races are not being followed.

We think that the goal that drives the manufacturers will
is the US market.
 

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Delfi,

I agree the mighty Dollar is the attaction and motivation, but I think IRL, NASCAR or better still as they would have no slot rivals) NASCAR Trucks would have been a better choice.

I wonder if there is not the thought that adults will buy for children's presents thinking they are F1-type cars. I do not accuse TechniToys for deliberately misleading, rather that most of the public do not know F1 and will buy and be just as happy with a CahmpCar as it looks like an F1.

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I think that you've hit the nail on the head there Scott.

My mum fell for it when she bought me a Scaley Nova, thinking that it was a good F1 car - and thinking she had a bargain at £10 less then the rest of the cars on show!!

if SCX manage to produce cars with the same quality as Sclaeys IRLs, and at similar price points then they will be a winner for them. I've read a lot of clubs prising them for their relative cheapness and resiliance.
 

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gosh - south america. mmm that is an interesting thought - never occured to me, but I am being rather ignorant of things outside europe and north america. As far as I can understand it Slotcar racing used to be huge over there in latin america and since SCX and Ninco are quite at home with a spanish speaking audience (and portugese as well I've heard) south america would be a great opportunity I guess. Not to mention the size of the market...

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25:00 in the UK for the 61440 ( Patrick Racing "Servia" ).

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Thanks peter. I reckon I`ll pass on those then. I generaly like this make of F1 style cars but not at all attracted to this series.
 

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Cheers Sean
I`m always prone to changing my mind and having slept on it reckon we may well use these as an addition to our F1 class, which next year (for a challenge) is going to be SCX only types, non mag but with a pro Turbo Plus motor fitted. Stand by to be `Richied` Sean
 

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I am a big F1 fan , but I do see room in my collection for a couple of Indy cars as well.
Infact when digital comes out I have the plan (in my head) for a big Indy 500
track with six cars flying around.

I think the surge of interest is mainly for the US market.
 

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Some variation in liveries on the grid can only be good. I think these have the potential for conversion too so overall could be a good thing?
 

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I love the whole 'I think it's an F1...' series... Why not? Loads of new liveries and different handling cars which will all compete with each other.

Ninco Lola = Best ever open wheeler ever... ever...

Lotus (... should be back in F1, or maybe Indy Cars...)
 
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