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In this months (December
) Top Gear magagine, there is an interview with Damian Emery about his 45 foot slot track (boys - keep reading before you all rush out to buy it!!) He is asked "I presume a big track equals lots of cars. How many do you have" to which he replies "I'd rather not say exactly in case my wife is reading this" but goes on to admit over 500.

It made me smile that (like so many of you) he dare not admit to the other half how much money he spends / how addicted he is.

On that note - in Moped stylee - i pose the following question

"Slotcars to men are like shoes to women" discuss

Lv Hugs x x x
 

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I disagree...

I only buy cars that I need. Women buy shoes that they like...


McLaren

PS. Good question, welcome back btw.
 

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Was Ferdinand Marcos a big slot car collector???? Imagine what that would've been like. Nah, I have to disagree unless you mean purely excess shopping for things one really doesn't need so many of? I do alot of excess shopping for other things as well. (Like the ten other directions I run.) So many toys, so little time and money!
 

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QUOTE (The Muffin Man @ 14 Nov 2004, 16:00)This is good news indeed...............if slot cars are the equivalent of shoes.....
I can start buying them in pairs !

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oooooo u bet....... I like the thinking.....


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QUOTE (The Muffin Man @ 14 Nov 2004, 17:00)I can start buying them in pairs !

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But, but, but ................................. Astro tells me that they have to be bought in pairs anyway for competative racing


Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

And yes McLaren, I was coming at it from the "I need this cos it looks pretty, now how do I sneak it into the house" angle

(and no - im not trying to justify my own shoe collection
but i have less then 500!!)

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Thanks guys - my cover is blown!

I was impressed by the full page interview on the guy's track - quite good questions and not making the guy sound like a nutter! (well - no more so than we really are
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The featured track is this one by the way - damian's track (is he a forum member?)

This issue is also a ferrari special with stuff on the F430, 575GTC and pasta
 

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QUOTE im not trying to justify my own shoe collection but i have less then 500!!

Okay.... but I hope it's an even number....


I don't have to justify my car purchases. Mainly because I buy very few.
But since I don't get carried away, my wife gives me free reign - she even let me skip normal household chores to build my F1 proxy car!
Or.... in other words... we avoid total obsession, cut each other some slack, and never end up in a fight about shoes and slot cars. Good grief.... I'm maturing!
 

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It's no use asking Fergy Howmet. The only ones he wears are very broad and oval and have a criss-cross pattern of string or moose internals.

He mass produces them on his Unimat.

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Making fun of my footwear now, BJ!
Has that dead fish arrived yet?


Hmmm..... once the moose intestines are put aside to be dried and woven into snowshoe fibres.... there should be lots of other parts left over to send to a certain British address.....
 

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QUOTE there should be lots of other parts left over to send to a certain British address

Send them with my regards to the BBC.
 

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QUOTE Send them with my regards to the BBC.

Not a problem, Mr. P.... moose are big enough that the BBC and BJ can both receive a sizable and deserved package....
 

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Damian has his work (and mine) featured in the centre of the latest Roger Gilham book, though I never got credited for my efforts
 

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I was poking through the pics on the website mentioned & saw the 1:1 scale model kit. Bloody brilliant!

Anyhow - someone was saying that cars have to be bought in pairs? Too damn right they do! I hate having a car & nothing to run it against 'cause of the esthetics of the thing.. & my missus lets me get away with blue murder!
 

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actually - shoes you by in pairs, slot cars you buy in threes - two to run against each other and one for the shelf!
 
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