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Dear slotracing-friends,

here is my Lotus 18, the 1960 Monaco-winning car of Stirling Moss. body by Penelope Pitlane, chassis Sm1S by PP., too.

It is race-ready, only the tires have yet to be prepared. (Sorry, I was to unpatient, wanted to show you the car...)













I hope, you like it...

VBR, Taffy
 

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Very nice indeed.

I may be wrong (often am) but wasn't the 1960 car numbered 28? I think the 1961 car was #20.
 

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Hi, DJ,

no, you are not wrong - I am!

You´re right, in 1960 the #28 was the winning car, in 1961 it was the #20. Thank you for your correction!

Taffy
 

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Sorry, so you now have the 1961 car, will you change the number or be happy you have the '61 car.

At least it's the same colour...
 

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Can you picture that now? "Oh yes, it's faster and cooler for the driver without the sidepod cover, so we're just racing without them."

Very nice build.
 

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Hi
I think the side body covers were initially removed on the grid ,to enable alf francis to weld up a couple of broken chassis tubes ,which must have been interesting withthe car fuelled to do a 100 lap gp ,and I guess since it was hot they decided to leave them off
You,d never get away with that sort of shennanigins these days

Cheers tony
 

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Thank you for your comments!

That´s why I love this forum - you ever get good additions to your topic! I like the Michael Turner-pictures very much, and so the historic facts! Welding near to gallons and gallons of fuel, brrr!

VBR, Taffy
 

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Hi Taffy,

Very nice work on Stirling's car. What is the white car behind his in the first picture? That one also looks very nice!

all my very best,

Charles
 

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Oh no, Mark, what did you do? In the video one can see, that the car had a start number on the motor cover! I had no picture to show that! So I have to work again to complete my car....
 

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Taffy,

This is one of my favourite cars in one of the greatest F1 races of all time IMHO. You have done a nice job and I like the details you have added especially those I missed in my build such as the bungee cords across the back and the fuel line from the seat tank. I have a photo which shows the positioning of the rear number and one other thing. You have used the Lotus 'queerbox' white metal casting and it should be the Colotti square(ish) white metal casting. This came about I believe because Moss was BP sponsored and Chapman Esso. See here



I was going to scan a pic from the Moss book (am I a fan -you bet) but didn't want to infringe copyright. Since building this several years ago I have wanted to do another using the bodywork but with a proper metal spaceframe and a small form motor so that a full driver figure could go in as well as bags more detail but I just got a new job so I won't have the time.

Hope that helps

Dio
 

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Hi Taffy,

thanks for the link to the other car ... this brings back a lot of memories, but obviously my memory is not what it used to be!


all my very best

Charles
 

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Being a boring old anorak, along with the opinion that the Moss/Lotus model looks superb, I can't help but feel that the blue is a little on the light side.

Rob Walker blue was not near black but it was a few shades darker than Taffy's beautiful creation.
 

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Thank you for your additions! great stuff!

Well, you are responsible for the following update ;-)

I have added the starting number at the rear motor cover and I have changed the gear box by a self made "Colotti" box.



@Barry: yes, you are right, the colour looks too bright. Indeed, the Rob Walker blue is a real dark blue. But the true colour of my car is darker than the photo shows. It isn´t the Walker blue, but I think, it is near to it.

VBR, Taffy
 
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