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Maybe these days with just about every dream car you can think of available as an RTR or kit from some manufacturer or other, is it time we revived the Thingie?

I know they almost tore the hobby apart back in the old days, but I must admit to a high degree of admiration for those imaginative souls who designed wholly orginal shapes for slot cars. What would be the perfect shape for a slot car these days, if all prototypical accuracy was ignored?
Lets carve some wild cars, suck some zombies in those home-made vac-formers, get the creative juices flowing into some wild shapes and bizarre colour schemes!

Back then, I seem to remember some pretty serious real car designers threw up some shapes for commercial track slot-racers. Why not try it again now, when the hobby seems to have hit new heights? Or are we just scared of a new schism?

By the way, this is actually just a very thinly disguised ploy to get some more vintage slot car pics posted. Where are those great West Coast Thingies of yore?
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Never acualy had a thing for thingies although I have a couple of cucharachas as historicaly this was one of the cars that influenced my building ,when on the quest for cucharachas I did a repo version in styrene right down to the chassis Theres some pics over on scratchbuilt .com if any ones intrested
maybe Edo would like to orginise an event if he has time as it seems a particular passion .Iwould be happy to build something to race . and its a good excuse to replan my swiss trip
April would be better for me as Ill be into my next yrs hols by then but I'll go with the flow whatever everyone else wants
I think the vast majority of us dabbled with RC back then at one stage or another I bought a mardave lola kit and struggled to get the thing to run sure it was impresive all the noise and nitro fumes but it soon gave way to full size stuff which depleted my bank account even further .I never accually gave up on the slots though
thats pretty cool Edo Ive not seen one before
scaley javelins etc vip viper, a lot of manufacturers did 1/32 thingies
the mind boggles when you think what shape howmets thingy will be

Ill get me coat
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