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Hi,

As per the title really, want to purchase some Scalextric Cars while i travel arround OZ in Dec, but
not sure what the "OZ only" colours are for say the Chev Carmaro, Holden, etc etc.

Would appreciate some help on the colours to go for, so some pictures of the cars to look out for
would be great.

Many Thanks

Dave
 

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QUOTE (DaveODZ @ 17 Oct 2011, 23:59) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>As per the title really, want to purchase some Scalextric Cars while i travel arround OZ in Dec, but
not sure what the "OZ only" colours are for say the Chev Carmaro, Holden, etc etc.
I don't think there are any. With the possible exception of the V8SC range which is produced by Scaley under special order from their Australian distributor, but I have seen these listed for sale by overseas purveyors of slotty goodness. I really can't think of any limited Australian only releases that I've heard of in the past few years.

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Unfortunately I think the internet has killed off any special releases. If you want a scaley car thats uniquely australian, you cant go past the Holden L34 Torana's. There afe two liveries, C3101 Peter Brocks '75 Bathurst Winning car and C3030 Bob Morris and John Fitzpatrics '76 Bathurst winning car. They are very nice looking and handle themselves quite well on the track aswell.
Either one or both and you wont be disappointed!
Now if only scaley would release Alan Moffats '73 Bathurst winning Ford XA hardtop and John Goss's '74Bathurst winning example we would have some real Bathurst battles!
 

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QUOTE (Mash13 @ 18 Oct 2011, 14:45) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Unfortunately I think the internet has killed off any special releases. If you want a scaley car thats uniquely australian, you cant go past the Holden L34 Torana's. There afe two liveries, C3101 Peter Brocks '75 Bathurst Winning car and C3030 Bob Morris and John Fitzpatrics '76 Bathurst winning car. They are very nice looking and handle themselves quite well on the track aswell.
I'm sorry but I will put a caveat on that handling comment. They handle ok on track with magnets firmly in place. The bring very little joy without some serious rebuilding once you take out the magnet.

If you are really after something with an Australian flavour to commemorate your trip downunder it is very hard to go past a shell/kit from Mr Phil Kalbfell's 'Tasi Resins.' He has some very fine examples of Australian Muscle on offer including:

Ford Falcons - XW, XY & XA (The famous Phase III pictured below)


Holden HT/HG Monaro (according to a friend who's a Monaro owner and nutter Phil's might be a bit of a hybrid between the two)


Valiant VH/VJ Charger


And others

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QUOTE (uksqueezea @ 17 Oct 2011, 20:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Where in particular are you visiting?

Hi,

Travelling all over the place starting in Adelaide, then on to Sydney, up to Brooklyn then Canberra.
Finishing up in Brisbane and finally Carins......... all the wifes planning cos she's a OZ zy lass!
Staying in a mixture of Hotels and then with family.

Thanks for all the replies, plan on getting the Holdens and the resin Aus muscle kits look the biz, Ember.

Really looking forward to visiting as my good lady has organised some old friends to sort me rides in real
Aus muscle cars!

Dave
 

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Drop Phil a PM Dave. I'm sure he'll be happy to feed your slotty needs.

While you're in Adelaide be sure to drop in on Chris Osborne at Thunderbird Raceway. Really nice fellow though I've not had the pleasure to meet him in person... yet. And when in Sydney check out ArmChair Racer in Artarmon if you can. Jim Berry, the owner, has a fairly amazing collection and has recenty moved into new premises with a good selection of tracks. There are also a few other slot venues worth visiting.

I note you're by-passing Melbourne though.
Means you're missing the best bit!
 

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So says the ex-pat Pom turned Sydney-sider.
He's just continuing a long tradition of Brits moving to Sydney, 'cept previously they were called convicts rather than emigrants.


Besides, variety is the spice of life. Melbourne weather is just full of spice.
 

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G'day,

We have been to Ozz a fair few times. As I am a mining Engineer, mostly to Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane, but to Melbourne twice.

I would certainly advise anyone to include Melbourne, if only for the river-side eateries, the unmissable foyer of the casino, and the Tower viewing level.

We stayed in a large hotel oppo the stock exchange, called the Rialto ??, IIRC, (Embs will I'm sure correct me) ??. It rained a lot !!.

Although everybody must "do" Sydney, our favourite by far is Brisbane.

I actually worked over there in the 1970's for Zinc Corp in a mining township called Broken Hill.

A far as I am concerned, the whole country is Fantastic !!.


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Yep, the beauty of Melbourne weather is if you don't like it, wait 10 minutes....Besides, it'll be 30 today, it's 7:30am and 21 degrees atm, should get to 30 before a change prior to bed time - can't compain about that...

I lived in Sydney Briefly when i was in the RAN, and the weather sure was consistent - two months no rain, two weeks constant rain, for me it's much more fun needing psycic abilities to know what the weather is going to do.
 

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CJA, the Rialto would be the one, or rather next door to the Rialto. It's been through many companies over the years from Flag Inn to Mercure. Not even sure who runs it these days. But no doubt Broken Hill would've been a bit of culture shock.

Mani, my weather is heading your way in a few hours. At the moment it's overcast but ridiculously warm and humid. About 22 degrees C at the moment. The humidity is actually making it feel a little like Sydney. Hopefully the thunder storm that's been promised will hit here this afternoon.
 

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Great to see you your starting off in my home town Adelaide. Hope you dont jump off the plane for the start of our summer over here and cop a 40 plus degree day. Love where i live and would'nt trade it for anything.

As Ember said ,Adelaide is the home of Thunderbird raceway. Race nights is Tuesday and Friday nights so make sure you come along if time persists. Where the hosting club of our Australian championships next year 2012. Great club and people.


regards shane a

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