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As some of you on here know, there had been a bit of banter between myself and Aaron regarding my "commission" for bringing a couple of lost souls onto this forum. This was all harmless fun and it ended with Aaron saying he was going to send me some Daytona Brake discs for fun.

This morning the postie arrives with a large box - compliments of Aaron. Funny I thought; I know you have to be mindful of the trained gorillas drop kicking parcels about the wagons, but this is a bit excessive for some small, flat plastic discs.

Upon opening the package I got the best surprise I've had in a long time - Aaron had only sent me a slot car as well as the discs!
Not only that, but it was a FLY 908/2 from Sebring 1970 which had only been released a short while ago!! Pendleslot still have it listed in their news section as part of FLY's forthcoming releases! Thank you so much Aaron, the car is a perfect companion to my Lola T70 of the same era
Enjoy the pictures below.

Seeing as Aaron's compliment slip had his phone number on it. I decided the least I could do was thank the chap personally. We had a great conversation - he was glad the the car had arrived safely and hadn't smeared its tampo printing all over the box nor reduced to kit form either. This leads into my next bit of information.

I commented that the rear wheels were pushed on a bit tight (sidewinder configuration), but I've got spacers to sort it out. I know what you guys are thinking...ungrateful bugger..get a free, new slot car and he's whingeing about it already. NO! this is constructive feedback which is precisely why Aaron is on this board. he's here to help.

Aaron mentioned yes, they quite often do that, but we are looking into it. FLY's MD is coming over to Gaugemaster very soon to look into the Porsche 917 problem (wheels rubbing on bodywork). Aaron has deliberately run a standard car on the track so that significant tyre wear is visible thanks to the interfereing bodywork. He's also run another 917 for that same amount of time, but it has the spacers fitted to demonstrate how easily the problem can be fixed. If that isn't proof of a company listening to our complaints then what is?

Right here's the pics of my car. I'll try and get my wife to model the Daytona brake disc necklace soon - she's camera shy.





The Porsche is a really bright, vibrant orange colour - I shouldn't lose sight of it on the track!

Cheers Aaron!!
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Well, my wife wouldn't model the necklace, but my little girl did


The dark grey bits near the centre of the chain are the discs! Brian, you'd better check that Aaron hasn't included your car's discs in my package




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It shouldn't have been obvious that Aaron would take some stick. He was the messenger and you're not supposed to shoot them!
I don't know the reasons why he left (maybe someone can email me?), but he was forced to leave because his professionalism would not really allow any other solution IMHO.

It's a sad reality that every organisation (collection of like minded enthusiasts) attracts their (un)fair share of scumbags. It's happened with the various Capri clubs up and down the country. We've had scumbags in the online racing game I play.

I don't represent any company. I just represent me - Difflock - plain and simple. If someone gets up my nose on here I can dive straight in, say what I feel, upset anyone I choose to on this forum, safe in the knowledge I will get a swiftly meted out moderator-generated ban WITHOUT any greater repercussions. So scumbags are nought in my sight apart from a target for a damn good keyboard thrashing!

The fact is I try and remain civil and yes, friendly to forum members because the hobby is a slightly better place if we all get along.

Mark.
 
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