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An old chum of mine drove to Gaydon last weekend for the do celebrating 60 years of the E-Type (XKE). Below, The Autocar's original road test of the car in 1961.
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The period I like is 1960s small saloons, fiat abarth 600, renault gordini ,mini cooper.loyus cortina etc etc---- here is my 1-1 scale fiat 600d converted to look and go like an abarth 1000TC. its in red primer in one picture--the others are as it is now...just got it back from the paint shop -- I left it out of paint till I had her running properly..... the track I am building is mainly for my Reprotek Fiats actually----- and I hope to buy more for bodies brass chassis upgrades.....
 

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The period I like is 1960s small saloons, fiat abarth 600, renault gordini ,mini cooper.loyus cortina etc etc---- here is my 1-1 scale fiat 600d converted to look and go like an abarth 1000TC. its in red primer in one picture--the others are as it is now...just got it back from the paint shop -- I left it out of paint till I had her running properly..... the track I am building is mainly for my Reprotek Fiats actually----- and I hope to buy more for bodies brass chassis upgrades.....
We're kindred spirits, Dave. I'm slightly more into upgrading 50s small saloons for use in modern traffic conditions. I currently have a Standard 10 on the lift in my workshop being fitted with a mix of Spitfire 1500 & Dolomite running gear.

Love your little Abarth rep. My favourite slot car of the many I have is an SCX Abarth 1000TC. Great fun to chuck around on any track.

An old oval racing mate of mine that used to run the Slotstox club in Aldershot (think he still does), had a great relationship with MRRC Jersey. Their chassis used to be a sledge based on the Johnson 222 can with axle bracket, and a guide tongue soldered to the front of the can. He told me he once contacted John on the off chance that they may still have some 222s laying around. A few days later a box turned up with 70 odd in!

Glad to have you here with us.
 

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We're kindred spirits, Dave. I'm slightly more into upgrading 50s small saloons for use in modern traffic conditions. I currently have a Standard 10 on the lift in my workshop being fitted with a mix of Spitfire 1500 & Dolomite running gear.

Love your little Abarth rep. My favourite slot car of the many I have is an SCX Abarth 1000TC. Great fun to chuck around on any track.

An old oval racing mate of mine that used to run the Slotstox club in Aldershot (think he still does), had a great relationship with MRRC Jersey. Their chassis used to be a sledge based on the Johnson 222 can with axle bracket, and a guide tongue soldered to the front of the can. He told me he once contacted John on the off chance that they may still have some 222s laying around. A few days later a box turned up with 70 odd in!

Glad to have you here with us.
the 222 was a good motor---- we had a lot of random motors in the stock we bought and I am glad MRRC was helpful to your friend---we always tried to be approachable but John is the contact most remember as he was the man on the phone-------- it was a shame we had to go the the S can for quantity production, they have way to much power for the cars actually--------- Your Standard sounds like a fabulous build---- will be a blast to drive I'm sure----
 

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Rudi Uhlenhaut giving press demonstrations of the 230SL at Montroux, 1963. On the same day, Mike Parkes was testing a 250GT Ferrari, and was just 0.2secs quicker than Uhlenhaut in the much less powerful Mercedes.
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Riding a scooter without a crash hat in the shadow of the leaning tower of Pisa! In terms of safety, I imagine such activity comes pretty close to taunting a king cobra at the 'bitey' end.
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