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Lola T70 110 43.65%
MKIV GT40 20 7.94%
1966 Porsche 906 28 11.11%
1966 Ferrari 275GTB 56 22.22%
Other 38 15.08%
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Old 01-19-2008, 05:45 AM
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Yes - The Lola T70 BreadVan !!
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:57 PM
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Allright Greg, I know it's you that's been laying down all those votes for the T70 Coupe -- 'fess up! Greg? You there?
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:58 AM
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Allright Greg, I know it's you that's been laying down all those votes for the T70 Coupe -- 'fess up! Greg? You there?
Actually, that was me.
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:04 AM
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Actually it was nobody? You can only vote once (or to be accurate once per user ID)?
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:53 AM
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Actually it was nobody? You can only vote once (or to be accurate once per user ID)?
I see you have much yet to learn my young internet padiwan...
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:50 PM
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so its not just Greg, its a conspiracy!
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:24 PM
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You can't argue with beauty and the T70 is indeed a beautiful car but my vote would be for a Mark 1 Gt 40. I love the lines of the original version and the Gulf paint job is spectacular.
Another car I'd like to see that I don't know has been done is the DeTomasso Pantera.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:34 AM
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The Pantera was done in the early 70s by Tyco, although in the street version. It was in the TycoPro series and came in orange or sliver with a flat black stripe. They show up on eBay fairly regularly.

-Paul
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:12 AM
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It looks like the Lola T-70 is the chosen one. All of the others can come later but please do the Lola first!
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:48 PM
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I voted for the Lola, and would love to have those as running mates.

Interestingly, did you know you can still buy *new* 1:1 Lola T-70 Mk 3B "Continuation"? All you need to add is the Chevy small block of your choice.

Check out this link to the Lola T-70 (etc...) brochure at LolaCars.com

-- Bill
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:18 PM
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Thanks Paul I'll have to keep my eyes open for the Tyco Pantera
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:30 PM
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Actually, a more modern GT5s version would be fantastic. Deep chin, wide flares, big wing...

That'd be great.
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:50 PM
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Here's a shot of the Tyco Pantera. If I can get a better picture I'll update the shot. This is from Tyco's Jan. 1971 ad flyer.



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...but I gotta ask it anyway! Is it just the Ferrari name that's licensed to Mattel...or are all Ferrari designs licensed to them as well? What if somebody produced a "sports car" slot car that just happens to look, say, like a 330P4? Same car, but no Ferrari badges and not marketed as a Ferrari. Is that cool, or would it put the model manufacturer in legal no-man's-land?

ps. "There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions".
Mattel has license to all Ferrari cars as well as the logo. But it is not just Ferrai that is an issue. In addition to the current companies such as Audi, BMW, Porsche, Williams, McLaren, etc, historic marques such as Lotus demand licensing agreements for the production of model replicas of their cars. Licensing caused huge issues in the 1/43 resin and white metal kit/model arena and contributed to the demise of more than one of these "cottage industry" (from one to 20 employees) companies. Scale Racing Cars (SRC) had to increase prices up to 50% in some cases to come to terms with some teams. This is a one man company offering under 60 different kits/models with production of less than 1000 of any one unit. Tameo went from offering the entire F-1 grid to three or four teams' cars per season. They are an Italian company and they had to really work to get the Ferrari license.

So, cottage industry compaines with small production numbers had/have real difficulty with license issues. Clearly the 1/32nd and 1/24th scale slot car manufacturers have come to terms with all companies in the lcensing area. This is probably due to their larger production numbers which would also hold true for diecast manufacturers. Can our smaller scale sector of the hobby create enough demand to do the same?
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:53 PM
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You mean like this. I got this M8B to fit a Tyco Pan and have the stance it has. Us resin casters are going to have a great time modeling bodies for the new chassis.
I believe that the pictured car is the M12 McLaren - a customer car evolved from the M6 series. I have attached pictures of the M8A (no wing) and M8B (wing). The pictures are of 1/43rd factory built models by John Simons of Marsh Models. Can-Am cars make up a large portion of the Marsh Models cataloge as can be seen from their website: http://www.marshmodels.com/

The M12(?) does look fantastic on the 440 X2 chassis and the low wing is a great replica of the wings used by post-69 season cars. The AutoWorld M8E ran with a wing like this. The M12 was run in 1969 by Oscar Koveleski, John Eaton, and Joh Surtees (when not driving the 2H Chaparral). The Surtees car ran with the high wing modeled included with the original AFX M12 back in the day. Lothar Mothenbacher also ran a M12 for part of the 1970 season. Pete Lyons and Dave Friedman document these cars in their respective Can-Am books. So, a M12 could have a nice variety of livery/wing combinations.

Can-Am cars would seem to be fertile ground for future HO slotcars. The series' rules led to a variety of cars. The purses of the day got Grad Prix drivers attention. Many of the significant cars would not have the heavy license burden of cars such as Ferrari or Porsche. When I was a kid, i couldn't wait for Lancer or Kirby to bring out a new Can-Am contender. Wouldnt we have that same anticipation for new AFX Can-Am releases today?
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