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  • #16
    Led Zeppelin McLaren!

    Yes, there is a real Led Zeppelin McLaren!

    http://www.classicdriver.com/en/arti...ppelin-mclaren

    Are here is my poor attempt at duplicating it. It is a TYCO McLaren with posts added so I could run a Tuff-Ones chassis. I probably should have taken the pictures from across the room so you wouldn't be able to see the shaky lines



    URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mrtc4w/media/slot%20cars/TYCO%20McLaren%20M8F/DSC00828_zpsaf15f047.jpg.html][/url]

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    • #17
      Originally posted by mrtc4w View Post
      Jim Hall rocks!!!



      BTW - If you are interested here is a link to my photobucket album of the Can-Am Reunion at Road America featuring the Chaparral:

      http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mrtc...?sort=3&page=1

      Marty
      Marysville, OH
      Marty, I wish that Tomy / Racemasters would make an updated version of the Chaparral 2, as well as a partner Lola T70 roadster, on the Mega G chassis as a start to a new series of Group 7 cars; I think it would be a big seller. Steve Russell at Racemasters told me that his Dad knew Jim Hall, and he (meaning Steve) is still on friendly terms with him. Since the 2D is simply a Chaparral with a roof, maybe they can modify the buck to make a new model........
      Last edited by Speedhoppy; 07-08-2013, 01:59 PM. Reason: Sentence structure

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      • #18
        Originally posted by fastlap View Post
        Here is a McLaren stretched to fit a Tyco LWB pan Chassis

        Having seen this car (and others) in Fastlap's (Gary) collection in person, I can only say: WOW! Truly artistic work, from making the cast-resin body, to decorating......

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        • #19
          Originally posted by mrtc4w View Post
          Yes, there is a real Led Zeppelin McLaren!

          http://www.classicdriver.com/en/arti...ppelin-mclaren

          Are here is my poor attempt at duplicating it. It is a TYCO McLaren with posts added so I could run a Tuff-Ones chassis. I probably should have taken the pictures from across the room so you wouldn't be able to see the shaky lines



          URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mrtc4w/media/slot%20cars/TYCO%20McLaren%20M8F/DSC00828_zpsaf15f047.jpg.html][/url]

          That's actually pretty cool looking; hand painting is not easy, and as I got older, I had to develop a two-handed technique (kind of like shooting a handgun) to paint details while minimizing mistakes. Wheels look a little small; but if you like that kind of chassis, you made a good effort to accommodate it.

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          • #20
            Super II clone Group 7 Car

            I forgot to include this in my original post:





            I built this "Super II" clone several years ago, from a kit I purchased from Greg Braun on his HO Slotcarracing website. It's the only "pancake" style chassis I still enjoy running on my track (I stored the others, as well as my originals that are over 45 years old now). This generic Group 7 body (again, the ubiquitous McLaren) was finished off with scrap parts I had laying around, and I made a simple windscreen out of scrap clear Lexan. The bigger wheels/tires fill out the wheel wells nicely, and makes for a decent running car......
            Last edited by Speedhoppy; 07-09-2013, 05:18 PM. Reason: Added picture/ sentence structure

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            • #21
              Originally posted by mrtc4w View Post
              Missing a few parts, but here are my Lily Ledy (TYCO Mexican issue) McLaren's:



              Marty
              Marysville, OH
              Marty, thanks for sharing; I've never seen those before. Very colorful!

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              • #22
                Originally posted by mrtc4w View Post
                NIB CobraMite King Cobra







                Marty
                Marysville, OH
                Marty, that's a neat looking car. King Cobras (Coopers with Ford V8 engines) as run by Shelby were strong competitors in 1963-64 to the Chaparral 2, with drivers like Dave McDonald (sadly, killed at Indianapolis) and Parnelli Jones. An updated version (designed by Len Terry) made an abortive effort in the Can Am in 1967, with Jerry Titus driving, but was not competitive.....

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by NicoRosberg. View Post
                  Nico, I'm guessing you and your racing buds have some great examples of this type of car to share. Let's see some examples from "across the pond" , please ..........

                  Nico, from what I've read, "big bore" sport car racing was very popular in England up to about 1966, when apparently the British organizers mandated Formula 2 instead. I'm guessing they did so because American engines were the dominant power plant, with nothing available to compete from the motor builders over there other than small capacity stuff, which could not compete. Can you or your mates share any info on this?
                  Last edited by Speedhoppy; 07-08-2013, 09:29 AM. Reason: Additional question/request for clarification

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Speedhoppy View Post
                    That's actually pretty cool looking; hand painting is not easy, and as I got older, I had to develop a two-handed technique (kind of like shooting a handgun) to paint details while minimizing mistakes. Wheels look a little small; but if you like that kind of chassis, you made a good effort to accommodate it.
                    Yeah, I use a magnifying glass a lot more then I ever have.

                    Thanks! I was involved in a Vintage race night for Ho. For every class, except open wheel, I ran a MoPar or a Chaparral. I usually ran the Aurora Chap 2F but I decided I wanted something different. I had already converted a TYCO Lamborghini Countach and the Chaparral 2D to Aurora T-Jet chassis. I checked the wheelbase on the McLaren and it fit. The body is as low as it can go.

                    Marty
                    Marysville, OH

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                    • #25
                      Mac Tonight Porsche

                      As part of the Vintage Race Night we included in-line magnet cars. I ran an Aurora G-Plus under this Mac Tonight Porsche:





                      Marty
                      Marysville, OH

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                      • #26
                        Home built semi pro McLaren(?)

                        A friend bought a collection with this car in it. He didn't want it, so it came home with me. I think the body is supposed to be a McLaren?





                        One of these days I'll get around to restoring it.

                        Marty
                        Marysville, OH

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                        • #27
                          Scratch built McLaren M8A using the AutoWorld body as a base from about a decade ago...



                          Didn't do the side intakes since they wouldn't clear the chassis....

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                          • #28
                            Marty, went through your Photo Bucket album; some great equipment there, in all scales! Saw some stuff I've never seen before, as well as some of the 1/24 scale cars I had (and wish I still did). Your Lexan body indeed looks like a McLaren (most successful Can Am car, copied by everybody), and that chassis looks to be only missing the side chassis weights and the proper wheels/tires to be a "Super II" clone (have the "mean Green" armature like mine; the original had something called a "Quadra Lam").
                            I was out of slot cars completely from 1971 (entered college) until 1993 (son was old enough at that point for me to start back in HO scale), so I never experienced the cars made during that period. The cars I showed in the first post (and in my photo album, if you haven't seen it) were all acquired from slot car shows (or in one case, an estate sale for a bankrupt Hobby shop) in the Wisconsin/ Illinois area in the past 7 years or so. I don't belong to a club; building / modifying my layout (an ongoing project) and acquiring / painting car bodies is a source of relaxation for me. I joined this Forum several years ago to acquire knowledge, share my own modest efforts (there are some real artists that show their work here), and interact with fellow enthusiasts from around the world, who share the passion of this scale. I haven't been disappointed , either.........

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by MMalehorn View Post
                              Scratch built McLaren M8A using the AutoWorld body as a base from about a decade ago...



                              Didn't do the side intakes since they wouldn't clear the chassis....
                              Nice! What kind of chassis are you mounting it on?

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                              • #30
                                Thanks! It was going onto an SG+ chassis, but the class/series it was going to be raced in doesn't exist any longer. So since she's already painted in McLaren orange, right now it's a shelf queen.

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