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#1 Thom

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Posted 13 October 2022 - 01:44 PM

Well today I did something I havent done since 1968. When I went to college I packed away my slot cars, pulling them out a couple years later my favorite Lola was MIA. Now in retirement and trying to relive my youth I vacuformed a body, built a chassis, and am now once again racing my favorite Lola GT. The bonus is that the chassis also fits my XKE body, so back to the bench for five more frames.

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Posted 13 October 2022 - 04:38 PM

Lovely paint jobs. Simple yet elegant. Just like the Lola GT.


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Posted 13 October 2022 - 05:14 PM

Lovely chassis Thom! On a side note, I've been looking for an XKE body as it's one of my favorites (and Enzo Ferrari's). Do you happen to know where you got that body (although it too might date back to 1968).



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Posted 13 October 2022 - 05:35 PM

You did a nice job building the chassis & pulling the bodies Thom. Is the chassis similar to what you were running back in '68? Are you now running on a home track now or do you have a close-by commercial raceway?


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Posted 13 October 2022 - 09:06 PM

Larry, Thank you. The XKE is also my fav as I have a real I bought in 1972 and still own. I made the molds and pull the bodies myself using PETG plastic. I have both, with flares as pictured and without.

Bill, Thank you too. I believe back in the late 60s I was running the Cox magnesium or aluminum sidewinder. I have a 101 long 3 lane home track. It was owned by one of the Silky brothers and is possibly the only track that Silky and Gerding built together.

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Posted 13 October 2022 - 11:58 PM

Cool track, disappointing that it's an image rather than a video.  :good:


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#7 Thom

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Posted 14 October 2022 - 08:01 AM

Yeah I know, I tried to attach the video but it was to big. Maybe someone knows how to do it, I don’t.
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