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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 10:07 AM

I had a super-nice guy come in last night with a bunch of stuff that he sold me because he was moving to Mexico.

 

Most of it was '90s, but he had raced even back at Hinsdale, and had some older stuff.

 

I haven't had time to go through all of it, but I found the below.

 

Looks like with the Trinity Peanut motor, the car may of been a Trinity production car, IIRC, sold for about $350 back in the very early 80's.

 

Anyway, I can easily make out the "LIMITED PRODUCTION" and "#5", and Mike Lady(?), but I can't figure out what is engraved before limited production. Something like "carrier"?

 

I thought Tony might have some insight.

 

Also pictured are a few older items.

 

A Dynamic car with a home rewind and a running Versitec 101.

 

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 10:26 AM

Mike,

 

I played around with your engraving pic in a photoediting program and I believe the first word is "Carrera".

 

And that is is more likely "Mike Lacy", not Lady.

 

Good snag on that stuff you bought!


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 10:46 AM

Thanks.

 

Makes 100% sense on Mike Lacy, since he was a local Cycle Smithy racer back in that era when I started racing 1/24 cars again.

 

The seller couldn't of been a nicer guy.

 

He gave me his stuff at a super low price under the guise that I would pass some of it along to some deserving kids.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 12:16 PM

Mike,

 

Not sure I made that. There are a few details missing that I would do.

 

As for the engraving I have no idea who did it and what it means. If I engraved it and indeed built it my name would be on it somewhere.The body and motor could have been been bought as separate items. We used to sell premounted bodies.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 12:30 PM

Deserving kids as in grown men playing with slot cars, right? :D  


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 01:21 PM

Tony,

 

Thanks for the info.


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Posted 23 July 2015 - 01:30 PM

I've had a little more time to check out what I got.

There was a few late '70s, early '80s International 15 cars.

They were bottom side up.

I noticed one had some nicely done, interesting details. I flipped over the car and to my surprise was a white and pale purple O/S Ferrari with ZEKE stenciled on the back deck.

After pulling the body, it was clear it was a Csaba-built chassis. The attention to detail is outstanding, especially for an Intl. chassis.

Also in the stash, I found in great condition, the original small magnet, cobalt motor, a Micro from my old boss, Stu Koford, from about four or five years before I starting working for him.


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Posted 23 July 2015 - 01:59 PM

Mike,

 

Some pictures of this stuff would be nice.

 

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 02:21 PM

Will do later.

My camera phone died and I'm still about ten days from being out of contract.

You don't realize how much easier the one on the phone makes life until it quits working.


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Posted 24 July 2015 - 06:22 PM

Mike,
 
I played around with your engraving pic in a photoediting program and I believe the first word is "Carrera".
 
And that is is more likely "Mike Lacy", not Lady.
 
Good snag on that stuff you bought!

  

Thanks.
 
Makes 100% sense on Mike Lacy, since he was a local Cycle Smithy racer back in that era when I started racing 1/24 cars again.

Mark Mattei came in earlier to pick up some stuff.

It turns out I was confusing Mike Lacy with another guy, a checkbook racer.

Mike Lacy was the builder, making chassis for Mark's showcase, on the late 70's and early 80's.

Mike's son heads up the service dept. at Cycle Smithy.

I also have been meaning to get a pic of, and posting a chassis Mike built for Mark, to fit under a 30's style model car body, with full fenders, running boards, and a full interior.

It's a bent square tubing piece of art, with a 1/1 feel to it.

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