Scratchbuilts from England and Clidinst
Posted 12 March 2016 - 02:05 PM
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Posted 12 March 2016 - 03:59 PM
Fred came through and here's the original model as issued by Minialuxe (also used as a slot body by Fanacourse, little known French brand...)
Posted 12 March 2016 - 06:54 PM
Bob was a great fan of Indy car and open wheel racing. I guess most all racing. He lived in Indianapolis and was one of the biggest fans of the Indy 500. He made scale drawings of over 100 cars. He was the go to guy for the Indy car modelers.
In the 60's he designed/carved the bodies for some of the Strombecker cars. I know he did the Dirt Track Racer and I'm sure he did the Indy roadster and probably the Midgets. I think there is a Model Car and Track cover with a picture of his home slot track on it. Of course the cars on his oval were Strombecker Indy roadsters.
I think Bob must have been an approachable guy, as several of the resin car makers and a slot car friend in Indy all counted him as a friend. I guess his auto racing interest lasted thru out his whole life.
If anybody has any more info, I would like to read it.
Posted 13 March 2016 - 03:55 AM
It was a great shock to hear about Bob's passing. I had the chance to spend many hours talking to him and visiting his collection. I was unable to get any info about his collection at the time. Do you have any more information as to the disposition of the collection? It's been about ten years since I raced and have lost contact with much of what's going on. It's good to see that you are still active. Thanks for all the help and historical info you have provided.
Where's the 3-view? I need to carve another body!
Posted 13 March 2016 - 04:16 AM
Good to hear from you; I know that you were the one most in contact with Bob.
What I know came from the English dealer, Phil Smith, and you can get in touch with him at his site, scaleslotcars, or send me a PM and I'll give you his email. According to Phil, the 20 or so cars he got were just part of the collection, and there's more somewhere...
Posted 13 March 2016 - 08:59 AM
Quite a few also went to Lance Sellers, a static kit Indy Car modeller. The Indy Car Modelling fraternity were very familiar with Bobs cars and his excellent plans.
Posted 13 March 2016 - 12:51 PM
The #9 is an accurate detailed 1964 Ferguson-NOVI 4WD STP Indy car. 1/32 resin and 1/24 Vac form bodies used to be in my collection. I saw the car run..
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Posted 23 March 2016 - 04:37 PM
Don, great stuff. I just love the look of that number 31 car for some reason. Maybe it the color. Thanks for posting.