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#1 n.elmholt

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:28 AM

New car for the CanAm class: Bruce McLaren 1967 M6A factory car.
Schöler Inline chassis, JD body, my own decals, driver inserts, engine copy etc.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:07 AM

Niels,

 

  Cool. What brand of crown is that?


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:17 AM

Nice job on getting McLaren orange correct.

 

Cheers


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:42 AM

Great looking car Niels.

 

If it run as good as it looks it will be very fast.


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 12:34 PM

Sweet :D :good: 

 

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 04:26 PM

Niels,

 

  Cool. What brand of crown is that?

Sigma 34t 


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 04:26 PM

Great looking car Niels.

 

If it run as good as it looks it will be very fast.

It does :-)  Niels


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 04:30 PM

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 01:16 PM

Look at movies on YouTube of Bruce driving this car - LA Times Grand Prix 1967 comes to mind. Bruce sat VERY low in the car. I don't know how he could see above the front fenders to hit his marks but he really did. If you wanted to, you could get that driver/interior part of the cg down even further if the envelope exists without sacrificing any model fidelity.

 

This was a classic race, very influential on the Can Am cars that got modeled into slot cars during that era and was one wail of a battle with Parnelli Jones trading the lead with the classic Chaparral a few times but Bruce eventually took the win, if memory serves. The venerable ABC sports announcers were featured, no doubt recorded for a later broadcast. Racing was never live on TV in those days; I imagine it was because of need to edit them down for specific time slots and to ensure minimizing the potential shock of some of the violent life-threatening crashes that were all too frequent back then, risky for a live broadcast.

 

Very, very nice model! I always appreciate the level of detail and accuracy of the graphics done by the European slot car modelers/builders and that you folks actually race these masterpieces. Group 7 Can Am was an awesome series and worthy of capturing the history in this way.

 

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 01:53 PM

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 03:01 PM

Look at movies on YouTube of Bruce driving this car - LA Times Grand Prix 1967 comes to mind. Bruce sat VERY low in the car. I don't know how he could see above the front fenders to hit his marks but he really did. If you wanted to, you could get that driver/interior part of the cg down even further if the envelope exists without sacrificing any model fidelity.

 

This was a classic race, very influential on the Can Am cars that got modeled into slot cars during that era and was one wail of a battle with Parnelli Jones trading the lead with the classic Chaparral a few times but Bruce eventually took the win, if memory serves. The venerable ABC sports announcers were featured, no doubt recorded for a later broadcast. Racing was never live on TV in those days; I imagine it was because of need to edit them down for specific time slots and to ensure minimizing the potential shock of some of the violent life-threatening crashes that were all too frequent back then, risky for a live broadcast.

 

Very, very nice model! I always appreciate the level of detail and accuracy of the graphics done by the European slot car modelers/builders and that you folks actually race these masterpieces. Group 7 Can Am was an awesome series and worthy of capturing the history in this way.

 

AJ

 

AJ, the problem is the huge inline motor :-(

 

Niels


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 01:06 PM

She is a beauty Niels.  Thanks for sharing your photos.


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Posted 01 December 2017 - 11:49 PM

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