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#1 Tim Wilkins

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 11:10 PM

I caught up with Philippe today at the 2018 Checkpoint Cup Can Am race and asked him about the progress of his new slot car book.

 

 

 


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 07:00 AM

Ah, Canadian!!?

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 07:49 AM

Thank you Tim and thank you Philippe....waiting patiently for the book.



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Posted 28 January 2018 - 10:49 AM

PDL and all those that worked with you to bring this all together many thanks in advance.

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 11:28 AM

Thank you for the interview.

Wish I was there.  I would have had my pen out with my copy of the first book asking for an autograph!

I am sure that when published cost will not be an object for the second book!


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 01:21 AM

Sorry to hear that the stories from the pro racing period in the 1960´s
are being shortened and compacted.

I really hope that enough of the story will be left to shed some light
on Jerry Brady, the man that according to legend could drive virtually
anything, even the worst pieces of junk, to victory.

I´ve come to understand that Brady was not the nicest person around
and was not very much liked by his contemporary fellow racers due to
bad mood and behaviour and his general manners.

Therefore it would also be interesting with analysing his partnership
with the late Bob Emott, to my understanding generally regarded as
one of the nicest people around in the 1960´s slot car scene.

Apparently they were both excellent drivers and racers, Bob was also
an excellent craftsman, but how did this ´Good cop, bad cop´ relation
emerge? That would be interesting to know more about.

N´est ce pas, Philippe?
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Posted 29 January 2018 - 07:21 AM

Glad to hear it's getting there Philippe. 

 

Just send me that last chapter - I'll edit the sucker down! 

 

Cheers, 

Don 



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 01:11 PM

Jerry Brady was not the only racer that was disliked by fellow racers, there were quite a few that fit that description in LA too. One in particular had people in AZ that would rather never see him show up for races again.

 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:41 PM

Thanks Tim, for cornering PdL and getting the straight scoop. I met him twice and he is the world's consumate gentleman and all around great man. I wish he'd get the book out,though. I've been laid up for a while and I'm desperate for some good readin'! God bless PdL!


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 05:06 PM

Nothing has changed. It'll be here when it gets here.


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Posted 02 September 2018 - 05:00 PM

Looking forward to getting Philippe's new book...and thank you for posting this.


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Posted 02 September 2018 - 08:36 PM

Wouldn't it be nice if Cheater could help arrange a method through the blog where purchasers could ship their books to PdL's neck of the woods, have their copy autographed by PdL and then shipped back to them?

 

Just an idea...


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Posted 02 September 2018 - 08:49 PM

What is the estimated cost on the book?

thanks; g


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Posted 03 September 2018 - 08:02 AM

What is the estimated publication date of the book?  :laugh2:  :laugh2:

 

Jim, one alternative would be for E.D. to sell PDL autographed copies. I would assume they are going to be the primary seller. This would eliminate the need for any third party involvement.


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Posted 03 September 2018 - 10:03 AM


If Erectile Dysfunction is the only one selling it, then I will have to pass!


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Posted 03 September 2018 - 01:44 PM

That last post was not a joke!

ED charged me $40 for a used Dynamic Tongue after I inquired about additional parts needed, after I bought a Dynamic Motor Mount.

It was several years back and when I complained, Scott Bader said it was justified as "fair market" value.
A week later I bought THREE brass tongues for less than $20 shipped on eBay.

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 02:10 PM

max, if I had been charged $40 for that Dynamic tongue, I'd have ED too!  :laugh2: It would have been "K&S brass strips, here I come."  :dance3:


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Posted 03 September 2018 - 03:29 PM

Even a MIB tongue isn't anywhere near that price... If you get stuck like that Max, ask around here... 

 

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 11:35 PM

Don you have been more than generous with me already.

It was years ago but elephants never forget!

Never again...

PdL please have a different channel if this is indeed the fact.

$#@%$&
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Posted 04 September 2018 - 02:57 AM

Concur. ED is terrible. I've actually been flat out lied to on the phone about a purchase.

Never again.....


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Posted 04 September 2018 - 07:00 AM

Gotta keep gas in the helicopter! :laugh2:


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Posted 04 September 2018 - 01:36 PM

Hate to go against the grain here but I have had a few transactions with Electric Dreams over many years and have always got my parts fast and at the advertised price. Have I just been lucky.?

All the parts they have for sale on there website are priced. If I can get the same part  cheaper somewhere else, I shop there.

David, how is it you did not see the price before committing to buy?

As for the book, if I think the price is fair I will be buying it. Christmas is coming :)


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Posted 04 September 2018 - 02:08 PM

The Dynamic "tongue" was not shown on their website. I had to inquire as they stated to do so if subsequent items were needed.

Otherwise good for you but MY experiences have mostly been awful!

I want PdL's book I just won't buy it from ED!

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 04:37 PM

You can get brass tongues from Pro Motor from time to time.    It would be a good item to have manufactured in some manner.


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 05:17 PM

You can get brass tongues from Pro Motor from time to time.    It would be a good item to have manufactured in some manner.


They have 9 in stock at the moment :)

Even have a full dynamic inline mount,tongue etc for 16Ds.
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