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#1 Alchemist

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 12:15 AM

I am always amazed at the level of detail and technology that European racers employ in their race cars.

 

At the same time I was wondering what had happened to Nick de Wachter and Fola, who use to show their wonderful slot car builds on here.

 

As I was searching the internet,  I came across a German website called   " Frank's Slotcar Unique",     and discovered one of Nick's current race car, as well as Fola's race car on the website.

 

I noticed that Nick's website for offering his slot car parts is no longer in existence.

 

Does anyone know what he and Fola are doing these days?

 

Hope they're doing well!

 

Lots of great photos on that site.

 

Thanks.

 

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#2 Dennis David

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 11:40 AM

I think part of the  issue is some of the comments that they receive from certain people who always want to compare their cars to what we run in the States which is impossible.

 

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#3 Benno - SAC

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 12:04 PM

These scale classes are rewarding scale details as well as race performance with points. For the final rank the points earned in concours and race are added.

Here is an example for their rule sets for the concours:

deutscheslotclassic.de/downloads/dsc_2007_10_01_concours.PDF

 

You can copy paste the text into google translate.

 

It is very amazing, but not the kind of racing I like.

 


Schöne Grüße (Kind regards)

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 01:43 PM

Still building and racing their amazingly detailed cars :D

They post all the time on fbook.

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 01:47 PM

Same  format we used at MESAC in the '60's & '70's. While at Pelican Park we don't have concours we like to see members cars as models of 1:1's. Adds another quality to our racing which is done on a landscaped track that helps captures the essence of motor sports history from the 1940's to the present.


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 02:24 PM

Don't forget the tracks are very different as well and most motors are 35K and less. It is what it is.


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 11:38 AM

Fola's store site is here:               www.slotfabrik.com


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