Since I have started the rail racing it's been apparent there is a huge number of slot car racers and potential rail racers who are very interested in pre-WWII 1930s GP single seaters. These cars were raced from 1934 to 1939 under the 750 Kg Formula with cars from Auto Union, Mercedes, Alfa Romeo and Maserati. What has amazed me is that none of the slot car manufacturers have produced hardly any of these cars with the notable exception of the beautiful Slot Classic Auto Union D-Type and the out of scale Scalextric Auto Union. Today I was fortunate enough to be shown a whole series of body kits covering cars from this period. Incidentally, my favourite personal period in GP racing when the cars were incredibly powerful with tremendous performance and speeds being reached considering the narrow wheels and tyres available at the time.
The 1st series of Pre-Add Bodykits cover the following cars: Alfa Romeo P3B, Mercedes W25B, Auto Union C Type, Alfa Romeo 8C (1936), Mercedes W125, Alfa Romeo 312, Mercedes W154 (1938), Auto Union D Type, Maserati 8CTF and Mercedes W154 (1939). These are being produced in resin by Mac Pinches who produced the body for Mark Gussin's Contours winning Marconi proxy race entry. The kits comprise of a resin body, all metal components (Exhausts, steering wheel, screenframe, mirrors, oil coolers, filler caps, etc) driver and water slide transfers and can be used for either slot, rail or static models.
I was really impressed by the detail incorporated into these bodies and are a boon to fans of this era like myself. These will be available from the 8th of April and on show at the NSCC Swapmeeting at Loughborough on the 14th. Details are available from Mac Pinches at email: email@example.com and Tel: 01543 871849. These kits, at around £15, represent brilliant value for money. It's really nice to see an original rail racer produce this sort of model.
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