What is this?
Posted 16 September 2009 - 14:53
Some years ago I ordered a slot car body from Patto in Australia and this is what arrived:
It certainly wasn't what I was expecting - I can't remember what the order was for - and I have never been able to work out what it is.
Can anyone suggest what it might be trying to be?
Posted 16 September 2009 - 14:59
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 21:26
Surprisingly, there aren't that many cars with a central air scoop (it is central isn't it?). The "step" in the body is reminescent of some 1930's cars when the regulations specified a minimum width and Maserati made two versions of their car - one with a wide body for GP's and the other with a narrower body for other races.
Could it be a Delahaye?
Posted 16 September 2009 - 21:39
Regarding the Ferrari suggestion, the guy who makes these things is usually pretty good when it comes to relative sizes. Next to a 375, this thing is tiny - which makes me think it isn't a Ferrari. There is no 166 Ferrari on his list and I have his 375 so it certainly ain't that.
It definitely isn't a generic shape - that would be pointless.
He doesn't list a Delahaye on his shells list, so I doubt it is one of they.
Incidentally, I have asked the man himself and he doesn't know, either.
I think I am just going to have to let this one go....
Posted 16 September 2009 - 21:52
Not many pics to confirm, however.
Posted 16 September 2009 - 22:26
Otherwise it's a blob.
Sometimes Patto makes blobs, sometimes he makes decent bodies.
Posted 17 September 2009 - 00:14
Originally posted by Barry Boor
I fear you may be correct, T, about the blob, I mean.
You'll have to put your thinking cap on to assign that to a driver then...
What happens if it wins?
Posted 17 September 2009 - 00:25
Mr McQueen, your chariot awaits.
Posted 17 September 2009 - 00:44
I don't think there's any doubt as to which driver The Blob should be assigned to...
Mr McQueen, your chariot awaits.;)
Posted 17 September 2009 - 06:47
Well, at least that explains the size.
Posted 17 September 2009 - 07:15
Let us know how he goes...
Posted 17 September 2009 - 07:19
Maybe the next one.