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#1 Slick

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 05:58

Welcome to the new Racing Collectables forum.

As the title and strap line suggestion, this is somewhere you can show off collections you have made of motor racing memorabilia, show off the drawings you have made or even the computerized 3D models you have been working on.

But first, before you start showing your stuff, please introduce yourselves and tell us a bit about yourself and your passion.

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#2 helioseism

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 21:15

Well this is a fantastic development! Thanks very much to Slick & Twin Window!

My name is Frank Hill, and I'm the guy who bothers everyone with incessant posting of new obscure books being released. I collect books on all forms of motor sports, plus magazines, plus plastic model kits. I've been doing this for over 45 years so, as you can guess, I have accumulated a lot. I have another odd collection -- jpeg images of books and magazine covers. I have a constantly growing data base in which I am trying to store information on all car books (except recent repair manuals) and magazines. If anyone has questions that such an obsession can answer, please let me know.

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 07:20

Hi, I am Rod Hunt and I have been posting on the Nostalgia Forum for a few months now, mainly about Le Mans and Sports Cars. Since 1992 I have owned Model Garage, dealers in model cars, a business which has had its ups and downs but, hopefully, today is starting on the upslope from its deepest down.

I used to have a trade stand at the Goodwood Festival, Coys and other historic events but not for several years now. Nevertheless I have probably met several of the posters here without knowing it!

#4 Slick

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 07:37

My Name is Steve Griffiths, to be honest I'm not much of a collector of any sorts when it comes to motor racing, but I have a few base ball caps from various teams one of which is a Damon Hill Championship cap which I got signed (unfortunately by Frentzen as it was the only thing I had with me at the time)

I'm quite looking forward to seeing collections from other members to find what I'm missing out on.

#5 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 08:27

Hi , I am Bjørn Kjer , you may know me from the Transporters thread amongst. I do and have allways collected in 1/87 ,now only racing models as well as transporters , trying to find possible rebuilding subjects. Unfortunately "my" thread on 1/87 has grinded to a halt , but who knows , this good idea here might awake some interest again. I also have a small collection of 1/43 racers and GTs from the 50's and 60's , but tend to let them go somehow , if anyone should be interested. See you around here!

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 16:34

I am Tom Gee from Florida and my model collection/obsession is cars driven by Dan Gurney. Some are diecast, others are resin or plastic; some are kits that I have built myself and some are already built. The scales range from 1/12 to 1/87. Right now I have 75 or so models with another 20 or more kits waiting to be built. I have most of the well known cars (F1 and USAC Eagles, Can Am McLarens and Lolas, GT40s and Cobras, etc) and I have built or modified many other less well known cars that Dan drove (Lancia Spyder, Porsche Speedster, Lotus 18, etc). Here is a link to some old photos of the models in a cabinet.

http://public.fotki....del-collection/

TNF has been invaluable in helping me research and find information and photos of many of Dan's cars, and some of the members here have also provided me with help. Hope you like what you see...




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Posted 23 October 2009 - 18:11

Welcome to the new Racing Collectables forum.

As the title and strap line suggestion, this is somewhere you can show off collections you have made of motor racing memorabilia, show off the drawings you have made or even the computerized 3D models you have been working on.

But first, before you start showing your stuff, please introduce yourselves and tell us a bit about yourself and your passion.


Hi everybody
I'm Igor Entin, live in Toronto, Canada and I'm big an of F1. I collect car models: Ferrari and all of Schumi, as well as autographed photos of Ferrari F1 drivers.
My goal is to find an autographed photo of every driver, either regular team driver, "one-timer" or privateer who sat in the scarlet car (well, with few notable exceptions, when car wasn't really painted red, like Ecurie Espadon, Ecurie Francorchamps in 50s, or NART in 64 or 65.
Also, I want to have collect models of all Ferrari cars, all variations taking part in F1 from 1950.

In any case, it's real fun, you can see some of my collection here: My F1 collection

I have close to 500 autographed photos and about 150 car models.

My 1:18 models are obviously Minichamps, Mattels, Exotos and CMC. B193 - B195 conversions are all bought from one wiz in Germany, most of Ferrari tobacco conversions are mine.

The 1:43s are Brumm, Minichamps, Microworld - Autostory, Vitesse - La Storia, few white metal model (also bought), few rare Villa Model - 1973 Ferrari 312B3.

Sources: models - 99.9% from ebay, autographed photos - some from few trusted sellers on ebay, few from other auctions (you cannot find Nino Farina on ebay, can you?), some obtained by mail. see the link above.

If you'd like to help me with few autographs missing in my collection, here is the list: Regular Team Drivers: Alfonso de Portago. Ferrari one-timers: Peter Whitehead - 1950 French and Italian GPs, Raymond Sommer - 1950 Monaco GP, Franco Comotti - 1952 French GP, Piero Carini - 1953 Italian GP, André Pilette - 1956 Belgian GP. Privateers: Hans Stuck - Ecurie Espadon, Max de Terra - Ecurie Espadon, Peter Hirt - Ecurie Espadon, Rudi Fischer - Ecurie Espadon, Rudolf Schoeller - Ecurie Espadon, Charles de Tornaco - Ecurie Francorchamps, Roger Laurent - Ecurie Francorchamps, Louis Rosier - Ecurie Rosier, Johnny Claes - ENB, Reg Parnell - Scuderia Ambrosiana, Alejandro de Tomaso - Scuderia Centro Sud, Giorgio Scarlatti - Scuderia Centro Sud

Best Regards
Igor

Edited by Igor_E, 26 October 2009 - 13:38.


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Posted 23 October 2009 - 18:17

I am Tom Gee from Florida and my model collection/obsession is cars driven by Dan Gurney. Some are diecast, others are resin or plastic; some are kits that I have built myself and some are already built. The scales range from 1/12 to 1/87. Right now I have 75 or so models with another 20 or more kits waiting to be built. I have most of the well known cars (F1 and USAC Eagles, Can Am McLarens and Lolas, GT40s and Cobras, etc) and I have built or modified many other less well known cars that Dan drove (Lancia Spyder, Porsche Speedster, Lotus 18, etc). Here is a link to some old photos of the models in a cabinet.

http://public.fotki....del-collection/

TNF has been invaluable in helping me research and find information and photos of many of Dan's cars, and some of the members here have also provided me with help. Hope you like what you see...


Hi Tom
You have a great collection. Very, very impressive. I'm a big fan of Dan Gurney as well, he is a great guy.

I was especially impressed to learn about "Gurney flap" and the fact the he "invented" spraying champagne on the podium. I have some photos autographed by Dan: "Gallery - from Dan Gurney" I have found the mailing address on his web site http://www.allamericanracers.com.
Best Regards
Igor

#9 SWB

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:28

Hello all, my name is Steve Barnett. I don't have a collection of models, but I do have a collection of books and cuttings dealing with a multitude of racing and performance cars. It may be surprising to know that the reason I don't collect models is because I build them, and I just wouldn't know where to start, or stop, so the best thing is not to start at all!

I hope this new forum won't sideline collecting (of any sort) into a little ghetto, but as it has to be inhabited by genuine enthusiasts I will try to offer my experience if anybody has any questions on building techniques of model cars.

Steve

Edited by SWB, 26 October 2009 - 08:29.


#10 glyn parham

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 11:53

Hello all.

The collecting bug bit me early and by 1973 I was collecting anything that took my fancy. A chance read of Exchange & Mart (a UK sales paper for those of you out there in the rest of the world) introduced me to Grand Prix Models (then located in Radlett) and I was on my way down the slippery slope collecting rally models in 1/43 scale.

Since then I have added Spa 24 hours and BSCC (1963 to 1973) to my collecting themes and I now have over 500 models in my collection, the rally cars now restricted to the RAC Rally.

Glyn

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 13:28

Hi, I'm Len Edwards. I live in England and my hobby is 3D formula One cars. I've also been known to dabble in building Tamiya and Tameo models amoungst others.

My aim is to model the most unusal cars that have raced, hence my liking for such cars as the Tyrrell P34 and the Brabham BT46B. I aslso enjoy creating represenations of the more "Normal" designs and have been know to try my hand at a bit of design work myself. Each year I attempt to produce an interesting design for comments and criticism.

I also collect Grand Prix's and have most of the races from the past 20 years. Am in the process of transferring these to DVD from VHS.... not a quick process but at least I get to see some of the great races again.;)

Edited by FW11B, 23 November 2009 - 13:28.


#12 Hse289

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 21:41

Hi, my name is Paul House and i collect books, models and slotcars of AC/Shelby Cobras. My first Cobra model was a 1/24 plastic kit by Frog given to me back in the mid 70`s when i was a teenager, from then i was hooked.
I have now expanded my collection to models/slotcars of King Cobras which includes versions of my favourite car of all time the Lang Cooper.

I really enjoy reading about the guys who worked or raced for Shelby American back in the day which led me to start a new collection of models of cars raced by Ken Miles.
Still looking for a good picture of Ken Miles in the Triangle Special and does anyone know what colour the Talbot Lago was which Miles raced for Otto Zipper. Was it blue or Zippers favourite silver?

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:40

Hello everyone, I am very new here but wanted to introduce myself. I am from Lancashire but now live in London and I love F1 from the 1960's to 1993. After this I feel it all changed abit too much and well, got more dull and less romantic. Outside of motorsport collecting I am also intrested in the arts, history, socialising and cooking.

I am very impressed with your collections - what I like to collect are the Tamiya model grand prix kits - though I have seem some stunning models you guys have from manufactures I am not aware of. I would appreicate if someone could give me more information/links of where to get more model kits. I also want to collect old season reviews on DVD but this doesnt seem to be possible, and in an ideal world the BBC f1 highlights from 1979-93. I have found one chap who sells them but for £150 a season! argh. Would appeciate if anyone could point me in the right direction.

I am looking forward to mixing in the community and I am more than happy to join in any conversation.

#14 Hamish Robson

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 12:01

Hi everyone,

I'm Hamish Robson, I've been a member of these forums for around 6 months

I collect Autocourse and have them back to 1967, Rallycourse (all issues), some diecasts (mainly Ford RS or competition cars I have personally been involved with).

I make plastic model kits, mostly Tamiya/Hasegawa/Fujimi F1, sports and rally cars plus motorbikes. also make/restore classic/collectible radio controlled cars from Tamiya and Kyosho such as Sand Scorcher, Rough Rider, Scorpion and Optima. I've been making plastic models for around 35 years.

I also post on TamiyaClub (R/C), F1M (F1 models) and Automotive Forums (general car modeling), and "lurk" on a few others!

Edited by Hamish Robson, 20 July 2010 - 08:09.


#15 amicidellecorse

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 18:32

Hi everyone, :wave:
my name is Antonio Mizzanu, I'm Italian and a F1 fan since always....
Since 1991 when I bought my first VHS video recorder I collect every F1 race from TV.
I've always been a big fan of F1 since I was young.
I have a collection of over 1000 dvd, from the end of the fifties until the last season just ended.
I'd like to make available to all worldwide fans my collection, for research or just for collections.
I expect many! :up:
A cordial greetings and wishes for a happy New Year to all
Antonio

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 23:18

Hi everyone, :wave:
my name is Antonio Mizzanu, I'm Italian and a F1 fan since always....
Since 1991 when I bought my first VHS video recorder I collect every F1 race from TV.
I've always been a big fan of F1 since I was young.
I have a collection of over 1000 dvd, from the end of the fifties until the last season just ended.
I'd like to make available to all worldwide fans my collection, for research or just for collections.
I expect many! :up:
A cordial greetings and wishes for a happy New Year to all
Antonio


Hi Antonio and welcome, I am quite new too but everyone is very friendly. One day I hope to have a collection as impressive as yours, I have very few DVD's at the moment but I am hoping to expand. Do you collect other things as well?

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:42

Hi Antonio and welcome, I am quite new too but everyone is very friendly. One day I hope to have a collection as impressive as yours, I have very few DVD's at the moment but I am hoping to expand. Do you collect other things as well?



Hi!
Welcome to you too and Many thanks for your kind reply.
I used to collect also many Italian's magazine as Autosprint, Rombo, Quattroruote and Gente Motori.
I've got hundred of old issues about them since 80s.
But also I've a great models collection scale 1:18 and 1:24 about Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes and many others (brand BBurago, Solido, Polystil).
Best regards
Antonio :)

#18 Barry Boor

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 07:51

I'm a bit ashamed of the fact that I haven't posted on this thread already. My name is what it says on the left.

I have two branches to my passion....

The first is my slot racing. Since the early 1960s I have built and raced slot cars. In the early days they were simply modified Scalextric cars but since back end of the 1970s I have been building the cars from scratch, though still using Scalextric (and Airfix) motors and running gear.

Towards the turn of the century I became fed up with the look of the current F.1 cars and decided to go back in time to build sets of cars from the earlier days of F.1.

Since 1999 I have had series for cars from 1959-60, 1954-5-6, 1961-2, 1958 and have recently started racing a series based around 1950-51. There is no-one else involved with my racing - I do the whole thing myself with a stopwatch and an electronic timer, but my biggest joy is that I can build pretty well any circuit that was ever used (with the exception of the Nurburgring) and thanks to some special pieces of track that I have created, my circuit shapes are as accurate as I can get.

That is really too much information, to be honest, but if you want to know any more go to http://188.65.115.17.../cgi-bin/slots/.

Then there are the models. Since around the mid 1990s (thanks to Ebay) I began to buy 43rd scale models of racing and sports cars. Initially I restricted myself to cars from 1950 to 1965 but eventually extended the sports car collection into 1966 for the reasons you will find in a separate thread I started on collecting cars from on particular race.

My sports car collection currently totals around 275 while the single seaters number around 80. Sadly there have not been so many models available in the single seater category, at least until the Spark company started churning out loads of them recently, but at their prices, I'm afraid I have to pass.

I do get a lot of pleasure from taking a basic model and repainting it for a different driver or team. Doing this has meant that I have a few 'unusual' models, such as Harry Schell's Cooper from Sebring 1959, Jack Lewis' Cooper from Monza 1961 and a Tommy Atkins Cooper - none of which are commercially available, I believe.

Although the F.1 car section of my other website is a bit behind, you can see my total collection of sports cars if you scroll down this page.

Sorry to have rambled on but I thought it was time I introduced myself properly.

BTW, I am another of that group for whom Dan Gurney really IS the President!


Edited by Barry Boor, 23 August 2013 - 19:45.


#19 davewisdom

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 07:10

Hi. My name is Dave Wisdom. I have been a passionate follower of motor racing ever since my first visit to Mallory Park for the International 2000 Guineas meeting in June 1962. The following year my Dad bought a Scalextric set for Christmas and life has never been the same since!

Throughout the 60s and 70s my Dad and I were regular visitors to Mallory and Silverstone (our local circuits at the time) hence my particular interest in racing cars and events from that period. Unfortunately I don’t attend events as often as I used to, although I do enjoy visiting the classic & historic meetings when I can.

In recent years I have started building my own slot cars in an attempt to recreate my favourite cars from childhood. Each model is built using a variety of materials including plastic kits, fibreglass and resin body shells. I finish off the finer details by using what bits I can find or simply make them from scratch. All are built to 1:32 scale and are raced at ‘classic’ slot car events throughout the year at different slot car venues around the country and in ‘proxy’ events around the world.

Regards,
Dave


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#20 Barry Boor

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 07:29

Welcome to another scratch builder of slot cars. :wave:

Dave, do you compete at the Early Birds event in Wolverhampton?

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 20:27

Welcome to another scratch builder of slot cars. :wave:

Dave, do you compete at the Early Birds event in Wolverhampton?


Hi Barry.

Yes, I have taken part in the Earlybird events and hope to do so again in 2011. I met you briefly at last Novembers Wolves half tonner meeting, but you were very much in demand, so probably dont remember me!

Regards
Dave

#22 Barry Boor

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 22:05

:blush: Sorry, Dave, I'd know you by sight I'm sure but there were so many new names....


#23 dmj

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 23:19

As I haven't been active here for the best part of three years (although I've been a regular TNF-er in first half of the decade) and presume that most of my future activity here would be concentrated in this particular subforum, I decided to reintroduce myself.

Dino Milic-Jakovlic, 40, living in Croatia. Besides my everyday job I'm writing for several car magazines in my country, mostly about history of both racing and street cars. I used to be an editor of Croatian issue of F1 Racing Magazine for few years but crisis unfortunately prevented us from continuing it this season...

On the brighter side, I'm a model car addict. I have around 3000 of them, mostly 1/43 but a lot of 1/55-1/64 models as well. And a few hundred in other scales... Not particulary oriented towards racing cars but I do collect them along with street ones. Nowadays I'm mostly interested in old stuff from Sixties and Seventies but not your usual Corgi/Dinky collector - more into Italian and French models of that era. But generally I do collect all, especially if it represents the cars made up to the Seventies.

#24 Tim Murray

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:43

Good to see you back here, Dino. :wave:

#25 anyat

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 15:21

Hi I am Andy Knibbs, I run my own small busiess restoring Dinky, Crescent and other diecast Motorsport model. I restore them, sometimes as near to original as possible, but more often than not as custom Driver/Race/Car livery. I also fit 1:43 drivers into Brumm Ixo Rba and other collectable model. This is a hobby I started whilst receiving cancer treatment. I do sell my models, you will find a post in the SALES./WANTED section, but as my "production" is so limited I will never get ritch, realy I only sell my work to fun my collection as the chemotherapy has les me disabled

#26 Penword

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 17:47

Hi all. My name is John Hopkins and I live in Canada, about 150km east of Toronto.

I'm a partner in a publishing company that produces various motorsport and motorcycle publications. Although my first passion is car racing I've been working in the motorcycle side of the company for the past several years. I've been a motorsport writer/editor/publisher for about 20 years now.

I collect old sports books, programs and magazines, as well as copies of old sports broadcasts on DVD. Although I've collected a variety of magazine titles I'm trying to focus on a few favourites, for the sake of my sanity and marriage!

Acquiring back issues of Autosport (British version) has been a major passion. My dad subscribed in the 1960s and I have virtually every issue from 1964-71 -- I've been trying to build on that for the past 25 years or so, and will probably still be trying until I'm on my deathbed...

Looking forward to connecting with like-minded freaks.

Thanks.

John

#27 Tonecas

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 18:24

Welcome to the new Racing Collectables forum.

As the title and strap line suggestion, this is somewhere you can show off collections you have made of motor racing memorabilia, show off the drawings you have made or even the computerized 3D models you have been working on.

But first, before you start showing your stuff, please introduce yourselves and tell us a bit about yourself and your passion.

Hi, I am a retired Canadian professional mechanical engineer with a passion for 1/43 car models, and with a collection of 1100 models with the main focus on Sports and Prototype cars and sport steet cars between others. I am looking forward to share some aspects of my passion with the rest of the forum members as well as learn some new things.

#28 D-Type

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 22:11

Hi, as you can see from my signature my name is Duncan Rollo and those who frequent the Nostalgia Forum will have seen my name there.

I collect 1/43 models. The main target is to have a model of every World Drivers' Champion and Manufacturers' Champion where different. I have about half a dozen to go. Mainly diecast with a few white metal and a couple of plastic kits.
I also collect "historically interesting" models - the definition being flexible - basically of some historical significance: Thomas Flyer, Bugatti Type 35, Nuvolari's Mille Miglia winning Alfa, a few Le Mans winners, a couple of NASCAR cars, a couple of rally cars, a couple of Indianapolis winners etc. Plus a few that simply took my fancy: a Giannini Fiat 500, which looks good next to the NASCAR cars and Denis Jenkinson/Eric Oliver's van. Some I paid full whack for, but most came from swapmeets and even a few "£1 shop" bargains - eg a Maserati 450S and a Subaru Monte Carlo winner.
The current total is 72 F1 cars (yes, a few non-champions have crept in) and 56 others.
They all live in three wall cabinets on the upstairs landing. The boss tolerates them as they're out of the main living area. The landing doesn't get much daylight so I don't have problems with sun-damaged decals.

I also have a library of about 100 books. The top end are Doug Nye's Cooper Cars, Mike Lang's Grand Prix books, Mon Ami, Mate, Cimarosti, etc and the bottom end are what I find in discount book shops, library sell-offs, car boot sales, charity shops, Poundland etc.

Edited by D-Type, 17 February 2011 - 22:12.


#29 Tonecas

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 15:23

Hi everybody,
I am new to this Forum and yesterday to provide the information requested by one member I tried to upload a photo from my computer and I was not able to do it, and I ended up providing a link to a Windows Live loccation where I have photos. So, can somebody tell me how to do the upload of photos from my computer. Thanks.

#30 D-Type

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 15:30

Hi everybody,
I am new to this Forum and yesterday to provide the information requested by one member I tried to upload a photo from my computer and I was not able to do it, and I ended up providing a link to a Windows Live loccation where I have photos. So, can somebody tell me how to do the upload of photos from my computer. Thanks.

On this forum you can't upload photos directly. they have to be hosted elsewhere on the web. Several people use Imageshack. Full instructions are in a sticky on the main Nostalgia Forum HERE.
I have never done it, but it seems to work and apparently isn't as complicated as it looks


#31 Barry Boor

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 15:38

Most IS Providers offer free web space. You can upload your photos to your own webspace via something like Filezilla and then simply type its URL into your message and your image will appear in your post.

#32 Tonecas

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 18:20

Thanks for the information but before I go to the site you suggested let me try the Windows Life to see if it works
http://public.bay.li...20F1.JPG?psid=1


#33 Tim Murray

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 19:53

Tonecas, if you would like your photo to appear here, as opposed to a link, click on the 'Insert Image' icon in the reply box (fourth from the right in the left-hand group) and paste the photo's url into the box that appears, like so:

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#34 BigunEXIN

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 14:53

Hi all,


my name is Jens Christian, I collect SCALEXTRIC too, I noticed a few of you also did :wave:

I only collect the old stuff = 1960 to 1972 (1974 EXIN/Spain) all is interesting, cars/accessories/buildings/etc

I like the Spanish made cars, as they are so detailed, and they kept using the RX motor long after it dissapeard in UK.

Cheers
J C

PS here is a picture http://www.flickr.co...N02/5466683156/

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#35 Diecastkiwis

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:11

Hello
Kevin here
my name here tell you what i like
i'm trying to collect model's of my fellow kiwi's and there race cars mainly in 1/18 but do have some in 1/43 and other scales and some custom made conversions of existing models to create the cars i wanted but wont be made by the model manufacturers
given enough money I would like more of the custom ones done (more money sounds a familiar wish most of us have)
I have my own website www.diecastkiwis.webeden.co.uk
hope to learn more and chat with interesting people here and share our collected knowlege

#36 Diecastkiwis

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:12

Hello
Kevin here
my name here tell you what i like
i'm trying to collect model's of my fellow kiwi's and there race cars mainly in 1/18 but do have some in 1/43 and other scales and some custom made conversions of existing models to create the cars i wanted but wont be made by the model manufacturers
given enough money I would like more of the custom ones done (more money sounds a familiar wish most of us have)
I have my own website www.diecastkiwis.webeden.co.uk
hope to learn more and chat with interesting people here and share our collected knowlege

#37 Diecastkiwis

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:13

Hello
Kevin here
my name here tell you what i like
i'm trying to collect model's of my fellow kiwi's and there race cars mainly in 1/18 but do have some in 1/43 and other scales and some custom made conversions of existing models to create the cars i wanted but wont be made by the model manufacturers
given enough money I would like more of the custom ones done (more money sounds a familiar wish most of us have)
I have my own website www.diecastkiwis.webeden.co.uk
hope to learn more and chat with interesting people here and share our collected knowlege

#38 Barry Boor

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:21

Hello Kevin. Hello Kevin. Hello Kevin.

#39 alfredaustria

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 17:50

Hi - My name is Alfred Raidl. I am coming from Austria and started following motorsports in 1965, when Jochen Rindt won Le Mans. I was lucky enough to meet Jochen in 1965 at his exhibition in Vienna and got his autograph dedicated to me. That was the moment, when I started collecting autographs of racing drivers. When I met Dieter Quester at the airport-race in Vienna-Aspern 1968, he gave me an autographed post-card of his BMW. From now on, I collected signed photos. My collection grew over the years and now I own a huge collection of some 1000 signed photos from nearly all living F1-drivers, including NQUs and Friday-drivers. Furthermore I am collecting signed photos of the Indy 500-drivers, where I got an amazing complete collection: Only two living Indy-500-drivers since 1950 are missing in my collection. From time to time I am offering some spares on ebay.com - so I can guarantee, that the autographs which I am offering on ebay are genuine.
Furthermore I am a great fan of Graham Hill and Damon Hill. I met Graham also in Vienna at the Jochen-Rindt-exhibition. Damon I have met at several occasions. I am collectings photos from Graham and Damon. And I am collecting models of the racing-cars from Graham and Damon (1:43 and 1:18).
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me, or send me a private message.
Best wishes from Vienna
Alfred



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#40 Mal9444

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:37

Hi - My name is Alfred Raidl. I am coming from Austria and started following motorsports in 1965, when Jochen Rindt won Le Mans. I was lucky enough to meet Jochen in 1965 at his exhibition in Vienna and got his autograph dedicated to me. That was the moment, when I started collecting autographs of racing drivers. When I met Dieter Quester at the airport-race in Vienna-Aspern 1968, he gave me an autographed post-card of his BMW. From now on, I collected signed photos. My collection grew over the years and now I own a huge collection of some 1000 signed photos from nearly all living F1-drivers, including NQUs and Friday-drivers. Furthermore I am collecting signed photos of the Indy 500-drivers, where I got an amazing complete collection: Only two living Indy-500-drivers since 1950 are missing in my collection. From time to time I am offering some spares on ebay.com - so I can guarantee, that the autographs which I am offering on ebay are genuine.
Furthermore I am a great fan of Graham Hill and Damon Hill. I met Graham also in Vienna at the Jochen-Rindt-exhibition. Damon I have met at several occasions. I am collectings photos from Graham and Damon. And I am collecting models of the racing-cars from Graham and Damon (1:43 and 1:18).
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me, or send me a private message.
Best wishes from Vienna
Alfred


Hello Alfred. You should be at home here. Everything is done in waltz time :wave:


#41 tessmar

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 19:31

Hi

A friend of mine from another forum sent me the link to this site. I have been involved with sports cars since owning two AH Sprites while in college. I am currently refurbishing the Porsche 914 I bought as a graduation gift for myself in 1970...the 116th car built, as well as developing and helping with two other sports car projects. I joined the Ferrari Owners Club in the 1970s and drove a 250 2+2 in club events including track days. While I had the car for 25 years, that led to involvement with vintage racing, and I have campaigned a 750cc Siata roadster for 30 years including 20 or so times at the Monterey Historics (I met Steve Earle through  the FOC in 1974 or so when he was just atarting the event). I recently purchased a Huffaker maintained 1965 MGB race car with my son which we will start racing next season.

 

My interests in motorsports includes F1 and its history, endurance racing and its history, motorcyle racing, international rallying, and almost any road course competition. I have personally raced at Sears Point and Laguna Seca for decades, but also have run Buchanan Field, Coronado NAS, Fernley, Thunderhill, Watkins Glen, Lime Rock, and Mosport.

 

I'm looking forward to exploring the forums and learning and contributing if I can add value. I'm not really a collector as such (though my wife will insist I collect a lot of junk...it really is rare old car parts! :lol: ). I have managed to accumulate a lot of period information on my own race car...a 1952 Siata 750...and am currently trying to replace some of the few non-original items I have (copies), the main one being a 1953 Sebring program or a 54 with the 53 results in it, or items from Bridgehamptom, Thompson, or Convair (Allentown, PA) from 1952...these and Watkins Glen were all places the dar raced "back then."


Edited by tessmar, 23 September 2013 - 19:36.