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#1 Lifew12

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 11:59

I have a couple of much cherished Roadace Replicas, the tiny ones made by Ken Dolton from, I believe, dental plaster. Mine are a BRM 'Stack Pipe' and a gorgeous Lola GT. In researching these I came across references in a couple of places that implied they were originally produced for use in a game. My questions: does this game exist or is it mythical, and has anyone else got any of these rather quaint models?

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#2 Rob Miller

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 12:40

I have an Aston Martin DB4 Zagato mounted on a wooden base, approx 1/100 scale.

There was also a series of 1/250 (?) models.

I have never heard of a game especially for these cars.

Edited by Rob Miller, 03 December 2010 - 13:26.


#3 Lifew12

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 13:33

I have an Aston Martin DB4 Zagato mounted on a wooden base, approx 1/100 scale.

There was also a series of 1/250 (?) models.

I have never heard of a game especially for these cars.


Thanks Rob. Mine are also on a wooden base; I believe that, in searching, I have come across a picture of your Aston on a modelling forum somewhere. The mention of the game first cropped up in the recent book on Lotus Seven's, and reads:

"Roadace was a parlour game designed, manufactured and marketed in England by....Ken Dolton. The board game reached the height of its popularity in the late 1960's, but Dolton continued to produce 'pieces' until 2002."

I can find no evidence of the game elsewhere, and understand that the models are very much sought after by collectors.


#4 EDWARD FITZGERALD

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 17:00

I HAVE porsche 1500 GS , AND SECOND MODEL CANT RECALL WHAT IT IS , I HAVE IT PACKED AWAY, IIRC THEY WERE SOLD THROUGH MOTOR BOOKS AND ACCESSORIES IN LONDON , I BOUGHT MINE AT A WINDORS SWAOMEET IN THE 70S , RECENTLY PORSCHE COLLECTOR HENRY HAMMER HAS HAD A FEW FOR SALE ON EBAY.

#5 Rob Miller

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 19:44

Link to model site

Ken Dolton's grandson has offered to answer questions re. Roadace.

#6 Rob Miller

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 19:50

Previous forum thread

The Road Ace game has come up before on the forum

Edited by Rob Miller, 03 December 2010 - 19:51.


#7 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 07:09

I think I had at least a Lola T70 around the late 60's. Too small as I was doing 1/87 , but if I remember right they had a long range of excellent models , mostly sportsracing cars , even record cars , or were there some other producers ?