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Newsletter July 15th, 2011

July 15, 2011
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New Items In Stock

Slot It SICA14Z Nissan R390 GT1, all white

Slot It SICA14Z Nissan R390 GT1, all white – $54.99

Cars due for release this month

We can’t guarantee that all these will all actually show up by the end of the month, but here’s what’s scheduled.

Pioneer P032 68 Mustang, Dan Gurney. Preorder now!

Pioneer P032 68 Mustang, Dan Gurney. Preorder now! – $55.99

Pioneer P039 68 Mustang, Dean Gregson

Pioneer P039 68 Mustang, Dean Gregson. Preorder now! – $55.99

Pioneer RTP3 TransAm Mustang twin pack

Pioneer RTP3 TransAm Mustang twin pack. Preorder now! – $75.99

MRRC MC11031 Ford MkIV, #3 LeMans 1967

MRRC MC11031 Ford MkIV, #3 LeMans 1967. Preorder now! – $63.99. On the way to us now!

MRRC MC11032 Ford MkIV, #4 LeMans 1967

MRRC MC11032 Ford MkIV, #4 LeMans 1967. Preorder now! – $63.99. On the way to us now!

Carrera 23754 Ferrari 250 GT "Breadvan", D124

Carrera 23754 Ferrari 250 GT “Breadvan”, D124. Preorder now!  $75.49

Carrera 23755 Ferrari 250 GT "Breadvan", D124

Carrera 23755 Ferrari 250 GT “Breadvan”, D124. Preorder now!  $75.49

Carrera 23756 Ferrari 599XX, red, D124

Carrera 23756 Ferrari 599XX, red, D124. Preorder now! – $75.49

Carrera 23757 Ferrari 599XX,blue, D124

Carrera 23757 Ferrari 599XX,blue, D124. Preorder now! – $75.49

Carrera 27362 Ferrari 458 Italia, blue

Carrera 27362 Ferrari 458 Italia, blue. Preorder now! – $34.99

Carrera 30566 Ferrari 458, blue, D132. Preorder now! – $53.39

Carrera 27365 Audi R8 LMS "Remington"

Carrera 27365 Audi R8 LMS “Remington”. Preorder now!  $34.99

Carrera 30569 Audi R8 Remington, D132. Preorder now! – $53.39

Carrera 30563 Ferrari 599XX, yellow, D132

Carrera 30563 Ferrari 599XX, yellow, D132. Preorder now! – $53.39

Carrera 30564 Ferrari 599XX, silver-grey, D132

Carrera 30564 Ferrari 599XX, silver-grey, D132. Preorder now! – $53.39

Carrera 30565 Ferrari 458, silver, D132

Carrera 30565 Ferrari 458, silver, D132. Preorder now! – $53.39

Carrera 30575 Opel GT, red/black, D132

Carrera 30575 Opel GT, red/black, D132. Preorder now! – $53.39

 

Just for fun…

Fiat 124 project

We’re big fans of SCCA club racing around here.  you will probably have noticed that many of our kitbash projects have been aimed at creating cars, real or mythical, that raced or could have raced for a national championship in one of the SCCA’s many club racing classes.  They have included numerous A-Sedan (TransAm type) Mustangs and Camaros as well as a Javelin and a Pontiac GTO.  We have also done or are in process with a McLaren M12 and our “Super Cooper” both A-Sports Racing cars.  We’ve done several A-production Corvettes, a Cobra, and even a mythical production class Ferrari GTO roadster.  Our eventual goal is to create two SCCA race groups, a big-bore sports-racing, production, and sedan group and one for smaller production cars and sedans, each with about 40 cars.  We also want to do a GT1 grid for more modern tube-frame cars.

We’re fairly well along with out big-bore grid but just starting out on the lesser game.  We’ve chosen, for our first small-bore kitbash, to take one of these…

An SCX Fiat 124 rally car and turn it into something like this…

or like this…

In SCCA racing the Fiat 124 has raced in the E-production or F-production classes for many years.  Individual cars have undergone extensive development and some of them are really cool-looking race cars.

Here’s where we are so far with ours.

We have cut the top off and cut out most of the interior, leaving the model’s original roll cage, which will be retained for our project.  I’s a bit crooked in this photo but it will be straightened and modified before we are done. We also removed the entire lighting system from the car.

We have also begun to return the hood to a more stock appearance by cutting off the housings for the extra driving lights found on the rally car. You can see, too, that we have replaced the original wheels with Minilites from a Scalextric TransAm car with the original Scalextric tires turned don to a smaller diameter suitable for a smaller car. Other than the wheels and tires we have retained the original SCX chassis and mechanicals unchanged, though we will eventually see what we can do to enhance its performance if needed.

We picture this car as racing with Scalextric and Pioneer MGBs, Fly and Autoart Alfa Romeo sedans, Scalextric Caterham Sevens, Scalextric and Revell Cortinas, classic Minis from several sources, Fly Classic BMW 320i’s, Carrera BMW 2002s, and most of the Ninco classic cars, as well as kitbashes of similar cars from resin or model kit bodies and probably many other RTR cars we can’t immediately think of.

We’ll be keeping you updated on this project as we go along.

 

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

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El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

 

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