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Newsletter August 19th, 2011

August 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Newsletter Archive 2011

New items in stock

Pioneer P032 68 Mustang, Dan Gurney

Pioneer P032 68 Mustang, Dan Gurney – $55.99

Pioneer P039 68 Mustang, Dean Gregson

Pioneer P039 68 Mustang, Dean Gregson – $55.99

Pioneer RTP3 Mustang twin pack

Pioneer RTP3 Mustang twin pack – $75.99

The cars of Virtuoso Performance

As we mentioned in our August 4 newsletter a member of the Electric Dream Team recently had the fun job of visiting the Virtuoso Performance race shop in Hayward, California to assemble a slot car track that the VP staff was going to take to Laguna Seca and other vintage racing events as entertainment for their guests.  While at the shop our ED team member had the opportunity to photograph the many interesting historic cars VP maintains for its customers.  Here is a selection of the photos he took.

This is what you see when you enter the front door.  this is the “showroom” with the offices to the right. The walls are covered with posters and photos and the cars and engines on display are just a hint of what lies beyond.

This chair is one of the artifacts on display in the showroom.  The autographs include George Follmer, Tom Pryce, J.P. Jarier, and Jackie Oliver, all Shadow drivers, plus many others.  See if you can make out all the famous signatures.

For all you Porschephiles and Gulfophiles, how about this?  A Porsche 911 GT3 in Gulf Porsche colors for a really nice retro touch.

And sitting right next to the Porsche is an Aston Martin DBR2 replica in a beautiful metallic green as on the original Aston Martin works race cars.

And speaking of Aston Martins, here’s one to die for…

Or how about a Ferrari 288 GTO?

The Len Terry-designed Shelby King Cobra was never much of a performer, but you have to love the shape of it.

This is either the latest Batmobile or a little-known Shadow CanAm design.  The bazooka-like thing above the cockpit is either an air intake or a forward-firing weapon, located right next to the driver’s head.

And while we’re on CanAm cars, sitting in a corner was the one and only Sting GR-1, built and driven by CanAm independent Gary Wilson.

Here’s an Osella-BMW fresh from restoration.  note the Yardley BRM and the Chevron in the background.  VP does everything from complete restorations to routine maintenance to trackside support for its customers and their cars.

Here’s another Osella.  Both of them are powered by 2-liter engines.

This AC Aceca coupe (an AC Ace with a top) is one of the Cobra’s ancestors. The shade of red in which it’s painted is gorgeous. VP has its own paint booth and master painter.

A shot of some of the many customer cars stored at VP, with a very nice Elva Courier in the foreground.

Body panels and wing for a Lola T163.

These are either truly elegant flower pots for the office and showroom or vintage CanAm car or F-1 wheels.

This is the shop’s “winter project”.  When finished it will be powered by a 500 cubic inch Chevy and feature all carbon-fiber ground effects bodywork…well, maybe not.  But it ought to be great fuel-efficient transportation for two people who like to be close to each other.

Our thanks to Virtuoso Performance not only for their business but also for giving us the chance to see and photograph a great shop full of fine race cars.  If any of our readers are into 1:1 scale vintage racing and looking for a prep shop in the San Francisco Bay area, check out VP at www.vprace.com.

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

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Slot car technical information and advice: support@electricdreams.com

Our warehouse is open to walk-in customers Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.  Next time you’re in the greater Los Angeles area stop by and see us at:

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

Newsletter August 6th, 2010

More New Carrera CanAm Cars!

Here at Electric Dreams Now!

Carrera 27327 Porsche 917-30 Sunoco

Carrera 27327 Porsche 917-30 Sunoco – $39.99.  This is the conventional (analog, non-digital) version of the car.  We also have the Digital 132 version:

Carrera 30521 Porsche 917-30 Sunoco, D132 – $51.69

Carrera 30523 McLaren M20, D. Hulme, 1972, D132

Carrera 30523 McLaren M20, D. Hulme, 1972, D132 – $51.69.  This is the digital version of the car.  We also have the conventional version:

Carrera 27328 McLaren M20, Denis Hulme, 1972 – $46.95

And Another NSR Ford P68…

NSR 1053 Ford P68 (F3L), green #33

NSR 1053 Ford P68 (F3L), green #33 – $114.99

Other New Cars This Week…

Carrera 30512 BMW M3 Rahal Letterman Racing D132

Carrera 30512 BMW M3 Rahal Letterman Racing Digital 132 – $51.69.    We also have the conventional version:

Carrera 27319 BMW M3 GT2 Rahal Letterman Racing – $39.99

Ninco 50543 Lamborghini Murcielago "Pirelli"

Ninco 50543 Lamborghini Murcielago “Pirelli” – $69.99

Ninco 60005 Ferrari F430

Ninco 60005 Ferrari F430 “Forato” Xlot 1/28 scale kit – $159.99

Ninco 60009 Porsche 997 #95, Xlot 1/28

Ninco 60009 Porsche 997 #95, Xlot 1/28 – $159.99

SCX 14030 Chevrolet COT Ryan Newman, digital

SCX 14030 Chevrolet COT Ryan Newman, digital – $69.99

SCX 14040 Chevrolet COT, Tony Stewart, digital

SCX 14040 Chevrolet COT, Tony Stewart, digital – $69.99

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

Free shipping

Slot car technical information and advice: support@electricdreams.com

Our warehouse is open to walk-in customers Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.  Next time you’re in the greater Los Angeles area stop by and see us at:

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

New Slot Cars – April 10, 2009

April 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Slot Car News

New Items In Stock

Racer RCR48 Chaparral 2E, Jim Hall, 1966 - $219.99

Racer RCR48 Chaparral 2E, Jim Hall, 1966 – $219.99. RTR car.

Racer RH Porsche 935K3 Daytona 24 Hrs. 1982

Racer RH Porsche 935K3 Daytona 24 Hrs. 1982 – $229.99

Racer RCR39P Ferrari 330P, Sebring 1965, painted kit

Racer RCR39P Ferrari 330P, Sebring 1965, painted kit – $159.99

Racer RCR46K Ferrari 350P CanAm, Kyalami 1968, unpainted kit - $139.99

Racer RCR46K Ferrari 350P CanAm, Kyalami 1968, unpainted kit – $139.99

Racer RCR46P Ferrari 350P CanAm, Kyalami 1968, painted kit – $159.99

Scalextric C2994 Aston Martin DBS, red

Scalextric C2994 Aston Martin DBS, red – $49.99

Scalextric C3020 BMW 320Si

Scalextric C3020 BMW 320Si – $49.99

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

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