Clan Crusader Slot car

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Clan Crusader Slot car

Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:07 am

Anyone got one of these? I'd like to see one made up.

Clan Circuit Racer 1/24

(from home page look under "1/24" then "Circuit Racing Cars" 1973 Clan crusader)


Site also has an Imp Rally

Imp rally 1/32

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Post by Grahame59 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:28 pm

Hi Peter,

I have both of these but never got round to fully assembling them though. I did wonder if, being 1/24, they may be slightly too wide for Scalextric track when overtaking/being overtaken. FWIW I painted them INSIDE the shell which gives a glossy chip-resistant finish (this technique is also used on clear R/C bodyshells). They are nowhere near as accurate as the current crop of superb resin shells but they are lightweight so should appeal to the 'serious' slot-racers out there (if the aforementioned scale is not a problem).

Just a thought, for a short period in the 60s Scalextric made 1/24 cars and track. An E-Type jag was one car and, IIRC, a Ferrari GTO may have been the other.
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Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:00 pm

Oh I see. The Clan looks the better of the two but the 1/24 scale makes it less appealing I suppose.

Anyway, the only track I have (and I've got masses of it) is the AFX stuff and thats more like 1/64!
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Post by bazzateer » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:26 pm

Grahame59 wrote:Just a thought, for a short period in the 60s Scalextric made 1/24 cars and track. An E-Type jag was one car and, IIRC, a Ferrari GTO may have been the other.
I think it was an Alfa coupe of some sort Grahame, and the track was 3 lane with stainless steel 'rails'. There were also a couple of single seater racers too.

edit: It was an Alfa GTZ - do a google images search on "scalextric super 124".
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Post by Grahame59 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:40 pm

bazzateer wrote:I think it was an Alfa coupe of some sort Grahame, and the track was 3 lane with stainless steel 'rails'. There were also a couple of single seater racers too.

edit: It was an Alfa GTZ - do a google images search on "scalextric super 124".
Yes, now you mention it, it was indeed an Alfa Zagato.
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Post by sunbeammadd » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:06 am

Carrera make off-the-shelf track suitable for 1/24 cars. Alternatively you could always make your own with some timber, a router and some copper tape. :)
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Post by Meltdown » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:31 pm

Many moons ago I converted a 1/24 scale airfix lotus 7 to scalextric. Being a small car in RL it suits the standard track quite well. Just don't crash or it'll fall apart.
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Post by Davrian Imp » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:16 pm

I wished someone made 1/43 Clans and Davrian and Darrian models
They would sell like hell
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Post by long_gone_John » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:36 am

all this talk of the '60s and Alfas

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....this shouted out to me, from a 'rummage tub' @ £3, recently.

Looks well cool on my Computer Desk.

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Post by ImpManiac » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:32 am

A very fine looking Alfa Romeo there, LGJ. :mrgreen: Thank you for sharing it with us! 8) I have a miniature shrine to the Hillman Imp at my desk at work too. I shaall get a pic and post it some time today. :wink:

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Post by long_gone_John » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:23 pm

Me too... Rear Engine/RWD :lol: [I'm not prejudiced...]

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...as far as my desktop is concerned :shock:
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... the very last word in Rear Engine/RWD :?:

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Post by Davrian Imp » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:12 pm

That Green Imp is what I converted the Hillclimb car from
And talking of Skodas as I am a Skoda rallyfan I have the 130L and LR Group B models in 1/43rd scale
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Post by long_gone_John » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:24 am

Davrian Imp wrote:That Green Imp is what I converted the Hillclimb car from
And talking of Skodas as I am a Skoda rallyfan I have the 130L and LR Group B models in 1/43rd scale
...and piccies? :P

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Post by Davrian Imp » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:59 pm

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Post by Davrian Imp » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:01 pm

And the service van to go with it
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Post by Specialbuilder » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:05 pm

Hi all, a Clan Crusader resin kit in 1/32nd scale is now available from a company called SMK (Slotcar Models and Kits) based on the Isle of Man.
I did the master pattern! It's the Manx Rally car.

Also, George Turner does an Imp model in resin 1/32nd scale (GT Models)
All these are for slot racing.

And all very good models.

I'll dig out some links.

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Post by kilty » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:02 pm

Drew Aitchison. Messing about in Imps since 1967!
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Post by benwick3 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:14 pm

Specialbuilder wrote:Hi all, a Clan Crusader resin kit in 1/32nd scale is now available from a company called SMK (Slotcar Models and Kits) based on the Isle of Man.
I did the master pattern! It's the Manx Rally car.
Still waiting for mine!

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Post by Specialbuilder » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:59 pm

Hi Pete, I have your Clan here, but haven't had a chance to get round to delivering it!

And this weather doesn't help, but I'll bring it over soon.

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