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  • 1/32 Monogram Lola GT

    Another saved post from the old HRW.......just trying to save a few before they disappear !!

    I got my first Slot car set for Christmas in 1962.....my Dad brought a VIP set back from the London toy fair, and I was the happiest kid alive !!. The track was metal with really good grip and looked great, and the cars (a F1 lotus 18 and a F1 Cooper) had steering front wheels, looked beautiful, and I thought, were the fastest things imaginable.......I ran thousands of laps, and believed I was Stirling Moss.

    The next year, my uncle bought a Monogram set, and a couple of Monogram "kit" cars (the Cooper Ford and a Lola GT), and when we visited him and he showed me his track, I was amazed at the speed/handling of the Monogram cars......don't forget, all is relative as this was 1964

    I never did end up owning a Monogram, as at the time, faster/better handling cars were coming out weekly. Fast forward many years, and I managed to obtain/build a few of the cars that had made an impact on me as a kid......

    This is a build up of a Monogram Lola GT, incorporating many modifications that I have learned over the years.

    Cheers
    Chris Walker

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    The chassis has had extensive stiffening/strengthening (they were flimsy little buggers) using piano wire, and a .064 pan hung on the bottom (they were also quite light, and the big chunk of brass did wonders). A heavily reworked Monogram "Tiger" motor, and some original formulation Ortmann tires, and the car is a match for any of my plastic cars on a club type track.

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    The car has been painted to represent the Augie Pabst car from Sebring in 1964.

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    Getting past on the inside by Stirling Moss (lotus 19)

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    Just staying ahead of a Cox Cheetah, and, a Strombecker Dino.

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    Last edited by chrisguyw; November 1, 2019, 10:31 AM.

  • #2
    I have been waiting for one of these to come up on eBay, man are they pricey, and usually not complete either.

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    • #3
      Same here...
      Randy

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      • #4
        I always loved the Monogram Lola GT. Good examples are pricey. Do the molds no longer exist for that car?

        Beautiful work as always Chris. I'm loving that Dino in the background too!

        Steve
        Team SCANC
        Woodland Trace Raceway - SlotZuka - Bent Tree Raceway
        OFI - Buena Vista Motorsports Park - Slotkins Glen
        Leadfinger Raceway

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        • #5
          The tale I heard about the Lola GT was this...
          Back when the Channel Islands version of MRRC was releasing Revell and Monogram bodyshells they went looking for the Lola GT mold and I think they couldn't find the glass. They might not have found other parts either as the person looking had to move the molds around to see what was there and what was actually usable.
          This was the reason that the King-Cobra shell appeared.

          Mark

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          • #6
            Team SCANC
            Woodland Trace Raceway - SlotZuka - Bent Tree Raceway
            OFI - Buena Vista Motorsports Park - Slotkins Glen
            Leadfinger Raceway

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            • #7
              If I get my hands on one, I'm making a silicone mold for resin casting.

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              • #8
                Awesome slot car!
                Area 51 Raceway North Carolina U.S.A


                Have Fun Racing!!

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