Several items to report for this weekend's update.
Global Proxy Race Sponsor Resilient Resins:
A special Pre-Christmas offer for readers of Slot Car News. From now, through Dec 25, Resilient Resins will give FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING AND HANDLING on all orders... when you mention that you saw this offer in Slot Car News.
And a free desktop-wallpaper download. This is an original painting by Mr. Resilient Resins himself Douglas Haynes!
Global Proxy Race Sponsor Gary at MRE checked in with this update:
"Between now and Xmas we are expecting Ninco Digital plus 7 new Ninco cars:Scalextric Hunt/Lauda pack, Ferrari P4 twin-pack, Honda F1 cars, Jaguar XKR8: MRRC two versions of Chaparral 2F: Slot-It Ltd Edition Silk Cut Jag & Rothmans Porsche, Hydro Aluminium Porsche, Castrol Jag: Sloter new Ferrari 312 & Gitanes Lola: Spirit Peugeot 406 Coupes, Silhouette, BMW 2002: Racer Porsche 935 and Ferrari 250/330/375 cars."
SCX with a new livery of the 550 Ferrari:
SCX presents the Ferrari 550 GT Maranello driven by the Italian Fabio Babini and his co-driver, the Austrian Philipp Petter, in the 2003 FIA GT Championship. This model by the firm with the prancing horse emblem features a truly spectacular design, in line with this Italian manufacturer's philosophy. The generously-proportioned front of the vehicle has striking lines and a straight finish which gives it a highly sporty look.
The petrol cap is another of the eye-catching details on the side. Inside the vehicle the reinforcing bars and the driver’s clothing are worth pointing out. In general, this is a car with a wealth of air intakes, as well as a long, very wide body which adds to the feeling of sportiness and passion which characterises the vehicles of the “scuderia”. From behind, the enormous black spoiler which sticks out beyond the sides of the car is the most striking feature.
The car basically uses two colours: red, which predominates on the bonnet and the rear, and yellow, which is is used for the bumpers, sides and roof of the car. These colours are the same ones used by Ferrari to distinguish its corporate identity throughout its successful history. Among the features which stand out in the side view are the wide, low-profile tyres, the silver alloy wheels and the lowered suspension which gives the vehicle an even more predatory look.
For those that are looking forward to the Spirit BMW, you'd be advised to get those pre-orders in. There will be limited numbers of these cars released.
Dave Kennedy grandson of Lucille Kennedy...may she rest in peace.