Approaching the end of my 1959 season, I realised there was a need for a couple of odd cars for the U.S. Grand Prix. I had no joy with the Midget Sprint car that Rodger Ward drove but I was able to make contact with Ian Nuttall, who looks after the one and only Tec Mec Maserati for its owner Tony Wood.
Ian was brilliant. He went and measured the car and using his numbers I scaled it down to 32nd and along with numerous photos, carved out a buck which eventually gave rise to this:
It's carrying #44 because it was entered with that number for the Italian Grand Prix although it did not appear. I decided to include it in that race, otherwise I will have spent hours and hours producing it for just one race.
After it runs in the U.S. race I will remove the mechanicals and the car will then be passed on to the owner of the rear one.
Post by David Lawson on Jan 21, 2013 14:53:59 GMT -5
A very belated reply to this thread.
By complete chance, at the Goodwood Revival I bumped into Barry Boor (Brucebook) at Lavant Corner and he had the buck of this slot car in his pocket. I therefore had the chance for a good look at it and it really is a very convincing carving of the car which for some reason doesn't come across quite so well in Barry's photo.
I gather that this unique slot car has now been given to the owner of the real car - I just don't know how Barry can let his great cars go, I would want to keep all of them.