Hello gentlemen and distinguished members of this forum.
My name is Daniel and I am a devotee fan of anything related to Formula 1 and Sports cars from the 1930`s up to 1990.
I live in Argentina and in the past had the luck to meet legendary drivers such as Juan Manuel Fangio, Froilan Gonzalez and "Lole" Reutemann.
I have been reading this forum and from a long time, learning many many things form the artists, creators and masters of F1 ThirtyTwo and decided to join thanks to an invitation of both Mark Huber and Chris Wright.
I have been collecting slot cars from the early age of seven, and since then my interest in the hobby is as strong as ever.
A few years ago I discovered resin models and scratch-building became such a rewarding activity to me. I don`t know if my little cars look good but it is nice to build a car that not only serves as a shelf queen but also races smoothly on my small routed wooden circuit... when time permits, of course (which always seems to be little...).
Regarding open wheel cars, I have been buying many of the finest models available today from Mel Ault and George Turner, many of them fitted with the nice wheels of Peter Seager Thomas (for 1950s GP cars).
Of course, along with racing models I also collect books and magazines, and articles and photos and whatever looks interesting to me but... I have no more space available!
I think it would be nice to share my cars with you, along with some little secrets I have developed through the years.
Kind regards, Daniel.
Last Edit: Jul 20, 2014 16:20:25 GMT -5 by pilot70
Post by Phil Kalbfell on Jul 21, 2014 17:17:26 GMT -5
Welcome to the Forum Daniel. Good to have you here. You are not that far away, I brought a Citizen printer ( Alps) from Agentina a few years ago! I look forward to you posting some pics of your cars and track.
again, many thanks for your warm welcome. I am very pleased to know you.
Peter, regarding the parts and cars... well it is not that easy to buy them right now... I was lucky enough to buy many wheel sets from you last year. We believe the situation is going to change... but we will have to wait next year, me thinks.
Phil, many years ago soon after high school, I began to work in the electronics business and got to service many of those Oki and Citizen-Alps printers, many, many of them. Shame that I didn`t buy one for myself...
I think Peter`s suggestion is nice, I will post my early efforts in building Formula 1 cars and then progress onto the later ones, i.e. 1960's cars.
Kind regards, Daniel.
P.S.: Sad news this weekend... "Pete Aron" left us at the age of 86.