PT NEWS      August 2018

2018 Date for diary!

May 19th and 20th 2018. National Slot car Exhibition/slot car festival where we had a powertrack stand/display.  
Link for 2018 show:
https://www.facebook.com/events/607896179334823/
It shows map etc. I think some will be travelling from great distance!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/matchboxpowertrack/

FOUND :

Jan 2018 Ex Project Manager at Lesney London E9, collection of moulded shells of Powertrack and Lanechanger, unusual box art etc. Powertrack and LaneChanger prototype

Ex Lesney Factory, Rochford....Lanechanger and spares.  Also later type race and chase controllers with black switch. Found in a PP2000 set

 

PARTS update:
We now have a good soft grade silcon tyre in black. 

Designs and manufacture lined up for pickups in std 6v and wide type 18v

 

Rare Lanechanger Finds

From Prototype cars unusual finds and collectors items!

 

No 2 Porsche 935 No 2 livery and bright colour scheme variants. (This car should be a '3' car)

No 3 Porsche, stages of production.

From left to right Chevy Monzas'....

Off mould plastic Monza shell unpainted.

Chevy Monza No 1 with prototype chassis mock up. (Very large caps, probably to maintain power when changing lanes)

No 1 Chevy prototype car as seen in early adverts

 

From left to right Porsche 935 Martini '2'

 

Flight white off mould body

Unlighted Martini

Lighted Martini (Prototype)

Chevy Monza 11 stages....

Bare body through to screen and paint added versions then complete car

Ford Capri '66'

Various stages

Notice '66' and GoodYear' decals applied last

BMW M1 unlighted

 

Plain

With paint

Decals/windscreen and chassis applied.

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