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Mecom Lola Mk VI GT

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Some time back I was lucky enough to be given an old scale vac form body of this car, see

Anyway using 0.040" styrene I peaked the nose and vacformed new sills as they were both flat to allow the slot car body to come off the pattern.  I finished in auto acrylic and used VRM Mecom Corvette Grand Sport decals.  I know it is not correct and in this body configuration it never ran as #2 but I am rather pleased with it.  It is basically a curbside with motor for the quad cross over webers and a rather amateurish rear suspension visible under the rear glass. It has completed a gap in my Ford GT collection.  Thanks for looking

 

Dave B

 

 

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Nice job. I always liked that they used Ford Cortina taillights on this car.

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Very nicely done David, It can be a challenge building a slot body as nicely as you did.   I picked up a set of wheels for the MK 6 GT that I was told came from a 3n1 kit, maybe an Oldsmobile.  Anybody have more information?

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Very nice!  One of my all time favorites.  I've been looking for the Monogram kit for some time now at a reasonable price.  

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Ah! "What Lola wants. Lola gets."* Very nice.

* I wonder how many guys out there know where Broadley got the name "Lola" for his race cars? There is a big hint in the quote I used. 

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Coolness! This Lola turned out to be such an important car. The fundamental basis for virtually every sports racing car that that been built since. I was lucky enough to see one in the bare aluminum and fiberglass as a restoration was beginning on it. Basically the tub, bodywork, a rudimentary interior and a mockup of the suspension and motor installation. Actually quite complete in its way, but just knocked together for show. Anyway, the result was that you could see the materials and construction clearly as nothing was finished out. I was impressed first of all by how small it was, and the severe minimalism of the engineering. Broadley's design rivaled Chapman's Lotus 25 in that everything was reduced to only what was needed to efficiently make the car go fast, whether it was structure, aerodynamics, or suspension. What a radical change it was from the 50's era of big and bigger motors.

Great modeling, here.  Sort of ultimate kit bashing, adapting what is available to presenting what turns out to be a fine replica of significant subject. Dave, this is yet another example of your skill in making curbsides that are so effective that they remind us that full detail is not mandatory. Big thumbs up!

 

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Another great looking build of yours , nice work , well done .

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IIRC, I think I may have had a model kit of this when I was quite young. I am guessing a 1/32 scale Aurora kit. The taillights are what I seem to remember on a dark blue box art.  Foggy imagination, or real? Meantime, I'll go poke around on Google.

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9 minutes ago, Jon Cole said:

IIRC, I think I may have had a model kit of this when I was quite young. I am guessing a 1/32 scale Aurora kit. The taillights are what I seem to remember on a dark blue box art.  Foggy imagination, or real? Meantime, I'll go poke around on Google.

Almost accurate. Turns out it was Monogram, not Aurora. Shame it was 1/32, but that was quite typical back in the day for sports cars. 

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