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  1. I wouldn't pay for that, nor put my name to it, but good on the seller for having a go and finding a healthy niche. Maybe some decent pics and old mate could clear a grand for them?
  2. My order finally arrived safe and sound 89 days after it was sent, yay
  3. 79 days since the last tracking update and it has finally reached Sydney, what a relief! It's not the waiting, it's the uncertainty. I'm highly unlikely to be ordering or selling internationally until full resumption of air travel after this experience, so that's a win for the domestic market.
  4. manimmal

    Bye Bye Holden

    Racing Entitlement Contracts. That's where it went wrong. Less cars means less depth means less action. Less action means less mainstream news coverage and less casual interest. Sedans are out of vogue, supercars are unaffordable yet aspirational, crew cab utes are a joke so that leaves suv's (see crew cab statement) and hot hatches. I'm biased, most of my cars have been hot hatches, and my new one will be delivered next week. I used to get canned at the v8's for driving a 'Girls car'(quote) around the 1998-2000 mark when i had my n15ii SSS Pulsar, ironically by folks in vn vacationer wagons and other such vanilla garbage - the actual car guys new that what i was driving had some credibility. Back then crowds were huge at Phillip island even in the pouring rain, when large fields of privateer vr & vs, ef & el took on the current spec cars of the bigger budget teams, sometimes placing very well. There was racing throughout the field and it was somewhat affordable to compete. There were bumps, slides, spins and occasional carnage too, but honestly i was there to watch drivers have a go, it was the near misses that got me excited. Big budget teams didn't like sharing tv time with low budget plebs and the Konica second tier series was born, splitting the category into haves and have nots. To top that off the racing has become so professionally processional that i normally watch (on tv) the support races and nap whilst the Supercars are on after about lap two, occasionally opening my eyes when Crompo's heart rate rises. I'm not saying 'back in my day', remember 12 regular cars for the last Group A season? I do, it was televised at 11pm in a brief and boring highlight package on the sunday night, and I was a Nissan fan. What i am saying is the business of motorsport forgets what fans want, and that is racing, particulary something they either do or can conceivably own. Manufacturers want to sell cars, sponsors want to sell goods and services, I want to buy entertainment in the form of motor racing. V8 engines are fantastic, the sound of a field of v8 engines at full noise on the main straight at Sandown in the grandstand is a wonderful experience and i hope the powers that be can find a way to keep that alive in some form, alas I fear it will be soon reserved for Historics. And please, not electric cars, not yet.
  5. manimmal

    Bye Bye Holden

    Yeah, exceeded. I hope the powers that be can keep a unique top tier tin top category for our shores, perhaps we're going to move towards a a gt4/tcr hybrid which will allow v8's to race hot hatches, something more relevant to current markets and competition budgets. I can dream.ll
  6. Hey DM, for me i got two Porsche Carrera 6's, the black 62 Corvette, the yellow e-type and d124 basf bmw m1. Piggy backed onto my order my friend got a Porsche Carrera 6, white and red road 62 Corvette and the d124 Nurburgring bmw m1. I received from Qld last week via Mark at ozslotcars on eBay the blue 62 Corvette and wow it's fun at 14v, real proof you don't need huge power to enjoy your track time. Eventually I'll be able to race her against her stable mates. Positive news from you Johnno, it's concerning to see so many orders taking longer than normal but still in what i would call 'reasonable' time, ie 1 month, yet mine is now at 10 weeks.
  7. Hey DM, where in usa? Still waiting for my 18/03 order, 6 carrera exclusiv and 2 d124 cars from cincy. My qld to vic order took 8 days, so that's back to 'normal'.
  8. .....and the Poxy Proxy was born. Some interesting efforts there gents, I'm giving Wobble the early lead personally. Just be careful it doesn't start looking good.
  9. Ordered from Cincyslots in Ohio, which was sent 20/03. Normally takes about two weeks, still waiting. I understand the reason so I won't be demanding a refund from anybody however the lack of information from usps/auspost is frustrating. If my parcel is sitting awaiting suitable transport, on a boat, flown by two pigeons? I'd just like to know.
  10. I had one for the UK that luckily arrived before my cranky customer flagged me, and I've got one from 18/03 to Germany that is ongoing. Fortunately for now my German customer is being patient. On the flip side for me I contacted Bruce from Cincyslots for an update on my $900odd order that was posted 20/03 and it got as far as Chicago on 22/03. I removed all my listings when the lockdown started in Melbourne. I'm not surprised ebay stitched a seller up, It cost me $200 for a Racer Ferrari 512 to get smashed up in the post to USA late last year, even two months after I sent it and a month after it arrived. I'm skilled enough that i could repair it to a decent level and recoup much of my losses but still, bots making decisions isn't a good thing.
  11. I've extensively remodeled my layout to increase the gutter widths on my three lane layout so i can run bigger 1/24 stuff. Initially even BRM Renault Gordini and Simca where a risky car in the outer lanes, wheras now I'm regularly running Carrera 124 DTM cars at 14v with minimal issues. I've had to sacrifice/rework some scenery and add an outer edge in some areas but it is worth it in terms of versatility. My lane spacing isn't ideal for these cars so I only race the big cars with one mate who uses race craft rather than the 'go as fast as i can' approach, but as a group we're running Hard body Group A cars with Tamiya, Fujimi, Beemax etc bodies on Plafit 1900 and 1900s with 21k motors at 11v and it is very manageable, even with a Robbie Fransevic Volvo 240!
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