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31 May 2017

The amazing GT40

The GT40 remains the open beastie to beat but only just lost fractionally by same lap total only to the Chris's Mosler in September (200 laps) and then Dave's own new Black Arrow Ferrari 458 with Olifer chassis in October, driven by Sir Lancelot (196 laps). The 3D chassis with pod fittings are proving superb and almost bullet proof, as the recent three hour enduro with the Amato 3D Mosler chassis for proved :-)

Black Arrow Ferrari on Olifer 3D chassis for pod

Underneath of the NSR Mosler with Amato stiffer Mosler chassis (Scaleauto motor later changed to BRM).

Scroll forward to 26 August 2017 and the GT40 now, after quite some development, has a competitive stable mate in the form of the Led Zeppelin McLaren M8, which has been a long time shelf queen for obvious reasons but proved surprisingly robust and a proper traffic scooper in action. Both cars qualified on equal laps but yours truly was spooked by the Pmb Hotslots lads threatening (and looking it) the 200 laps barrier, so decided to stay with the proven GT40. This time it was Sir Lancelot and the Raw McLaren F1 who got the hole shot (and his first 190) and had to be chased down from a couple laps behind, so quite surprised the GT40 knocked off the outright Hotslots open laps record by an additional one lap to 196.360.

The GT40 has enjoyed the outright laps record at Ecurie Durban and Hotslots Pmb for a short while now, so time to switch tack to the M8 for Ecurie as well, where the traffic poop scoop element is vital and the more fragile GT40 not able to sustain the high speed traffic damage.

This one may be the last post before Photobucket possibly ruins much of my blogs. Again the GT40 had to come from two laps behind the Chris Mosler to improve the Hotslots laps record to 195.070, this past Saturday 22 July 2017. A small but significant mod to the Professor controller seemed to give the extra finesse, along with a pre race controller service by Lance. Still a fragile open option for most though, the GT40 finished the race with no front axle supports and front wheels......

Just had to record it for posterity but have to claim this Hotslots one for my controller of choice for the Pmb track, currently being the knife through butter double transistor commercial track Professor, which has also proved just the ticket for the South African non magnet series, as well.

More by accident than design the same yellow GT40 with Scaleauto red 35K at May 2017 now holds the outright open laps record for both the Ecurie Durban and Hotslots Pietermaritzburg tracks, against the field of Moslers et al.

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