Graham Windle's Collection:
Two Pete O'Toole Chassis
Posted Feb 24, 2002
A few months ago I received an email from an 80s slot racer
who thought he might remember our regular contributor Graham Windle.
I forwarded the email along to Graham.
Now Graham Windle writes:
You will be pleased to know that the Scratchbuilt.com Find-a-Friend Agency
has had a result! Pete O'Toole made a comeback to slot racing, when
he turned up to our Monday meeting on the 13th. (picture right)
Additionally, I found a couple of Pete's old chassis in my shed. The first
car (pictures 1 and 2 below) is a brass and piano wire flexy iso,
which he built circa 1983, copied
from my Group 12 saloon. The motor is a Mura C can with one of my
rewind arms. Not bad for his first attempt!
The second chassis, the f1, (pictures 3 and 4) Pete built later the same year.
The motor on this car was held to the chassis with 2 pins which slotted
into tubes on the sides. I don't remember where he got this idea, because
everyone else at the time, myself included, soldered the motor into the frame.
Thanks for the pictures, Graham, and welcome back to slot racing, Pete!