Sunday, 22 September 2013

NEWS: Scalextric Dodge Daytona

Scalextric Dodge Daytona 1969
C3423, K&K Insurance, No.71

A very exciting upcoming release from Scalextric is the 1969 Dodge Daytona.  We are used to seeing these large birds with the Carrera brand on them but I think this move by Scalextric to start producing these early American marvels is a great one.  This is the longest 1/32 scale slot car Scalextric has ever released so I'm really looking forward to seeing one of these amazing slots on the track.

This from Wikipedia; 'The "Winged Warriors", as they were affectionately known, did not compete for long in NASCAR's top Cup series. Because of their exceptional speed and performance, NASCAR subsequently changed the rule book, effectively banning all five of the Aero Cars from Dodge, Ford, Mercury, and Plymouth from competition by the end of 1970.

The Dodge Daytona is now a very rare and valuable collectible, with 440-powered Daytonas reaching into six-figure territory and 426 hemi-engined cars passing the $300,000 mark.  The "Super Charger IV EL", which looked like a roadster prototype spin-off of the Charger Daytona minus the roof and spoiler, is seen as a pimp-mobile in the 1974 film Truck Turner. Actually, it was just an older Charger show car updated with a SuperBird nose.' The below video shows Isaac as he takes the K&K Insurance Dodge Daytona to the Bonneville Salt Flats in search of the land speed record.  You can see the Daytona has been seriously lowered for the attempt, fantastic footage! 

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1 comment :

Jeffrey Hartline said...

I hope that is not a picture of the car that they will actually release! That front end looks ridiculous!!! What did they use as a reference material????