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Has anybody ever seen one of these?

Postby SeanMAIN » Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:14 pm

Has anybody ever seen this promo model in 1/4 scale? I have never seen this, but looks kinda like a late 90s F1 car. I just can't figure out which car it might be based on. It is 4 ft long!
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Re: Has anybody ever seen one of these?

Postby steinietrabi » Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:12 pm

Correct me if it's not true, but Ferrari was the first team in the late 90s (1999) to have the exhaust system with the F399 straight up out of the chassis.
So it could be based on...
What does not speak for it is the deep nose and the simple shape of the front wing. At the end of the 90s / beginning of the 2000s, these were already designed much more elaborately.
The rear wing also has a simple shape.

The wings speak more for the beginning of the 90s or Indycar.
The grooved tires only came in 1998 (until 2008) ...

So I think it will be a fantasy form that a sign maker has come up with. :lol:
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Re: Has anybody ever seen one of these?

Postby MoFo » Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:59 pm

Are you sure it's 1/4 scale/4' long? That would make those floor tiles about 2 x 2', which is... pretty big.

The exhausts look like 2D images printed out and stuck on top, not actual 3D, painted shapes. And there's something weird just outboard of the exhausts, too - a darker 'shape' like a sticker covering something. My guess is that it might be vaguely based on an F2000 but with various tweaks or modifications (like the sidepods and wings) for... some reason... and that the black colour is hiding the details and making the shape harder to discern. Maybe an R/C body that's been modified?
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Re: Has anybody ever seen one of these?

Postby Noddy » Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:05 pm

MoFo wrote:Are you sure it's 1/4 scale/4' long? That would make those floor tiles about 2 x 2', which is... pretty big.


It absolutely is that big. It was made for liquor store / bar / restaurant display and was available from Canadian Club distributors.
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Re: Has anybody ever seen one of these?

Postby SeanMAIN » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:41 am

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It absolutely is that big. It was made for liquor store / bar / restaurant display and was available from Canadian Club distributors.[/quote]

Do you know how long ago? I ask because I bought it. I don’t have it yet, and I don’t really have any good pics of it. But it was priced right and why not. Can’t wait to see the look on my wife’s face when it arrives.
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Re: Has anybody ever seen one of these?

Postby steinietrabi » Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:40 am

Greetings Thomas
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Re: Has anybody ever seen one of these?

Postby JamesB » Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:53 am

It’s a Mac , no doubt. (Er.... nope, wait :wink: )
MP4/14 or 15...
I have once such as big too.
They use to be rc .
Mine was yellow blue like an Alonso Renault.
I got it thinking it was a Mac, as it’s quite similar, but it’s a Jaguar .this one yes, it’s a different mould and definitely a McLaren, look the shape of side pods rear corner
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Re: Has anybody ever seen one of these?

Postby steinietrabi » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:50 am

Yes the shape of the MP4/14 is quite near of the model.
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Re: Has anybody ever seen one of these?

Postby SeanMAIN » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:27 pm

I think you’re right. The MP4/14 does look pretty close. I think the top exhaust stickers are just that, stickers that don’t belong. I should have it in a couple of weeks. Could be a fun project making new wings, barge boards, etc. Could also be a waste of money. Who knows?
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Re: Has anybody ever seen one of these?

Postby steinietrabi » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:31 pm

SeanMAIN wrote:I should have it in a couple of weeks. Could be a fun project making new wings, barge boards, etc. Could also be a waste of money. Who knows?


Have fun, it’s a hobby :mrgreen:
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