Originally Posted by daleepp
I The current EFRA 1/12th Approved Body list is indicative of how far things have erroded. 90% of the bodies on the approved list are sought after by "vintage rc parts" collectors. As the custodians of the sport of RC racing, I would have thought that there could be more done pro-actively by the ERFA body official to maintain the "look" and vitality of this sport we love. We all want to see the sport prosper and grow - and what's the most visual part of an RC car on a track, or on a magazine cover or in a storefront window? It's the body. There needs to be more effort put forth by the body homologation people to find a win/win/win/ situation for the sport, the racer and the manufacturer.
The "GBS" (Global Body Spec) for sedan bodies is by far the best thing to happen on the RC body scene since I started in this business. Hopefully there will be GBS guidelines for the 1/12th scale soon as well.
Dale Epp - Protoform
I belewe rules need to be logic, easy to understand, for everybody, and not giving room for "personal interpretation". In order to make the sport fair. Are these? Whatīs can be found in a hobbyshop in England is not realy any help for drivers in the rest of Europe. Is it? Anybody should have the same chanse to get the stuff. "Only avalible in hobbyshops in Montana" would propably not please the US drivers...
I got this list in a mail from a driver, who did not know what to do now, weeks ahead of the European Championship. Not easy to give him a good answer either.
Chairman Electric, Sweden
#3174 - Nissan GTP90
Here you can find all Associated products in an excell file, do a search (ctrl+b) on the part number 3174, Nissan or GTP90 and you will find that no such product no longer exists!
#14501 - DBA4 (Reynard 02S)
#14502 - Courage Peugeot
Here you can find the bodies part numbered 14501 and 14502 but the names does not correspond to the EFRA list so which is it?
#78100 - Nissan GTP (Long)
#78105 - Nissan GTP (Short)
#78110 - Ferrari WSC (Hot)
#78115 - Nissan GTP (Hot)
#78120 - Mercedes
I didn't find any direct link at www.corally.com
to any of their 1:12 bodies but by using google I found this link http://international.corally.com/parts/partlist.pdf
which, accordingly to the Swedish distributor and team driver of Corally international, is a correct list.
In it you do not find a body named or numbered 78115 Nissan GTO (Hot).
In the list you have 78120 Mercedes, this body is an copy of the Yokomo SP12MS1 BUT that body is not allowed according to your EFRA list and the EFRA rules......how did you approve one but not the other?
#4169 - Courage Peugeot C60 Evo3
Here is the link to Calandras (CRC) bodies. As you can see there is no one with the part number 4169 or the name Courage Peugeot only "C-60 EVO-3 LMP" with partnumber 4160
#12202 - Ferrari WSC
#12201 - Nissan GTP
Here are two links, one to HotBodies USA and the other to HotBodies Europe and there are NO 1:12 bodies on either one of the sites.
That also might explain why Corallys "78115 Ferrari WSC (HOT)" Doesn't exists, since it probably is produced by Hot Bodies!
#10210 - Zytec
One body that actually exists and is made in the 21st century!
#1603 - Nissan P-35
#1607 - Bentley Speed 8
This is the link to Protoforms 1:12 bodies, as you can see both 1603 and 1607 does not longer exist
All 'Lightweight' and 'Heavyweight' versions of the above are included.
Please note that the following are not allowed
They are judged to not meet the criteria as laid down in the EFRA handbook.
Parma - #10125 Speed 8.
Protoform - #1608 Ascari , #1609 Speed 12 GTP, #1610 Speed 12B GTP
Trinity - #39702 Speed 9, #39701 T-310 Can-Am.
Yokomo - #SP12MS1 Mercedes MS-1, #SP12MS2 MS-2
Regarding the Yokomo bodies see comments about the Corrally bodies
The only 1:12 bodies that Protoform still manufactures is not on the list or have been removed, the "1609 Speed12 GTP".
This body together with the PARMA "10125 Speed8" are two of the most popular bodies existing in the 1:12 scale world today. The Protoform is World Champion and the PARMA is the previous World Champion but no one is allowed at EFRA races, that is strange!
The only MODERN 1:12 scale body correctly printed out in the list is the Parma Zytec but the CEFX and CRC bodies should still be in the list but the names and numbers should be corrected!
I can understand why the parma speed8 can not be in the list as of now since it was not in the list that was published in the beginning of the 1:12 scale euro season but why is the Protoform speed 12 GTP removed in the middle of the season?
All changes decided are, according to the EFRA rules, supposed to be valid from the 1st of april, but since the Euros in 1:12 is ending on the 1st the new rules will be valid from the 2nd of april. So again, why this new list in the middle of the season??