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Old 03-09-2013, 10:48 PM
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Finally…. a 1960's style 10th scale Formula One body that looks good, designed well and performs great…

We can all thank Manny for all the hard work and long hours he put into this body… After a pathetic attempt in making my own vintage body, Manny is my hero…

Racing naturally pushes the envelope of performance…
More grip, more down-force, more durability , ect… What if we turned back the clock and raced cars that required finesse to power around a track, a car that had more power then grip and demanded the driver to ride that razors edge… A car that had vulnerability and consequences for going over the line… VF1 is not a class for most drivers… This is an enthusiast class, meant for a driver that wants to push himself and master car control, focusing on clean passing and the sheer joy of the battle…

Could have made the rules easier for this class, but why not give reverence to an era in formula one history that demanded so much from the driver… This can not be a rehashed version of UF1 which I love so much… I know the break-away front arms will put off a lot of people , but those few who get it, will love it…

www.vf1club.com
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Finally…. a 1960's style 10th scale Formula One body that looks good, designed well and performs great…

We can all thank Manny for all the hard work and long hours he put into this body… After a pathetic attempt in making my own vintage body, Manny is my hero…

Racing naturally pushes the envelope of performance…
More grip, more down-force, more durability , ect… What if we turned back the clock and raced cars that required finesse to power around a track, a car that had more power then grip and demanded the driver to ride that razors edge… A car that had vulnerability and consequences for going over the line… VF1 is not a class for most drivers… This is an enthusiast class, meant for a driver that wants to push himself and master car control, focusing on clean passing and the sheer joy of the battle…

Could have made the rules easier for this class, but why not give reverence to an era in formula one history that demanded so much from the driver… This can not be a rehashed version of UF1 which I love so much… I know the break-away front arms will put off a lot of people , but those few who get it, will love it…

www.vf1club.com
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Fantastic!
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how can we buy just the body? i have a TOP car that would be perfect as a shelf queen with that body

wait i see it now. way down at the bottom of the vf1 page

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Got mine ordered! Mine will be the Dan Gurney American Eagle!!! Blue will be hard to see on the blacktop but that car and Dan Gurney has been my all time favorite F1 car. Can't wait to give this a try!!

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consequences for crashing shouldn't be limited to the poor car. the driver must also suffer...

something like this should be implemented... (skip the first minute of the video)
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This looks sick. I'm in!!! More F1 to fill my day.
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Drove the car at Camarillo today... looks so nice going around the track... same set up as my current F1 body but somehow looks like the body is leaning over more ...

If we can get 10 of these at the Speed-tech race at Tamiya in May... nice...
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I live north of the border so I wouldn't be racing but I just sent an e-mail to Manny to see if he will sell me a body. I love the cars from this era.



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Originally Posted by Radi0Flyer View Post
I live north of the border so I wouldn't be racing but I just sent an e-mail to Manny to see if he will sell me a body. I love the cars from this era.



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Dude... he's selling the body to whoever wants one... not just this little class in SoCal... it's pretty damn cool... your going to love it...
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Where do we get the brake away arms?
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Where do we get the brake away arms?
FAQ page ( http://vf1club.com/rules.html )

I've made 10 sets... first 5 people ( besides me ) who register for the Speedtech Club race at Tamiya will get it free... after that I will sell it at cost for $7
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FAQ page ( http://vf1club.com/rules.html )

I've made 10 sets... first 5 people ( besides me ) who register for the Speedtech Club race at Tamiya will get it free... after that I will sell it at cost for $7
Well alrightie then,I'm in. I have an Extra exotek 104 chassis lying around any info if the body will fit this 104 version? Thanks for your time.
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Well alrightie then,I'm in. I have an Extra exotek 104 chassis lying around any info if the body will fit this 104 version? Thanks for your time.
I just asked Manny:

"I think for all the "link" chassis you'll have to cut out part of the lower body to clear the links. So it should fit but the links will be exposed."
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Originally Posted by lightfoot View Post
I just asked Manny:

"I think for all the "link" chassis you'll have to cut out part of the lower body to clear the links. So it should fit but the links will be exposed."
How about an old school early F104, the one w/ the stick type longitudinal battery position and electronics on the side? just curious although we wont be able to since we are too spread out thin,
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