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Non-Lola 1/8 bodies for MRX4R/Serpent 960???

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Old 06-28-2006, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by mugendude
you guys are so lucky to live in japan
Yep... the same for me (Grrr... I'm green of envy). Someday I could go to Japan and see such tracks (well.. seeing the All Japan nats could be a great blast too).
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Old 06-29-2006, 08:35 AM
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Default Lola Body

Have you ever seen a full-scale Lola?
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That's a picture of a vintage 70's Lola at Laguna Seca...wrong Lola (for 1/8 at least)! Try this one from 1981:

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I didnt have a good example.
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Found some great examples.... Lola/AER who ran at the last LeMans....

http://www.lemans.org/24heuresdumans...photos_fr.html

Go to page 7 and the 1st and 3rd are actual Lola cars. But... wait, Lola is a chassis maker, the external suit is up to anyone who buys the chassis.
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No, the old school Lola cars like Wagnerov posted.
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Don't some places still run Group C bodies on 8th scale? I saw a few pictures of them in the English magazine Radio Race Car International. How popular is it?
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That yellow Can-Am up above is a Kroll, yet another of the dozens of variations of the Lola chassis used in the second generation of the Can-Am. Others include the Schkee, Prophet, Intrepid, Conquest, Spyder, etc. All of those were 1/8 or 1/12 bodies a long time ago, too!

Parma made a Kroll body for 1/8 and 1/12 (I had 'em both). Most Lolas we race these days are based on the Van Der Straten (VDS) style Lola that Geoff Brabham drove to the 1981 Can-Am championship, the red one pictured above.

Anyone remember the Elfin? That 1/8 body was the shiznit before the Lola became popular.

In Europe, they used to use the Porsche 956/962 Group C bodies a lot. I remember them as being "high downforce" for slippery tracks. They also worked great in the old 1/8 2WD class. I think Serpent and Frewer still make that, as well as a Mclaren GT1 and Porsche 911GT1/98 bodies.
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Originally Posted by wagnerov
In Europe, they used to use the Porsche 956/962 Group C bodies a lot. I remember them as being "high downforce" for slippery tracks. They also worked great in the old 1/8 2WD class. I think Serpent and Frewer still make that, as well as a Mclaren GT1 and Porsche 911GT1/98 bodies.
Uh, oh.... Group C's were slightly quicker, but with less downforce, some years ago (3 or around) the nationals here were run with Lola and Group C bodies, each race had a body style enforced, just to do some variety, some day, decided to ditch the Group C style bodies in favor the Lola ones.

Sometimes I wonder what happen if we race with actual Lola styles (more rounded and more streamlined like the last Lola/AER body) rather than rhe actual we use (probably they interfere with the exhaust and rear suspension).
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A link to more Lola cars from the past.

http://www.racingsportscars.com/phot...-28-photo.html
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