I have always liked the Strombecker 1/32 cars, not so much for their performance, but for the bodies,...... although not as detailed as the current crop of RTR cars, they are generally very close to scale, and, apart from the Lotus 19 (it needs work),they capture the feel of the 1:1 cars extremely well.
I do have several Strombeckers (many still to be done), but the following are a few pics. of some on the shelf........If anyone needs more details on any of the following, I will be happy to provide more info.
Cheetah with BWA wheels/inserts, and a brass Strombecker comp. chassis. (As a kid I was working in a Toronto Slot car shop, and the owner had a Maroon Cheetah, and I lusted after that car!...........built more than 10 years ago, it is a tribute to him, and his Maroon Cheetah).
One of my favs., the Dino spyder
Ford J car
Another Cheetah...in Alan Green livery....this one was done before the Rev/Mon or Carrera versions were available.
The McKee Mk 10 (Cro sal olds), and the car Paul Newman drove in the movie "Winning"....this is on a modified AMT chassis, and is a very quick little car, holding its own with any of the current RTR cars. (I noticed that in this pic. my aluminum rear spoiler lip has come off, leaving a very ugly mark across the inside of the rear spoiler....it has since been re attached).
My fav.,... The Lotus 19...this was done to replicate Stirlings' car from the 1961 Players 200 at Mosport. It has had a fair amount of body work to help cure some of the Strombecker inaccuracies, and, uses a modified Strombecker "Scuttler" motor mounted in a brass plate "period" chassis....A really great car to drive around!!
And the RS 61....details on the RS-61 thread. (I painted this to replicate an actual vintage livery I found online......I should have done it silver.....!!!)