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Sideways Ford GT announced

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:08 pm
by HomeRacingWorld
Just seen Sideways will release their version of this car.

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No dates yet but it’s nice to see it arriving.

Re: Sideways Ford GT announced

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:42 am
by Z-carfan
OH!! Now that's exciting! Interested to see this one come out.
The Carrera GT is awesome, but must have this.

Re: Sideways Ford GT announced

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:38 am
by Jesla
Oh Yeah... must have.

Seems Hobbiest have to be more and more careful about waiting for Hobbiest
cars and not jumping on the first Toy car that comes out.

I see a division in the USA widening between Toy cars and true Hobbiest cars.
Maybe this is what almost killed slot cars in the USA 40 odd years ago.

Re: Sideways Ford GT announced

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:30 pm
by Racie35
Sideways cars are nice...this one will have a bunch of happy owners too.

Re: Sideways Ford GT announced

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:40 pm
by DaveKennedy
Jesla wrote:Oh Yeah... must have.

Seems Hobbiest have to be more and more careful about waiting for Hobbiest
cars and not jumping on the first Toy car that comes out.

I see a division in the USA widening between Toy cars and true Hobbiest cars.
Maybe this is what almost killed slot cars in the USA 40 odd years ago.


Commercial slot car tracks and big box stores were at the heart of that... not the hobby itself.

Re: Sideways Ford GT announced

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:22 pm
by Slot GT
This is great news from Sideways. Looking forward to it.

Re: Sideways Ford GT announced

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:51 pm
by gascarnut
Nice!!

This will be a good partner for their Lamborghini Huracan, which is a really nice car.

And I think I saw something about a BMW M6GT3 coming too, once the designer recovers from whatever sickness he has right now.

Re: Sideways Ford GT announced

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:34 am
by Mayberryman
Jesla wrote:Oh Yeah... must have.

Seems Hobbiest have to be more and more careful about waiting for Hobbiest
cars and not jumping on the first Toy car that comes out.

I see a division in the USA widening between Toy cars and true Hobbiest cars.
Maybe this is what almost killed slot cars in the USA 40 odd years ago.


I must admit that I do not understand the Toy Car V Hobbiest Car thing. I race classes that run everything from Carrera to The Pod Rods made by NSR, Slot It and Slot it light, AKA Sideways. We have between 12 to 18 cars in most classes and to be quite honest some of the very best and very closest racing that I have done are in the Carrera DTMs, GTs and Trans Am classes where scaley and pioneer are the main players. I come from an SCCA back round and raced both Production and Spec 7 and the same judgements were made there. The Formula guys use to say that real racecars did not have fenders, the Sports Racer guys would say that they did not race "Road Cars". The Production guys got a big laugh when showroom stock came into existence and so on. My attitude is to enjoy them all and put the guide in the track and have fun.

Re: Sideways Ford GT announced

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:23 am
by chappyman66
"...put the guide in the slot and have fun."

^^^^^THIS

The club I run with is the same. We started a Carrera GT class. They are pretty evenly matched, so the racing is fun. We ran them several weeks in a row because they are so much fun.

We also have fast classes....we ran "pod rods" the last two weeks and were pushing on the lap record at one point. But we know the fast cars....it's mostly about "put a different car on the track" so we run and enjoy different cars.

Carrera has made some changes which make the cars a good value. It's also clear that slot.it has speed and detail right out of the box for not a ton more money. What a great time to be in the hobby!

Having said that, I will be wanting this release. I like the car, and I like Sideways cars.

Re: Sideways Ford GT announced

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:32 am
by joe lister
Nice. Definite purchase!

Re: Sideways Ford GT announced

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:35 pm
by DaveKennedy
It will be interesting to see how much this models weighs once it's released. The weight from this car comes from the number of body details it has for the Carrera car so I wonder if Sideways has managed to get a car that will compete against other hobby/podded cars.

Re: Sideways Ford GT announced

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:53 pm
by WB2
I’m happy to see Sideways bringing this car out, but I, frankly, don’t understand.
Carrera beat everyone to market. Now we have both Scalextric and Sideways bringing the same car to market.
I mentioned economics of scale on the Ti22 thread. With the Ford GT, there is one basic livery with two cars for the US IMSA series and two cars for the FIA series. Also, will the market for a Ford GT become saturated? I’m sure the rabid Ford fans scarfed up the Carrera version since it was first to market. The ones wanting a “more raceable” model will get the Sideways version. Scalextric fans will grab their favorite company’s offering.
If this makes economic sense, then so does a Chaparral 2D.

FWIW I have Carrera’s offering in 1/24 and 1/32.

Re: Sideways Ford GT announced

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:46 pm
by DaveKennedy
Because the Carrera car serves a different market than the Sideways car. The numbers of cars they will bring in will be much lower in any case so theirs doesn't have to sell in big numbers i bet to sell well here.

Re: Sideways Ford GT announced

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:11 pm
by anthonyalonso
Sideways pretty much are Slot.it and both are stuck down with so much magnet nothing Carrera has can even come close . No interest in either cause no 124

Re: Sideways Ford GT announced

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:31 am
by chappyman66
Hey now...
There are at least 3 versions of the 2D. Elon did the open back early car, Monogram in 1/24 did the glassed in version and everyone knows the classic Strombecker.
That should provide options. :laughing-rolling: