The Bob Estes Cougar

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The Bob Estes Cougar

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:52 am

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Scalextric did a good job overall with the paint and markings. The yellow might appear a little on the light side, but that depends on what reference photos you use. For me it’s close enough and certainly depicts this classic well.

Prototype Info at the Historic Trans-Am SIte HERE

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The car will either get your attention or it will not. Yellow is not for everyone. But veteran enthusiasts can easily relate to how challenging it is to produce a car in this color without it looking “toylike”. An odd term considering that is exactly what it is, but it sort of describes it the best. We like to have nice finishes and paint work that has a realism to it. Many older models in this color just didn’t have the opaque depth of color or shine this one has.

The moment my oldest son saw this model he immediately took “ownership”. That’s fine by me. It’s that: “wow that is incredible” reaction that makes 1/32 slot cars so much fun.

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We know it needs tuning. Another part of the fun for us. In any case, it's nice to see another version.
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Re: “The Bob Estes Cougar”

Postby dreinecke » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:56 am

Looks great to me! I wish they'd painted the valances, but I can live with that. Order going in today!
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Re: “The Bob Estes Cougar”

Postby noddaz » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:51 am

Very nice...
I need this with a Carson decoder...

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Re: “The Bob Estes Cougar”

Postby slothead » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:34 am

I'm about to place my order with SCC. What's the PG tire size? Are these the same as all the other Scalextric Trans Am cars (which also fit the Pioneer Mustangs)?

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Re: “The Bob Estes Cougar”

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:39 am

I've been waiting for this one...
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Re: “The Bob Estes Cougar”

Postby BARC 1 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:36 pm

Whats with the subject line on this thread. Hangover from the "snag"
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Re: “The Bob Estes Cougar”

Postby slothead » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:42 pm

The Scalextric Cougar doesn't show a tire size (didn't come up for me) on the Tire Size selector on SCC, but I found what I was looking for on Dave's review of the Cougar and Challenger from 2013: PGT-21104.

I'll be adding this car to my series as soon as SCC can get it to me. This will make 4 Cougars (#98, #14, #41, #79) to do battle with many Mustangs and Camaros. I'm hoping there will eventually be at least this many Scalextric Javelins to join the fray too.

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Re: The Bob Estes Cougar

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:05 pm

That's a pretty dream, Slothead. I'll join you.
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Re: The Bob Estes Cougar

Postby TuscoTodd » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:25 pm

That is just plain sharp!
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Re: The Bob Estes Cougar

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:56 pm

Mine arrived. Gorgeous. The valances under the bumpers are a detracting element but overall, I'm very pleased. I am confident I can fix the valances to look right.
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