The 1988 Tooheys 1000 was a 1000 km endurance motor race for Group A Touring Cars. It was held on 2 October 1988 at the Mount Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst in New South Wales, Australia. The race was the opening round of the 1988 Asia-Pacific Touring Car Championship and was the 29th running of the Bathurst 1000. Tony Longhurst and Tomas Mezera where driving there Benson & Hedges Racing Ford Sierra RS500 and qualified in 3rd position. The 1988 race was the only race in the history of the Bathurst 1000 to have commenced with a rolling start and that seemed to be a good omen for Longhurst and Mezera as they took first place, It was the first victory in the Bathurst 1000 for a turbocharged vehicle, and the first victory by a four-cylinder car since Bob Holden and Rauno Aaltonen won in a Morris Cooper S in 1966.
2013 celebrates the 60th anniversary of a true American icon and one of the world’s most desirable sports cars; the Chevrolet Corvette. Now in its sixth generation, and an instantly recognisable symbol of American motoring history, the Corvette has grown from humble beginnings into a world class, high performance road car and an endurance racing legend.
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To commemorate such a milestone, Scalextric presents two of the finest examples of the Corvette from its illustrious back catalogue; the iconic 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray L88, alongside the latest monster of the race circuit, the C6R.
Each highly detailed Scalextric model boasts an honorary 60th anniversary livery; in keeping with the spirit and energy of the Corvette throughout its enigmatic years. As long as there is Chevrolet, there will always be the Corvette.
The Chevrolet Corvette C6R is Digital Plug Ready (DPR) - convert for use with the Scalextric Digital range in under sixty seconds using the C8515 Digital Plug.
The first of the Fast And The Furious movie franchise hit cinema theatres around the globe in 2001. Six movies later, the Fast And The Furious has become one of the most recognisable vehicle-based action series of all time.
The high-octane action movies, centred on illegal street racing and starring Vin Diesel, follows the lives of a group of like-minded petrol heads on the wrong side of the law.
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Scalextric pair two of the most iconic vehicles from Fast and the Furious; the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger.
C3373A requires a C851 DPR decoder fitted for conversion to ‘Scalextric Digital’ or ‘Scalextric Digital ARC PRO’ systems.
The mighty Ford Escorts of the early 70s were all-conquering and still today are a force to be reckoned with in rallying and rallycross. The No.26 car was part of the distinctive Team Ford and BP liveried team that entered many rallies in the 1969-1972 period with Piot, Clark, Mikkola and Makinen, top drivers of the day and still recognised today as being amongst the greatest drivers of all time.
Drivers: Kurt Thiim and Thomas Mutsch, Lambda Performance. The Ford GT is a modern version of the legendary Ford GT40 of the 1960s. The Ford GT regularly appears in GT championships around the world.
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