Accessories and Figurines
This year we intend to launch a series of figurines and accessories, pits, pit crew, pit tractors, spare tyres and
wheels, tool chests, oil drums and assorted trackside equipment along with the Dunlop bridge from Le Mans
Silver Arrows and Opel rocket cars
In 2007 we made a series of 1930s Silver Arrows racing cars for Mercedes-Benz and now we are bringing out
variants on these cars along with some record cars from the same period between the two World Wars. Two
are Mercedes and three are a series of extraordinary rocket cars from Opel.
In 1928 a series of Opel experimental solid fuel rocket cars were run in Germany. Two were equiped with wings
designed to keep the cars on the ground. The last, “RAK.3” ran on rails until a mistimed firing of the rocket
sequence, caused a derailment which killed the cat put in the driver's seat instead of a human.
These cars never set any records but were a precursor to cars such as the Wingfoot Express of 1964 and the
Blue Flame which established a world Land Speed Record of 630mph in 1970.
Another unsuccessful record car was Mercedes T80. This 6 wheeled monster designed to take the absolute
world Land Speed Record was powered by a 44.5L, 3000 H.P. V3. With a projected speed of around
650-750KPH it would have been a LSR contender, but the advent of the 2nd World War kept the project secret
until the British army discovered the car. As it was untested we shall never know whether it would have competed
successfully against Easton's Thunderbolt and Cobb's beautiful Railton each of which were multiple holders of
These two Mercedes are currently available, everything else will be coming out later this year. So check the
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