OUR FES­TI­VAL FAVOURITES

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Out & About -

JAMES SADLIER 1979 VW BEE­TLE

Be­ing a big fan of 1980s Tamiya ra­dio-con­trolled cars I couldn’t re­sist this adult life-size replica of the ‘Sand Scorcher’ (in­set). Owner, Olivier Eller­brock, one of the world’s largest ra­dio-con­trolled car col­lec­tors, fin­ished it just days be­fore the start of the Fes­ti­val. The Bee­tle re­quired many donor parts, such as new up­graded disc brakes, plus a close-ra­tio gear­box to ac­com­mo­date the oversize rear wheels. Olivier has more me­chan­i­cal tweak­ing to do on the car but aes­thet­i­cally it is as close to the iconic ra­dio-con­trolled clas­sic as it can be.

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