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  • Remco Ferrari 36v

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    Those who know me know I have a strange case of variationitis. While it is true I can sometimes get caught up in wheel differences, missing tampos, interior color variants, base changes, etc., some of my favorite variations to chase is watching some tools transfer from company to company. This model is an example of that.

    Remco as a company was around for many years, I recall seeing their ads in the mid-1960s, and I seem to recall reading they date to the late 1950s. REM CO for REMote COntrol, and a lot of their early models were tethered remote operated vehicles. I know they went into the 1980s, I don't recall much beyond that. Most of their models were larger scale to compete with the likes of 1970s-80s Tonka and Buddy L, but they did do a series of 1/64ish mail away models, I believe in connection with one or another of the breakfast cereals, and dating by the models I would guess late 1960s. Besides the racers, there is an elusive Monkeemobile that was issued in 4 different colors, also made by Remco.

    Which brings us to this model here. There were 4 open wheel racers, each of which had its beginning in Penny Polistil of Italy, and ending in Zee / Zylmex approximately early 1970s. The trail is a little tough to trace, because this model and its cohorts were issued among so many different companies and trade names, and it is fun for me to trace just where all this model pops up.

    Besides Penny, Remco and Zee, this model or one of its compatriots was released as Mego Jet (Wheels), Associated Hobby Manufacturers (AHM), Lincoln Pocket Packs and Redondo of Spain. Likely there are still more to be found, these are just the ones I know about.
    The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.

  • #2
    Are these (Remco) the ones with the 'GT' + number on base?

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    • #3
      Remco
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      Mego
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      Just so I'm comparing apples to apples, a quick look I don't think this one made it to Zee, and I don't see it in Lincoln Pocket Packs (I can't guarantee I have all of the Lincolns)
      The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

      Thank you for your understanding.

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      • #4
        So this is Remco.
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        • #5
          I don't believe so, the Remcos (all 4) had "Racing Wheels" on the base. Penny had "Penny" on the base. Mego had a 4 digit number in the 8200 series. Zee was D1-D8. Most of the others I've found have a variation on the theme of R101, and other than Redondo made in Spain, all the others I can think of were made in Hong Kong (not counting Penny/Italy).

          Lincoln Pocket Pack
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          Same model, same information as yours but in a different format

          Remco
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          The Remco variant has the Racing Wheels cast in the base.

          Another tell is the wheels. In large part the wheels seem to change a good bit between makers. Remcos had hard wheels. Penny and some of the other makers opted for the more realistic looking soft rubber tires, but the tread patterns and hubs can differ between makers.

          I don't have the first Ferrari or your Lola from AHM, so this will have to stand in:
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          In this case the number seems to follow closer to the original Penny, so that doesn't help...

          The Eagle model is the one I have the most variants
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          Here is a good example of the wheel differences, the two in the middle are Penny.
          The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

          Thank you for your understanding.

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          • #6
            Penny (driver and no driver variants)
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            Mego
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            Zee
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            The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

            Thank you for your understanding.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Motorcade View Post
              So this is Remco.
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              So about all I can say right now is that this is not Penny, Mego, Zee, AHM, Redondo, Lincoln or Remco. I am still finding makers and trade names these were sold under, so as this stands it is really hard for me to say how this was issued.
              The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

              Thank you for your understanding.

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              • #8
                Thanks for all the info... at least it's eliminated some makers, but still up in the air for now.

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