The Cars of Gene Wallingford

Of all the 1960's 1/32 scale slot car builders from any country, Gene Wallingford is either one of the best, or simply the best. Please peruse over the extraordinary models in this catalog, built at a time when virtually everything had to be hand built. The engineering is also unique and the finish unequaled by any such models we have seen yet from the early days. These masterpieces have not only been raced, but raced hard. However, thanks to a succession of lucky circumstances, they survived and are now safely on display at the LASCM.


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1932 Ford Model A hot rod

1932 Ford Model A hot rod

This model, built from a static AMT model kit, is in the 1/24 scale. Gene fabricated the chassis and entered the car in a Rod & Custom contest, which...
1934 Bugatti T59 Grand Prix car

1934 Bugatti T59 Grand Prix car

This is a delightful model by Gene Wallingford. The fiberglass body is nicely detailed and the simple chassis is powered by an MRRC motor driving...
1937 Ford Hot Rod

1937 Ford Hot Rod

This is a model built by Gene in 1969, and it incorporates a very clever use of the drive pinion set inside the motor's endbell, so as to reduce the...
1938 Auto-Union D-Type

1938 Auto-Union D-Type

Gene's model of the D-Type was built very early in his slot car racing days and is somewhat simplistic, with a driver too big for the size of the...
1949 Alfa Romeo 158 Formula One car

1949 Alfa Romeo 158 Formula One car

The moment the flag fell to mark the beginning of the first ever F1 World Championship race on May 13th 1950 at Silverstone there was little doubt...
1950 Maserati A6GCS

1950 Maserati A6GCS

This Maserati A6GCS racing car is typical of what the company produced as sports cars for racing use in long distance events in the late 1940's. Gene...
1951 Gordini 2.5-liter F1/F2

1951 Gordini 2.5-liter F1/F2

Gordini was born in Italy. He was a young boy when he became fascinated with automobiles and racing. In his early teens, he worked as a mechanic for...
1952 BRM V16 Formula One car

1952 BRM V16 Formula One car

British Racing Motors (generally known as BRM) was a British Formula 1 motor racing team. Founded in 1945, it raced from 1950 to 1977, competing in...
1955 Ferrari Super Squalo Formula One car

1955 Ferrari Super Squalo Formula One car

This splendid 1955 Ferrari "Super Squalo" shows that Wallingford was now beginning to master his art. Nicely detailed driver with full complement of...
1955 Gordini T32 8-cylinder Formula One

1955 Gordini T32 8-cylinder Formula One

This Gordini 2.5-liter was the last gasp for Amedee Gordini, "the Sorcerer. Out of funds and sponsors, Gordini built this new 8-cylinder car to...
1956 Lancia-Ferrari Formula One car

1956 Lancia-Ferrari Formula One car

The Lancia D50 was a Formula One racing car designed by Vittorio Jano for Lancia in 1954. The car's design made use of many innovative features, such...
1957 American Indy Car Spl

1957 American Indy Car Spl

It is hard to tell which car this model represents, either a British BRM or Vanwall F1 or a 1950's Indy car powered by the ubiquitous Offenhauser...
1957 American Sportscar Spl.

1957 American Sportscar Spl.

This may well be a Lister-Jaguar, but could also be a Kurtis or other American sports car special powered by a Corvette engine. Frankly we hope that...
1957 BRM Formula One

1957 BRM Formula One

Sweden's Jo Bonnier was the first driver to ever win a World Championship Grand Prix with a BRM automobile. The Gene Wallingford model of this car is...
1957 Epperly-Offy Indy car

1957 Epperly-Offy Indy car

Another great little model by Wallingford, featuring a fiberglass shell and a detailed driver. The brass pan chassis is of course fitted with a...
1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa

1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa

This cute 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa was built from a fiberglass body probably made by Dick Dobson. Gene made a brass pan chassis for it. The mag...
1957 Maserati 450SS

1957 Maserati 450SS

One of our favorite Wallingford models, this big Maserati fitted with a Frank Costin designed body led the 1957 race at Le mans for two hours before...
1957 Porsche RSK

1957 Porsche RSK

The Porsche 550 was a sports car produced by Porsche from 1953-1956. Inspired by the Porsche 356 Speedster which was created by Ferry Porsche and...
1957 Porsche RSK Formula 2

1957 Porsche RSK Formula 2

The Porsche 550 was a sports car produced by Porsche from 1953-1956. Inspired by the Porsche 356 Speedster which was created by Ferry Porsche and...
1957 Porsche RSK Formula 2 racing car

1957 Porsche RSK Formula 2 racing car

Developed for F2 racing with a center seat, this former 2-seater sports racer had a 1.5-liter flat-4 engine using 4 camshafts driven by angled gears....
1957 Scarab-Chevrolet sports racer

1957 Scarab-Chevrolet sports racer

1957 Scarab-Chevrolet sports racer

1957 Scarab-Chevrolet sports racer

1958 Cooper-Climax Formula Two

1958 Cooper-Climax Formula Two

This early Wallingford model used a brass chassis and MRRC wheels and tires. The motor is missing.
1958 Epperly-Offy Indy car

1958 Epperly-Offy Indy car

In the early days, Gene Wallingford had an apparent affinity for Indianapolis cars as shown by this delightful example of his then-burgeoning art....
1959 American Sportscar Spl.

1959 American Sportscar Spl.

Hard to tall which car is this one but it looks like one of the many American fiberglass bodies over tube chassis and powered by the usual Chevrolet...

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