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This is a scan of a polaroid that I took back in 1980 I think. Both the sand scorcher and the camera were christmas/birthday presents. Being born on Christmas Day, it meant I could combine presents and have 'one big one' if I wanted and this year I eventually talked my mum into buying me a second hand Sand Scorcher from out of the classifieds of the Nottingham Evening Post. It was beat up when I got it, and I didn't help it by just over spraying the paint that was already on, with a layer of some sort of Silver spray I had.
This is a pic of it jumping into my brown bedroom from off the landing, the length of my bedroom was about the same as a single bed, so thats how much space I had to try and bring it to a stop before it smashed into the wall opposite. Seem to remember most of my bedding was stacked up there to try and prevent damage to the model and the wall.
Was thinking about it and although I ran the car ragged for several years I don't think it ever actually made it onto a beach, it was either inside, on the road outside the house, around the local church yard or down the back of the local Bingo hall. Happy times :)
Glad I found the polaroid again as you can see its gradually starting to disappear :S