The original intention of ‘Keep on Running’ was to have a number of spares manufactured which would be made available via the website to enable enthusiasts to maintain and race their Wrenn Formula 152 slot cars relatively cheaply rather than just having them as static models in a cabinet. Obviously the original spares were manufactured over fifty years ago and even if the items are available, or even still serviceable, they can sometimes be expensive to purchase.
I have therefore decided to initially have some of the Flexible Collectors re-manufactured since these seem to be the rarer items which are mostly missing from cars currently being sold. The earlier Rigid Collectors are more of an issue to have reproduced but these are under possible consideration for the future. Other common missing items are tyres but replacement urethane tyres for Wrenn cars are already available via eBay from a new French manufacturer. Under consideration at present are replacement reproduction cast resin windscreens and exhausts but the ultimate cost of these, like many other of these items, will be dependent upon the quantities needed to make their production viable.
I have also funded having a replacement 1st generation set box lid cover printed and all new artwork has had to be generated to enable this. The new self-adhesive vinyl print will be a replacement for the old printed paper full wrap. The majority of set boxes seem to have damaged lids with missing sections or sides and this will hopefully then enable you to return your tatty or broken set box lid to something very presentable, almost like new but obviously a reproduction item.
Finally with my interest in Wrenn Formula 152 over the past thirty years I managed to amass a collection of many of the Formula 152 items manufactured by Wrenn but I am now intending to sell a number of duplicated items and will be starting to list these under the ‘Keep on Running’ banner alongside the new and reproduction spares listed above. These will include cars, buildings, spares and accessories with some of them being boxed or bagged as appropriate or available.
Should you wish to have a specific item considered for remaking I would be grateful if you could let me know so that I can evaluate if there would be sufficient interest in having the item reproduced in sufficient quantities.
Please check the current Keep On Running list for item availability.