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 directly from a new French manufacturer www.slotcarstyres.com who also advertises them on eBay. 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 and all new artwork has had to be generated to enable this. The majority of set boxes seem to have damaged lids with missing sections or sides and this will hopefully then enable you to replace your tatty or broken set box lid to something very presentable, almost like new but obviously a reproduction item. See the For Sale section below for availability. As of September 2018 the artwork for the various 2nd generation set boxes has finally been generated although the decision on which lid(s) to produce will be dependant upon demand.
The first reproduction resin exhausts for the Maseratis, the Vanwalls, BRM & Porsches have arrived and these will be listed when available. Finally replacement windscreens are also in the pipeline for production but these will probably be available early 2019, so more news on these will appear here hopefully soon. Watch this space for updates.
With my interest in Wrenn Formula 152 over the past thirty years I have 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.
The Price List opposite contains original bagged Wrenn spares and accessories is still current at this time. I do also have some unbagged and loose items so if you are looking for anything specific, please let me know and check availability with an e-mail or message request. Should you be looking for a specific car or set please request this separately due to demand.
As mentioned on the Getting Started page, if you are wishing to try Wrenn 152, but do not want to invest a lot of money sampling a set, as an introduction I have decided to make up some complete ‘starter’ sets. These will be available at relatively cheap prices. If you are then sufficiently interested you may wish to progress and consider other items. So do please let me know via the message facility if you are looking to get started.