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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:34 am

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Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:12 am
Nice add Andy. I've only ever seen the Audi Quattro rally cars in action on track at Goodwood FoS.

RAC Rally was very much a spectator attraction in the early to mid 1960s especially the year when Graham Hill and Jim Clarke driving Lotus Cortinas were guest pilots. That particular event gathered a night time crowd at the Severn Bridge Services. This 17 year old with new driving licence was among those spectators. As I only lived 15 minutes away from the bridge it was an opportunity not to be missed!

From 1970 the Ford Works Team Mk 1 Escort had enthusiasts cheering on Scandinavian and UK heroes. I recall standing around in a forest somewhere waiting for mud spattered Fords, Saabs etc to briefly hurl themselves through the narrow tracks before disappearing into the distance. Still have one or two grainy black and white pics somewhere.

A school chum of mine who is sadly now no longer with us, became a well known and respected privateer driving an Escort Mk1 in national rallies until just a few years ago. He was as much a catalyst for me following the sport as the Scandinavians in their works cars.

The BMC Minis winning a string of Monte Carlo rallies had caught the imagination of the UK enthusiasts. I've been fortunate to speak to Rallying Hero Paddy Hopkirk (now President of the BRDC) a couple of times at events where he's been a guest in the last few years.

Apologies for the slight diversion to this thread....
Thanks Ian. Same for me, in person, though I did get to see them back in the day when rallying could be found on TV on a major channel.

Divert away as much as you like. Thanks for the recollections
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Very cool quattro Andy, again really tempting. I'm currently debating selling off my SunStar 1:18 rally cars, which aren't as accurate as this. I have about 15.
Best you don't look anymore Tom as it's about to get even cooler :o
Did you note that this is a different mold to the 81 car. Although both Group 4 cars, the later car has the considerably more perforated bumper and as the body is single cast piece it has to be a different mold, as is the next one.
I only have the one Sunstar, the 82 Ivory Coast car which is so festooned with Safari garb that it hides the inaccuracies!
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:53 am

The Boucles De Spa rally in Belgium was first held in 1953 and it became part of the Belgium National Championship in 1953 and the European Rally Championship in 1976 until 2003, before bowing in out with a final run in 2004. It was resurrected in 2006 as a Legend rally and it continues to this day in this guise.
In 1985, the 28th running of the event it was part of both the Belgian National and the ERC championships and the rally attracted a broad range of entrants from both competitions. Amongst those were two Quattros, both in A2 specification, one for Harold Demuth & Willy Lux from Audi Sport Italy and one for Bjorn Waldegard & Han Thorszelius from Schmidt Motorsport.
Demuth and Lux would not get to the end due to engine management issues that dropped them from the lead and the race two stages from home leaving Waldegard & Thorszelius win the rally by a little short of 11 minutes

Minichamps - Audi Quattro A2 - 1985 Boucles De Spa Rally - Bjorn Waldegard & Han Thorszelius - 1st
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:51 am

Subject material is great , but im sure you must have a secret fetish for headlight stubs :lol:
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Tom » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:18 am

Love it.

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by thetrooper » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:53 pm

There surely can't be many more Quattro's that you haven't got yet? Great livery on this one.
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:27 am

Galaxy Gaz wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:51 am
Subject material is great , but im sure you must have a secret fetish for headlight stubs :lol:
It sure is Gary. In the hand unlike in the photos where they are magnified they are not too noticeable. Your eyes soon learn to glass over them ;)
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Love it.
Cheer Tom
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Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:53 pm
There surely can't be many more Quattro's that you haven't got yet? Great livery on this one.
You'd be surprised Steve. Agreed it's a good livery
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:37 am

Twenty years after the last Alpines came off the production line and the brand was mothballed and after many false starts and promises, the Alpine brand was revived by Renault with the introduction of the new Alpine A110at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
The car is of all aluminium construction and has a 249hp turbo 1.8 litre four which is mid mounted and powers the rear wheels and is an unashamed homage to the original A110 including it's light weight with the new cars weighing in at a smidgen over the ton including fluids.
Scheduled for full production with the first LHD deliveries starting in late 2017 with RHD to follow in 2018, the first 'Premiere' edition has sold out.

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Tom » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:49 am

Very cool car and model. A :43 is on the wish list.

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Post by LUW » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:05 am

Nice, but I'm not too keen about the wheels (on the 1:1).
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Post by Serafa » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:19 pm

The wheels are actually very contemporary. I like the car, a small coupé with a nice engine under the hood will always please Mr. Serafa.
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Post by dcast » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:30 pm

Nice looking Coupe that Alpine, great colour.

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Post by GarageOnAWall » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:08 am

That is lovely in every way! Great color that really enhances the design. Very happy to see this brand making a comeback, would love the US to get them, but not holding my breath. For now, a 1:43, 1:18 etc will do and this just might be my first 1:18 Norev, love that it is sealed 8-) BB
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:59 am

Tom wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:49 am
Very cool car and model. A :43 is on the wish list.
A cool car indeed Tom and a good model from Norev who are also doing it in 1/43rd
LUW wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:05 am
Nice, but I'm not too keen about the wheels (on the 1:1).
Thanks. I like the wheels. As Bruno says very contemporary
Serafa wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:19 pm
The wheels are actually very contemporary. I like the car, a small coupé with a nice engine under the hood will always please Mr. Serafa.
Yes they are. Also quite a fan of the diamond cut look.
I'm with you there Bruno. I do love a coupe
dcast wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:30 pm
Nice looking Coupe that Alpine, great colour.
It was this or white for the Premiere edition, both released by Norev but it had to be Alpine blue
GarageOnAWall wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:08 am
That is lovely in every way! Great color that really enhances the design. Very happy to see this brand making a comeback, would love the US to get them, but not holding my breath. For now, a 1:43, 1:18 etc will do and this just might be my first 1:18 Norev, love that it is sealed 8-) BB
I think it's a great update of the original A110 and of course in Alpine Blue.
Model is sealed as you say and doesn't have pose-able font wheels but it is suitably cheap. I recommend
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:16 am

The seventh round of the 1974 Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft (DRM) was held at the Norisring and was held over 65 laps. In addition there was a separate 74 lap non championship final with a prize of 100,000 DM called the Geldrennen. Both races consisted of 2 divisions based on engine size, with Division 1 being for cars of 3 litres and above which for these races was four BMW 3.0 CSls, three Ford Capris and eleven Porsche Carrera RSRs.
One of the CSLs was entered by Faltz-Alpina Essen for Werner Schommers who had struggled all season and would qualify 16th before retiring in the DRM round after overheating. He would then go on to finish 11th in the Geldrennen before moving to another team and car for the next race of the season.

Minichamps - BMW 3.0 CSL - 1974 Norising Trophy - W.Schommers - 11th
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Simon » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:07 am

Hope we're going to get a group shot of all these new BMW's when they finally stop rolling in?

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Tom » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:12 am

Quite bright but one of the best looking racers ever.

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Post by LUW » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:44 am

MC went to town with the CSL - maybe one of it's most prolific molds?
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by thetrooper » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:58 am

I like the Aston Martin backend on the Alpine ;) I don't remember you showing a 1:43 version of that CSL with that livery before and I like the livery on it.
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Serafa » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:56 am

It looks like MC is using that idea that releasing many variations of the same car is more profitable. And Andy is proving they are right. :D

Jokes apart, this is another amazing BMW.
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:12 am

Simon wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:07 am
Hope we're going to get a group shot of all these new BMW's when they finally stop rolling in?
I'm going to need a larger space than I have, I think, to do that!
Tom wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:12 am
Quite bright but one of the best looking racers ever.
As CSL liveries go it's very bright indeed, and yes it is a great looking racer
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Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:58 am
I like the Aston Martin backend on the Alpine ;) I don't remember you showing a 1:43 version of that CSL with that livery before and I like the livery on it.
There is a certain similarity!
MC have managed to find a CSL that has not been released in 43rd. Am sure Spark will rectify that shortly
Serafa wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:56 am
It looks like MC is using that idea that releasing many variations of the same car is more profitable. And Andy is proving they are right. :D

Jokes apart, this is another amazing BMW.
It's normal for them. Nothing and then a deluge
Your only noticing because they have decided to release CSLs and Quattros all at once. They are also doing umpteen versions of the Z4 as well at the moment
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:35 am

Luigi Racing entered two BMW 3.0 CSLs into Le Mans 1977 in the IMSA GT class which was made up of three CSLs, the Lichtenstein BMW 320 Art Car and a plethora of 911 Carerras in RSR trim. The No.72 car driven by Tom Walkinshaw, Eddy Joosen & Claude de Wael qualified 47th and would be out with engine failure after 46 laps but the No.71 car driven by Jean Xhenceval, Pierre Dieudonné & Spartaco Dini fared a a lot better. They qualified in a fairly lowly 39th albeit second in class however they made great progress in the race reaching into the top 20 in the 5th hour and although they then lost ground, the team were back into the top 15 by the halfway point. They then climbed still further to reach the top 10 in the 19th hour which they held until the 22nd hour when they moved up to 8th, which was the position they held until the end winning the IMSA class by 4 laps after completing 291 laps.

Minichamps - BMW 3.0 CSL - Luigi Racing - 1977 Le Mans 24 hours - J Xhenceval, P Dieudonné & S Dini - 8th
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by LUW » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:00 am

VERY nice! One I would love to have in the correct scale.
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by thetrooper » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:56 am

LUW wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:00 am
VERY nice! One I would love to have in the correct scale.
Just to rub it in, Andy does have one in the right scale :lol:
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by LUW » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:01 pm

Well, what doesn't Andy have? :roll:
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