This magic name "DAKAR"

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Post by Juanh » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:27 pm

014 Mitsubishi Pajero 4x4 Evo
Jean Pierre Fontenay, Raid Granada-Dakar, 1998
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Post by dbonser » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:52 am

Norev 518813 Hino Ranger Dakar 2010 T. Sugawara/S. Suzuki (1:43)
For 2010 the Hino team put up a good fight in the Truck classification in which there were 52 entrants altogether, competing well with heavy-duty trucks in the Modified Truck classification. Mid-way through the rally Sugawara took the lead in the Under 10 Liters Challenge which also put him in the lead of the Production Truck classification (which has no engine displacement requirements). He finished in 7th overall in the Truck classification and won double victories in the Production Truck classification with a margin of just over 6 hours (6:09:29) and Under 10 Liters Challenge with a margin of over 17 hours (17:23:29).

At 58 years of age the 2010 Dakar was Sugawara's 26th entry in the Dakar (a record) and his 19th consecutive Dakar finish (another record). This made his finish percentage 94% (16 finishes out of 17 entries). He is also the only Japanese racer to have raced in all categories (bike, quad, car, and truck).

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Post by scalainj » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:27 pm

A most impressive driving CV for T.Sugawara i'd say. Nice truck as well

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Re: This magic name "DAKAR"

Post by dbonser » Sat May 07, 2011 9:53 am

Ginaf X2222 Dakar 2011 Jos Smink/Peter Stijkel/Peter Nieuwenburg (1:50)

Elephant 3
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Scale: 1:50
Manufacturer: WSI-Models

This is a model of Rally Team Smink's 3rd support truck (or Elephant 3). I don't know the details of exactly how they came up with the name 'Elephant' but apparently the team agreed that was a good name for their support trucks.

This rally truck is based on a 4x4 Ginaf X2222 truck chassis with a cabin from an X2222. Most of the other components have been replaced including the engine (a 950HP inline-6 Caterpillar C18 engine) and transmission (a 16-speed ZF gearbox rated at over 1600 ft-lb of torque). The suspension has been replaced with Vehicle Systems Engineering's microprocessor-controlled DTS suspension system which allows independent control of each wheel's suspension and damping. All of this enables the Elephant 3 to travel across the landscape at nearly 100 mph.

So, how did Elephant 3 fare in the Dakar? The team finished in a respectable 27th place (respectable because many teams don't even finish). Maybe more importantly, Jos kept his word to his 80-year old father when he promised that he would return Elephant 3 undamaged.

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Re: This magic name "DAKAR"

Post by dbonser » Tue May 10, 2011 1:15 am

Skid SKM99032 Mitsubishi Pajero Evo Dakar 1999 Sven Quandt/Tiefenbach #212 (1:43)

This was the second Dakar for Sven Quandt & Philipp Tiefenbach having finished 11th in 1998. Their Pajero was a T1 (or Production Cross-Country Car) class entry. They are not listed in the final classification on Mitsubishi Motors' site so I assume they were a DNF. The last mention of them was in stage 8 when they were in 20th place overall.


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Post by JSB33 » Tue May 10, 2011 6:16 am

Every time I look at this thread I find these more interesting.
If I end up buying them I know who is to blame :lol:
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Post by dbonser » Tue May 10, 2011 9:58 am

JSB33 wrote:Every time I look at this thread I find these more interesting.
If I end up buying them I know who is to blame :lol:
You will eventually give in. If only because I have probably a few dozen more Dakar models I've not photographed yet... :lol:

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Post by splonker » Wed May 11, 2011 4:36 pm

One of my few Paris Dakar Models

Peugeot 504 Dangel from 1987, resin by Duthy43 #90.04
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Perhaps you have some details of drivers etc?

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Post by dbonser » Wed May 11, 2011 5:32 pm

splonker wrote:One of my few Paris Dakar Models

Peugeot 504 Dangel from 1987, resin by Duthy43 #90.04

Perhaps you have some details of drivers etc?
Ian - I've never seen that one before and it looks very nice!

So far all I can find is that the driver was Jean Pierre Mortelmans but you probably already knew that by the name on the model. ;) He (or Vallet) doesn't show up on any list of entrants of the 1987 Dakar (not that I can even find a full list of entrants for the 1987 Dakar)...

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Re: This magic name "DAKAR"

Post by dbonser » Sat May 14, 2011 12:54 am

Skid SKC041 Land Rover Range Rover Dakar 1981 R. Metge/B. Giroux #212 (1:43)

Despite gearbox problems that could have ended their rally, René Metge and Bernard Giroux drove their Tom Walkinshaw Racing-prepared Range Rover to victory in the 1981 Dakar.

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Post by dbonser » Sat May 14, 2011 1:03 am

Skid SKC042 Land Rover Range Rover Dakar 1983 P. Lartigue/P. Destaillats #158 (1:43)

On only their second entry in the Dakar, Pierre Lartigue and Patrick Destaillats drove their V8-powered Range Rover to a very respectable 3rd place in the 1983 Dakar.

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Re: This magic name "DAKAR"

Post by stewil » Sat May 14, 2011 10:38 am

Am constantly amazed at the variety of races and specialized racing vehicles created to "win".
Am also amazed at the variety of models produced to replicate them.
Good post - Thanks.
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Post by dbonser » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:19 am

Spark S0826 Volkswagen Touareg Race 2 Dakar 2010 Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz #303 (1:43)

After crashing out of the 2009 Dakar, Carlos Sainz bounced back and won his first Dakar the following year giving Volkswagen their first ever 1-2-3 finish.

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Post by dbonser » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:31 am

Skid SKM99025 Mitsubishi Pajero EVO Dakar 1999 J. Kleinschmidt/T. Thorner (#2275 of 3500)

Jutta Kleinschmidt and Tina Thorner made Dakar history on stage 3 of the 1999 rally. After winning the stage they became the first all-female team to become overall rally leaders. They went on to one more win in stage 13 and finished 3rd overall.

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Post by dbonser » Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:02 am

Spark S0497 BMW X5 Dakar 2005 J. L. Monterde/R. Tornabell

It seems that Jose Louis & Rafael had a fairly quiet rally. No major incidents but no stage wins either. However, their steady approach gave them a 9th place finish.

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Post by dbonser » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:45 pm

Vitesse 43434 Mitsubishi Racing Lancer Dakar 2010 O. Terranova/P. Maimon

When I received this model I thought that it looked pretty good. After looking at the photographs I saw a lot of defects that I did not notice when looking at the real model. Maybe I need to downgrade my camera. :lol:

As for the real vehicle, Orlando & Pascal finished in 10th place overall, the 3rd Lancer to finish in the top 10. They had their best results in Stage 11 finishing 2nd by a margin of only 30 seconds. It also happens that this was the shortest stage of the entire Dakar covering only 270 miles from Santiago, Chile to San Juan, Argentina.

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Post by dbonser » Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:15 pm

Vitesse 43435 Mitsubishi Racing Lancer Dakar 2010 C. Sousa/M. Baumel

This model has the same defect issues as the previous model (#43434). The following was written prior to the start of the 2010 Dakar.

“The race of my heart”
Two years after bitterly turning back after the cancellation of the 30th edition that was to take off from his home city, Lisbon, Carlos Sousa is back on the Dakar. The Portuguese driver, absent in 2009, will be discovering the South American continent behind the steering wheel of a gas engine Mitsubishi Lancer registered by the JMB Stradale team. A real satisfaction for this star of motorsports back home: “It’s the race of my heart. I had really suffered during the sad Lisbon episode in 2008 and the dream of taking part to the race again remained”. Used to Africa after having competed in 11 editions, finishing on six occasions in the top ten (including a fourth spot in 2003), Sousa is delighted to live the experience on the other side of the Atlantic. “I did the maximum to come back. Africa was a challenge that changed my life. But this Dakar on another continent will be just as great. The competition remains unique; all the best drivers are present”. Proof of his value, the Portuguese has known the best cars on the Dakar. At Mitsubishi, at Nissan and then in a Volkswagen Race Touareg in 2007. “I’m the only driver to have driven in all the cars. I can find a good balance between Mitsubishi and Volkswagen”. Thanks to talent and the vehicles that go with it, Sousa clinched 5 stage successes since the beginning of his Dakar career. He will be back in a Mitsubishi but in a privateer’s team. “I already know a big part of the team personnel. We don’t have the same means but it remains a great challenge. I believe in this team. A lot of work has been done on the car in terms of consistency, suspensions and steering. But we are using a gas engine and that makes a big difference compared to the others. The power of the diesel is a huge advantage”. The other novelty will come from the man sitting alongside Carlos, a co-driver that the gentlemen-driver hardly knows: “I will start the race alongside Mathieu Baumel, the former partner of Guerlain Chicherit. He has the advantage of knowing the Dakar well and especially to have lived the South American experience”. Sousa will however take off from Buenos Aires with big ambitions: “My challenge is to finish in the top 7. The race will witness quite some upsets after the rest day. The harder the Dakar is, the better it is for me. The dunes and the sand will cancel the advantage of pure power and I prefer when the stages are difficult”. Motivated as ever and having recovered from neck surgery five months ago, Carlos Sousa is happy to be in an outsider’s position, ready to come and annoy the favourites from the top teams.

So, how did Carlos & Mathieu do? They met the goal of a top 7 finish with a 7th place finish.

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Re: This magic name "DAKAR"

Post by Gaban76 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:44 am

Wow..superb cars/trucks mate!

Here's mine. (dunno much about this model. It's just I got it really cheap)

Volkswagen VW Touareg 2005 Paris-Dakar (Minichamps)
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Post by scalainj » Tue May 15, 2012 3:48 pm

Volkswagen Iltis - Norev

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Post by lucky » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:41 pm

Refreshing the topic.
Mercedes 280 Dakar 1984 #220, conversion from Spark
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Post by Ozmac » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:56 pm

Just two from me

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Norev model of 1979 Peugeot 404 Paris/Dakar Pickup, M. Andre/P. Puyfoulhoux

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1:24 BMW R80GS, Gaston Rahier, model by IXO. Well, the model is called 'Dakar' but I think it's actually the road-going one sold to the public, on the back of Gaston Rahier's Dakar performances. But what the hell, it's a Dakar bike.

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Post by lucky » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:11 pm

2 Mitsubishi L200 from 1990-s
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Racing Lancer Dakar 2010, Vitesse
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Nissan Navara, J-Collection
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