Tour and Tarmac Events

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Post by reeft1 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:02 am

Thanks Tom!

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1962 Fiat Abarth 850 TC Ickx Tour de France Provence Moulage Finish Unknown

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I'm a big fan of these little Fiats - need to get one.
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1958 Tour de France - Porsche 356 Zagato Speedster - Storez - Matrix models plus Starter decals - DNF

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Post by LUW » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:07 am

Nice (with N)!
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Post by Tom » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:45 am

Like it a lot!

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Post by philsaunders » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:17 pm

reeft1 wrote:
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1958 Tour de France - Porsche 356 Zagato Speedster - Storez - Matrix models plus Starter decals - DNF

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Love it! I just got the same model, never seen pictures of it in race trim. Do you have pics? And were did you source decals? Would love to do the same to mine.

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philsaunders wrote:
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Love it! I just got the same model, never seen pictures of it in race trim. Do you have pics? And were did you source decals? Would love to do the same to mine.
Phil, just google it and you'll get 3 or 4 references. Unfortunately it looks like the original car was white, not silver :

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....and things didn't end well for the Zagato bodywork :

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Post by reeft1 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:29 pm

I hadn't realised it was white until now. Drat!

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Post by philsaunders » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:03 pm

I had done that and came up with the same images. Unfortunately I hadn't clued in to the white paint until you mentioned it. I like silver too much, I guess I'll be leaving it that way...
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Post by philsaunders » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:25 pm

To contribute, as I have also become fascinated with the Giro D'Italia and all the one-off cars that it attracted...

1979 Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo ShortTail Giro D'Italia (DSQ)

Lots of story behind this one. Driven to the top finishing slot by (not yet) F1 World Champion Gilles Villeneuve and World Rally Champion team of Walter Rohrl & Christian Geistdörfer, it was nevertheless disqualified. Apparently Gilles Villeneuve had decided he wanted to get some practice before his track stage, so took the car from Rohrl for a rally stage. Frustrated with the endless high-revving stop and go, he finished the stage on the autostrada, which was strictly forbidden. Later after being beaten by sister driver Patrese on one of the tracks, he took off in a huff in his helicopter, abandoning the race and leaving Rohrl to drive the final track stage. Rohrl managed to pull it off with the win in the now abused car, but Villeneuve's antics had already earned them a disqualification.

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Post by philsaunders » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:47 pm

And another:

1977 Lancia Stratos Gr.5 Giro D'Italia (DNF)

Instantly fell in love with the absurdity of this model, an outrageous silhouette racer with a fat spare on the roof as if it was a Safari Rally version.

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I searched for years to find an image corroborating this odd setup, and only just found one yesterday while searching for something else!
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Post by LUW » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:37 pm

Whoa Phil, two real lookers there!
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Post by Jager » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:42 pm

I've always admired that Group 5 Stratos and wish we'd seen that race at Le Mans (though the huge spare tyre on the roof might have been a problem at high speed on the Mulsanne :D ).
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Post by reeft1 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:36 pm

Two corkers!

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Post by Serafa » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:39 pm

From Giro D'Italia:
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Post by reeft1 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:23 am

I have that one- first page of this thread

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Post by philsaunders » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:37 pm

I was fool enough not to pick that one up as well when Reve released the pair. I still had my misguided "only one example of each" policy. That didn't last long!!! Stratos Turbo has just been added to my ebay search...

This thread has already cost me a pretty penny as I have since picked up the Carrara Models Fiat Abarth 124 (and don't regret a penny of it. Marvelous!!) as well as the Remember Models Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale (still en route, but feel lucky to have found one!)

Also working on a kit of the outrageous Abarth 030 which deserves a spot on this page. May take me a while though, I'm completely scratch-building the interior based on newly-uncovered photos.
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Post by philsaunders » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:40 pm

BTW did this one ever race? I've only ever seen one photo of it with numbers, but it could have been doctored or be from a heritage exhibition event.
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The Abarth team started to plan a new rally car after the 131 Abarth grp 4 had turned uncompetitive, and were working on the grp B Lancia 037 which was going to have both a supercharger and turbo. Abarth needed a test bench for the new engine, and it was based on 131 and 031 Abarth, although it had a different body and was called the Abarth 035.

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Post by philsaunders » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:45 pm

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Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:43 pm
Arrived today and I can't tell you how happy I am to have nabbed this. Spark Porsche 935 which won the Giro D'Italia in 1979. Nice touch with the spare/different front bumper which i'm guessing was required for the roads between stages/circuits.

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This might also have had something to do with it...
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Post by reeft1 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:52 pm

Ah ha. Just clipped the curb....

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Post by reeft1 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:54 pm

philsaunders wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:40 pm
BTW did this one ever race? I've only ever seen one photo of it with numbers, but it could have been doctored or be from a heritage exhibition event.
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The Abarth team started to plan a new rally car after the 131 Abarth grp 4 had turned uncompetitive, and were working on the grp B Lancia 037 which was going to have both a supercharger and turbo. Abarth needed a test bench for the new engine, and it was based on 131 and 031 Abarth, although it had a different body and was called the Abarth 035.

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No - never raced as far as im aware. Strict test bed as far as I know. I've seen one with some race decals but always believed it was a post exhibition event.

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Post by reeft1 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:00 pm

philsaunders wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:37 pm
I was fool enough not to pick that one up as well when Reve released the pair. I still had my misguided "only one example of each" policy. That didn't last long!!! Stratos Turbo has just been added to my ebay search...

This thread has already cost me a pretty penny as I have since picked up the Carrara Models Fiat Abarth 124 (and don't regret a penny of it. Marvelous!!) as well as the Remember Models Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale (still en route, but feel lucky to have found one!)

Also working on a kit of the outrageous Abarth 030 which deserves a spot on this page. May take me a while though, I'm completely scratch-building the interior based on newly-uncovered photos.
You have excellent taste sir. Quick question. My biggest gripe with fleabay is i've missed out over the years on numerous models i've been desperate to add to my collection because I've always believed there is no way to set up alerts using key words for items that triggers an email alert as and when they are listed around the globe. Your post could suggest that functionality may already exist. Does it?

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Post by LUW » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:24 pm

You can save your searches using key words, and whenever an item described with those particular key words is listed, you get a message.
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