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Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:44 pm
by k1w1taxi
Latest news from spark is hat they are going into the 1:64 market with several race cars showing in their latest update. The Y prefix denotes the 1:64 cars. In the 1:43 nice to see the 98LM winner available as that will fill a definite hole in the winners collection.

Latest update 'Latest Models'
https://www.sparkmodel.com/latest-models.html

Cheers
Lee

Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:41 pm
by Jager
k1w1taxi wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:44 pm
In the 1:43 nice to see the 98LM winner available as that will fill a definite hole in the winners collection.
As far as I know Lee, the '98 winner has already been released, so this would be a re-release (as Spark have done with several of their other Le Mans winners).

The 9 guys who've paid Trax GBP 199 each for one are going to be pretty p@#$ed :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Spark-43LM98 ... Swys5WUaEU

Mind you, when there is already a great version from HPI, the decent Minichamps version is cheap and plentiful and you can get the Onyx version for under GBP 10, I'm surprised people are paying this sort of money for the Spark and there is enough demand to warrant a re-run.

Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:35 am
by Jager
The Lola GT has been mentioned in Spark's catalogues for a few years now. Nice to see it finally break cover :

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Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:45 pm
by JSB33
Schwing! this one is calling my name!

Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:59 am
by LUW
It's calling out many names :shock:

Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:57 am
by Stig
I have already reserved a Lola and the Sunbeam Tiger too. And the Targa Florio '74 Stratos.

Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:45 pm
by LM24HRS
I reserved order the Lola with John of SPR models but have had no confirmation as yet. Is he on holiday?

Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:23 pm
by SPR Models
LM24HRS wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:45 pm
I reserved order the Lola with John of SPR models but have had no confirmation as yet. Is he on holiday?
Hi Paul,
Yes, we received your pre-order on 5 March for S4948 & S5081. Sharon e-mailed back to confirm your order the same day, and provided you with an updated pre-order list. You e-mailed us again on 10 March asking if we received your original pre-order. I then e-mailed back the same day - forwarding Sharon's e-mail - confirming that we have the two models on order for you.

Didn't you receive either of our messages?

Cheers, John

Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:42 am
by reeft1
Spark are going to do the Evans Wales, Tanak Sardinia and Ogier Portugal Fiesta 2017 WRC cars - no codes as yet but pics are available.

Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:58 pm
by SPR Models
reeft1 wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:42 am
Spark are going to do the Evans Wales, Tanak Sardinia and Ogier Portugal Fiesta 2017 WRC cars - no codes as yet but pics are available.
Here is a list of the 2017 WRC models just announced by Spark...

S5166 : Ford Fiesta WRC #1 Rally Portugal 2017 (S. Ogier & J. Ingrassia - 1st)
S5167 : Ford Fiesta WRC #2 Rally Italy 2017 (O. Tänak & M. Järveoja - 1st)
S5168 : Toyota Yaris WRC Rally Monte Carlo Test Car 2017 (J-M. Latvala & M. Anttila)
S5170 : Toyota Yaris WRC Presentation #VIP Rally Finland 2017 (M. Grönholm & A. Karppanen)
S5173 : Ford Fiesta WRC #2 Rally Great Britain 2017 (O. Tänak & M. Järveoja - 3rd)
S5174 : Ford Fiesta WRC #3 Rally Great Britain 2017 (E. Evans & D. Barritt 1st)
S5175 : Ford Fiesta WRC #1 Rally Great Britian 2017 (S. Ogier & J. Ingrassia - 3rd)

Cheers, John

Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:59 pm
by reeft1
Thanks John

Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:07 am
by 911RSR
Hi everyone,

It was already long time coming, but I just noted that Spark announced 919's with the high downforce kit. Typically I would buy the Fuji one as I think it is a nice way to complete the Porsche Team. However, during the last race outing, Porsche used a tribute livery, which I was expecting to feature on the WEC champion car. From the pictures I have seen thus far, it looks like the standard livery.

Does anyone here have any news in this regard? Will Spark release the 919 tribute later? (Or maybe release the record car?? :roll: )

Thanks!

Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:19 pm
by SPR Models
SPARK ANNOUNCES 2018 F1 RELEASE

Spark has announced the range of twelve Formula One models that they intend to produce from the 2018 season. They will start to become available in September 2018.

Check them out here ... https://www.spr-models.co.nz/files/SPR_NL39.pdf

Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:38 am
by SPR Models
1:5th RACE HELMETS

I know that some sellers have been selling the Spark 1:5th racing helmets for quite some time, but we have just received our first shipment of nine different Le Mans and Formula helmets...
  • 5HF001 : Fernando Alonso - Formula One 2015
  • 5HF002 : Lewis Hamilton - Formula One 2014
  • 5HF003 : Sebastian Vettel - Formula One 2012
  • 5HF004 : Ayrton Senna - Formula One 1988
  • 5HF006 : Daniel Ricciardo - Formula One 2015
  • 5HF007 : Carlos Sainz - Formula One 2015
  • 5HF009 : Max Verstappen - Formula One 2016
  • 5HF011 : Ayrton Senna - Formula One 1991
  • HSP030 : Earl Bamber race helmet - Le Mans Winner 2015
Prior to receiving them, I wasn't sure what to expect, but now I've seen them I'm really impressed. Earl Bamber's helmet (worn during his victorious drive at the Le Mans 24 Hour in 2015) now adorns my desk, and I'm looks superb.

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Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:58 pm
by LM24HRS
Jager wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:35 am
The Lola GT has been mentioned in Spark's catalogues for a few years now. Nice to see it finally break cover :

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It has indeed but at very limited numbers by the sound of it. I have just seen it on two UK websites for £179.00 :o

Stocks and shares..........no mate you need to invest in model cars!

Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:57 pm
by JSB33
LM24HRS wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:58 pm
Jager wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:35 am
The Lola GT has been mentioned in Spark's catalogues for a few years now. Nice to see it finally break cover :

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It has indeed but at very limited numbers by the sound of it. I have just seen it on two UK websites for £179.00 :o

Stocks and shares..........no mate you need to invest in model cars!
Unfortunately I had a pre order cancelled on this car.

Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:54 pm
by LM24HRS
Yep, join the club Jeff. I fear we are not the only ones :(

Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:03 pm
by Jager
Strange.....mine is on its way from SPR. I'd suggest shooting an email to John to see if he can help.

Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:41 am
by LM24HRS
Ian, John has already sent out emails apologizing. He only got 30% of the pre-orders on his list. So on a first come first served basis I fully understand John's situation as I only pre-ordered mine a few months back. Apparently it has been on the Spark list since 2016.

I get the distinct feeling Spark are holding back on quantities of certain models. Will they release later at a high premium knowing demand is high ;)

Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:32 pm
by SPR Models
Jager wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:03 pm
Strange.....mine is on its way from SPR. I'd suggest shooting an email to John to see if he can help.
You were lucky Ian, you pre-ordered yours in February 2016. Unfortunately I couldn't supply some Customers who pre-ordered the Lola Mk6 GT over the last few months.

It isn't often that Spark cuts back our orders. They're usually very good, and as Distributors, we normally receive the quantity we originally ordered. However, if they have a production problem with a particular model (ie. a percentage of their production fails quality control for some reason), they don't seem to have the capacity to go back and produce more. They simply send fewer out to Distributors, and unfortunately, that's when collectors miss out. In this instance, I was just fortunate that I had some very understanding Customers (thanks Jeff & Paul).

This certainly reinforces the benefit of pre-ordering as early as possible.

Cheers, John

Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:41 pm
by Jager
That's a tough one John.

The model seems to have disappeared off the websites of a number of major online retailers as well. Its not looking good.

Edit : One further thought......Spark like to have a good supply of their new models available at Le Mans. Given the timing, maybe the supplies to regular dealers and distributors were cut back to ensure thy had enough stock for Le Mans, and the remaining orders will be filled afterwards. It will be interesting to see if these Lola's are more freely available at the track this week ?

Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:50 am
by Jager
More new Sparks......get your pre-orders in if you haven't already ;) .

1933 Le Mans #11 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 winner :

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1999 Le Mans #9 Audi R8-C :

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1963 Le Mans #7 Aston Martin DP214 :

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With respect to the Aston, there are a few questions being asked about the colour :

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Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:59 am
by Tom
Audi and Aston are very appealing.

Re: 2018 Sparks

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:10 am
by LM24HRS
Jager wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:41 pm

Edit : One further thought......Spark like to have a good supply of their new models available at Le Mans. Given the timing, maybe the supplies to regular dealers and distributors were cut back to ensure thy had enough stock for Le Mans, and the remaining orders will be filled afterwards. It will be interesting to see if these Lola's are more freely available at the track this week ?
Ian, good shout. I cannot get to LM this year is anybody on the forum going who won't mind tracking this down?