Le Mans racers

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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by Jager » Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:33 pm

Thats All :o .

Thought you would have had twice as many 1980 cars as that Andy. No 935's ?
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Post by scalainj » Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:01 am

There are more - those are the ones i have on display from 1980

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Post by scalainj » Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:12 am

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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by LM24HRS » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:30 am

Somewhat rather shocked to find I’ve been missing out on the excellent content of this thread; very remiss of me not to have discovered this previously. There are indeed some really interesting models here some of which I wish I owned especially some of the Bizarre models, which are becoming more difficult to find these days.

Anyway outstanding stuff folks and will try and add some of my lesser known LM models soon.
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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by Jager » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:39 pm

Bizarre is truly missed. Some of the more obscure models are now being incorporated into the Spark range, but not enough.
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Post by scalainj » Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:34 am

Spark

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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by Alfaholic » Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:59 am

Red Line - Ferrari 365 GTB/4 "Daytona" - 1972 Le Mans - Alain Serpaggi & Jose Dolhem - 10th place

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Post by David MG » Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:55 am

Tidy. Not seen those front winglets before. Gives a nose high illusion.
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Post by thetrooper » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:01 pm

That stands out from the crowd. It's a new one on me and I think it looks great.
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:05 pm

Great looking model of the Daytona! :)
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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by LM24HRS » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:09 pm

Well as promised here is the start of some of my lesser know LM models. First up is from LM 2002. Kondo Racing Dome S101. A Provence Moulage built kit. Very hard model to find these days. Driven by Masahiko Kondo (big in the pop music world in Japan apparently), Ian MeKellar and none other than Francois Migault. The car DNF, broken gearbox just before breakfast on the Sunday morning.

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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by LM24HRS » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:15 pm

Andy
That is a beautiful Aston Spark model and one I think I should be searching for. Excellent photo.


Martin.
Very nice 365 GTB/4 Daytona. I think one of my favourite racing Ferraris. It would be nice to have the complete Red Line collection of 365's
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Post by Alfaholic » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:52 pm

LM24HRS wrote:Martin.
Very nice 365 GTB/4 Daytona. I think one of my favourite racing Ferraris. It would be nice to have the complete Red Line collection of 365's
Thanks Paul, I am slowly working on this. Just pushed the button on another one a hour ago!
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Post by Jager » Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:25 am

LM24HRS wrote:Well as promised here is the start of some of my lesser know LM models. First up is from LM 2002. Kondo Racing Dome S101. A Provence Moulage built kit.

Paul, great to see something other than the usual Spark / Minichamps / HPI / TSM / IXO et al models. I wonder why Ebbro never made this when they did the #16 Dome from 2002. At a quick glance both Dome's appeared to have identical bodywork and with the Masahiko Kondo link you think it would have been a popular model in Japan.
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Post by LM24HRS » Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:12 am

Alfaholic wrote:Thanks Paul, I am slowly working on this. Just pushed the button on another one a hour ago!
I will be waiting with eager anticipation Martin. As a matter of interest have you got a copy of Auto Italia magazine, Issue 236 Oct 2015? There is an article on page 32 "The glorious competition Daytonas" It stars the Charles Pozzi car. Also a little interview with Derek Bell about his experiences driving the yellow Ecurie Francorchamps Daytona in 1972 at Le Mans. This is the only Redline 365 I have in my collection due to wanting to build up my DB collection.
Jager wrote:Paul, great to see something other than the usual Spark / Minichamps / HPI / TSM / IXO et al models. I wonder why Ebbro never made this when they did the #16 Dome from 2002. At a quick glance both Dome's appeared to have identical bodywork and with the Masahiko Kondo link you think it would have been a popular model in Japan.
Thanks Ian I suspected you would appreciate a change ;)
Ebbro seem to work in very strange ways to my way of thinking. In a similar fashion to the Dome, I had a real problem trying to complete my LM 2008 grid due to the lack of a certain white Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT, which was on Ebbro's production listing and still is I think but never produced. This car was the same as the previous two years LM races be it in black. Perhaps it was over licencing issues? Anyway I did eventually overcome the situation with the #55 lambo from LM08. It will put in an appearance on these pages soon. As well as the expense, this lack of availibility is one of the reasons why I stopped collecting complete grids.
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Post by LM24HRS » Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:31 am

This is a very difficult Minichamps model to find. Produced for T2M Motorsport as a BAM I was quick on the uptake simply because without it I would never have completed my Le Mans 2007 gird. I believe only 300 pieces were made available.
Dome S101.5 with a 3.4 V8 Mader engine. Unfortunately the car didn't survive very long as by 9.30 on the Saturday evening it was announced as the 6th retirement with and overheated engine.

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Post by Jager » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:29 am

Paul, I always thought the T2M Dome was produced by Spark rather than Minichamps, though maybe it was produced by the former for the latter ?

This car was the same chassis (#101.05) that Jan Lammers owned and drove the previous year - the one with the 'football' livery. The 2006 car was modelled by Spark (& Ebbro) and as it seem unlikely Minichamps would produce the car themselves just for a 300 piece run in 2007, I would guess it was made using the Spark casting.

These BAM special releases really annoyed me. Living in Australia, they were impossible to get. I didn't mind missing out on the Dome, but really wanted (still want) the 2004 'Seikel' Porsche 911 GT3 and the 2006 911 GT3. The 2006 car in particular is now worth a lot of money :

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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by scalainj » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:18 am

Spark

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Post by LM24HRS » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:50 pm

The 956/962 is such a timeless shape. I never get bored looking at these cars. Sleek design and not compromised in anyway. Excellent example Andy.
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Post by Alfaholic » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:29 pm

Yes it is a classic shape, and an unusual livery.

I also notice an Australian connection, with one of the drivers being Rusty French. He is still very much involved in local racing, as one of the owners of Prodrive Racing Australia, who won the V8 Supercars Championship last year with Mark Winterbottom. Rusty also has a nice collection of race cars and is often seen in historic races with his de Tomaso Pantera or Boss Mustang.
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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by Serafa » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:40 pm

Spark + Porsche 956/962 + rare livery = perfection

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Post by scalainj » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:58 am

Pleased you like the 956. Something more modern

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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by LM24HRS » Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:27 am

Shocking in PINK :D
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