Spark/Bizarre Miscues

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SG143
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There are 3 versions that have been released.

1. Porsche Dealer 70 years of Porsche - This is the mega expensive version that was released for Le Mans last year.
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2. Porsche Dealer - This was just realeased a few weeks ago
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3. Spark regular release . Released a week ago
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I should have known from past purchases that Porsche dealer versions tend to be presentation versions but I never gave it a thought with this one . I guess it gives me an excuse to buy another one if nothing else .
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Well, there's John...
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You know why Italians speak with their hands? Because they have to work a lot on their engines.

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There's been some discussion in other threads about the (under)size of the tyres on the Spark 1980 Le Mans Camaro. Here's a quick comparison to the car at scrutineering.

Aside from the wheels, almost all period pictures show the car as being more of a 'blood red' than 'fire engine red' as modelled by Spark.

It's a pity as this had the potential to be a cracking model.

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This helps me a lot. Now I don't feel so guilty for not having it :mrgreen:
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You know why Italians speak with their hands? Because they have to work a lot on their engines.

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The "driver" in the photo of the actual car looks better than some 1:43 efforts :?
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I knew something about that car struck a familiar chord. The car owner/driver is Mo Carter (Maurice threw me) who raced Camaro's in Trans-Am and IMSA for many years. This particular car finished 4th at the Daytona 24 Hours in 1980 and was raced in the IMSA series. In looking at pictures, I think the bright red is the correct color. Hard to tell as color photos get older, but some taken in sunshine are brighter. His cars seemed to have the Canadian colors motiff and the big white Chevy bow tie for the numbers on the doors. Bright red would be the color of Canada's flag. Mo Carter is in the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame.
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Galaxy Gaz wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:21 pm
There are 3 versions that have been released.

1. Porsche Dealer 70 years of Porsche - This is the mega expensive version that was released for Le Mans last year.
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2. Porsche Dealer - This was just realeased a few weeks ago
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3. Spark regular release . Released a week ago
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I should have known from past purchases that Porsche dealer versions tend to be presentation versions but I never gave it a thought with this one . I guess it gives me an excuse to buy another one if nothing else .
Lovely diverse collection of boxes though :lol:

Cheers
Lee

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Jager wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 7:09 pm
There's been some discussion in other threads about the (under)size of the tyres on the Spark 1980 Le Mans Camaro. Here's a quick comparison to the car at scrutineering.

Aside from the wheels, almost all period pictures show the car as being more of a 'blood red' than 'fire engine red' as modelled by Spark.

It's a pity as this had the potential to be a cracking model.

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Problem with wheels size is almost a classical in so many scale models. Sadly, seems like Spark is failing more times at this point. In their Porsche 914's, wheels are very small too.

reeft1
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I still like it and would have been none the wiser...

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