Spark/Bizarre Miscues

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Galaxy Gaz
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Re: Spark/Bizarre Miscues

Post by Galaxy Gaz » 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 .
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Re: Spark/Bizarre Miscues

Post by LUW » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:25 pm

Well, there's John...
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Re: Spark/Bizarre Miscues

Post by Jager » 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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Re: Spark/Bizarre Miscues

Post by LUW » Mon May 20, 2019 9:44 pm

This helps me a lot. Now I don't feel so guilty for not having it :mrgreen:
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Re: Spark/Bizarre Miscues

Post by Alfaholic » Mon May 20, 2019 10:36 pm

The "driver" in the photo of the actual car looks better than some 1:43 efforts :?
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Re: Spark/Bizarre Miscues

Post by oldirish33 » Wed May 29, 2019 8:05 pm

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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Re: Spark/Bizarre Miscues

Post by k1w1taxi » Thu May 30, 2019 12:14 am

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.
Image

2. Porsche Dealer - This was just realeased a few weeks ago
Image

3. Spark regular release . Released a week ago
Image

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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