CDM Collection Andrews Heat for Hire

BTCC, WTCC, DTM etc
Post Reply
CDM
Posts: 219
Joined: Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:48 pm

CDM Collection Andrews Heat for Hire

Post by CDM » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:32 pm

I have not posted anything for a while but inspired by Gary’s Andrews Heat for Hire Lancia Delta I dug out the other Andrews cars.

Many in the UK will know that Andrews Heat for Hire sponsored Russell Brookes in various cars in one of the longest sponsorship deals in UK motorsport. Nice to see Chris Ingram carrying the HfH name in 2018.

Ford Escort Mk2 1977 RAC Rally Russell Brookes & John Brown. This is a limited edition of 999 from KMD Models done Kevin by IXO


ImageDSCN6650 aa

Ford Escort Mk2 1977 RAC Rally Russell Brookes & John Brown. This one from Vitesse limited edition of 969!! Both the same car but quite different interpretations!! The yellow on this versions looks better

ImageDSCN6649 aa

Ford Escort Mk2 1979 RAC Rally Russell Brookes & Paul White. This is a conversion done over 25 years ago using a Solido diecast with GPM decals

ImageDSCN6648 aa

Lotus Sunbeam 1980 RAC Rally Russell Brookes & Peter Bryant. This is an old Grand Prix Models white metal kit, built many years ago.

ImageDSCN6661 aa


Lotus Sunbeam 1980 RAC Rally Russell Brookes & Peter Bryant. This is a Mini Racing resin kit, built in the last 20 years.

ImageDSCN6652 aa

Vauxhall Chevette HSR 1982 RAC Rally Russell Brookes & Mike Broad. This is a conversion done over 25 years ago on a Grand Prix Models Vauxhall Chevette HS white metal kit

ImageDSCN6651 aa

Opel Manta 400 1984 RAC Rally Russell Brookes & Mike Broad. Possibly the most well-known of all of these models, an original Vitesse diecast. Never thought that the shade of yellow was anywhere near correct. This model used to command big prices but I have not seen one for years (not that I have looked!!)

ImageDSCN6654 aa

But just to make you weep this was the subject of my first commission. John Horton PR manager for Vauxhall/Opel Dealersport asked if I could decal up a few Mantas for him to hand out to the Andrews Heat for Hire reps. 100 turned up!!! Sorry John you don’t get discount for bulk purchases. Mind all these models in one place was possibly why this model later was the hard one to find? Photo of a photo here.

ImageDSCN6664 aa

Vauxhall Astra GTE 1986 Kayel Graphics Russel Brookes & Mike Broad a conversion done on a Gama diecast with decals from PJ Models

ImageDSCN6655 aa

Lancia Delta HF 1987 RAC Rally Russell Brookes & Neil Wilson. A recent diecast from IXO

ImageDSCN6653 aa

Ford Sierra Cosworth 1989 RAC Rally Russell Brookes & Neil Wilson. By far the best Andrews car a recent diecast from Trofeu

ImageDSCN6656 aa

Ford Sapphire Cosworth 1990 RAC Rally Russell Brookes & Neil Wilson. A resin kit by Starter built a few years ago. At that time this was one of the best presented cars I had seen on a rally by Mike Little and the boys

ImageDSCN6657 aa

Ford Sapphire Cosworth 1990 Manx Rally Russell Brookes & Neil Wilson. A limited edition diecast model by Motor Pro

ImageDSCN6662 aa

ImageDSCN6647 aa

ImageDSCN6660 aa

User avatar
Galaxy Gaz
Posts: 9218
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:35 am
Location: Somewhere - UK

Re: CDM Collection Andrews Heat for Hire

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:09 pm

I have the Vitesse Escort, Trofeu Sierra and the Ixo Delta , but would love to see his Manta , Chevette , Astra and Sunbeam done by a current model producer . Except for the Chevette, the models for the others are already out there if only they were willing to add the HfH livery.
:flag_gb: Gary

Image

Porsche............For when you cant say "I`m better than you" in person

User avatar
Tom
Posts: 24094
Joined: Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:29 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: CDM Collection Andrews Heat for Hire

Post by Tom » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:48 pm

Excellent lineup!

User avatar
Jager
Posts: 13369
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:29 am
Location: Perth, Australia

Re: CDM Collection Andrews Heat for Hire

Post by Jager » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:27 pm

That's an impressive collection of a relatively obscure sponsor (at least for those of us outside the UK).
“Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting.” - Steve McQueen

User avatar
reeft1
Posts: 4252
Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:50 pm

Re: CDM Collection Andrews Heat for Hire

Post by reeft1 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:26 pm

Very nice Chris

CDM
Posts: 219
Joined: Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:48 pm

Re: CDM Collection Andrews Heat for Hire

Post by CDM » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:02 pm

Ian

Like most British drivers in the 70s & 80s Russell hardly ever rallied outside the UK. So when Colin McRae came it along he was important for him to get out of the UK Rally scene early to further his career much better.

Russell did do New Zealand in 78, Hunsruck & 1000 Lakes in 82, Hunsruck & Cyprus in 85 & Ypres in 88 to name the most obvious.

Andrews Heat for Hire sponsored Russell for 25 years and HfH colours were very familiar to all UK rally suporters in the 70s to early 90s.

Russell Brookes is still around often seen at Race Retro & Rally Day demonstations still pedalling an Andrews Sunbeam or Manta

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/arch ... uldnt-hire

Chris

GBOAC002
Posts: 8463
Joined: Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:33 pm
Location: Surrey, UK.

Re: CDM Collection Andrews Heat for Hire

Post by GBOAC002 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:36 am

I recall being in Belfast at the end of a Circuit of Ireland Rally which Russell Brookes won. Can't remember which year 1976 or '77? Somewhere I have 35mm Kodachrome transparencies of the presentation of trophy to Team Brookes.

User avatar
reeft1
Posts: 4252
Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:50 pm

Re: CDM Collection Andrews Heat for Hire

Post by reeft1 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:11 pm

77 i believe for COI

Post Reply