Non Racing Race Cars

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Non Racing Race Cars

Post by Jager » Mon May 22, 2017 1:20 am

Having cluttered up Gary's SUV thread with a few Le Mans related items,I thought I'd start a separate thread here for non-racing cars you see at race tracks........course cars, safety cars, medical cars etc.

To kick things off, here's a Nissan Skyline by Kyosho used as a course car at Le Mans in 1997.

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As you can see, the car is missing the Le Mans logo on the door and the base only has a vague reference to "LM". I guess there was a licencing issue with the ACO and Kyosho decide to release the car without the logo to avoid having to get their permission.
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Re: Non Racing Race Cars

Post by Jager » Mon May 22, 2017 1:35 am

Back in 1999, Corvette provided the support vehicles at Le Mans. Vitesse did two versions, the Safety Car in red and the Course Car in blue. For inexpensive models these are quite nicely done, with interesting graphics and the ACO logos :

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Re: Non Racing Race Cars

Post by Jager » Mon May 22, 2017 1:49 am

You might think Safety Cars are a relatively modern addition to racing, but even in the 1960's they had Safety/Course Car's at Le Mans. Back then, the Safety Car was provided by Ferrari, who loaned their prototype of the 250 GTE (note the absence of warning lights and fancy graphics, with just a simple flag to warn the drivers). Bang have done this in 1:43......but left off the rear flag :

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Re: Non Racing Race Cars

Post by LUW » Mon May 22, 2017 6:37 am

Très cool! I really need to get some of these cars.
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Re: Non Racing Race Cars

Post by David MG » Mon May 22, 2017 7:14 am

LUW wrote:Très cool! I really need to get some of these cars.
Methinks your avatar is your bank robbing gear ;)

How about this for the post 4pm clear up?

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Re: Non Racing Race Cars

Post by LUW » Mon May 22, 2017 7:19 am

David MG wrote:Methinks your avatar is your bank robbing gear ;)
Doesn't work anymore - they're on to me since my 1:18 days :roll:.
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Post by Jager » Mon May 22, 2017 9:08 am

Here's another one.....Schuco produced a nice version of the 2009 Le Mans Audi TT Safety Car :

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There is a silver version as well.
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Re: Non Racing Race Cars

Post by LUW » Mon May 22, 2017 9:57 am

Crap, the list keeps on growing... :cry:
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Re: Non Racing Race Cars

Post by thetrooper » Mon May 22, 2017 10:05 am

Here is my stash of non racers.

2003 Audi RS6

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2003 Taxi for race fans to take laps round the track.

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2004 Taxi Audi.

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2004 Taxi Opel.

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2005 Audi RS4

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Post by thetrooper » Mon May 22, 2017 10:13 am

More from me.

2008 Audi R8.

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2008 Mercedes C63.

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2010 Audi RS5

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2011 Mercedes C63 AMG

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Re: Non Racing Race Cars

Post by LUW » Mon May 22, 2017 10:40 am

Le Mans is in France :D.
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Re: Non Racing Race Cars

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Mon May 22, 2017 10:44 am

PORSCHE CAYENNE IMSA MEDICAL CAR AMERICAN LE MANS 2003

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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Mon May 22, 2017 11:19 am

PORSCHE 911 RS MEDICAL CAR

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Re: Non Racing Race Cars

Post by LUW » Mon May 22, 2017 11:28 am

Must buy!
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Re: Non Racing Race Cars

Post by Jager » Mon May 22, 2017 11:34 am

I thought the Nurburgring "R" Porsche was a fast response fire fighting car (though maybe it carried a doctor as well ?) :

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Re: Non Racing Race Cars

Post by LUW » Mon May 22, 2017 11:38 am

So it's not LM?
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Safe!
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Post by Serafa » Mon May 22, 2017 8:26 pm

I have this 911, it's fantastic.

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Post by LUW » Mon May 22, 2017 9:18 pm

Just saw a 914 in the same livery. Pretty cool.
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Re: Non Racing Race Cars

Post by Jager » Mon May 22, 2017 11:22 pm

Speaking of fire.....this 1960 Berliet GAK 17 fire tender was a frequent sight at Le Mans for more than 20 years:

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Re: Non Racing Race Cars

Post by JSB33 » Tue May 23, 2017 5:32 am

David MG wrote:
LUW wrote:Très cool! I really need to get some of these cars.
Methinks your avatar is your bank robbing gear ;)

How about this for the post 4pm clear up?

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Re: Non Racing Race Cars

Post by Alfaholic » Tue May 23, 2017 7:31 am

The Ferrari 348 that was a gift from Gerhard Berger to the CEA Squadra Corse for saving his life when he the huge crash at Imola in 1989. It was still being used into the early 2010s.
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Alfa Romeo GT Pace car from the 2005 WTCC round at Imola.
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Re: Non Racing Race Cars

Post by Jager » Tue May 23, 2017 7:52 am

Martin, that's a nice story about Berger's Ferrari 348. I'd not heard that before.

Do you know the story behind this Alfa GT ? The baseplate says"BERU Top 10 Safety Car", but what is BERU (When I google BERU Safety Car, all I get are pictures of the model) ?

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I'm wondering if this M4 Brera is genuine as well :

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Re: Non Racing Race Cars

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Tue May 23, 2017 8:37 am

Beru make ignition components for cars , now owned by Borg Warner.
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Re: Non Racing Race Cars

Post by Alfaholic » Tue May 23, 2017 8:47 am

Jager wrote:Martin, that's a nice story about Berger's Ferrari 348. I'd not heard that before.

Do you know the story behind this Alfa GT ? The baseplate says"BERU Top 10 Safety Car", but what is BERU (When I google BERU Safety Car, all I get are pictures of the model) ?

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I'm wondering if this M4 Brera is genuine as well :
I can't shed any light on this one Ian.

I did find this site that has the model, as well as enough Safety cars for a whole collection - he also has a Jagermeister page as well :D

http://www.litovec.com/models-1-43/safe ... SIZEN_1=20
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