Had this in order for ages....and it just came in.
Allan Simonsen´s last race-car. But what a beauty it is in Sparks fine and VERY detailed version. So many little stickers everywhere and other fine details, that I´m really impressed (takes a lot to impress me
). Strangely enough, I have yet to see this car posted elsewhere on this forum.
The polesitting car in the GTE AM-class was to be one of the centerpoints of 2013´s race, as Allan Simonsen crashed the car heavily into an armco barrier only 10 minutes or so into the race. The unfortunate thing was, that approx. 30 cm behind the armco, was a tree, so Allan died of internal bleedings from all that g-force he was submitted to. I remember watching it and thinking that he was ofcourse ok. You see so many crashes like this or worse...and the driver walks away without a bruise. But when we didn´t hear any news about him for more than 2-3 hours, I knew it was bad. I know that racing is a dangerous sport and drivers can die from what they are doing, but after the news of his death, I just had a very strange Le Mans. Feeling sad inside.
The car itself started from 36´th position, even out-qualifying GTE PRO-cars, but as you all know, finished to race way too early. I´m hoping that the danish crew and drivers will take revenge this year and win the class and show that "Danish Dynamite" (just in memory of Allan). Christoffer Nygaard and Kristian Poulsen were the co-drivers. Spark.
And thanks to Spark for making this car!