Ford Driver and Manufacturer Winners in F1

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Post by reeft1 » Wed May 10, 2017 4:16 pm

I've been on a bit of an "upgrade" spree.

Lotus 72 D Fittipaldi 1973 Argentina - upgraded my redecaled partswork for this Spark model

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Matra MS80 Stewart 1969 Mexico (4th) - added this redecaled Quartzo model as the car was running yet another rear wing variant in this race

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Mclaren M23 Fittipaldi 1974 Brazil - added the sponsor decals for this race

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Mclaren M23 Hunt 1976 Spain - added the sponsor decals for this race

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Lotus 79 Andretti 1978 Belgium - added the sponsor decals for this race

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Post by LUW » Wed May 10, 2017 4:23 pm

Wow, not a single bad car in that bunch! I can't say which one I like the best.
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Post by scalainj » Wed May 10, 2017 4:40 pm

Nice upgrades Paul. They all look the part
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Post by Jager » Wed May 10, 2017 7:38 pm

Nice collection Paul.
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Post by Alfaholic » Wed May 10, 2017 11:10 pm

An impressive selection of classic racers. I always liked the twin air-intakes on the later M23s.
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Post by Tom » Wed May 10, 2017 11:59 pm

Love the JPS livery and the Matra is a very familiar shape from my youth. Superb.

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Post by reeft1 » Thu May 11, 2017 3:54 pm

Thanks gents. Whilst the cars did run without tobacco sponsorship in some events (the Germans seemed to be particularly anti smoking sponsorship even in the 70s) they do to my eye look better this way.

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Post by reeft1 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:25 am

Very happy with this Partswork Matra MS10 as driven by Jackie Stewart at the South African Grand Prix in 1969. This variation of the MS10 has been a holy grail for this collection, and to have it bought for me by my daughters for Fathers Day made it extra special.

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Post by Jager » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:47 am

Another interesting model from the time when F1 designers could be creative. As a PW model it looks pretty good and I'm glad they didn't try to put a driver figure in it.
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Post by LUW » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:17 am

From your daughter as a Father's Day gift? Instant grail model Image.
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Post by Alfaholic » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:32 pm

Great little model and a good story to go with it.

What PW series is it from?
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Post by reeft1 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:00 am

An Italian Formula 1 series - they pop up on Ebay for about £20 plus postage from Italy. Face value of the item based on the price on the back of the accompanying magazine was EUR12.99
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Post by reeft1 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:10 pm

My thanks to Ian (Jager) and his dad who very kindly baby sat this model for me to save me taking a hammering on over egged postage costs from Oz to the UK. This is the "no front wing" version of Rosbergs FW08 from 1982 by Minichamps.

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Post by reeft1 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:51 am

The Matra MS84 was the fifth Formula One car produced by Matra (following the MS9, MS10, MS11 and MS80). The Ford Cosworth DFV-powered car (engine 3000 cc, estimated at around 420 bhp (313 kW)) has a family resemblance with the MS80 with which Matra won the 1969 Constructors' Championship, it is however a completely different car with a steel tube chassis instead of an aluminium monocoque. At the back the engine is mounted back-to-front with the gearbox directly behind the driver. The four wheel drive Ferguson transmission and other necessary additions left the car much heavier than the two-wheel drive sister cars (635 kg with no fuel). Like the Lotus 63, the MS84 made its first appearance at the Dutch Grand Prix, where Jackie Stewart tried the car out but opted to use his MS80, as he would for the rest of the season. The car was still present at all the remaining races as a spare, and at Silverstone Jean-Pierre Beltoise gave the car its first race and came home ninth, six laps behind Stewart's two-wheel drive Matra (but three laps ahead of John Miles's Lotus 63). By the next time the car raced, the front differential had been disconnected and the car effectively ran as an over-weight MS80 with inboard front brakes, Johnny Servoz-Gavin's protesting about the 4WD car being "undriveable" after he finished the Canadian Grand Prix six laps down in sixth place. However 6th place scored a point towards the manufacturers championship for Matra in 1969 and so I have added it to the collection. Spark model.

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Post by LUW » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:18 am

I would say that F1 cars from the sixties are the best looking cars of the category, and this one is no exception. Really nice!
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Post by Alfaholic » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:49 am

When I first started collecting 1:43 my plan was to have the F1 grid from each year - I quickly learned that was too expensive and too hard so decided to generally stick to Alfas and Ferraris. I therefore enjoy each post that appears on this thread. The last two would be very welcome in my collection.
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Post by Jager » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:54 pm

Two nice additions Paul. I enjoyed being able to see the Williams up close, but its the Matra I really like. I wonder why Matra didn't try to carry the 4wd system of the MS84 over to their sportscars where the better grip would have offset the extra weight especially for wet races....they might have walked away with the very wet 1970 Le Mans race if they had.
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Post by reeft1 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:06 pm

The Minichamps snorkel air box version of Hunt's 1976 Mclaren M23 - with aftermarket tobacco decals

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Post by Serafa » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:06 pm

Nice! Is this the recent release from Minichamps? I am a fan of F1 cars from that period with snorkel air boxes.

This is the early-season version. The snorkel air boxes were not allowed anymore starting in the Spanish Grand Prix, so basically they were seen for the last time in Brazil, South Africa and the USA that year.
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Post by reeft1 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:58 am

Yes - its the Minichamps recent release with aftermarket decals. I was thinking of waiting for Spark to release their version but didnt know if they would when Minichamps beat them to it.

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Post by Jager » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:49 am

It looks good Paul, but this particular version from South Africa didn't have the Marlboro markings :

http://media.cdn.mclaren.com/images/gal ... rica_2.jpg
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Post by Jager » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:32 pm

Paul, many of the pictures in your links are not from the South African GP...they are from Longbeach and Brands Hatch where the car did run in a full Malboro livery. Nevertheless, some are clearly tagged as being from South Africa - both with and without the Marlboro logo so perhaps it was a case of different liveries in practice vs race.

Here's a video of the 1976 South African GP. As you can see below, there are clearly Marlboro markings on the nose and rear wing. However, if you jump to the 5:45 mark, you see the cars quite clearly on the start grid. If you free the picture at 6:05, it appears there were no Marlboro markings on the airbox, but maybe that's just down to the video quality.

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Post by Serafa » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:58 pm

Maybe it's just the bad low-resolution video, Ian. I can almost tell that there is indeed a blurry 'Marlboro' there at 8:50 in your video above. At 10:47 it gets even more clear on Mass car. The black letters on a dark red background don't help either.

One thing that gives us a clue is that we can clearly see Marlboro in other places of the car, so non-tobacco legislation would not be a reason for not having the Marlboro decals near the engine.

I know it's just a movie and they may have missed it, but you can see a clear shot 1:19 in the clip below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8pFeR0jO38
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