50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by stewil » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:03 pm

#36 The Bugatti T57G "Tank" style body. The 1937 LeMans Winner, Wimille/Benoist driving by IXO, car #2.
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by stewil » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:19 pm

#34
The #34 picture shows the 1999 BMW #15 LeMans winner, and this one shows the DNF'ed #17 which retired after 304 laps. The #15 BMW did 365 laps.
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Post by stewil » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:41 pm

#33 is the iconic BMW M1 and pictured is the Andy Warhol Art Car racing at LeMans.
I do not know if any Warhol cars in 1/43ed have been produced but here are a couple of M1's.

This one is a Procar racer by Minichamps.
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and this M1 with the aerodynamic front and rear raced at LeMans in 1980. Sadly it DNF'ed after completing just 38 laps.
Compare to the standard version, #28, pictured above. Appears to have Group 5 touches about it. A very COOL car.
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Lighting & other details
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Model is by Spark
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Post by jinx » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:30 pm

#32 - Jaguar XJR-12 (Spark)

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Post by stewil » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:03 pm

#31 was furnished earlier by Rat, he posted
1980 Rondeau M379B #16 Jean Rondeau (F)
24Heures du Mans - Winner - 339 laps (191.899 kph)
with his picture below.
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Here is a more colorful 1979 M378 version by Quartzo
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Post by RaceOddity » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:42 pm

Peugeot 908 FAP Le Mans Overall Winner 2009

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Post by JBRedondo » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:59 am

#32 few more XJR-12 Jaguars, all Sparks(the Castrol one was raced at IMSA)

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Post by stewil » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:26 am

#30 is the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP as seen in RaceOddity's post above, and here is a pic of mine.
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Love that pointy nose
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by stewil » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:34 am

#29 is the Audi R8
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Many more can be seen on Steve's post below:
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by stewil » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:38 am

#28 is the Jaguar XJR-9, this one by IXO

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Post by guitardave_1 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:50 am

As we seem to be taking a slightly scattergun approach, here are a few of mine from recent numbers:

#37, Porsche 911 GT1 1998 (HPI)
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#32 Jaguar XJR12, 1990 (Spark)
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#30 Peugeot 908, 2009 (Spark)
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#29 Audi R8, 2000-2005 (all Minichamps)
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by Jager » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:07 am

Here's my Peugeot 908 for #30, photographed over the top of a suitable picture from my Le Mans Annual :

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Post by scalainj » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:16 am

Neat. For a second there you had me.
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Post by JBRedondo » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:11 pm

guitardave_1 these are very nice pictures.

here is HPI presentation of LM88 XJR-9 Jaguars (#28)

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Post by Rat » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:50 pm

Sorry, I didn't realise (read) that we were to post the models sequentially. I thought it was a free-for-all, post 'em if ya got 'em.

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Post by guitardave_1 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:49 pm

Rat wrote:Sorry, I didn't realise (read) that we were to post the models sequentially. I thought it was a free-for-all, post 'em if ya got 'em.
In case it came across as such, my 'scattergun' comment wasn't a criticism. I think it's working quite well following the numbering loosely, and models can be posted even if you miss the exact slot.
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Post by guitardave_1 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:55 pm

JBRedondo wrote:guitardave_1 these are very nice pictures.
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by stewil » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:47 pm

#27 is the 1967 Ford GT40 MkIV, this one by IXO. The LeMans winner that year.
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Post by jinx » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:16 pm

#28 - Ixo - Jaguar XJR-9 LM 1988

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#26 -Q-Model : Nissan R90CK LM 1990

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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by stewil » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:42 pm

# 25 is the Alfa 8C 2900B Coupe, this one by Minichamps. There was a beautiful BBR model produced that I once agonized over.
Anyone have that one?

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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by stewil » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:12 pm

# 24 is the Ferrari Testa Rossa.
"Ferrari's first 'Red Head' sported a number of different body styles, including the famous 'Pontoon' version, and was developed over a number of seasons.
Between 1958 and 1961 it lost at Le Mans only once, and scored a one-two in both 1960 and 1961." -Kevin Turner

Guys - I couldn't help myself. This is a stacked Red Head.
No's 16 and 18 are Bang models, The TR on top is a BBR, 1/18th a CMC and the 1/6th scale engine itself from GMP.
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by 69Stang » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:45 pm

In a word...outstanding!
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:17 am

69Stang wrote:In a word...outstanding!
x 10000000000 :o :o :o
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by guitardave_1 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:05 am

Rather lovely stuff Steve. The engine is extraordinary.

Here is a more modest IXO version of the 1960 variant.

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