Billy Karam reckons he’s got the world’s largest collection of model cars with over 30,000 pieces, plus 400-odd dioramas. Very impressive!
Some new race cars releases coming to market: Apex has confirmed production of the 2014 Repair Management Australia Commodore driven by Russell Ingall. In addition to the chrome red Bathurst specials, GRM’s 2013 regular season VFs from the Auckland 400 (Scott’s first race win in V8 Supercars) will be coming through soon. confirmation that we will be producing the 2014 Repair Management Australia Commodore driven by Russell Ingall. confirmation that we will be producing the 2014 Repair Management Australia Commodore driven by Russell Ingall.
The latest Biante newsletter once again has some great models listed, but nothing of significance for 1:43 collectors. The highlight is the Enzed sponsored VK Commodore SS Group A that Larry Perkins raced at Bathurst in 1986. There’s also the first decorated sample of Biante’s 1:18 VF Commodore V8 Supercar (Jason Bright’s 2014 machine – the one with all the signatures on the rear wing – wonder if I’ll be able to read my name?!). Download the full 8-page PDF HERE.
In the summer of 1971, 15-year old Steve Mirabelli and his friend combined their collections of scratch built NASCAR models – and made a movie. “I built a 1/2 mile speedway set in my basement” Mirabelli wrote. “I filmed the piece with an old Brownie 8mm home movie camera exposing one frame at a time moving the cars between frames. This short film took 2 months to complete.” Now that’s dedication!