American Formula 5000s To Use Aussie Tooling
ACME Diecast will release two Lola T332 Formula 5000 racers later this year, modelling cars that Brian Redman and Danny Ongais drove in the US F5000 series in the mid-1970s.
Acme has reached agreement with Australian company Classic Carlectables to use Classic’s existing tooling they designed and developed several years ago to produce 1:18 scale F5000 models.
Classics have already produced several Lolas from the tooling, all of Australian versions of the car. (Classics have also done some Matich F5000s in 1:18)
As far as I am aware, there are still no ready-made diecast or resincast F5000s being produced in 1:43 scale. 43rd scale F5000s can only be found via the most eclectic of the specialist kit manufacturers.
Chrysler, Ford & Chev Coming From Trax
Top Gear (Trax) has released a couple of new offerings in the latest newsletter – Chrysler Royal Plainsman Station Wagon, KE Ford Laser TX3 and ’55 Chev.
Classic Carlectable News
Here’s the latest updates and information from Classic Carlectables in the form of Newsletter number 72 – Johnson’s Mustang, Lowndes reverse livery, custom ute, Ford & Holden road cars plus Tripe Eight’s current season Supercars.