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.
Model Expo 2018
I attended the annual Model Expo at Sandown Raceway over the Queens Birthday long weekend. Here’s a small sample of some of the models on display…
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.