something relating to the model industry / business
The popularity of the Formula E series for electric open-wheel race cars continues to increase, so much so that Spark has announced a range of models from the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
Biante model cars has changed ownership. Founded by Trevor and Bev Young in the 90s, the Perth-based business has been owned by HGL Limited for the past 10 years. It has now been purchased by collectables company Downies.
Classic Carlectables will produce the Retro Round Commodores the Tripe Eight team ran at the 2017 event at Sandown. Information on these (and much more, like the Torana A9X prototype) can be found in the latest newsletter…
I attended day 1 of the 2017 Model Expo at Sandown Raceway across the long weekend. Took some photos too.
There are some nice new items coming from Trax (Top Gear) over the next few months… if you can afford them.
ARMCO model cars / Models56 has ceased production. This is sad news as the boutique Aussie brand produced some fantastic 1:43 scale models of interesting subjects.
Latest news and information from Classic Carlectables in Newsletter #68 (April-June 2017). The only 1:43 scale items are the 2017 Supercars from Triple Eight Engineering – the Red Bull duo ofRead More
The latest Raceland newsletter (Jan 27) points out the detail differences between race-to-race versions of various F1 cars manufactured by Spark. The changes made are not restricted to just alternativeRead More
There was a nice little ‘then V now’ review of the 1988 Lotus 100T in this week’s edition of the Raceland newsletter. The company compared ‘mint boxed’ versions of theRead More
Top Gear’s July product brochure There are some decent models in here I’d like to buy, but Top Gear have priced themselves out of my market, eg: the yellow DesRead More
A Triple eight triple-set features in the latest issue of Classic Carlectables newsletter #65, July – September 2016. The 1:43 scale set honours the team’s 1-2-3 achieved at Barbagello RacewayRead More
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.Read More
Classic Carlectables have launched a new brand – Diecast RepliCars. The first model in the range is a 1:18 2-door XP Falcon. The company made the announcement in the latestRead More
The 2016 Spark catalogue is now online – and boy, does it have some nice items in it! There are lots of new modern and ‘classic’ F1, LeMans, USA sportsRead More
DJR Team Penske will have Biante produce their model cars for the 2016 season. The partnership re-unites Biante with the iconic Ford V8 Supercars team. Biante will develop 1:18, 1:43Read More