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.
Apex Replicas has announced the pending production of two famous Bathurst 1000 winners in 1/43 scale – Peter Brock’s Torana GTR XU-1 from 1972, plus the Dick Johnson/John Bowe Ford Sierra from 1989.
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…
Panini has revealed another batch of F1 cars that make up their F1 Model Car Collection. This takes the list to 43 of the planned 60.
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 has announced a number of new 1:43 scale resin models coming in the early months of 2017. There are some nice Aussie-flavoured subjects this time around, but noRead More
The Panini F1 model car collection is now available in Australia, issue 1 hitting the newsagents recently with the 1988 McLaren MP4/4 of Ayrton Senna attached. What’s the model like?Read More
I was browsing through the latest Minichamps Newsletter “Announcements for the next six weeks” when this thing took my attention – the Lincoln Futura concept car. Concept cars would makeRead 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