Another batch of tobacco decal applications to F1 models.
If the real car raced with tobacco brand markings, then the scale replica should carry those same markings!
BEFORE: 1989 Zakspeed 891 Yamaha (Monaco GP practice, Bernd Schneider – Spark S1870)
AFTER: With the West logos. In countries where display of the West logo was banned, the car carried the word East in the same font and style. Clever 🙂 Unfortunately, Schneider could only get this car beyond qualifying twice and made just 2 starts for the whole year.
BEFORE: 1993 Benetton B193B Ford (Portugal GP, Michael Schumacher – Spark S4774). Notice the mistake? The bump in the left side of the cockpit should not be there! It is correct for the bump to be on the right side of the cockpit (it provided clearance for the driver to operate the gearstick), but the design was asymmetrical. A rare mistake by Spark.
AFTER: with the Camels added
BEFORE: 1975 Hill GH1 Ford (Italian GP, Rolf Stommelen – Spark S5671)
AFTER: The Embassy wording is now complete and includes the gold logos. Rather than just providing a few letters to complete the branding, I’d prefer the entire word Embassy as one decal as I reckon the “bassy” lettering is marginally fatter than the existing “Em” and the “y” that was already on the model. Or am I just losing the plot here?
BEFORE: 1976 Lotus 77 Ford (Brazil GP, Ronnie Peterson – Spark S1846)
AFTER: With John Player Special and JPS logos added
This model depicts how the Lotus 77 raced very early in the ’76 season when it featured in-board brakes, but they were not incorporated within the monocoque itself. In fact, the entire front suspension was designed to be an external “bolt-on, bolt-off” structure to allow the team to develop various configurations that could be exchanged and tested quickly. Very ugly, and quite inefficient from an aerodynamic perspective. In fact, by the time Mario Andretti took the 77 to its one and only victory, it had transformed into a very different car.