Classic Carlectables have released their October-December 2015 Newsletter, issue #62.
Videos of some of the new release models on display at the 2015 Diecast Model Expo in Penrith on the weekend. Some nice looking items in this lot! Apex Replicas Biante Classic Carlectables ARMCO/Models56 Trax Ace Model Cars “Show Specials”
Classic Carlectables has announced a range of models to commemorate Craig Lowndes’ 100 ATCC/V8 Supercars race wins. Red ‘100 Wins’ and gold ‘Red Bull’ version Holden Commodores are available in 1:18 scale, while just the gold version is being done in 1/43, and only as part of a twin set. There is no Falcon model, despite 25% of those wins coming at the wheel of a Ford.
A number of 1:18 announcements are contained in the latest Classic Carlectables newsletter, #60 April-June 2015. The company plans a run of 1000 Jamie Whincup Red Dust Darwin BA Falcons from 2008!?! The Brock items will surely prove popular, while the only 1:43 news is some info about the 2015 Triple-eight Red Bull Commodores. Newsletter images below, or download the PDF from Classics HERE.
Organisers have revealed the first limited edition model for the 2015 Diecast Expo will be a 1:18 Ford XY GTHO Superfalcon as run at Calder Park in 1971. It will be made by Classic Carlectables, be limited to 1000 pieces and carry an ‘expo attendee’ price of $230. from the PR blurb: “Ford ran a program of producing two race specific Falcon’s to compete with the overseas cars that were dominating the Australian Touring car scene. One car went to big Pete Geoghegan and the other to Alan Moffat. ThisRead More
Classic Carlectables today published their January-March 2015 (issue #59) Newsletter. It’s full of 1:18 scale news; road and race cars, including Brock, Skaife and even a taxi! But the only 1/43 is content is the Red Bull ‘Camouflage’ car #888 that Craig Lowndes & Steven Richards raced at Bathurst this year
Lots of new 1:18 models are included in the latest Classic Carlectables newsletter (No. 58, Oct-Nov 2014), but very little in the way of 1:43 or race cars. In fact, the only 1:43 mentioned is a Jamie Whincup “2013 Championship Winner” edition of the Red Bull VF Commodore. This car has already been modeled, released as a standard issue season version earlier this year. Download the 8-page PDF HERE
Classics have released the latest newsletter, #57. Download a PDF copy HERE 1:43 V8 Supercars from 888, FPR and HRT have been confirmed for a 3rd quarter release, RRP $34.95. Quality looks the same as last year’s cars, but with updated 2014 decoration. Most of the other news was 1:18 related. FPR Pepsi Crew FG Falcon from the 2013 Sandown 500 (Winterbottom/Richards). It’s a different livery to the season car, but it didn’t win the race, has a pretty large production number (1450 pieces) and comes with an extra bonnetRead More
Classic Carlectables have won the race to get the first 2013 VF Commodore to market in 1/43 scale with the release of two cars each from the HRT and Red Bull Racing teams. The first thing you notice about these is at the shop – they’re featherweights compared to the past, but that’s got just as much to do with the packaging as the model itself. The car is encased in a vac-formed fold-over shell – no plinth and no Perspex display cover. The next thing – these models fallRead More
A number of models that I’ve purchased (some from quite a while ago!) that needed to be fixed or enhanced in some way. Firstly, the GTHO Super Falcon from Models56/ARMCO. Next is Classic Carlectables’ 2010 HRT VE Commodore of Garth Tander/Cameron McConville in the retro livery ran at Bathurst that year to commemorate 20 years since the livery won on a VL Commodore with Win Percy & Allan Grice in 1990. Above & Below: Same deal with the white showing around the wheel arch and side skirt areas Finally, theRead More
I’ve been able to spend some time working on models over the past few months, including fixing up some “issues” on a number of race car models. Do these changes now make them Code 3s?? Above: Brand new 2010 FG Falcon of Alex Davison from Classics. I didn’t notice the rear wheels drooping down when I bought the model. When placed on a flat surface, the rear end of the car was jacked up like a dragster. Above & Below: With careful prying I was able to remove the diffRead More
These three early Classic Carlectable “bricks” (as they are often referred to due to their basic nature) were not going into my display cabinet until they had been tarted up a bit. These models came with extra decoration that needed to be applied by the collector. The Castrol Commodore and Pirtek Falcon included a sheet of self-adhesive stickers (overly thick, overly stiff, clear vinyl with printed decoration that had to be cut out), while the Wynns car had a sheet of waterslide decals. Before and After: Steven Richards’ VT CommodoreRead More