March, 2008


1980 Penske PC9 – Ertl

This is the 1980 Penske PC9 #12 of Bill Alsup produced by Ertl. I bought this off ebay. The box is pretty shabby, but the model is fine. It is one of an original 4 cars released of 1980 Penske Indy cars (Bobby Unser, Rick Mears, Mario Andretti and Bill Alsup – there’s also a #7 version of Alsup’s). The models are rather crude compared to today’s but reflect an item that’s a bit better than a toy of the time, but not a true scale replica. The body colourRead More

Bob Jane Camaro

Last year, ARMCO (Australian Racing Model Co – a Models 56 brand) released the 1970 Chevrolet Camaro (but wasn’t it actually a ‘69 ZL1??) as raced by Bob Jane in the 1971/72 ATCC. Well packaged with a COA (Ltd Edition of just 500 world wide), the first thing you notice is the model weight – or lack of. For those familiar with die-cast, this resin item feels like it would blow away in a strong breeze. I am not aware of this build depicting a specific event (couldn’t find aRead More