January, 2016


Review: Ertl G-Force IRL Indycar

Ertl’s 1998 G-Force IRL Indycar of Robbie Buhl isn’t a great collectable. But it is cheap and colourful! Read the Quick Review.

Review: Trax LE Coupe

A quick review of the LE Holden Coupe by Trax, an excellent 1:43 scale model that has now sold out.

Spark & DJR Team Penske Announcements from Apex

Apex Replicas has added a huge list of new models to its site. From Spark there are 49 new 1:43 scale items, the first of which are scheduled to land in Oz in March. The list includes lots of classic F1, LeMans, Dakar, Indy, GT3 and a selection of classic road cars. Of particular interest to Aussie collectors will be Spark’s Porsche 911 GT3 Cup of 2015 Australian Carrera Cup Champion Nick Foster in Bob Jane T-Marts livery. Of particular interest to me is Johnny Rutherford’s 1974 Indy 500 winningRead More

Review: Copersucar FD01 ‘Press’ 1975 (Spark)

Spark S3933 - Copersucar FD01 Ford, 1975

The Brazilian Copersucar team presented this wild looking creation as their first ever F1 racer, to compete in the 1975 Grand Prix season. This is a review of Spark’s 1:43 scale version.

Documentary: 24 Hours of LeMans with Slot Cars

A 24-hour slot car race on a huge multi-lane LeMans replica Scalextric track, set up in a gymnasium. Spectacular!

Video: Making Slot Cars

Looks like Carrera and Scalextric are doing a better job of detailing their slot cars than some of the manufacturers of static “collectables” !  

Review: Russell Ingall’s 2014 VF Commodore by Apex

Apex AR40705 – 2014 Holden VF Commodore Russell Ingall THE CAR: This is Russell Ingall’s last full-time V8 Supercar ride, the Repair Management Australia backed Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport entered VF Commodore. Many considered the livery on this thing as not particularly exciting, however I reckon it works ok. Apex has modeled a 2014 ‘season’ version of this car (ie, not from a specific race), which is not what Apex usually do with their contemporary race cars. Ingall finished the 2014 championship a dismal 18th after a lackluster final year inRead More

New Release: Chrysler Vans From Models56

Models56/ARMCO have now released two more Chrysler Panel Vans – the Denim Machine and Sports Van. Both are 1:43 scale offerings in resin and are now available from Models56.  

Classic Carlectables Jan-Mar Newsletter

Classic Carlectables’ January-March 2016 newsletter, #63, is now online. Download the full PDF version from the CC website HERE (or click the pics below for larger versions).