Apex Falcon & Ferrari Announcements

Late last month, Apex Replicas announced they were ready to produce the 2015 range of Prodrive Racing Australia FG-X Falcon V8 Supercars, plus the 2014 Bathurst 12-hour winning Ferrari 458 Italia GT3. 2015 Prodrive Racing Australia – Ford FG X Four versions of the PRA Ford FG X V8 Supercar will be made – the … Read moreApex Falcon & Ferrari Announcements

Biante’s Bathurst Collectors Night

communication from Biante Biante Model Cars are very pleased to announce the 2015 Bathurst Collector’s night. This year our Collector’s Night will be held on Thursday the 8th of October from 6pm to 9:30pm at a new venue in the centre of town. We have some very special past and present motorsport superstars attending this … Read moreBiante’s Bathurst Collectors Night

Trax / Top Gear Releases For Next 6 Months

Top Gear have published their planned new releases for the next 6 months. To their credit, they’ve got some some desirable models coming up. It’s just a pity about their current pricing, otherwise I’d be getting a couple of these. The GTF 351 would be top of the list, but I have no desire to … Read moreTrax / Top Gear Releases For Next 6 Months

New Announcements / Releases

Some new stuff that’s recently been announced: Top Gear/Trax This 1980 Statesman WB Caprice in Nutmeg Metallic is a desirable model that would appeal to many. Being a Select Series release, it is made to order, and orders close 15 October. Release will be in November. Trax Code: TSS12, it will sell for $159 inc … Read moreNew Announcements / Releases

Ayrton Senna Collection Re-Issues & Expansion

Ayrton Senna Racing Car Collection items

A number of models in Minichamps’ famous Ayrton Senna Collection are set to be re-issued. They are all Formula One cars from stages of his his illustrious career, being items #1 (1988 McLaren MP4-4 Honda), #5 (1991 McLaren MP4/6 Honda), #7 (1994 Williams FW16 Renault), #9 (1985 Lotus 97T Renault), #12 (1986 Lotus 98T Renault) … Read moreAyrton Senna Collection Re-Issues & Expansion

Craig Lowndes Commemorative Models

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, … Read moreCraig Lowndes Commemorative Models

Two Old Trucks From Models56

1956 ford trucks

I’m not into trucks (unless they’re loaded up with race cars!) but thought I’d share these two new and very limited pieces from boutique Australian manufacturer, Models56. The first is a 1956 Ford F600 Car Transporter, limited to 300 numbered units worldwide. The other is a Gibbs Brothers 1956 Ford (limited to just 100 units), … Read moreTwo Old Trucks From Models56

Mixed News Briefs

Various modelling updates… Huge 1:12 Scale Bathurst Winner Apex Replicas will have the 2013 Bathurst winner (Mark Winterbottom/Steven Richards Pepsi MAX FG Falcon) produced in resin in huge 1:12 scale, available later this year. Apex say the closed body-shell resin model is produced from original CAD data supplied by Prodrive Racing Australia and will be … Read moreMixed News Briefs

LookSmart Ferrari’s & New Trax

Italian model maker LookSmart will produce the 2015 Ferrari SF15-T Formula One racers of Sebastian Vettel (Malaysian GP winner) and Kimi Raikkonen (2nd, Bahrain) in 1/43 scale. These handbuilt models should be a good quality substitute for what Burago will churn out, but they’re at the expensive end of the market with an Australian retail … Read moreLookSmart Ferrari’s & New Trax

New Release Updates – Trax/Spark/Models56

Some updates on new and recently announced models: Top Gear / Trax Top Gear has confirmed the upcoming Holden LE Coupe will be 1:24 scale. I’m sure the regular Trax collectors would have preferred this in 1:43, but I guess there is still that option (for them – or another manufacturer) in the future. This … Read moreNew Release Updates – Trax/Spark/Models56