Classic Carlectables have launched a new brand – Diecast RepliCars. The first model in the range is a 1:18 2-door XP Falcon. The company made the announcement in the latest newsletter (#64, April-June 2016), which can be downloaded HERE. In addition to the XP there are some nice 1:18 race cars in the publication – ’72 Bob Jane Camaro, ’80 Kevin Bartlet Camaro, ’76 Goss/Richards Barthurst XB, ’73 Geoghegan Charger and triple eight Engineering’s 2016 V8 Supercars. The only 1:43 scale news is the fact that all three Triple 8Read More
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).
Classic Carlectables has confirmed the 2015 Bathurst winning Red Bull Commodore of Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards will be produced in all three scales – 1/64, 1/43 and 1/18. Additionally, all 3 will be manufactured in diecast and include certificate of authenticity.
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 year. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of his 1995 Tooheys 1000 Bathurst Win, the legendary Larry Perkins will be attending. Larry Perkins certainly needs no introduction. The self-taught engineer took himself all the way toRead More
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.
A number of new announcements and updates on new product over the past week. Trax Top Gear revealed via social media a “1st colour sample” of a Holden LE Coupe (the HX 308 GTS with gold honeycomb wheels). It will be a limited run of just 600 items, in resin. They won’t reveal the scale, but logic would suggest 1:43 (I mean, why would you do it in a larger scale when Classic Carlectables pumped out 3600 of them in 1:18 a few years back?). The real car now hasRead More
A member over on the Biante Forum was looking for a list of the models that Dinkum Classics had produced. Many years ago, such a list was sent to me…
Peter Brock’s 1991 Bathurst ride, the VN Group A SS Commodore, is coming from Biante in 1:43 scale. The Mobil sponsored car he shared with Andrew Miedecke in the Great Race is due for release in quarter 1, 2015. There will also be a ‘Durif Red’ road going VN SS Group A released at the same time. Both VNs have a RRP of $77. Other updates from Biante are below, including the 4-door A9X Brock drove on just the one occasion, at Sandown in 1978.
Oh yeah, this is gonna be popular… Apex Replicas has revealed photos of the 1:18 prototype for the 1998 Bathurst winning EL Falcon of Jason Bright & Steven Richards.
Some new race cars releases coming to market: Apex has confirmed production of the 2014 Repair Management Australia Commodore driven by Russell Ingall. In addition to the chrome red Bathurst specials, GRM’s 2013 regular season VFs from the Auckland 400 (Scott’s first race win in V8 Supercars) will be coming through soon. confirmation that we will be producing the 2014 Repair Management Australia Commodore driven by Russell Ingall. confirmation that we will be producing the 2014 Repair Management Australia Commodore driven by Russell Ingall.
The latest Biante newsletter once again has some great models listed, but nothing of significance for 1:43 collectors. The highlight is the Enzed sponsored VK Commodore SS Group A that Larry Perkins raced at Bathurst in 1986. There’s also the first decorated sample of Biante’s 1:18 VF Commodore V8 Supercar (Jason Bright’s 2014 machine – the one with all the signatures on the rear wing – wonder if I’ll be able to read my name?!). Download the full 8-page PDF HERE.