Here’s another batch of models after they’ve had their missing tobacco decals applied, enabling them to properly represent how the cars ran back in the day. Includes race cars that carried Gitanes, Marlboro, L&M and Player’s liveries and markings.
The 1982 Ligier JS19 made its race debut at the Monaco GP and stood out from the pack with its long and tapered full-length underbody.
The 1994 Ligier JS39B was a carryover of the previous season’s Renault V10 powered JS39. The cut-out atop the airbox was due to the regulation change after Ayrton Senna’s accident, the governing body attempting to slow the cars by easing engine intake pressure.
In 1972, this Sunoco sponsored McLaren M16B took the first of Roger Penske’s many wins in the Indianapolis 500. Driven by Mark Donohue, it won the race at record speed for the time.
Player’s Limited sponsored Team Green’s entry for Jacques Villeneuve. This 1:43 diecast from Minichamps is not the exact specification the car ran to win Indy in 1995, but it’s very close.
Frank Williams soldiered on into the 1975 season with a confusing mix of updated cars utilising chassis from previous years and even parts from other teams. Arturo Merzario (who was the guy who pulled Niki Lauda from his burning Ferrari) was one of Frank’s regular drivers that year.
BRM ran a startling number of drivers in their range of cars during the early ’70s.