Welcome again to Forty 3rd which tackles models within the 1/43 scale and smaller. As promised, on my last Skyline blog I mentioned that the birth of the Hakosuka should also include the GT-R and this is one GT-R you would not want to miss.
I just got these three 1/43rd F1 GTRs and thought I’d share. I know it’s been an F1-heavy day, but honestly, can you ever have too much?
Edu-petrolhead’s post on Rubens Barichello (who will be racing in this year’s Le Mans 24H in the LMP2 category in the #29 car with Racing Team Nederland alongside Dutch legend Jan Lammers and Frits van Eerd) showed a fun way to highlight a car using the driver’s carreer. So let’s dig into one of my favorite Scottish…
Still 4 days and a few hours. Well, it depends on the time you’re reading this but I can’t fix that. So here’s a clock to live by next few days:
I’m sure most of you have heard of the Maserati Tipo 61, the Birdcage. A front engined, 2.9 4-pot race car that was highly successful, winning the Nürburgring 1000 km twice. The name Birdcage came from it’s intricate multi-tubular space frame concept. This multi-tubular construction produced a light weight and rigid…
Where else would a Jet be more comfortable than up there, way up in the air? So René Bonnet created, based on his Djet, the AeroDjet. And took it to Le Mans in 1963.
The Porsche 908. Overshadowed by it’s bigger but younger brother. And yet it did all kinds of races. 71MGBGT Likes Subarus of Unusual Colors showed us the 1968 #31 Le Mans car last week. That one didn’t finish. I’ve shown the #33 car of that year about two years ago. Resulting in a 3rd position. And I also showed…
I’ll continue what TFritch started last Friday: the road to Le mans! And as it is Sunday I’ll start with an Italian car, a car that changed a lot for it’s manufacturer: Ferrari.
My last post... BEFORE THE LE MANS POSTS START COMING AGAIN!!!!! Because it’s only two more weeks until the biggest, most amazing race of the year is held again. So it’s time to focus a bit on that.
No, I’m not mistaking this Teutonic Tuesday for a Spaghetti Sunday. This is totally German. It’s not a Ferrari Tipo F101 (365 GT4 2+2, later on named 400 and 412: the Daft Punk Ferrari). It’s a Bitter SC. Based on an Opel Senator A.
The Dino. Not a Ferrari. We probably all know this one wasn’t officially sold as a car from il Commendatore. And that Ferrari and FIAT were supposed to create the Dino sub-brand (as a tribute to the late son of Enzo) together and that FIAT backed out and put their own badges on it. But there’s a reason I’m showing it…
I’m a bit late today so I’ll start with a big bang: SOVAM. La SOciété des Véhicules André Morin. Or “André Morin’s vehicle company”. Started in the early ‘60's as a spin-off for a company producing all kinds of airport handling equipment (which still exists today and you probably walked one of their towable passenger…
My first Skyline GT-R R32 diecast ever, and it’s a replica from the Furious 7 movie. A decent effort by Greenlight, albeit with minor flaws.
Bialbero is a well known name in the Italian automotive world. Alfa had a Bialbero engine and FIAT had one as well. It comes from Bi Albero, or “two shafts”. Camshafts that is.
The Fiat 131 Abarth stormed around rally tracks between 1976 and 1981 World Rally Championship seasons, winning the manufacturers WRC on three occasions.
One of the most distinctive looking sportscars ever. I’ve mentioned it before, as it is the successor of the HBR5 I wrote about a little while ago. Well, successor... The HBR5 was a DB with a Panhard engine, this one was a Panhard developed by Charles Deutsch.
One of Roger Moore’s ride in the 1981 James Bond movie, ‘For Your Eyes Only’, this particular white Esprit Turbo didn’t live to see the end of the movie. It got blown to smithereens when it’s own car alarm bomb thwarted a break-in by the baddies’ henchmen.
One of my favorite BMWs this one. What a profile. Like a clown’s shoe. Totally. Quite daring of the Bavarian brand to actually produce this one, you either love it or hate it. Although the love nowadays predominates, I feel. Especially on a car-enthusiast’s blog.
Last French Friday Dadurling asked me what diorama I used for the shots of the 205 GTI, I thought I’d share the answer. A bit.
I only found out this morning that it was 550 Spyder day, so I quickly grabbed the only model of it that I own, a 1:64 Maisto with terrible wheels that look like they are wooden wagon wheels, and took some photos in my car on the way to work.