During my stay in Normandy I found time to drive over to Bretagne and visit the best French car museum to me yet, the Manoir de l’Automobile. Housing the vast collection of Michel Hommell.
Some guys just can’t handle Vegas.
GameStop is at it again! They’re including a 1/43 diecast model of the cover car as a pre-order bonus for the game! If you haven’t seen the cover of the game, or watched the E3 video where they unveiled the real-life version of the car, the car I’m referring to is the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The picture above is just…
The first one, this Renault Sport RS01 was a little bit of an disappointment because I expected the seller to ship me one of these with the cool Interceptor livery. And now I see he has a “will ship random color” warning in the listing that I obviously missed. Aah well! I can live with this Renault Motorsport…
This has to be one of my favorite French cars ever. The MVS Venturi. And yet there’s limited choice from the world of diecasts. So when I found this one in black I had to get it, despite my little aversion against black cars: many lines and details disappear and they’re a little hard to shoot as well.
Welcome again to Forty 3rd which tackles models within the 1/43 scale and smaller. Here is another pickup from a Deutsch branded car in the tradition of the Ford Ranchero of America.
Welcome again to Forty 3rd which tackles models within the 1/43 scale and smaller. So American cars have the Chevy El Camino and Ford Ranchero where the rear half of the car was replaced with a cargo bed. Of course the Germans have their own version.
I know, I know. I’ve shown the Simca 1000 before. A lot. But, in my defense, I’ve never shown the one that started it all for this highly successful car. The 1962 base Simca 1000.
I never liked the SLR
AMG McLaren. The nose was way too long, those twin oval headlights looked old fashioned when it was introduced and the chrome trim pieces on the side vents: just not my cup of tea. But then I heard one. And believe me: There’s little out there that beats the sound of it.
Or the most beautiful VW ever made. And that’s not just me, according to edu-petrolhead there were quite the magazines back then claiming this. Car and Driver even pleading for it to be made worldwide. But in the end...
Do you remember when current Ferrari F1 team driver Kimi Raikkonen left F1 at the end of the 2009 season to begin his rallying career? No? Neither did I. I totally forgot about that.
Last night I was looking for a car to shoot so I could post something today, and saw the 1:18 AutoART (AUTOart? I always forget...) Alfa Romeo GTam, and its 1:43 counterpart.
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…