Pretty early on in this hobby, I established a rule that I would not collect race cars. Not because I didn’t like them, but I saw that I would need to try and limit myself some kind of way. There were 2 exceptions though, the Porsche 911 and the Chevrolet Corvette. So when AUTOart released their Corvette C6.R, it should have been on my shopping list. But back then they had the genius idea of making their race models with sealed bodies. And like any good collector at the time, I rejected it like a 3 year old rejects brussels sprouts. But my stance on sealed cars softened over time and the Corvette was finally added to the list. They were long sold out by that point, but eventually one appeared at a price I could stomach. AUTOart made plain liveried versions of the C6.R, but it was the Bad Boy Vettes “Jake” livery that I had to have, in this case the ALMS #3 of Jan Magnussen and Johnny O’Connell. The history of the car is of little importance to me, so I won’t bother telling you about it. As a sealed model there’s not much to tell about it either. The paint and application of the various pad prints is excellent, however there is a color mismatch between the metal body and plastic fenders and rear bumper. The wheel, tire, and brake package is a standout feature, as is usually the case for AUTOart. In short, it’s a typical AUTOart model, and I’m glad to finally have it in my collection.
And so with that, barring any last minute inspiration, this is my last LaLD post of 2018. Happy New Year’s guys and gals.