With Radcast and its sister event for 1:1 cars, Radwood, coming up this weekend, it was high time to make sure the participants are ready roll and ready to shine.
Still recovering from an overload of automotivity last weekend. Celebrating the win for Toyota a bit, but for Porsche’s GT-class win a bit more. Curious what will happen with LMP1.
Hey Guys, I’ve been a bit busy this summer, but heres what I’ve been up to.
This is Spark’s 1/64 Porsche 919 Hybrid, this version finishing 2nd at the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was driven by Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, and Mark Webber. It finished 1 lap behind the winner, another 919. Spark made a 1/64 version of that car as well which I featured during Car Week back in March.
Picked up a Racing Champions Pit Crew set on eBay for a great price the other day. Figured LaLeMans was a good opportunity to mess around with it.
This is a Porsche 935/76 as run by Martini Racing Porsche System in the 1976 24 Hours of Le Mans, recreated by Minichamps in 1/43 scale. Driven by Rolf Stommelen and Manfred Schurti, it finished 1st in class and 4th overall.
This is one of Flying Lizard Motorsport’s 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans entries- a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR recreated in resin by Spark in 1/43 scale. 2011 was one of two years FLM ran art cars with wild liveries that differed from their normal paint schemes.
Live and Let Endurance Race!
Two of my favorite versions of this casting(:
Had some good luck with basic Hot Wheels this weekend! The Lotus is a great surprise, this is the best Hot Wheels Countach to date, and the Muira Homage is a stunner even as a basic. This is actually the first Aventador I’ve picked up. And, somehow, after months of going through every single mystery bag from this…
As Philipilihp told already, I was wondering about the sizes on Minichamps64 and TLVs 911s as the old swb 911S by Tomica appeared not that smaller than a MC64 997. All this last weekend on Instagram.
Jobjoris posted a post on photo posting app Instagram recently, comparing a Minichamps 1:64 997 to a TLV 1:64 911S, remarking why the Minichmaps didn’t appear to be way bigger than the TLV, since the early Neunelfers were indeed a ton smaller in stature than the modern Porkers. Pun fully intended.
On June 8, 1948, the 356 became Porsche’s first car approved for road use. Though we missed it by a day, here’s wishing Porsche, a happy 70th Birthday!
Another stunner from Patrick at Model Citizen Diecast. This is a Minichamps 1/43 Porsche Cayman GT4 in Acid Green, one of only 336 pieces. No special story or anything for this one. Just an awesome car that I had to have the moment I saw it.
I know I showed it on Instagram already, but isn’t it much more fun with large photos?
Last week I showed the amazing 356 VDH Customs sent me. This week I’ll show another one of his gems: a 964.
What a lineup. Mario Andretti and Jacky Ickx in a Ferrari 312P Prototype, Donahue and Hobbs in a Penske 512M, Alfa Romeo T33/3s driven by Hezemans/Vacarella, Galli/Stommelen, and De Adamich/Pescarolo, Gulf Porsche 917ks driven by Jo Siffert/Derek Bell and Pedro Rodriguez/Jackie Oliver, and a this Martini Porsche…
My favorite of the set! I gave it some extra details and sat it next to a fresh one for comparison;)