Here’s a Brumm No. 53 Fiat 500 Commerciale advertising Ramazzotti, an Italian digestive bitter liqueur. This little guy will be part of the Italian street diorama to come, but since I hadn’t posted recently I thought I’d toss this one up. Man, this thing is tiny!
Try as I might, I can’t come up with any alliterative “F” words for this Friday’s post: a very preliminary mock-up of an Italian village. I’ve just started playing around with building placement. By the way, these buildings are from the Ameritowne series of structures made in the USA by O Gauge Railroading magazine.…
Haven’t contributed much to French Friday lately so here’s a bonus truck/trailer/A110 combo!
Found these Malibu International (High Speed) 1/87 Jaguars at a yard sale for one crisp dollar each.
Here’s a Kinsmart 1950 Chevy Suburban lightly weathered.
No-name pullback, supposed to be a Chevy Step-side, but our local lobsterman doesn’t seem to mind, as long as it hauls his catch to the station.
This is a mostly-true story, although some of the details have become a bit fuzzy over time. It’s a story about old cars, family friends and lost opportunities. The story begins with my father, who as a youngster was very fond of an older boy, Jimmy, who lived just up the hill. One winter day during the war, Jimmy,…
Tfritsch wrote the definitive post on this car last July:
That is all.
Here’s another magazine wrapper special from China, manufacturer unknown. This little 1/43 beauty represents the second place finisher in the 1958 Tour de France, a Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta, driven by Francois Picard and Maurice Trintignant. For $18 shipped from China, I think this model is nicely detailed and…
After Ford’s 1-2-3 Le Mans domination in 1966, Enzo Ferrari and his chief engineer Mauro Forghieri rebounded with the 330 P4, considered one of the greatest Ferrari endurance race cars ever. The Ferrari P4 engine, a screaming 4.0 liter V12 with three valves per cylinder, was modeled after the Italian Grand…
There’s a funky, retro-cool shop about 200 yards from my house so I occasionally stop in to browse for cars. Not much luck, just a beat-up Matchbox crane #30 missing its crane and a Hot Wheels Cobra.
While researching Alfa GTVs, I came across this wonderful site, featuring an extensive diecast collection complete with notes, etc.
Here’s a very basic Progetto K Alfa Romeo Giulia GTV as raced in the 1972 24-hours at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Driven by Jean Ragnotti and Jean-Claude Andruet, the #42 GTV finished third in Division 2.
Sorry I don’t have anything else to contribute for Teutonic Two Thousand Twosday, so here’s another shot of Hans-Joachim Stuck getting airborne in his Group 5 320i.
A couple of Alfa Romeos battling it out, with the ‘65 TZ2 barely beating the ‘63 TZ. Both cars by Metro.
Two for one special today, although I’ve posted both of these cars before, just not on the track together. The #15 Jagermeister by Minichamps is the 320i that Hans Stuck drove to victory in the 1977 DRM at the Nurburgring in Division 2 (under 2-liter). The #58 320i is a Quartzo model from the BMW Belgium team.
Honestly, who can work with all these distractions?
I know, I know, this car has been touted too many times on Tuesdays, so what’s one more? Hans-Joachim Stuck, Nurburgring, 1970, 2002ti by Minichamps.
Having fun with my Nurburgring diorama...