It’s still Friday somewhere in the world and so I am going to sneak in a Friday themed post! I absolutely hate Ferraris on race tracks, but I have to grudgingly admit that they make for some gorgeous road cars. Here is one of my favorite cars to sport the “Prancing Horse” badge - the Testarossa.
This month’s mail from Japan showed up on Friday with two premium Tomicas that I’d been waiting for a couple of months now - the Subaru BRZ R&D and the Ferrari Testarossa. Since the Testarossa has been featured already by my brother from across the Palk Strait, Nirmala_L91, I thought I’d let the BRZ out in the wild…
I have not tracked these prices, but this showed up a deal on Kinja Deals and so I thought I’d show you guys. The link is at the bottom.
It is that time of the year in India and I ended up splurging. At $8 a pop, the price/discount was a little too good to pass up even though 1/32 is not my scale of choice when it comes to race cars, but
As a McLaren fan, I’ve been hunting for this model for quite some time. I finally found it on Amazon India and here it is.
So this showed up omy Twitter feed. The color looks cool, all right, but I have so many questions!
Now that Lewis Hamilton has all but ensured his 5th Formula One Drivers Championship with 4 races to go, I wanted to post one of this cars this week. I had already posted the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W05 Hybrid as part of the LaLD Car week. and so it is time for the W07 Hybrid that he drove in 2016.
I do not know what you guys think of Magnus Walker teaming up with Hot Wheels, but I think, two years since it began, the collaboration has lost steam and been diluted with the entry of other cars (the Mini?) into the mix. So am
no longer as enamored as I was.
The 911 Carrera RS 2.7, particularly this Tomica Premium casting, is probably an oft featured model here at LaLD. And holding the model in hand, I realize that I should not really be surprised. I mean, this is such a beautiful car. And Tomica Premium has done such a great job with it.
The Testarossa is still backordered. But finally these two showed up today.
This is a 1:72 scale RUF Turbo 3.3 930 that UCC Coffee gave away in 2011. The underbody is blank so, I do not know who manufactured the casting. But from the features on the body panel, it seems to be modelled after the 1979 model year RUF 930 Turbo.
My first entry for the Rennsport themed week is Hot Wheel’s take on one of the cars from the wildest age of Le Mans, a time when manufacturers attempted to outdo each other in their attempts to bypass the rulebook.
I have been waiting to post these pictures for some time now. I shot these for the “Red Day” for Car Week 2018, but ultimately went with something else. And I would have posted it almost immediately afterward, except someone mentioned “Truck Week” on my Instagram page. Trucks aren’t really my thing and this is…
I didn’t know the Kinsmart sells its 1/32 scale Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale with this “print” on. But when I saw it sitting on the display window of a local toy store here in Chennai, I just had to get it.
The Citroën Xsara WRC is one of the most successful cars to compete and dominate the WRC, winning 32 races between 2001 and 2006. 28 of those victories for the Xsara WRC came from driver Sebastian Loeb and navigator Daniel Elena who won 3 straight championships with the car in 2004, 2005 and 2006 with Citroën…
Introduced to the American market in 1970, the Nissan 240Z saw great success in the Sports Car Club of America racing series with John Morton driving Peter Brock’s BRE Datsun team’s 240Z to the SCCA’s C Production national title in 1970 and 1971.
I am a fan of Kinsmart. Mainly because they help me satisfy my McLaren itch here in India without me having to break into a sweat. What I also love is that Kinsmart has been putting out 2 versions of each McLaren casting so far - with and without livery, in addition of the multiple colors for each version, ostensibly…
In my neck of the woods, I mean.
These Car Culture Circuit Racers are rad! I WANT THEM!
This is another of the cars that I wanted to have for a long time - the Jaguar E-Type. Particularly in this very color - British Racing Green. I do have one by Matchbox, but at 1:43 and at this price, this is quite something else!