It was the time when rules were bent out of shape to let barely disguised hypercars rule the Circuit De La Sarthe. In response to the McLaren F1 unprecedented domination of the GT1 class in 1995, Porsche had come back to win in 1996 with a made-for-racing prototype that blithely stepped around the FIA’s homologation…
I hope it is ok to post a teaser for my 2nd post for La Le Mans 2018. Any guesses on what this is?
Here’s my first post for LaLeMans 2018. This McLaren F1 GTR ran around Circuit de la Sarthe in 1996 with Jacques Laffite, Steve Soper and Marc Duez taking turns in the cockpit. This is a 1:43 scale casting from a brand called “High Speed”.
I have been trying to line up a car or two to post for LaLeMans2018, and in doing so, I realized that I cant get my IXO 1/43s off their stands, because of that stupid triangular head screw!
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!
Congratulations to the Plasticprints! And here is my entry to the Pink Or Blue Giveaway - the 2010 Gumpert Apollo S, in 1/36 scale by Kinsmart.
I have a couple of BMW Ms, but they are all in storage. So does this Z4 fit the bill instead?
Over the last year, I have gotten my hands on full sets of some of the recent 2016/2017 premium Hot Wheels series. However space at home is at a premium. So I want to trade a few of the cars from these sets in exchange for cars I missed (listed further down).
Was pleasantly surprised when I found this on a peg in a bookstore in my neck of the woods.
So it turns out I only have one 510 handy.
I’ve been swamped at work lately and that’s affected posting both here and on Instagram.
This was going to be my “White Day” entry for the 2018 car week, till I decided that I had better (relatively) pictures of the Mercedes C111. But as I later found out, this particular car still showed up as a Car Week entry in a different scale.
It is still the 30th birthday week for the Subaru Tecnica international and when I saw Kinsmart’s “dirty” version of the Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 show up for sale on an Indian site, I went for it.
So early this morning in India, I found that Subaru Technica International (the STi that’s found on some of my favorute race cars) just turned 30 on Monday (2nd April). And so, I got some of my Subies out for a quick gathering.
These are some outtakes from one of the shoots for LaLD Car Week 2018. The Subaru made it to the competition, but by the time I got to the Evo, it got way too hot and bright for me up there and I ended up not doing individual shots (of the Evo) at all.
So March’s good stuff showed up today from Japan. And these look gorgeously mad in their own way. The matte orange Lambo is the best of the lot and it is not even the “limited” color version that Tomica released.
For the final day of Car Week, my wild card is gonna be the gold 1970 C111-II, the experimental vehicle, super sports car and style icon from Mercedes-Benz. This is a 1:43 model from IXO. Came to me without a box and some damage that may or may not be immediately apparent. But she is still dear to me.
The Mercedes AMG GT is one of the coolest cars around (IMO) and there are a bunch of castings from different companies.
As my Instagram profile says, I am a Formula One fan torn between Mercedes and McLaren. And so for Silver Day, the fourth day of the LaLD Car Week 2018, I present to you the Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid.
On Blue Day, I am presenting one of my most favorite cars - a car that I’ve lusted after, for years. It is the Subaru Impreza WRC 2007, a car I keep getting in various scales & from different model makers.