One of my favorite diecast things is when a HW mainline is darn near perfect.
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…
I originally wanted to include a shot like this in my post on the Tomica Dandy Lotus Europa Special, but I forgot to take it then, so here it is, separately.
The stash from Ck Model Cars finally came home yesterday with my friend who is here on a vacation. Originally I thought that it was a mistake to splurge like this, but on hindsight, with the kind of deal I got (with flat shipping), I can’t think of even one of these that I wouldn’t want in my collection. And I am so…
Just a couple of quick pictures of a little display I set up with some of my 1/43 models.
This here is the Lotus Europa Special - a variant of the first mid-engined road car produced by Lotus, following Colin Chapman’s principles of light weight and minimalism.
Shot during downtime at work, so no light box because it never occured to me to bring it to the office. Anyway, this is part of the new line of Happy Meal toys here in Malaysia.
Here is a 1:24 Lotus Evora desk buddy.
I had gotten some 787Bs out of storage to shoot with my new Tomica Limited Vintage 787B earlier this week. I happened to have a slew of New Superfast in the same box, so I figured I’d give them some attention as well!
So the mailman got me more goodies this week. And thematically this could have been posted yesterday or today, a distinct lack of time yesterday meant today was the day!
On this Thursday on the Thames we have three of Lotus’s greatest lightweight two seaters which range from playful roadsters to dedicated track machines. Technically, the latter isn’t strictly a Lotus at all, rather it’s Caterham’s modern-day interpretation of the classic Lotus Seven.
The Evora GTE is a variant of the Evora that was built by Lotus to satisfy FIA’s homologation requirements for the GT3 and LM GTE class. Originally intended as a 25 number limited run for the Chinese market, Lotus upped production seeing the demand explode there and later expanded sales to the rest of world.
Hnnnnnggghhh....... black beauty.......
The FIA’s R-GT class (Rallying for GT cars) was introduced in 2011 to lure the likes of Lotus, Nissan, Renault and Alfa Romeo (all of which had GT cars in the market) into theGT class on rounds of the World Rally Championship.
Look what the postman dropped off!
I know all about Lotus. I know they are based in Norwich and I know all about the Proton connection. But considering that this was a “Thursday on the Thames” post, I wanted to find out where Norwich is, relative to the river Thames. So I googled.
Though Matchbox may have lost its English ownership over the years, the little orange rectangle brand has never lost its English heritage as we’ll see today. This Thursday on the Thames I’ve got six British two-doors, all with storied marques and historic lineages, five of which hail from the little Match in the Box!
One of Roger Moore’s ride in the 1981 James Bond movie, ‘For Your Eyes Only’, this particular white Esprit Turbo didn’t live to see the end of the movie. It got blown to smithereens when it’s own car alarm bomb thwarted a break-in by the baddies’ henchmen.
A beautiful Lotus Evora in classic British Racing Green. Mmmhmmmmm.......
Not my favourite colour choice for a Lotus Esprit, but I guess it works...?