As the weather in Italy was sooooo terrible this week we decided to return early and enjoy the weather at home a bit as the weather here is amazing. This weekend we’ll hit 25 degrees and that is, for the time of the year, pretty good. No time for a shoot due to the transit though so enjoy a regular visitor at LaLD’s,…
As I’m abroad just some Teutonic greetings from me. Traveling from Ascona (Switzerland) to Monterosso al Mare today. I’ll be going through Arese so that might get some extra pictures. Maybe. Maybe not.
As it’s King’s Day over here and I have other stuff to do (concerns drinking beer and such) just a short orange (the color of our royals) post from me to remember Philipilihp what he’s been missing last few years. And to show that next to the Charleston I have built a 2CV Spot, my favorite, in LEGO as well.
Look at that riesen autobus hidden a bit behind the Ricard wall. Riesen? So it’s big? I’d say so yes...
The day of the Wildcard! Finally I can show a 5-pot, just as I showed a bit on Loophole Week Wednesday. But, as you see the mighty V60 by MBX, you already know what direction this is heading. But give me a break, as it’s Wildcard day anyway. And... It’s not just a 5-pot. It’s being helped by...
Someone clearly had to beat me posting today’s Turbo Day as Nick posted his entry at 11 minutes after Friday had started for Kinja-land! But as it is Friday I’m sure it won’t be the last R5 Turbo we’ll see.
You might recognize this one as I’ve shown it way, way before. About two years ago. What I never did know though was... It has an openable bonnet!
V10s... So Loop Hole Week LaLD Engine Week continues, will 2 straight fives positioned in a “V” make a V10?
Damn you Loop Hole Week LaLD Engine Week! I found a way but someone beat me to it! Somewhat. At least using the same car. PHILIP!!!
And this is my second post for Loop Hole Week LaLD Engine Week. And I’m glad the second day is all about 6-pots as I have some of those as well in 1:1 scale so this one can’t come as a suprise ;-)
Engine week... How am I gonna do that with all those 1/43s and 1/64s? As those hardly show any of the internals. So I needed a plan. And no: this one ain’t the same as the one I did for LaLD Car Week 2018. That was a Norev 1/43 of my Be-1. This is a 1/64 TLV. Which I have two of actually.
Another 3 inch Norev. I initially planned this one for the Tour de France last year. As Berger sirops used these as promotional vehicles in the Tour de France from 1969.
Too much work to be done today, engine week will prove to be hard for me! As is today actually.
I always loved the CX. The most glorious saloon of my youth. And in my youth there still was this other big “thing” in the east, that great divider of east and west: the iron curtain.
No need to explain what the Rekordhalter part is here I suppose but for those living under a rock: this car holds the all-time record for the fastest vehicle ever to lap the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife. Driven by Stefan Bellof in a 1983 qualifying session for the 1000 km Sports Car race.
After seeing TFritch’s post on the ‘74 RSR I knew it was time to do another post on a Vaillante. And as Tucker is a big fan of François Cevert why don’t I show the car that our hero Michel Vaillant shared with blue eyes Cevert? It was called the Vaillante Rush.
I’m not the first showing the Carrera GT from Kyosho in 1/64. Maybe not even the second, check this great post with outstanding pictures for example. But I’ll have to post it eventually so after a glorious week it’s an excellent opportunity to get our regular schedule going.
Now that we all found out why Friday was purple it’s time for the finale! And what better way to do just that than with a cast that matches your 1:1, like Philipilihp already showed us last Tuesday. I showed my DD before with a MBX but I have quite some casts of my beloved JDM Nissan Be-1 as well.
Who on earth comes up with Purple? This is somewhat Lilac right? No. I got nothing. And I’m of to Techno Classica in Essen anyway...
Or Kuroi mokuyōbi in Latin Alphabet script. Black Thursday. And let us just break away from the French casts I’ve shown last couple of days. And fly all the way over to Japan. At Toyota’s. And check out their attempt for a Groupe S Monstre. Not Groupe B but the class that was meant to replace it (but never did)...