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Minichamps 1/43.  Are Miami Blue and Acid Green the best OEM colors offered today?

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Have a random old picture of a trio of Kyosho Gallardos.

HAWL- Tomica! HAWL- Tomica!

Just a few Tomica! The Hino Profia tow truck is pretty decent, but the little dummy Prelude it comes with is very small. It looks better next to the 1/64 TownAce.

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I’m moving in the next couple of weeks and have started packing up the collection. These two boxes contain most of my high-end 1/64s and 1/43s that I still have boxes for, plus the 3 1/24s you can see at the bottom. Anyway, if you’re the type to save addresses and you’ve done an HWEP with me, delete my address! I…

Hongwell Saab 9-3 Hongwell Saab 9-3

Juuuust squeezing into Radcast eligibility, the Saab 9-3 debuted in 1998. This is Hongwell’s 1/43 scale model of the 3 door hatchback variant.

AutoArt BMW M535i

Due to political discrimination, I have voluntarily left Live and Let Diecast.

LaLemans Postlude- The Rest (photodump- 61 pictures inside) LaLemans Postlude- The Rest (photodump- 61 pictures inside)

The race is over and this is my final LaLemans post...for 2018 ;) I ended up featuring 12 cars, which I figure is as much as any of you want to see from a single person in a weekend. But I have a total of 33 cars from Le Mans and it was hard to leave any of them out, so here are the other 21 cars plus a group shot…

Peugeot 908 HDI FAP Peugeot 908 HDI FAP

This is IXO’s 1/43 scale Peugeot 908 HDI FAP as it ran in the 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans. This car was driven to a 2nd place finish by Stéphane Sarrazin, Pedro Lamy, and Sébastien Bourdais.

Chevrolet Corvette C6.R Chevrolet Corvette C6.R

This is Spark’s 1/43 Chevrolet Corvette C6.R as it ran in the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans. While this car’s C6.R sibling, #73, won the GTE Pro class that year, the #74 ended the race with a DNF. Heading into Sunday morning, the 74 had a 2 lap lead in its class, but was taken out of the race in a crash with another car.

Porsche 919 Hybrid Porsche 919 Hybrid

This is Spark’s 1/64 Porsche 919 Hybrid, this version finishing 2nd at the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was driven by Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, and Mark Webber. It finished 1 lap behind the winner, another 919. Spark made a 1/64 version of that car as well which I featured during Car Week back in March.

Panoz LMP-1 Roadster S Panoz LMP-1 Roadster S

This is a Panoz LMP-1 Roadster S, recreated in 1/43 scale by Onyx. This car ran in the 2000 24 Hours of Le Mans and is one of the only LMP chassis to be developed by an American company.

Bentley Speed 8 Bentley Speed 8

This is the 2003 24 Hours of Le Mans winning Bentley Speed 8, recreated in resin by TSM in 1/18 scale.

Mazda 787B Mazda 787B

This is a 1/43 scale IXO Mazda 787B, winner of the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans. This is my favorite car to ever run at Le Mans and it’s historically significant for a couple of reasons- currently, it’s the only Japanese car to ever win the race overall and it’s the only car to win that did not have a traditional piston…

Team Oreca-Matmut Courage-Oreca LC70 Team Oreca-Matmut Courage-Oreca LC70

This is the Courage-Oreca LC70 run by Team Oreca-Matmut in the 2008 24 Hours of Le Mans, recreated by IXO in 1/43 scale. It was powered by a Judd 5.5L V10 and its performance in the race was absolutely unremarkable. But, as you can see, the livery is remarkable, and that’s literally the only reason I have this one in…

McLaren F1 GTR McLaren F1 GTR

This is a 1/18 True Scale Miniatures McLaren F1 GTR. It is a replica of the overall winner of the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans. Notable is the fact that this car defeated a field of prototypes, one of only two times a production based GT car has done so at Le Mans. The car was driven by Yannick Dalmas, Massanori Sekiya,…

Martini Racing Porsche 935/76 Martini Racing Porsche 935/76

This is a Porsche 935/76 as run by Martini Racing Porsche System in the 1976 24 Hours of Le Mans, recreated by Minichamps in 1/43 scale. Driven by Rolf Stommelen and Manfred Schurti, it finished 1st in class and 4th overall.

Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 Lola-Aston Martin B09/60

This is Kyosho’s 1/64 scale 2010 Lola-Aston Martin B09/60. Aston Martin, 007, Gulf livery. What more could you ask for?

Bentley Speed Six Bentley Speed Six

This is the 1929 and 1930 24 Hours of Le Mans winning Bentley Speed Six- affectionately nicknamed “Old Number One”- recreated by IXO in 1/43 scale. That’s right, this specific chassis won the race two years in a row, with substantial mechanical upgrades being performed between the two races to keep up with the…

Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Art Car Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Art Car

This is one of Flying Lizard Motorsport’s 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans entries- a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR recreated in resin by Spark in 1/43 scale. 2011 was one of two years FLM ran art cars with wild liveries that differed from their normal paint schemes.

LaLeMans 2018 Prelude LaLeMans 2018 Prelude

I love the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It’s my favorite event in motorsports by a long shot. The history, the track, and the cars, and the distance all come together to create the perfect annual event to showcase the best the sportier side of the automotive industry has to offer. When LaLeMans 2018 was announced, I knew what…

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