jj2728 wrote:Welcome to the best die cast forum on the web John. You'll find many knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly collectors here. Was also impressed by your website. With very few exceptions, I am strictly a 1/43rd race car collector and since you are from NZ I'd be willing to bet that you may have in your collection a few cars that were driven by Bruce, Denny, and Chris. I'm also archiving my dad's extensive photo library that spans 65+ years of motorsport. I've attached a photo taken by him of Chris and the winning Ferrari 330 P4 during practice in 1967 at the Daytona 24 hours.
Thanks for your message. I'm really (pleasantly) surprised at the number of 'Welcome Messages' I have received from Members. I've joined many Forums over the years, but never had this number of responses to my 'Introductory' post.
Thanks too for the image of Chris Amon. Do you have a high-res copy as I would like to give it to Chris next time I see him.
Yes, being a Kiwi I am a big fan of the 'famous four' - McLaren, Amon, Hulme & Ganley - and have many of their cars in my collection. In fact I'm really surprised at the number of Kiwi-driven cars that Spark has modelled over the past few years. I have Spark models driven by Bruce McLaren, Chris Amon, Denny Hulme, Howden Ganley, Scott Dixon, Andrew Bagnall, Angus Hyslop, Rob Wilson, Roger Wills, Brendon Hartley, Shane Van Gisbergen, Earl Bamber and Chris van der Drift.