The Vintage Raceteam ~ C.A.R.S.

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Postby enzoferrari » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:11 pm

Hello Everyone,
Thought I'd start a Thread in the Race Cars Section for my collection. For those who are not aware of my blog :
Back in the late 60's my Dad was editor of a publication / newsletter called "C.A.R.S." or
Collectors Automotive Replica Society, out of California. So it was only a matter of time before the vintage diecast
bug bit me. I started a little blog website to bring the memory of the newsletter back to life and also share my collection.
I'll try to add 1 roadcar, 1 racecar, and 1 commercial vehicle per month on the blog & this forum.
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On with the first model, and appropriate to my username too !
Mercury ~ Made in Italy - 1969 (as far as I can tell)
Ferrari 330 P4 ~ # 19
Opening doors & engine cover w/ full detail, spare tire.
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Postby Baxter » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:02 pm

That model has good detail for 1969 and the opening panels fit well. I don't believe things got much better during the next twenty years. The only thing I really don't like is the tires.

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Postby Tom » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:50 am

I used to have the Polistil version of that as a kid. Shame that it's gone, I loved it.

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Postby JSB33 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:49 am

That does look very good, I can imagine the 1969 version of me cherishing this model.
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Postby Baxter » Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:39 pm

I think that eBay seller who got US $2375 for a Politoys Ferrari Dino could get about $7500 for this Mercury model.

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Postby Jager » Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:39 pm

Back in 1969, at 5 years old I would have thought that was pretty special. I don't think I even knew who Ferrari were back then !
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Postby enzoferrari » Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:07 pm

The original classic Solido models are some of my favorites :mrgreen:

Solido ~ Made in France 1959-1968
Aston Martin 3L DBR1 ~ # 107
Suspension, Driver added by me - original missing.
I'm sure this particular model was involved in many races during its days, some little paint damage, but happy to know
it provided hours of entertainment, and might have even won a race or two !

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Postby DeadCanDanceR » Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:27 am

What a beauty! :)
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Postby Tom » Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:01 am

That looks great! Solido managed to capture the shape of this stunning racer perfectly. All that the newer models added was detail and realism, but this is instantly recognisable and has a superb nostalgic feel.

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Postby GBOAC002 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:51 am

Tom sums it up when he says how well the modeller has done to capture the shape and detail for what was a 'toy'. That was the magic of Dinky, Corgi and others like Solido for us older folk all those years ago. Never mind that the wheels and tyres were basic. It was an Aston Martin and could be 'raced' along the floor or out on the pavement (sidewalk) in competition with other pals and their chosen racecar.

Now returning to present day from memories of childhood.... perish the thought that any of todays precision diecast metal Minichamps or whatever should be subjected to such rough treatment. Impossible with resin of course ;)

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Postby David MG » Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:59 am

GBOAC002 wrote:
Now returning to present day from memories of childhood.... perish the thought that any of todays precision diecast metal Minichamps or whatever should be subjected to such rough treatment. Impossible with resin of course ;)


But resins do make for authentic crashes :twisted:
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Postby Baxter » Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:20 pm

I understand what you're saying but think you picked a bad example. The earlier cars were easy to do because they were shaped like a a solid chunk of soap and had no aero aids tacked on. This Quartzo version looks just as robust, no mirrors or photoetch hanging off it. You'd need stronger wheels and a metal baseplate though. The same goes with a current model of a Fifties F1 car, with a stronger baseplate I think many of today's "toys" would hold up. Isn't this the market that Burago sells to?

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Postby enzoferrari » Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:59 pm

Definitely a different one this month, so curvy a model my camera had difficulty focusing !
Solido ~ Made in France 1961 - 1970
Fiat Abarth Land Speed Record Car ~ #113
From my research, it was designed by Pininfarina in 1960, its engine is a 982cc / 105 horsepower 1 litre inline 4, revving @ 8000rpm, propelling this very slippery bodied car to a top speed of 220 kilometers per hour ! :o
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Postby Tom » Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:42 pm

That is a superb model. Its shape is perfect for vintage diecast, this is a model I could look at for a long time.

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Postby DeadCanDanceR » Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:03 am

Very nice! :)
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Postby enzoferrari » Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:25 pm

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas and Santa left a little 1/43 package under the tree :D
Haven't had a racecar posting for awhile, so here is a new addition to the garage.
RAMI ~ # 6
1928 Bugatti Type 35 Racer
Made in France 1959
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Postby DeadCanDanceR » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:12 pm

What a lovely looking model! :)
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Postby Tom » Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:24 am

Indeed, a simple car and the model suits it well. The shape is captured nicely.

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Postby Alfaholic » Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:24 am

Wonderful detail, considering its age.
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Postby Chris Sweetman » Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:22 pm

An interesting thread enzoferrari - hoping to see more of your vintage racing car collection in 2016.

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Postby R32Dave » Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:37 pm

Nice one!
Its nice to see the driver behind the wheel of some of these models!
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Postby enzoferrari » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:19 am

Chris Sweetman wrote:An interesting thread enzoferrari - hoping to see more of your vintage racing car collection in 2016.
Chris


Thanks Chris, yes I have a good number of vintage racers to get to, including many Ferrari models, I'll try and post a couple
each month as time allows.
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Postby enzoferrari » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:06 pm

Rio ~ #69 ~ Made in Italy 1978
Barney Oldfield's 1902 Ford "999" Racer. Top Speed was 147 Km
Usual Rio quality, the flywheel / drive shaft works and turns the rear wheels.
Like the dangerous location of the flywheel and drivers feet ! :o
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Postby Chris Sweetman » Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:49 pm

enzoferrari wrote:Rio ~ #69 ~ Made in Italy 1978
Barney Oldfield's 1902 Ford "999" Racer. Top Speed was 147 Km
Usual Rio quality, the flywheel / drive shaft works and turns the rear wheels.
Like the dangerous location of the flywheel and drivers feet ! :o

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Hi Felix

I have known about this model for years but never knew about the interesting feature of the working drive shaft.

Must get one just for this feature.

Thanks very much for this information.

Chris


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