Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

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Post by Tom » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:45 am

Those are all superb!

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:38 pm

Nice Fords! :)
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Post by Alfaholic » Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:49 am

Lovely collection of Fords.
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Post by guitardave_1 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:12 pm

How I would like to replicate those last photo sets. Can't get much more iconic as far as Le Mans racers go. I don't have a single Rothmans car, which is a crime, and only half of the Fords. Are the GT40s all IXO? They almost look better than I remember/expect.
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Post by raystaggs » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:43 pm

Great thread!
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TimWilliams wrote:Here are some more Porsche 962s, all Spark.
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I took me some time, but :D :D :D
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Oh and, I BLAME YOU, TimWilliams :lol:
It's very tempting to copy both of you after seeing these pics!
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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:33 am

The 2015 Le Mans cars have started to arrive - with the first five of my orders coming in something of a rush.
The rebellion #13 car came as a bit of a shock when I opened the box.

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Spark have made a good job of the metallic paint job. The car was the first non-hybrid finisher which isn't saying much since it was beaten by most of the quicker LMP2 cars. Notably these two which finished 10th and 11th respectively and 2nd and 3rd in LMP2.
The rebellion finished 18th O/A.

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This is the Jota Sport Gibson 015S of Dolan, Evans and Turvey.
A minute behind them was the G-Drive Ligier JS P-2 of Rusinov, Canal and Bird. Both cars Nissan powered.

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Next up is the Toyota Hybrid of Wurz, Sarrazin and Conway which finished 6th O/A.

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The final arrival in this bunch is the GTPro winning Corvette of Gavin, Milner and Taylor.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by Jager » Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:42 pm

Tim, I'm very jealous. I've all of the 2015 cars above are on pre-order, but it looks like being late February at the earliest before I receive them.
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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by jeff f » Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:11 pm

hi, the 2015 models are fantastic, i going to have to buy the met red rebellion, you have some great models, happy new year

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Post by Alfaholic » Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:50 am

A lot of quality in this lot Tim - the Rebellion especially stands out for me.
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Post by Stu935 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:58 am

a great selection of models Tim, I really like the chrome red Rebellion.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by Tom » Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:43 am

Those endurance car models have increased in accuracy a lot over the last years. All those look superb.

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Post by R32Dave » Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:36 pm

Nice set Tim!
I have a soft spot for the 'Vettes but that Rebellion Racing paint job looks awesome.
Spark are definitely the best way to go if you're looking for affordable quality models.
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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:39 am

Exciting big box in the post today. This set is one of those that you assume you are never going to see so they weren't even on my want list. Suddenly there they were at a sensible price!

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I'll photograph them out of their box later but I think for once I will keep the original display case and not use one of my own.
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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by reeft1 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:30 pm

Am i right in thinking they had to switch the rear end at some stage during the race and undertake some other running repairs to lights, sides etc?

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Post by TimWilliams » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:19 am

reeft1 wrote:Am i right in thinking they had to switch the rear end at some stage during the race and undertake some other running repairs to lights, sides etc?
The are various versions of why the change took place but what is known is that the car suffered broken suspension which sent it into the barriers damaging the bodywork. One version of the tale blames the team for not forking out the DM10,000 for a spare long tail rear body unit. Whatever the truth the car lost 14 laps while the short tail section was installed which also necessitated changes to the front body work and the undertray which was also damaged in the crash. Despite all this the car finished 6th.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:52 am

Forum Member posted this which is chapter and verse.
Jager wrote:A friend of mine, John, is right into Porsche 956/962's and after a bit of research turned up a few more facts on this story which I thought might be of interest.

It appears that Joest did not buy a spare longtail engine cover because in 1983 money they cost £10,000 (equivalent to about £30,000 in today’s money). Jürgen Barth was apparently standing talking to Bob Wollek when they were informed that Ludwig had ‘gone off’ and the tail was wrecked.

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Barth was working with the factory Rothman team who had a truckload of spares and he immediately arranged for an unpainted longtail to be delivered to Joest. If you have the 1983 Le Mans Annual you will find on page 129 a full page photo of the attempts to fit it. As the 956's were almost handbuilt, it wasn't as easy as assuming the tail from one car would fit easily onanother car, so after trying to make it fit for 25 minutes, the team gave up reverted to their short tail and that’s why the car spent the rest of the race with a high downforce tail.

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As you can see, the fluro lines on the replacement short tail don't match up with the body. This is because the short tail was used at the last race before Le Mans, the Nurburgring 1000k. There the car ran with the 'barcode' type Marlboro logo which was perhaps shorter in length than the proper Marlboro logo, hence the larger fluro area on the short tail.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:39 am

This has been on my want list since I joined the forum, and a bit before that. It practiced at Le Mans, set fastest time and was withdrawn due to doubts over its reliability, at least that's what the books say.

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One of the prettiest cars ever to have graced sports car racing. Designed by Ross Brawn it none the less won the Sports Cars championship that year. I watched Martin Brundle drive its socks off at Silverstone. Another unforgettable experience.

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When the regulations for the following year seemed to bar rotary engines Mazda ordered a number of chassis, stuck a Judd V10 in the back and rebadged them.

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Two Spark rarities together

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by Stu935 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:47 am

two great models Tim, I due like the purple Silk Cut livery as well.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by Tom » Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:56 am

What a great looking racer!

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:52 am

Here as promised are some shote of the Joest 935 from 1993 which Spark produced as a two car set showing the car as it started and as it finished in short tail configuration.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by JBRedondo » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:02 pm

Tim that 91 Jaguar is on my list for two years already. The pictures of Bob Wollek's car are one of the best I've seen.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:42 am

Two new arrivals today, one from 2015 and one much looked forward to from 1998.

The Spark Le Mans models are getting better and better. The detail on the leading Audi has to be seen to be believed, certainly at the price.

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The next one is the Courage C36-Porsche of Pescarolo, Grouillard and Montagny. It ran like a train but after various mishaps finished 16th.

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Nice livery though.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by Alfaholic » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:06 am

Like the Courage, but then anything attached to Mr Pescarolo gets my vote.
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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by Serafa » Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:54 pm

Great models! Congratulations!
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