After seeing the results of pre-season testing, pundits are saying 2017 could be a very ‘Red’ season in Formula 1. Bburago has taken over the Hot Wheels license for lower priced Ferrari diecast and has produced very nice models for the money their first two years. You can find their 2017 lineup in our 2017 Formula One Models section.
More than 2 dozen new models in 1/12, 1/18 and 1/43 scale are set for a late March arrival here at TMC, including the Sunoco Porsche RS Spyder (above) driven by David Donohue at the Rennsport Reunion V at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in the fall of 2015.
Check out the entire list HERE. Limited quantities remain.
Minichamps has unveiled their 2017 F1 program. All 10 teams will be modeled in some manor. Here’s the rundown:
Mercedes AMG Petronas: 1/18 & 1/43 scale Diecast
Ferrari: 1/18 scale Diecast by BBR
Red Bull Racing: 1/18 & 1/43 scale Diecast
Williams Martini Racing: 1/18 & 1/43 scale Resin
Haas F1 Team: 1/43 scale Resin
Sahara Force India: 1/43 scale Resin
Scuderia Toro Rosso: 1/43 scale Resin
McLaren Honda: 1/18 & 1/43 scale Resin
Sauber F1 Team: 1/43 scale Resin
Renault Sport F1 Team: 1/43 scale Resin
We’ve listed everything by scale and material HERE.
Advance orders are strongly suggested.
We will add F1 announcements from Spark, Maisto and others as we receive them.
TSM’s 1/12 scale 1970 Daytona winning #2 Gulf Porsche 917K has finally arrived in the US, a mere 3 years and 4 months after it was first announced.
The resin model is mounted on a ‘carbon fibre’ simulated base, as were other recent 1/12 scale 917 and 956 releases from TSM and was produced in a Limited Edition of just 300 pieces worldwide.
$350.00 – Reserve HERE.
We commissioned a custom display case for the 1/12 Porsche 917 when the 1970 Le Mans winner was released late last year. Those cases have sold out but we have ordered a second run for delivery in April.
Reserve your case for just $65.00 plus shipping HERE.
Another giant left us today.
John Surtees, a Champion on two wheels, four wheels and in life, passed away from a respiratory illness in a London hospital at age 83. After winning multiple World Championships on motorcycles, ‘Big John’ met the challenge of Formula One, becoming World Champion for Ferrari in 1964. Not finished yet, Surtees won the hotly contested Canadian American Challenge Cup series in 1966 in his Lola T70, becoming the first Champion of the legendary Can-Am. After retiring as a driver, Surtees became a Formula One Constructor. His beautiful cars also graced Formula 5000 grids here in the US and in other F5000 series across the globe.
I had the pleasure of meeting John Surtees on two occasions, after making arrangements for him to sign books and other items for Motorsport Collector customers. On both occasions, I was extremely impressed by the man’s gracious character and personality.
He will be missed.
(Remember, I’m on the road again this weekend. The Gallery will be closed Saturday, March 11.)
A rare, nearly complete collection of Speed Age Magazine is our featured item today. 144 issues total, from 1947 to 1960. Only 3 missing. Very good condition, bagged with backer boards.
Drop me a note if you have an interest.
2016 IMSA Mazda Prototype set. Factory issue. Only 2 sets available.
$150.00 – Order HERE
We found a 1/18 scale Lowenbrau Porsche 962 in the store room that was never claimed. $199.00 to the first buyer. — SOLD
Steve McQueen In Le Mans is a new graphic novel by Swiss artist Sandro Garbo. He wanted to take one of the most famous McQueen movies and give it a comprehensive re-telling via the graphic novel medium – recreating the most famous scenes and cars in stunning detail.
$32.00 – Late March / Early April Delivery. Reserve your copy HERE.
Spark has announced three additions to their US National Series of Limited Edition replicas. They include the surprise winner of the 2015 Petit Le Mans, the GTLM #911 Porsche 911 RSR of Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet and Richard Lietz. Only 300 1/43 scale models will be produced. You can reserve one HERE.
Two versions of the #93 SRT Viper GTS-R will be produced in 1/18 scale Limited Editions of 300: The GTLM winner from the 2014 Lone Star Le Mans (pictured above) and the second place GTLM finisher from the 2014 12 Hours of Sebring. You can review the entire list of 1/18 Spark announcements HERE.
We’ve added 40+ new items to the website this week. Check everything out HERE.