1/18 scale Dan Gurney AAR ‘Cuda from Acme Trading Company

One of the final ‘Famous 48s’ driven by Dan Gurney during his legendary career has been announced by Acme Trading for production in 1/18 scale.

The #48 AAR ‘Cuda was driven by Dan in the 1970 Trans Am series, the most competitive season in Pony Car history and the only one that featured participation by all the major US auto manufacturers.

Both Dan’s #48 and a Street Version have been announced. Hopefully, a Swede Savage #42 will follow. $134.95 each. Reserve below:

#48 Dan Gurney 1970 Plymouth Trans Am ‘Cuda – $134.95 – Reserve HERE

1970 Plymouth Trans Am ‘Cuda ‘Street Version’ – $134.95 – Reserve HERE

Up and Running…

A freshened up MotorsportCollector.com has been uploaded to a new server and is now fully operational.

After downloading everything from the site’s previous home, Jeff took the opportunity to upgrade the software and add a few new features while we made arrangements with our new host:

  • The new MotorsportCollector.com sports a cleaner appearance on your Mac or PC and a much more convenient format for your mobil device.
  • We’ve removed hundreds of outdated pages created by our Adobe PageMill software over the past 20 years.
  • Our recently added ‘Blog’ is now our Front Page and links to our Secure Online Shopping section.

We’ll be fine tuning things and adding more than 100 new items over the next few days. I hope you like what you see.

Thank you for your patience these last couple of weeks. Your comments, as always, are appreciated.

  • Paul

Our New Home:

We are currently uploading MotorsportCollector.com to our new server. Hopefully we will be back to normal by the weekend.

  • Paul

We’re Back!

We are back online after our web host blew a server earlier this week. No data was lost or hacked. Sorry for the inconvenience.

– Paul

Available Once Again: ‘Mon Ami Mate’ by Chris Nixon

Transport Bookman has just released a limited reprint of the late, great Chris Nixon’s 1991 award winning dual biography of Mike Hawthorn and Peter Collins.

Thanks to favorable exchange rates, you can pick up a copy at the lowest price ever!

“Mon Ami Mate”
The bright brief lives of Mike Hawthorn & Peter Collins
by Chris Nixon

$89.95 Reserve 

 
Mon Ami Mate is Chris Nixon’s double-biography of two of Britain’s finest racing drivers of the 1950s, Mike Hawthorn and Peter Collins, who formed a remarkable friendship during their two seasons together at Scuderia Ferrari. With the help of dozens of people who knew them, Nixon has traced the lives of the two remarkable men from childhood, through their racing careers to their untimely deaths, examining along the way their relationships with families, friends and team-mates, and also their passions for boats, planes and girls.
May 2017 Delivery

Now in Production at BBR:

1/18 scale Ferrari 315 S ( s/n 0684)  1957 Mille Miglia Winner
Piero Taruffi

“Fitted with a V12 engine with four chain driven overhead camshafts, a significant improvement from the previous engine with a single overhead camshaft per cylinder bank. The new engine, in addition to being more powerful,  is also nine pounds lighter and proves to be more reliable”.

The Mille Miglia was Italy’s classic long distance run, normally carried out on roads open to traffic, was held twenty-four times from 1927 until 1957, when a horrific accident claimed the life of Ferrari driver Alfoso de Portago, his navigator, Edmund Nelson and 9 spectators – including 5 children.

Limited Edition of 200 with Display Case – $325.00 – Reserve HERE

Limited Edition of 500 – $299.00 – Reserve HERE

The Latest Spark Model Announcements:

This afternoon, we uploaded information on the latest 1/43 scale new product announcements from Spark Model to the website. Some great historic F1 and Le Mans in this batch. Click HERE for the complete list. Please order by May 3 to guarantee delivery.

Watch your in box for a fresh Email Update later today.

Just Released:

Ford GT40 Owners Workshop Manual

1984 onwards (all marks)

by Gordon Bruce

The Ford GT40 is one of the most famous of all sports racing cars. Built by Ford to challenge the supremacy of Ferrari at Le Mans, the GT40 first raced in 1964, and went on to win Le Mans four times in a row, from 1966 to 1969. Here, in this new Haynes Manual, is a unique perspective on what it takes to own, restore and maintain a GT40, as well as an insight into the engineering and construction of this legendary racing car.

Hardbound | 160 pages

Take 20% off the $39.95 cover price:  

$31.96 – Order HERE