2017 Formula One Lineup from MINICHAMPS

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.

 

 

They’ve landed!

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.

 

John Surtees

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.

– PZ

(Remember, I’m on the road again this weekend. The Gallery will be closed Saturday, March 11.)

Rare Collection of ‘Speed Age’ Magazine

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.

Coming Soon: ‘Steve McQueen in Le Mans’ – The Graphic Novel

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 US National Series – Future Release

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.

1/43 scale Le Mans winners from Spark Model

Spark Model has announced that they will re-release a selection of 1/43 scale Le Mans winners in 2017. Click HERE for the list. Please reserve by March 20.

Click HERE for a list of 1/43 scale Spark Le Mans winners currently available at The Motorsport Collector.