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#51 biercemountain

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 13:12

While I've long know about (and longed for) the 1/20th scale MPC issue of the Indy Turbine car, this one from Otaki is completely new to me.

Judging from the asking price it must be pretty rare (although a slight bit of delusion may be on display here) :drunk:
Otaki 1/20 Indy Turbine

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#52 biercemountain

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 13:44

For everyone out there who's been pining to work on something smaller than a 1/43 model :eek:

1/87 McLaren

It would appear there was a whole line of these kits. Who knew.

1/87 scale F1 kits

Edited by biercemountain, 23 July 2012 - 13:46.


#53 Hamish Robson

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 16:53

Wow, never seen those before. Imagine a railway diorama in HO with a grand prix circuit incorporated somehow...

#54 Tim Murray

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 18:43

There's a thread devoted to 1:87 scale cars:

Racing models in 1:87 scale

#55 D-Type

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 21:54

Wow, never seen those before. Imagine a railway diorama in HO with a grand prix circuit incorporated somehow...

A hillclimb on a H0 layout would be neat. You can have a line of dissimilar cars queuing up to start. And it gets over the perennial problem with a model railway: the trains move but any vehicles in the lineside effects don't so buses have to be at bus stops, cars parked, etc

#56 Alan Cox

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 19:01

Came across this on eBay today. Not a make I had heard of before. Looks quite robustly made. I see the LASCM has a page about them. Any ideas what car it represents. Looks like a Formula 2 to me?
http://www.ebay.co.u...st-...006&rk=3

#57 VDP

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 20:11

For everyone out there who's been pining to work on something smaller than a 1/43 model :eek:

1/87 McLaren

It would appear there was a whole line of these kits. Who knew.

1/87 scale F1 kits



The old Safir Champion range from 1969 reboxed

#58 biercemountain

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 16:58

Yet another CanAm model emerges from mists of time.

Otaki Caparral 2H

Edited by biercemountain, 30 July 2012 - 17:01.


#59 D-Type

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 17:48

Curious choice of scale - 1:28

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#60 biercemountain

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:32

Curious choice of scale - 1:28


I seem to recall Otaki using that scale a fair amount. Lord knows why…

#61 Duc-Man

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 14:06

I seem to recall Otaki using that scale a fair amount. Lord knows why…


Just to be different maybe?
Somebody is selling the whole set of Can-Am cars that Otaki made.

I found some years ago the AVS Shadow on a swap meet. Accuracy wasn't their strength...at least in the case of the Shadow:
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Note the air inlets beside the cockpit and the engine. :confused:
PS: this is actually not my model but a shot from the web.

#62 David Lawson

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 19:07

More crazy prices on ebay for original Airfix kits.

Airfix Vauxhall

David

#63 Doug Nye

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 22:32

Another batch of original Geoff Goddard prints on offer right now - from Phil Hill Sharknose Ferrari to Peter Walker XK120 and Robert Manzon's straight-8 Gordini at Goodwood.

http://www.ebay.co.u...p;_trksid=p3692

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#64 Alan Cox

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 17:26

More crazy prices on ebay for original Airfix kits.
Airfix Vauxhall

Prices which are not quite as crazy as that for the item David found, but £30.99 for a crumpled instruction sheet?? It's not even for the first series issue.
http://cgi.ebay.co.u...e...=true&rt=nc
http://cgi.ebay.co.u...e...=true&rt=nc

#65 T54

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 15:10

not torn but a little grubby


Only 50 bucks so far... :drunk:

But it is bug's spit compared to this one: CLICK HERE

If this is not utter dementia, I guess we are in for a ride.


Edited by T54, 10 September 2012 - 15:16.


#66 David Birchall

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 20:26

Not ebay but an auction non the less:
http://www.auctionsa...ature=grouping=


There is also an interesting OSCA powered device for sale at the same auction.



#67 D-Type

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 21:01

Only 50 bucks so far... :drunk:

But it is bug's spit compared to this one: CLICK HERE

If this is not utter dementia, I guess we are in for a ride.

Hmmmm! Does anybody know the address of that Chinese factory that can produce perfect clones of anything made of metal? :cool:

#68 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:35

Not ebay but an auction non the less:
http://www.auctionsa...ature=grouping=


Some race results for Honoré Wagner here:

http://www.racingspo...

Apparently, he wasn't fifth with this car at the Eifelrennen in 1952. The photo with #30 on the car appears to be taken at Reims, so apparently he finished fifth there with the car, not with a BMW as the results say.

Vince H.


#69 nicanary

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:05

Today on Books and also Motor racing memorabilia - 5 scrap books of late 20s/30s racing, item no. 181022054687 (sorry, don't know how to search for web link). They may be mundane cuttings from the daily press, but on the other hand there may be a gem in there.......

#70 Macca

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:47

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1555.l2649

Shameless plug.....btw, anyone want a Brumm 1:43 Ferrari P3 spyder or 1960 250TR?

Paul M

#71 biercemountain

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 21:24

Sure do. Try the Pinin Farina Sigma from 1969, because it is quite obvious that the Lindberg design was copied from it.
Maybe the Indy guys should have had a look it it before spewing that ugly new Dallara contraption... :)

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Here's the Lindburg Sigma "Indy Car" by itself:
Indy Car


#72 biercemountain

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 21:42

A Ford GT40 in 1/16 scale from Bandai. I used to think I knew a fair bit about vintage kits but I'm learning I don't know much…
Ford GT40

#73 John-w

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:46

BRM P153 in scale 1/12th

http://www.ebay.com/...ME:L:OC:DE:3160

John-w

#74 Alan Cox

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 21:08

Anyone looking for a bargain?
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item257b8f64b5

#75 Hamish Robson

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:26

Anyone looking for a bargain?
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item257b8f64b5


Now that's what I call a brief description.

#76 Glengavel

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:50

Anyone looking for a bargain?
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item257b8f64b5


At that price you could just about buy your own E-Type, Alfa(?) and racing circuit.

#77 D-Type

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 21:11

Well, 1:24 Scalexctric is unusual. I suppose the high price reflects the rarity.

#78 Mal9444

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 21:10

Might interest Maserati or sports car collectors...

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...em=271171313758


#79 John-w

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 19:00

Hello,

Classic Models Museum offers a BRM P160 winner Zeltweg 71 and winner Monaco 1972 in scale 1/12th on ebay now

item no.:

290940776756

290940784636

John-w




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#80 pete53

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 17:57

I have just bought three 1950s/1960s plastic toy racing cars on Ebay for a very modest £3.77. One of them was this little gem ...

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Although there is no model name on the underside of the car it is undoubtedly the Ferguson P99 4WD car. Although the shade of blue is too light for that used on Rob Walker cars, it does have the white hoop on the nose and Moss's race number "7". The model was produced by Marx Toys Hong Kong, and until I came across this I was not aware that any models were made of the Ferguson P99 in period. Or, does anyone know of another manufacturer modelling the car?

For a toy I think this is a very passable model of the Ferguson. Unfortunately one wing mirror is missing and the other one has been fixed facing the wrong way! Incidentally, I have another Marx racing car, a Cooper Climax, which also has mirrors facing the wrong way which suggests quality control on the Marx production line wasn't that stringent.

#81 arttidesco

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:11

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Shamless plug, a friend of mine asked if I'd e-bay a 1975 British Grand Prix Marlboro Promotions Dossier in which this A4 photo of Emerson Fittipaldi appears.


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#82 Papiyv

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:58

I discovered this model of Le Mans on eBay, I did not think it was reproduced in 1/43 ...

perhaps some of you have pictures of this car?

is it a really one Lehnam English construction or French one  ?

 

http://www.ebay.fr/itm/LEHNAM-FORD-LATESTE-MONSIEUR-MEUBLE-N-29-24-HEURES-DU-MANS-76-KIT-ReStart-1-43-/171154577151?pt=FR_YO_Jeux_VehiculesMiniaturesCircuits_VehiculesMiniatures&hash=item27d99b96ff

 



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 14:54

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Shamless plug, a friend of mine asked if I'd e-bay a 1975 British Grand Prix Marlboro Promotions Dossier in which this A4 photo of Emerson Fittipaldi appears.

Just arrived a nice addition to my collection thanks



#84 Rudernst

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 09:57

I put a Lotus 21 type body on Ebay....

 

http://www.ebay.de/i...984.m1558.l2649

 

be quick, finishes today


Edited by Rudernst, 01 December 2013 - 09:58.


#85 Alan Cox

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:34

A splendid selection of 1/32 sports-racing slot cars by Matthias Pohl currently on offer, particularly interesting if you have a penchant for Targa Florio racers

http://www.ebay.co.u...=p2047675.l2562



#86 pete53

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 21:23

I have just won this on ebay. An attractive and fairly accurate model of a Cooper Climax (T51 ?). It was made by ELM Toys (Empire Made). For some time models manufactured in plastic have been something of the poor relation in the toy/model collecting world, but rather unfairly I think. I have come across some very good plastic models of racing cars which were made in the 50s/60s. I suppose it does depends on whether you are a stickler for authenticity, or, like me, are combining an interest in toys and motor sport. The box also gives it a nice period flavour.

 

 

http://imageshack.co...3/5589/9mr8.jpg


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#87 Alan Cox

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 11:44

That looks like a fairly decent representation of the car, Pete. I'd have been delighted to receive that back in the'50s. Nice acquisition.



#88 nicanary

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:04

Just a word of warning to collectors who frequent E-bay - yesterday it was not possible to obtain the sub-section "Motor Sport" when looking for books in the "Sports" section. Browsers were left to trawl through books about every sport in the universe. Today there are some sub-sections, but nothing for motor sport (I attempted to find it through "outdoor activities" like an idiot).

 

So there you have it - yet again the site organisers have b***ered up the system. Well, they have for me, because I'm an incompetent when it comes to IT. Does anyone know how to access the books on our favourite subject?

 

Update - my incompetency knows no bounds. I've just spotted tiny letters "see all" above the sub-sections. So I was wrong, but I still don't forgive E=bay. Why do they make it so hard? It's barely visible to those with poor eyesight.


Edited by nicanary, 09 April 2014 - 16:35.


#89 fbarrett

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 18:08

Nicanary:

 

The best place to find books, old or new, is Amazon.

 

Frank



#90 plutoman

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 20:08

Nicanary:

 

The best place to find books, old or new, is Amazon.

 

Frank

As a buyer I've had a few disappointments from Amazon where the book has been described as 'very good' when it clearly wasn't, whereas on ebay you at least get a picture of the item you're bidding on so you can make your own judgment. You can also correspond directly with the seller if there are any queries. As a seller, there's little difference in overall costs, but again ebay gives you the opportunity to post decent pictures and a more detailed description. There are pros and cons with both Amazon and ebay - but I wouldn't say one was 'better' than the other - if you're searching for something surely you'd look at both, as well as other sites such as Abebooks, Alibris, Biblio etc. (or your local book shop if you're lucky enough to still have one).



#91 AAA-Eagle

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 20:31

28 books from Barry Lake's library are for sale now:

 

- 100 Years of GM in Australia by Norm Darwin Holden History [AU $139.90]
- LONGFORD Fast Track Back By Barry Green Excellent 1st Ed [AU $139.00]
- Stanguellini Big Little Racing Cars by Luigi Orsini & Franco Zagari [AU $119.00]
- Talbot-Lago Talbot Lago de Course by Pierre Abeillon Limited Edition [AU $385.00]
- Time and Two Seats Five Decades of Long Distance Racing Slip Case Janos Wimpffen [AU $1800.00]
- Can-Am Racing Cars: Secrets Of The Sensational Sixties Sports-Racers Ludvigsen [AU $39.90]
- The Bicocca Of The Degli Arcimboldi Pirelli Rubber Museum [AU $44.90]
- Memoirs of Mr Ferrari's Lieutenant by Franco Gozzi [AU $99.00]
- The Official Formula One Annual 2001 Annual Edited by Nigel Mansell [AU $28.00]
- Racing With a Difference The History of IMSA by John Starkey [AU $399.00]
- Mille Miglia Race: The Postwar Years by A Curami G Nada Softback [AU $129.90]
- Glory Days Albert Park 1953 - 58 by Barry Green 1st Ed SIGNED [AU $89.90]
- Mythos Solitude by Tobias Aichele German Text [AU $34.00]
- OM Una Storia Nella Storia Edizioni Negri [AU $49.00]
- Grand Prix Suisse by Adriano Cimarosti [AU $335.00]
- Le Tour de Corse Automobile 1956 1986 by Maurice Louche Signed 1st Ed [AU $249.00]
- 24 HEURES DU MANS 1923-1992 by C Moity Jean-Marc Teissedre A BIENVENU 2 Vols [AU $699.00]
- ERA The History of English Racing Automobiles by David Weguelin [AU $335.00]
- 1946 and All That by Anthony Pritchard Photography Guy Griffiths Ltd ED [AU $249.00]
- Les 24 Heures Du Mans 1923 1982 Jean-marc Teissedre Pierre Moity [AU $89.00]
- The Aston Martin DB3S Sportscar by Chris Nixon Ltd ED [AU $679.00]
- Maserati The Postwar Sportsracing Cars Joel FINN Hardcover [AU $339.00]
- Polvere e Gloria - La Coppa d'oro delle Dolomiti (1947-1956) Cancellieri [AU $119.00]
- Maserati Birdcage Tipo 60 and 61 Sports Racing Cars by Joel E Finn [AU $349.00]
- Racers and Rascals The Vintage Sport Car Club of Victoria Geoff Burford Ltd Ed [AU $149.00]
- Jaguar Sports Racing Cars C D E Type XKSS by P Porter Signed by Norman Dewis [AU $480.00]
- Les Grand Prix de Provence et de Marseille by Maurice Louche Signed 1st Ed [AU $139.00]
- Maserati a Complete History from 1929 to the Present L Orsini F Zagari Slip Case [AU $399.00]


Edited by AAA-Eagle, 20 June 2014 - 20:40.