O.T. (perchance)- Car
Posted 02 October 2001 - 00:30
Now, I'm considering a purchase of diecast model to get things started when he gets old enough, and that time shall come sooner than one expects... So, I want a historic GP car that looks fast (that's a criterion? I hear you say) and has a significant place in the history. And is beautiful, of course.
Before I get myself into the whole deal, I'm asking you all for opinions and reflections to help me out. First, my choice would be either Maserati 250F in its original 1954 form (prefferably with trident in the intake) with all those louvres or the Lotus 49B in Rob Walker's livery.
Thanx in advance.
Posted 02 October 2001 - 00:34
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Posted 02 October 2001 - 10:28
The Wolf has also the advantage of being one of the last unsponsored cars!
Posted 02 October 2001 - 11:32
Or the W154 ... or the T35 ... or ....
Posted 02 October 2001 - 13:08
Look REAL HARD for an Eagle TG104! If not, settle for the Lotus 49B in Rob Walker colors, Jo siffert driving, PLEASE!!!
Posted 02 October 2001 - 13:41
BTW, thanx guys and keep your suggestions coming.
Posted 02 October 2001 - 14:04
Actually, I just have s soft spot in my heart (and head!!!;);) ) for independents, underdog and the like.
In all honesty, I think that Mr. Hill was one of the GREATEST drivers of the 1960's (along with DAN THE MAN, Jim Clark, John Surtees and Sir Stirling as my favorites) and deserves every and all allocades offered.
Still, I would love to see "Seppi" honored!!;)
Posted 02 October 2001 - 15:31
Outside F1 (if that's allowed! Gulf Porsche 917
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Posted 03 October 2001 - 16:40
A Brumm 1/43 Ferrari 512 will also do it. Or, from same maker, an Auto Union or even Fiat Mefistofeles. See http://www.brumm.it/
On F1 ground, you should try any of Exoto 1/18 Grand Prix Classics
From these, I would prefer a Ferrari 312 B or Tyrell 003...
Posted 03 October 2001 - 21:17
BTW, thanx DMJ- Your suggestions and links came in very handy. Come to think of it, if I were going purely by aesthetic guidelines, I'd go with that P57 (Dutch GP) or Eagle. There's that great still in 'Cruel Sport' of Hill in that race. That is the type of 'message' I would try to convey with model. Or I might go with something freaky like Arrows A2 or Brabham BT45. BTW, was that white colour-scheme ever used in races?