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Over the past couple of months, we've received a blizzard of 'New Product' and 'Coming Soon' announcements of 1/43 scale models from our major suppliers.

Some of them have actually been accurate.

This week, we wanted to bring you up to date on a few significant 1/18 scale releases that may have been lost in the shuffle. Earlier this week, we featured a set of sneak preview photos of the forthcoming Marmon Wasp from Replicarz. Today we have the latest information on new releases from CMC, TSM, AutoArt and Acme:

CMC M-091 Ferrari California - P2
The first of CMC's 1/18 scale Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyders landed in the US this morning. Our first shipment of the Red, Open Edition (M-091) California will be here in a few days. Only a few pieces are not spoken for. As we said last time, we are offering a special price on this classic Ferrari. 

We've posted some detailed photos of this latest CMC masterpiece HERE


TSM Model has confirmed that their pair of 1/18 scale Martini Porsche 936/77 diecasts, delayed by factory problems last fall, will be released in late August with no increase from the original price ($188.00). As visitors to our Downers Grove Gallery are aware, we kept one example each of the #4 LeMans Winner and the #3 sister car from our Rennsport IV shipment for display purposes. We've uploaded detailed photos HERE

I think you'll agree, this may be the best 1/18 scale model under $200.00 on the market today. You can reserve HERE.

TSM Tyrrell 006
In the running for the best 1/18 scale model under $150.00 is TSM's Elf Team Tyrrell Ford 006 ($140.00), driven to the 1973 Formula 1 World Championship by Sir Jackie Stewart. 


The 006 will follow the Martini 936/77 by a few weeks and is expected to be available in mid to late September. 


We can put your name on one if you click HERE.





The model in today's banner is the 1/18 scale 1965 Alfa Romeo TZ2 that arrived from AutoArt this week ($163.95). AutoArt will release another classic Alfa in the fall: the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradae Prototype!


Acme Diecast's 1/18 So-Cal 1932 Ford Coupe ($129.95) also arrived this week. 


Shifting gears for some 1/43 scale news: 


- The 2011 LeMans #68 Robertson Racing Ford GT from Spark ($67.00) is inbound. We expect to ship late next week and can accept a few additional orders.


- A few days after the 1975 German GP winning #7 Carlos Reutemann Martini Brabham BT44B Ford arrived from Minichamps, we received teammate Carlos Pace's #8 BT44B in 1975 Brazil GP winning Martini trim. ($69.00 each).


One last item today:


Rather than spending the day enjoying beer and bratwurst under a canopy at Corner 5, we've been persuaded to set up a small display during the ALMS weekend at Road America in two weeks. 


They made me an offer I couldn't refuse.


Have a great weekend!

 - Paul

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