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July 13, 2013
A busy week coming up with the arrival of the 1/18 scale Marmon Wasp and Vern Schuppan Lola T-332 Formula 5000 models along with Tyler Alexander's new book 'McLaren From The Inside', all while we're packing for Road America and 'The Hawk' Vintage races next weekend (We will be closed next Saturday as a result.). We should have all three new items with us at Elkhart, along with some fresh arrivals from the TWM Collection and the latest releases from Spark and Minichamps and a selection of books and DVDs. See you there!

Looking past this week, other exciting new releases are due to land later this month. Here's a rundown:

AA 1/43 Jaguar E-type
New from AutoArt is this highly detailed 1/43 scale model of the 1955 LeMans winning Jaguar D-type from their Signature Series. Assembled with more than 140 parts, this gem features a detailed engine, removable tonneau cover, opening hood, boot and driver's door. A lot of model for $149.95. Landing in the US next week, we expect delivery in late July. Reservations recommended. Order HERE.

AA Red Bull Vettel
Also inbound from AutoArt are the Sebastian Vettel ($218.95) and 'Prototype' ($232.95) versions of their exciting 1/18 scale Red Bull X2010 models and all three announced versions of their 1/18 scale Alfa Romeo 33 TT12 ($329.95)

A fresh shipment from Spark and TSM is expected to land after we return from Wisconsin:
Lotus Turbine Smaller
1/18 Scale TSM Model
TSM111804 - Emerson Fittipaldi - Lotus 56B Turbine - 1971 Italian GP
Reserve HERE

Greenwood Corvette #76
1/43 scale TSM Model
TSM114329- #76 Greenwood Corvette "Spirit of LeMans' - LeMans 1976
Reserve HERE

Hap Sharp Cooper
1/43 scale Spark Model
s3516 - Hap Sharp - Cooper T53 #24 - 1962 US Grand Prix - $74.00 - Order HERE

s3515 - John Surtees - Cooper T53 #18 - 1961 German Grand Prix - $74.00 - Order HERE

s1822 - David Piper - Lotus 16 #26 - 1960 British Grand Prix - $74.00 - Order HERE

s1540 - Chevrolet Corvette #4 - LeMans 1960 - $74.00 - Order HERE

s1565 - BMW 3.0 CSL #86 - LeMans 1974 - $74.00 - Order HERE

s3413 - Porsche 962C #21 - LeMans 1991 - $74.00 - Order HERE

s3723 - HPD ARX 03a Honda #44 - Starworks - 2012 LMP2 Winner LeMans - $74.00 Order HERE

US003 - Audi R8 Grand Am #74 - 2012 Daytona 24 Hours - LE500 - $74.00 - Order HERE

s2717 - Bugatti 57S Roadster (1936) Derain - $74.00 - Order HERE

CMC Ferrari 312

One last item to tease / tempt you with before we go: This week, CMC released photos of their forthcoming Ferrari 312P Spyder as driven by Mario Andretti and Chris Amon in it's first appearance at Sebring in 1969. The stunning Group 6 machine paired Ferrari's proven 3 litre Grand Prix engine with a combination monocoque / tube frame chassis and a sleek angular body. The beautiful new car took Pole Position for the Florida classic and despite teething problems and overheating caused by errant debris clogged in the ducting, finished second just a lap behind the John Wyer Ford GT40 driven by Ickx / Oliver but 3 laps clear of the third place Porsche 908/2 of Stommelen / Buzzetta / Ahrens. 

CMC tells us we may see this model here in the US by the end of summer. Advance orders recommended.

M-095 - Ferrari 312P Spyder #25 - Sebring 1969 - Amon / Andretti - $459.00 Reserve HERE

CMC Ferrari 312 - p2

That's it for now. See you at Road America next weekend!

-  Paul

PS - If anyone recorded last weekend's German Grand Prix and would like to help a fellow TMC Customer, email Scott at


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