The first of two Email Updates today deals with the March New Product Announcements from Spark and Minichamps. Dealer deadlines for both are next week. Advance orders help us determine what we should actually carry and are greatly appreciated.
Minichamps has announced an ambitious Formula 1 program for 2016, including all but Ferrari and Manor. Most of the 1/43 scale models will be resin, with a price point north of $120.00 and their 1/18 resin is priced just under $300.00 but thankfully, Mercedes will continue to be produced in diecast metal at a lower price in both 1/18 and 1/43 scale.
You can scan the entire list HERE.
Spark has announced half a dozen new 1/18, including the second place Porsche 908 from Le Mans in 1969, Jim Clark's 1965 French GP winning Lotus 25, the final GP victory for the classic 25 and a beautiful Martini Lancia LC2.
You can check out the full Spark list
or scroll down for our favorites.
18s232 - Lotus 25 #6 - Jim Clark, Winner 1965 French Grand Prix
18s235 / 18s161 - Lancia LC2 #5 - Pescarolo / Baldi / Cesario - 7th, Le Mans 1985
18s211 - Porsche 908 #64 - Herrmann / Larrousse - 2nd, Le Mans 1969
Spark New Product Announcement
also includes a selection of 40+ 1/43 scale models covering vintage Le Mans, Formula One and Indy cars along with some Porsche road cars. Perhaps the most exciting offering on the list is the 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona (and Sebring 12 Hour) winning Patron Ligier JS P2 HPD.
43da16 - Ligier JS P2 HPD LMP2 #2 - Sharp/van Overbeek / Brown / Derani
Winners, 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona
43lm66 - Ford Mk.2 #2 - McLaren / Amon
Winners, 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans
43in76 - McLaren M16C - Johnny Rutherford
Winner, 1976 Indianapolis 500
43se54 - Osca MT4B #56 - Moss / Lloyd
Winner, 1954 12 Hours of Sebring
s3380 - March 711 #25 - Ronnie Peterson
2nd, 1971 Italian Grand Prix
s3835 - Shadow DN5 - Jean-Pierre Jarier
1975 Brazil Grand Prix
Again, your advance orders are appeciated.
We will be closed Saturday, March 26. Happy Easter!