Well, it's actually happening! Formula One has returned to the US at the stunning new Circuit of the Americas near Austin, Texas after several years of the usual controversy and intrigue. Speed's coverage of the first day of practice shows the circuit to be both challenging and state of the art. Congratulations to all involved. Wish we were there. Maybe next time. With several parties urging us to move TMC's operations to the Lone Star State, you never know what the future may bring!
Late Arrivals Web Page
Our listing of new items expected to arrive between now and year end is up and running. To start with, we've listed more than 40 new models inbound from Spark, Fujimi and others. We'll be updating the page often. Click HERE
1/43 Spark Model
Mario Andretti - JPS Lotus 79 - 1978 World Champion
Among the highlights listed on our Late Arrivals Page is Spark's 1/43 scale resin replica of Mario Andretti's 1978 World Championship winning JPS Lotus 78. Pictured here in 'catalog' mode, Spark usually includes a decal sheet with each model to make them historically accurate. $67.00 Available late November. Order HERE.
2012 Michael Turner Christmas Cards
Once again, a set of cards reproduced in full color from original paintings by legendary Motorsport Artist Michael Turner has been released to commemorate the Formula One season. These cards have been collected by enthusiasts for nearly half a century.
This year's set includes 5 cards and envelopes featuring these scenes:
- Fernando Alonso / Ferrari / European Grand Prix at Valencia
- Jenson Button / McLaren / Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne
- Mark Webber / Red Bull / British Grand Prix at Silverstone
- Nico Rosberg / Mercedes / Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai
- Kimi Raikkonen / Lotus-Renault / Belgian Grand Prix at Spa
Each card contains a descriptive caption and a Holiday Greeting:
"With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New
Cards are also available without Holiday Greetings.
2012 Michael Turner Christmas Cards - $14.95 per set
2012 Michael Turner Note Cards - $14.95 per set
Here's a simulated lap of the new Circuit of the Americas layout:
|On Board Lap of New US Grand Prix circuit, Austin, Texas - Internet 640x360-30p.mp4|
Last week's 'Buried Treasure', featuring Spark's 1/43 scale Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-8, was a big success so we've selected two more LeMans racers to showcase today:
The Peugeot era at LeMans has ended (for now) but we have a few examples of Spark's 2007 908 HDi FAP in stock including the #8 car that finished second to Audi at LeMans that first year. As was the situation with the Silk Cut Jags, their original price of $49.95, puts them at a 25% discount to Spark's latest releases. Order below:
#7 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP - LeMans 2007
Gene / Minassian / Villeneuve
#8 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP - 2nd, LeMans 2007
Lamy / Sarrazin / Bourdais
We have a few Silk Cut Jags left, also at $49.95!
#4 Jaguar XJR-8 - LeMans 1987 - Cheever / Boesel / Lammers
#5 Jaguar XJR-8 - LeMans 1987 - Watson / Lammers / Percy