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September 21, 2012


Spark's 1/18 scale resin replica of the 1986 LeMans winning Porsche 962C has arrived and as you can see, the correct markings have been supplied in the form of a decal sheet inserted into each box. Advance orders have shipped and we have managed to acquire a few extra pieces. $178.00 plus shipping Grab one HERE

Remember - Spark's 1/18 scale resin models are 'curbsides'. No openings or engine detail.

We first met Dutch artist Rob Ijbema at an Autosport International Exhibition in the UK maybe 20 years ago and have always been impressed with his work. The recent exploits of Alex Zanardi in the recent London Paralypics inspired Ijbema to create this stunning tribute:
Ijbema Zanardi
The original acrylic on textured paper, measuring 8" x 12" is now available at The Motorsport Collector. You can purchase it HERE.

MIN Jaguar XKR This week's Minichamps new arrivals include a 1/18 scale Jaguar XKR GT3 as driven by Quaife/Hall in the 2008 FIA GT3 Championship and the 2011 Scuderia Toro Rosso STR6 Grand Prix car of Jaime Alguersuari in 1/43 scale. Click on the links to order. 2012 MIN Resin McLarens

Minichamps has announced a series of 1/43 scale Vodafone McLaren MP4-27 Limited Editions in resin to be released later this year. A total of 6 different versions will be released, 4 Hamilton and 2 Button, commemorating 5 McLaren Grand Prix wins (so far) this season and their 'double podium' finish in Australia. According to Minichamps, these models will start appearing in October 2012. These resin pieces are priced at $95.00. You can check out the list and place orders HERE.

We're told the 1/43 scale TSM 3-car JPS Lotus 77, 78, 79 set, signed by Mario Andretti, we featured a couple weeks ago has arrived in the US. We expect delivery by the end of the month and will be processing your advance orders next week. There's still time to reserve this very collectible set. Click HERE.

In the continuing saga of the 1/18 scale TSM Porsche 936/77s, we're still assured that the #3 Martini car is due any time now but we're now told the 1977 LeMans winning #4 Martini car - and the 1/18 scale Jackie Stewart Tyrrell 006 will not arrive until late October at the earliest. Turner Giclee Sale
Speaking of Jackie Stewart and the Tyrrell Ford 006, we've added a Michael Turner painting of the 1973 German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring to our selection of Turner Giclee prints. The painting is called 'High Flyers' and commemorates Jackie Stewart and Francois Cevert and their 1-2 finish on August 5 of that year. It was to be the end of an era, the final 1-2 finish for the powerful Stewart / Cevert combo and the 27th and final Grand Prix victory for the 'wee Scot'. One of our most popular Giclee prints is Graham Turner's 'Porsche Sweep' featuring Jo Siffert on his way to victory in his Porsche 908/2 at the Nurburgring in 1969. 

We are offering 17" x 20" giclee prints of both paintings (regularly $210.00 each) for $175.00 each plus shipping until the end of the month. Reserve by clicking on the titles.

We're featuring a few highlights of 'one of a kind' items on our Private Collection Highlights page. They include some rare pieces of racing artwork, sold out models and hard to find out of print books. Take a look!

It looks like there will be no US version DVD of this year's LeMans 24 Hour race so we are taking orders for the program in the European PAL format. These DVDs will play on most computers but will not play on a 'standard' US DVD player. Multi-format DVD players are available even cheaper than the last time we suggested them. Around $50 for a good one. Our first shipment of the 2012 LeMans Review DVD in PAL will be here in 2-3 weeks. 

Have a great weekend!

- Paul

PS: If you're stopping by tomorrow, be advised that we may close at 2:30 instead of 3pm.


 - Paul
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