Wednesday, December 23, 2009

2009 PWRC Rally De Portugal Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX

From PWRC comes this Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX driven by Armando Araujo and co driver Miguel Ramalho, which they took first place overall in the production class of the Rally De Portugal with a time of 4:15:31.6

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Presenting the 1:43 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX Rally De Portugal 2009
Diecast made by IXO.

Monday, December 14, 2009

1984 Mitsubishi Lancer EX Turbo GSR

Going back to the 80's, this Lancer is one of the most famous car here in the Philippines. I am happy that at last, Aoshima reproduced a very detailed JDM version. This particular model was done in resin and is immaculate in design and details. I am fortunate to have one already because its price is now quickly rising in ebay.

Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy.

The Mitsubishi Lancer EX Turbo GSR in magnificent White.
1:43 resin made by Aoshima

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Opel Ascona A 1973 Rally Monte Carlo

This is a very special gift from a very special friend! And The details of this model are really superb! Thank you very much my friend! I'll try to drop by your place before Christmas.

Opel Ascona A
1973 Rally Monte Carlo
M. Miersch co driver K.H. Frohlich
Model by Shuco

Monday, December 7, 2009

Opel Manta 400 Rally Cataluna

This is the Opel Manta 400 Rally Cataluna 1984
as driven by the great Carlos Sainz and co driver Jose Luis Lopez Orozco
Modle by IXO (the Carlos Sainz Collection)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

1973 RAC Rally Daily Mirror Ford Escort MK1

The 1973 Daily Mirror RAC Rally was the 22nd running of the British rally, and the twelfth round of the inaugural World Rally Championship season. Run in mid-November in the County of Yorkshire in England, the rally which was 3020km, was run primarily on gravel, with some sections of tarmac as well. The rally carried the name of its title sponsor, a popular British newspaper, The Daily Mirror.
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This IXO model is the winning Ford Escort in the 1973 RAC rally driven by Timo Makinen and co driver Henry Liddon for Milk Marketing Board - Ford Motor Company.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Ford Sierra Rally Monte Carlo

The Sierra was a good rally car on paper, particularly on asphalt but it was not reliable enough and a lack of 4wd for gravel rallies left it hampered and also up against the all-conquering Lancia Deltas. It gained only 1 international win on the Tour de Corse rally in 1988 but came close on several other occassions. It had many sponsors during its rally career.

This Ford Sierra came 3rd place overall in the 1991 Rally Monte Carlo driven by Francois Delacour and co driver Anne - Chantal Pauwels.

Diecast by IXO, I got this lose without base and has its visor sticker torn.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

#177 Mini Cooper 1967 Rally Monte Carlo

A little history about these mini giants... they where introduced in October 1961 with a 997cc engine that generates 55hp, front disc brakes, twin carburetors, modified camshafts and exhaust headers.

The Mini Cooper Rally versions with a much powerful engine at 1071cc with an output of 70hp and later was even more improved at 1275cc with an output of 78hp that dominated the 1964, 1965, 1966 and with the #177 cooper of Rauno Aaltonen bagged the Rally Monte Carlo Championships.

This #177 Mini Cooper S 1967 Rally Monte Carlo diecast was made by M-Smart in 1:43 scale.