Tuesday, March 31, 2009

6 years of holding back

6 years of holding back. Now, I've decided to dip my foot in the dakar sand once again...

the 2001 Dakar Winner Mitsubishi Pajero Evo driven by Kleinschmidt/Schulz model by Skid

A Glitch in my Blog!!

Just now as I opened my blog here in the office, I noticed that my blog friends that follows my site are gone??
I don't know what happened? Maybe a glitch in the system, but I sure hope it will return to normal soon!
So sorry for the confusion! Does anyone know who I can contqact here? thanks!

ok as of 2 hours past....things are already back and thats good, it was really a glitch! thanks! :-)

Monday, March 30, 2009

My 1st Mitsubishi Pajero

6 years ago I bought this lonely Mitsubishi Pajero by Hongwel Carararama because of its rally breed. Dakar Pajero diecast in 1:43 scale where scarce in those days so I didn't really looked for them. I felt bad now that I didn't buy the other version that was released (PIAA black and white version)

Mitsubishi Pajero by Hongwell Carararama in 1:43 scale

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ford Escort RS1600 1974 RAC Rally Winner

Timo Mäkinen began rallying in Finland in 1959 in a Triumph TR3, and was hired by a Finnish BMC dealer to drive Minis beginning in 1962. BMC Rally Manager Stuart Turner hired Mäkinen in 1963 to drive for the factory team on International rallies. Because he gained his fame aboard the Mini-Coopers and the Big Healeys he is most often associated with those cars, though he later drove successfully for Ford and Peugeot as well. Mäkinen is one of only three men to win the RAC Rally of Great Britain three times in a row (1973-1975), the others being Erik Carlsson (1960-62) and Richard Burns (1998-2000).

He continues to be active in rallying today, competing in Historic and Vintage Rallies.

Timo is no relation to Tommi Mäkinen, who has also become a famous Flying Finn, winning four World Championships driving for Mitsubishi in the 1990's.
source: http://www.flyingfinns.com

now for the diecast
its by PMA Minichamps
1:43scale Ford Escort MK1 RS1600
1974 RAC rally winner
driven by Timo Makinen and co-driver Henry Liddon

Monday, March 23, 2009

First Pictures...Audi Quattro S1

At last, I got myself a nice camera, a Nikon D60, good for a hobbyist, but not for a professional photographer hehe!

and its first pictures comes form my new haul...

by PMA Minichamps
1:43 scale Audi Quattro S1 1985 San Remo Rally Winner
driven by Walter Roehrl and co driver Ch. Geistdoerfer

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Last Pictures Taken

My 10year old Canon point and shoot 2MP digicam had its last breath, it served it purpose already and its now on its way to digital heaven. But before it gave it last hurrah, I was still able to shoot my new Mitsubishi Lancer Evo.

The 2007 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Portugal Rally, driven by A. Arauijo Diecast made by IXO.

Hoping I could get a new camera soon!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

March' 09 DCPH Diecast Swapmeet

Traffic was horrible as usual on a Saturday afternoon, I went there a little early hoping the place wasn't full, but behold! Everyone was early trying to get the great buys and cool stuff! It was another successful swapmeet and congratulations to our execom in always making our swapmeets a great event!

pictures of friends and co members

A big thanks to Marc(shadow23raver) for the cool pics.