Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2007 Rally Japan

This is the PWRC winner of the 2007 Obihiro Rally Japan with a total distance of1575.79km including 350.19km over 27 special stages driven by Katsuhiko Taguchi and co driver Mark Stacey.
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This is my 2nd new Vitesse diecast model from their Lancer Evolution rally series.
I like this model except for some not so straight decal placement by the manufacturer.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ford RS200 1986 Swedish Rally

From the 1986 Swedish Rally comes Kalle Grundel with co driver Benny Melander taking the 1670km including 558km of special stages in 3rd place overall in the group B category.
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The Ford RS200 started out with a 1.8liter BDT engine at 250bhp. But then upgrades made the RS200 a 300 to 350bhp racer. Future upgrades included a 2.1liter engine which already made changes in its engine block.

The RS200 1986 Swedish Rally was made by IXO. I love the extra details on the engine bay on this one, enjoy!

Love these details IXO made at the engine compartment. Great I dont have to do anything! Hehe!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hot off the Post Office...Advan Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X JRC

Finally it came!!! Thanks to my buddy Teddy!
I am so happy and impressed with the quality of the new Vitesse rally car lineup. As we all know, Vitesse is now owned by Sunstar who makes very nice 1:18 rally and road diecast cars too.

I now present the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 2008 Shinshiro Rally JRC winner. With F. Nutahara and co driver N. Odagiri placing an overall time of 1:09:16.8.
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Diecast model by Vitesse in 1:43scale

And now comparing the Evo X by Vitesse with my older Evo VI Advan by Autoart

One more to go... hope I could get the Evo IX Advan Night version also soon!

Monday, October 12, 2009

25th Lombard RAC Rally

The 25th Lombard RAC Rally championships held on the 27th of May 1976 with a distance of 3248km with 504km over 76 special stages mostly on Gravel roads with some asphalt stages.

The winner of the 25th Lombard RAC rally then was the great Roger Clark with co driver Stuart Pegg with their Ford Escort RS1800 Mk2. It was the first win for Roger Clark and also his third podium finish.
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1:43 Ford Escort RS1800 Mk2 diecast made by IXO

Thursday, October 8, 2009

1999 Tour De Corse Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V Grp N

This was round 6 of the FIA World Rally Championship that started 07 May 1999 which include a 1077.44km including 373.99km over 17 special stages mostly asphalt roads.

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V Ralliart Italia "Ancap" driven by Gustavo Trelles with co driver Martin Christie placed 1st place overall in the Group N division with a time of 4:04.52.

This model was made by Vitesse in 1:43 scale.