Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Toast to Attilio Bettega, a great rally driver!


This is my simple tribute to one of rally's great drivers, Attilio Bettega (1953-1985)




















This Lancia 037 Rally di Monza  with Maurizio Perissinot drove a nice overall race with 49 points standing 5th in the drivers final classification. Sadly, in a race in Corsica at the 4th stage, Attilio lost control of his Lancia and hit a tree, killing him instantly. His co driver survived uninjured.



















This is the 1:18 scale Kyosho Lancia 037 Rally di Monza version.





























13 comments:

lorenzo721 said...

Bettega was one of my favourite rally pilots at the time, I'll always remember hearing the news of its death. By the way a little correction Mike: it's "Attilio".

No need I think to mention that both model and pictures are superb, that's always the case with you. I like the velvety effect of your background, I don't recall you tried something like that before.

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

Big thanks on the correction sir Laurent! I will correct it asap :-)

I'm trying to test a lot of different backgrounds some look good, others are not, more to come soon! :-)

Marcjan Minipassion - 1:43 said...

Absolutely fantastic model Mike. Those rally times was the most spectacular, but not always lucky for drivers. Crazy era. Great pics, as always.

lorenzo721 said...

...so this background definitely looks good! :)

interdomin said...

I didn´t know this pilot. I´ll try to read about him.

These cars were very dangerous. Too many pilots died in 80´s.

ricardo said...

you really have a great collection of rally cars, this model is one of them and its great....

Andrew Cham said...

it's a porn in the rally world.
lancia's are legendary rally cars in the past...

mike, feature more mitsu's ? :D

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Marcjan! yes the group b era was very dangerous as well as fascinating!

thanks again sir Laurent! :-)


thanks Interdomin, I too get educated while collecting them, trying to find all infos about the drivers and the cars history as well.


thanks too Ricardo!:-)


thanks Andrew! Yup 2 lan evos in line soon! :-)

José António said...

Very nice pics, JDMike.
Great Exoto model. The Lancia 037 is my favourit rally car.

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Jose Antonio! :-) i wish it was an Exoto but its just a Kyosho model :-)

komenda said...

it's a beauty, with the Martini livery even more so! Great pics!!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Erwin! :-)

danielh said...

nice models, lancia with martini liveries!