Thursday, September 23, 2010

Burger Anyone?

Another addition to my slow growing Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution collection.

This time its from the 2007 Rally Monte Carlo which was held on the 18th of January up to the 21st. This era of the Mitsubishi Rally Team was in fact one of those I would say the end of an era for Mitsubishi when we talk about the WRC. Nevertheless, the Mitsubishi Lancers deep roots into rallying is what makes me stick into collecting these gems, and of course my occasional Group B favorites hehe!

This Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution WRC was driven by Xavier Pons with co driver Xavier Amigo which only landed them in 20th place in group A with a total time of 3:45.39 in 1185.02km of mostly asphalt roads including 328.54km of over 15 special stages.

Diecast in 1:43 scale by IXO Models









20 comments:

Rogerio said...

Pre,

3 thigs I like very much:
Burgers, Mitsubishis and Rally!
REALLY NICE post! Awasome car!
Greetings from Brazil!
Rogerio

Kin said...

Hi JD,

Marvelous Mit.EVO WRC rally car with a "surpricingly" special sponser that i never come across.
1st is the burger logo , the original decal like ralliart , hotwheel seems not there.

Anyway is a beautiful car.

Congratul...

Thanks,
kin.

lorenzo721 said...

Hello Mike,

It seems the postman delivered a large carton of Ixo/Altaya "Monte Carlo" series models right to your door. They're all beautiful, so keep them coming!

danielh said...

i want this burger!
nice mitsu rally car here and how times passed very fast indeed. I'm still trapped in the time zone of mighty evos rally car era.
Hope that Evos will rise agin in near future!

nice pictures!

José António said...

What can i say?... the above already sad (?) everything... aahh, great photos, like always!

komenda said...

Nice photos on the Mitsu!
Now, I'm aching to go to BK :-) and coffee to go!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Rogerio, Kin, sir Lauerent, daniel, Jose Antonio and Erwin for those kind words! :-)

photographing this car made me hungry!! hehe!
thanks again guys!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

Sir Laurent, not really that much came from the mailman nowadays, just a few boxes now and then, wish it would be a lot hehe!

One question though, how do you know if a model is just plain IXO or an IXO/Altaya? Are the ones with pictures included in rear of their box bases all IXO/Altayas? Thanks for clearing this up. :-)

lorenzo721 said...

Spot-on Mike!

Yes, since a few years Altaya made an habit of presenting the Ixo models it distributes with a printed card at the back of the box. A picture of the original car serves as background, while basic characteristics are printed on reverse. As far as I remember the first series to adopt this presentation was "Les belles années Simca".

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

ok, big thanks for that info sir Laurent, now I won't be guessing anymore hehe! :-)

lorenzo721 said...
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lorenzo721 said...

You're welcome Mike. Actually that's funny that you asked this question as a few days ago I was thinking about adding on my blog a recap of all these press series with lists of models released. Now, I'm decided sure to do it one of these days.

MERVIN DIECAST said...

Burger....Burger....Burger....
This is a yummy Evo....Great buy...

ricardo said...

i cant stop say it, i envy your wrc car collection xD, congratz, and nice model!!!!!!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

wow, now I'll be looking forward to that sir Laurent! Thanks! :-)



thanks also for appreciating Mervin and Ricardo! :-)

saruman said...

awesome!

interdomin said...

I want to speak you anything. My e-mail is interdomin@gmail.com.

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

Thank you Saruman! :-)


Interdomin, email sent, thank you! :-)

BRIAN VESPA said...

Send me a burger here in Taipei :) Red is my favorite color and that car is hot.

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Brian! got me hungry also! :-)