Monday, August 24, 2009

1985 Tour De Corse Renault Maxi 5 Turbo

A part of the Group B rally era.

The 1985 Tour De Corse was one of a tragic race wherein driver Attilio Battega crash his Lancia 037 in a tree hitting the driver side instantly killing him, while his co driver, Maurizio Perissinot survived uninjured.

Other retirements on that race due to crashes included Ari Vatanen, Walter Rohrl and Didier Auriol in another Renault Maxi 5 Turbo.

The winner of this tragic race was Jean Ragnotti and co driver Pierre Thimonier driving a Renault Maxi 5 Turbo.

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Diecast made by Ixo Junior in 1:43 scale

Monday, August 17, 2009

2000 Ford Focus Rally Catalunya-Costa Brava

The 2000 Rally Catalunya-Costa Brava is another achievement for the late Colin Mcrae. Winning the 1874.7 km including 383.09 km over 15 special stages
with a total time of 4:07.13,0. Co driver in this 2000 Ford Focus was Nicky Grist.

Diecast made by Hi Speed in 1:43 scale.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

1888 Echelle "Rosalie" Gugumus Firetruck

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This is one of my son's oldest firetruck design made by Del Prado and was a gift from his uncle Rollie. It doesn't have an engine and is horse driven. The wheels turn but I was hoping the ladder moves up and down but its too fragile and might break.

This is very nice and a great addition to Ken's growing firetruck collection.

Friday, August 7, 2009

1977 Rally Elba Opel Kadet

I'm back!

One of the few older models done by Detail Cars in 1:43 scale.
This is the Opel Kadet GTE raced at the 1977 Rally Elba driven by A. Bellestrneri.

This Opel Kadet was badged here in the Philippines as the Isuzu Gemini way back during the 70's.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Simple Tribute to our Madam President Cory

Bayan Ko

Ang bayan kong Pilipinas
Lupain ng ginto't bulaklak
Pag-ibig na sa kanyang palad
Nag-alay ng ganda't dilag

At sa kanyang yumi at ganda
Dayuhan ay nahalina
Bayan ko, binihag ka
Nasadlak sa dusa

Ibon mang may layang lumipad
Kulungin mo at umiiyak
Bayan pa kayang sakdal-dilag
Ang 'di magnasang makaalpas

Pilipinas kong minumutya
Pugad ng luha at dalita
Aking adhika
Makita kang sakdal laya

Took some time to drop by President Cory's house this morning

I hope I can still make it at the funeral.

Just heard the news this early morning, our beloved President Corazon C. Aquino passed away.
She will always be our strenght and our guidance to democracy in our country. Your in our Lord's arms now, rest in peace our dear President.