06/10/18 – Welcome to my 1:43 collection! Here you can read a little about my models and some facts and stories about the real deal. To read the reviews just click on the links on the top. Have any comments to share? I’ll be glad to read them. Enjoy the visit!
After seeing this you just can’t avoid feeling bad for Ken Miles and a bit miffed at Ford for causing the Mk. II #2 to take the podium . Still, the best Le Mans documentary I’ve seen this year, bar none.
Emanuelle Pirro, waiting for the clock to hit the 4:00 pm mark at La Sarthe, on June 13th, 1981. He shared a Lancia Beta Montecarlo with fellow Italian Beppe Gabbiani. They crashed on the 47th lap and had to abandon.
Is the Jaguar C-Type one of the nicest Jags ever to race at La Sarthe? Very possibly. The 1953 winner is a car that I HAVE to get for my collection .
Anyone recognizes the gentleman on the right?
Stumbled upon this nice pic on the web while doing research on a few cars and had the mind to share.
Started today, and it’s being streamed LIVE!
Some beautiful 911s driven by motorsports legends
A few hours ago, Porsche established a new absolute record for the Nürburgring Nordschleife with the 919 Hybrid Evo. Timo Bernhard smashed the record of 6min 11.3 sec by Stefan Bellof during a practice run for the 1000 Km of Nürburgring of 1983 aboard a Porsche 956. Up until now, that record was thought to be impossible to be beaten.
It should be out in October, and does that mean Forza 7 will have real competition? Well, for me the Horizon series is more of a “fun” driving game, while Forza 6 and 7 (the ones I have) are more serious racing games, at least compared to the current Horizon 3 (got it too). If you’re in it for the cars and gorgeous graphics the new game will be smashing, without a doubt. But if you like more serious racing in proper race tracks and if the new Horizon 4 follows the same formula of it’s predecessor, maybe Forza 7 is still the better game.
In 1971 the Pink Pig had it’s chance to win Le Mans, but over-stressed brakes caused the car to crash close to the half point of the race.
This year, 47 years later, a Pink Pig crosses the finish line in first, and the Der Trüffeljäger von Zuffenhausen was avenged.
That is Ari Vatanen in 1988, driving a Peugeot 405 T16. It took him 10:47.220 to run the more than 156 turns in 19.99 km and climbing 4720 ft of the Pikes Peak Highway in Colorado, USA.
Last Saturday 24th, Romain Dumas aboard the Volkswagen I.D. R (electric car) did the same run in just 7:57.148. Time passes and we get faster.