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    1:43 Automodello – 1981 Eagle Challenger Tribute Edition Cosworth-Powered

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    • Tribute Edition in White Castle Livery
    • Limited Edition Model – Only 150 Pieces
    • High quality detail
    • Marque: All American Racers “Eagle”
    • Driven by Chip Mead
    • Precision replica in exacting 1:43 scale that has been officially licensed by the All American Racers team

     

    About

    Had Dan Gurney ended his involvement in racing when he took off his driving helmet following the 1970 season, he would still be counted among the greatest not just in America, but the world over. The first man to score victories in the four major racing series Formula 1, NASCAR, Indy Car, and Sports Car as well as Trans-Am, Can-Am and numerous other classes, Gurney excelled in virtually every vehicle he touched, thanks to his legendarily smooth and graceful driving style.

    But of course Gurney didn’t stop at being merely a world-class driver. Even as he was winning at racing’s highest levels, he took on the role of car manufacturer and team principle seeking to realize the dream of winning on the world stage in an American-built car. Gurney founded the All American Racers team in 1964, and by 1966 AAR was designing competitive cars in USAC (Indy Car) and Formula 1 simultaneously. Dan’s win of the 1967 Grand Prix of Belgium in an Eagle Gurney-Weslake V12 remains the first and only time that an American citizen built and raced a car of his own construction and put it into the winner’s circle of a World Championship F1 race. Meanwhile, Gurney Eagles were winning in Indy Car, and starting in 1969 AAR focused its full attention on that series. Over the next decade AAR would score 22 Indy Car victories 7 by Gurney himself and a Championship for driver Bobby Unser in 1974.

    The 1981 AAR Eagle Pepsi Challenger scored the last of those 22 victories. In 1980 AAR introduced a version of its Eagle Indy Car with the truly innovative “Boundary Layer Adhesion Technology” (aka BLAT). The acronym referred not to the sound quality of the stock-block pushrod Chevy V8 but the novel system of generating aerodynamic downforce developed by Gurney and engineers John Ward and Trevor Harris. While conventional cars of the day relied on ground effects, the Eagle generated twin vortices under the rear bodywork to generate downforce, with the engine exhaust routed to further enhance efficiency. The car looked like nothing else on the track, and its performance soon proved just as singular.

    When the Eagle showed up at Indianapolis in 1981 carrying ‘Pepsi Challenger’ sponsorship, it looked poised to give the turbocharged Cosworth cars all they could handle. Driver Mike Mosely qualified second, but retired early due to engine trouble. More reliability issues plagued it at the next race in Milwaukee, resulting in a 25th place starting position at promoter’s option on the grid. But the tight Milwaukee Mile oval suited the Eagle’s prodigious grip, and Mosely set about working his way through the field. Picking off cars one by one Mosely eventually took the lead and finished more than a lap out front of his nearest competitors, completing an improbable, impressive last row-to-first run. It would prove to be the AAR Eagle Pepsi Challenger’s only win, as an unfortunate series of mechanical failures and incidents conspired to deny the team another win despite leading in four other races. Meanwhile, a consortium of owners was undertaking a conspiracy of their own one that ultimately succeeded in having the car outlawed.


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    1:43 Automodello – 1981 Gurney Eagle Challenger Tribute Edition – Hand-Signed By Geoff Brabham Pole Position At Riverside

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    • Limited Edition Model – Only 148 Pieces
    • Australian driver
    • High quality detail
    • Hand signed by Geoff Brabham
    • Marque: All American Racers “Eagle”
    • Precision replica in exacting 1:43 scale that has been officially licensed by the All American Racers team

    About

    Had Dan Gurney ended his involvement in racing when he took off his driving helmet following the 1970 season, he would still be counted among the greatest not just in America, but the world over. The first man to score victories in the four major racing series Formula 1, NASCAR, Indy Car, and Sports Car as well as Trans-Am, Can-Am and numerous other classes, Gurney excelled in virtually every vehicle he touched, thanks to his legendarily smooth and graceful driving style.

    But of course Gurney didn’t stop at being merely a world-class driver. Even as he was winning at racing’s highest levels, he took on the role of car manufacturer and team principle seeking to realize the dream of winning on the world stage in an American-built car. Gurney founded the All American Racers team in 1964, and by 1966 AAR was designing competitive cars in USAC (Indy Car) and Formula 1 simultaneously. Dan’s win of the 1967 Grand Prix of Belgium in an Eagle Gurney-Weslake V12 remains the first and only time that an American citizen built and raced a car of his own construction and put it into the winner’s circle of a World Championship F1 race. Meanwhile, Gurney Eagles were winning in Indy Car, and starting in 1969 AAR focused its full attention on that series. Over the next decade AAR would score 22 Indy Car victories 7 by Gurney himself and a Championship for driver Bobby Unser in 1974.

    The 1981 AAR Eagle Pepsi Challenger scored the last of those 22 victories. In 1980 AAR introduced a version of its Eagle Indy Car with the truly innovative “Boundary Layer Adhesion Technology” (aka BLAT). The acronym referred not to the sound quality of the stock-block pushrod Chevy V8 but the novel system of generating aerodynamic downforce developed by Gurney and engineers John Ward and Trevor Harris. While conventional cars of the day relied on ground effects, the Eagle generated twin vortices under the rear bodywork to generate downforce, with the engine exhaust routed to further enhance efficiency. The car looked like nothing else on the track, and its performance soon proved just as singular.

    When the Eagle showed up at Indianapolis in 1981 carrying ‘Pepsi Challenger’ sponsorship, it looked poised to give the turbocharged Cosworth cars all they could handle. Driver Mike Mosely qualified second, but retired early due to engine trouble. More reliability issues plagued it at the next race in Milwaukee, resulting in a 25th place starting position at promoter’s option on the grid. But the tight Milwaukee Mile oval suited the Eagle’s prodigious grip, and Mosely set about working his way through the field. Picking off cars one by one Mosely eventually took the lead and finished more than a lap out front of his nearest competitors, completing an improbable, impressive last row-to-first run. It would prove to be the AAR Eagle Pepsi Challenger’s only win, as an unfortunate series of mechanical failures and incidents conspired to deny the team another win despite leading in four other races. Meanwhile, a consortium of owners was undertaking a conspiracy of their own, one that ultimately succeeded in having the car outlawed.


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    1:18 CMC – 1952 Jaguar C-Type XKC 023 (current state of the model)

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    • Limited Edition of 1500 pieces world-wide
    • High quality Diecast, crafted in excellent detail by CMC
    • Item #M-193

     

    History

    The Jaguar C-Type – the sports car icon of the early fifties.

    The C-Type developed for use in motorsport from the XK120 was completely new except for the optimized engine. Jaguar won the overall victory in Le Mans twice with the C-Type. Between 1952 and 1955, racing teams with the C-Type won many (class) victories in national and international races. 53 copies of the C-Type were made in Coventry, including four lightweight chassis.

    CMC has studied Dr. Jenny’s C-Type (XKC 023) meticulously. The result is a CMC-made miniature highlighting the impressive charisma and sporty dynamics of the original.

     

    Following information courtesy of CMC:

     

    In his or her wildest dream, every collector hopes to be lucky enough to pull a car out of the barn in a rusty and dusty condition, but of so much importance that it would astonish the professional world. This was what happened to Dr. Christian J. Jenny and his C-Type XKC 023.Chassis XKC 023 was first delivered to Charles Hornburg, Jaguar’s US West Coast importer in late 1952, and it was directly transferred to Joe Henderson, a Jaguar dealer in Seattle.

     

    In August 1953, the car took part in a race for the first time — the Seattle Seafair 100-mile race, and it was driven by Bill Pollack and Jack Douglas. The latter was a comedy writer and television producer, well-known for his close relationship with Hollywood celebrities, including Mitzi Gaynor, leading star of “South Pacific”. Jack Douglas became the first owner of the sleek, fast XKC 023, and he took every opportunity to show off his vehicle and girlfriend. Also, racing was in his blood, so the C-type was frequently and successfully used in local racing events. After an accident, in which XKC 023 took considerable damage on the body side, the interest of the amateur racing driver in his C-Type dwindled.

     

    The vehicle remained on the US West Coast. In 1962 it came into the possession of Frank Schierenbeck, owner of a repair shop for European sports cars. With him, the C-type stayed until 1997, but knowledge about its whereabouts had faded into obscurity from the mid-sixties. Search for the missing Chassis XKC 023 began in 1986, and the car was found in 1997, albeit in a state of disassembly. In November 2000, XKC 023 was put together once more. Hardly completely restored, it participated in the Mille Miglia Storica 2001 with Jenny/Werdenberg at the wheel. Two years later, Dr. Jenny took XKC 023 to the celebrations in honour of the C-Type win at Le Mans 1951. In May 2006, the vehicle received the coveted FIA heritage certificate.

     

    Model Description

    • Metal precision model hand-built from more than 1,150 parts
    • Flip-open and lockable engine hood
    • Realistic replica of the straight six engine complete with encircling components, pipes and cabling
    • Metal exhaust pipes
    • Triangular front axle with wishbones, hydraulic shock absorbers, longitudinal
      torsion bar suspension, all made of metal
    • Rigid rear axle with transverse torsion bar suspension, hydraulic shock absorbers, longitudinal links, all made of metal
    • Radiator grille hand-made of stainless steel
    • Detailed replication of the cooling system
      • Detailed fuel and oil circulation
    • Authentically-replicated hinged fuel cap
    • Driver's door openable on realistic-looking hinges
    • Upholstered leather-covered driver and passenger seats
    • Perfectly crafted wheels with stainless-steel spokes and nipples on alloy rims
    • Screw-on central locking nuts with right-/left-handed threads
    • Elegant and brilliant finish in original colour
    • Starting numbers printed with the elaborate tampon printing method

    Special feature as accessory: Booster trolley with separate assist start device

     

    Specifications of Real Car

    • Sports car built on a tubular frame
    • Body shell made of extra thin alloy sheet metal
    • 3.4-litre 6-cylinder in-line-engine
    • Two valves per cylinder controlled by two overhead camshafts
    • Dry sump oil lubrication
    • Mixture preparation with two SU 2”-carburettors type H8/9
    • Coil/ capacitor ignition, one plug per cylinder
    • Four-speed manual gearbox mounted to the engine

     

    Maximum output:  200 HP at 5,800 rpm

    Displacement:        3.442 cc

    Bore x Stroke        83 x 106 mm

    Top speed:            230 Km/h (depending on ratio)

    Wheelbase:            2.438 mm

    Total length:          3.988 mm

    Total width:          1.638 mm

    Track front/rear:    1.295 / 1.295 mm

    Total height:          1. 081 mm

    Curb weight:         970 kg (2102 lb.)


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    1:18 CMC – Auto Union Type C #18 1936 Eifel Race

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    • Limited Edition of 1500 pieces world-wide
    • Hand-assembled and made of 1203 parts
    • High quality Diecast, crafted in excellent detail by CMC
    • Item #M-161

    History

    This 1:18 Auto Union Type C #18 Eifel Race Winner has been hand-assembled, consists of 1203 parts and is made of high quality Diecast by CMC. It features a removable front, the engine hood has true rubber o-rings for locking the hooks, a movable windscreen, exact replication of 16-cylinder V-type engine, openable fuel tank cap, cockpit fitted with textile seats and “Rosemeyer steering wheel”, “Bernd” imprinted on the outside of the cockpit and impeccable paintwork.

    The original vehicle featured a 16 cylinder V-engine with 2 valves per cylinder (controlled by an overhead cam shaft), dry sump lubrication, roots compressor and is a single seater (monoposto) with free-standing wheels and a tubular frame.

    Following information courtesy of the CMC:

    On June 14th 1936, Auto Union sent its best driver Bernd Rosemeyer to compete in the famous Eifel race at the Nürburgring, driving an Auto Union Type C with starting #18. This event became one of the most memorable fog-races at the Nürburgring. It consisted of 10 laps for a total distance of 228 km. The race was dominated by three prominent drivers of the time from the very beginning. Leading the way was Rudolf Caracciola in a Mercedes W25, next came the veteran warrior Tazio Nuvolari in an Alfa Romeo P3, and behind him was Bernd Rosemeyer in a Type C. After the 3rd round Nuvolari surpassed Caracciola to take the lead. But Rosemeyer was catching up steadily. Following a shock absorber failure that forced Caracciola to retire, a thrilling duel for victory unfolded between Nuvolari and the daredevil Rosemeyer.

    True to his nickname, Rosemeyer endeavored to become the undisputed front-runner by the 7th round.  At a significant distance behind him was Nuvolari, running in the 2nd place. During the 8th round, however, something unforeseen happened. With the sudden descent of a heavy fog, the Nürburgring was enveloped in an impenetrable wall of mist. Visibility was reduced to less than 20 meters! And what did Rosemeyer do? This crazy guy kept going full speed ahead. With a seriously blurred vision, he had to rely on his route memory of the course, a 7th sense for orientation, and an undaunted spirit to win the race. A legend was born.

    Bernd Rosemeyer went down in racing history as the “Fog Master.” Auto Union was setting a new benchmark that put an end to the dominance of Mercedes Benz.


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    1:43 1964 Marcos 1800 RHD in Brochure Blue

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    • Limited edition of 499 pieces
    • Item no. 43M011

    When Jem Marsh and Frank Costin first combined their efforts—and their names—to produce an awkwardly styled but surprisingly effective little wooden monocoque sports car called the Marcos, few would have envisioned it evolving in just a few short years into the sleek machine you see replicated here. The Marcos 1800—so named for its use of the ‘P1800’ Volvo 1783cc inline-4 engine—looks nothing like its forbearer, but hidden beneath the low-slung fiberglass-reinforced plastic body lies the same style wooden monocoque chassis that underpinned the first Marcos.

    The body made for tight confines within, but driver and passenger were treated a fair degree of luxury in its 45-degree-reclined seats. Triumph-sourced hood latches allow the entire forward section of the body to tilt, yielding access to the Volvo power plant, backed by a 4-speed gearbox with an MGB-sourced overdrive unit. The car’s light weight, aero-friendly shape and 114hp made it good for 9-second sprints to 60mph—quite respectable for the day—and with the overdrive engaged could hit 115mph. The stiffly sprung independent suspension yielded impressive grip as well, giving the all-around performance to validate its attention-grabbing looks.

    Automodello is proud to bring this gorgeous piece of independent sports car history to premium 1:43 scale.


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    1:43 Automodello -1974 Bricklin SV1 Scottsdale Police

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    • Limited edition of 150 pieces
    • Item no. 43B017

    Bold. Innovative. Ambitious. Paradoxical. Star-crossed. Many things can be said about the Bricklin SV1. Its styling was as striking as anything on the road when it debuted in 1974, and Bricklin was determined to provide a vehicle that was as revolutionary inside as out. In addition to the traditional sports car priorities of performance and styling, Bricklin ambitiously chose to emphasize safety, giving the SV1—for Safety Vehicle One—a market niche virtually all unto itself. The car incorporated a number of innovative technical features, including an integrated roll-cage, gull-wing doors and energy-absorbing front crash structures. All in a car that could run door-to-door with the contemporary American sports car icon the Chevrolet Corvette.

    To further emphasize the safety aspect, Malcolm Bricklin arranged for three cars to be delivered to the Police Department in Scottsdale, Arizona, home of Bricklin’s corporate office. Three identically prepared 1974 SV1s in white—equipped with the 360 cubic-inch AMC V-8 and automatic transmissions—were leased to the Scottsdale Police Department for $1 each. They received blue paint on the lower bodywork (made of acrylic like all Bricklins), Scottsdale Police Department insignia, police radios, sirens, and roof-mounted strobe lights. Despite the car’s impressive speed, they were rarely used for pursuit duty, as the signature gullwing doors prevented the ability to quickly exit. Instead, it was used for patrol and public-relations duty where its high visibility could be exploited to maximum benefit.

    Automodello™ celebrates these unique service vehicles with this precision 1:43 replica. Crafted in exacting detail, the Automodello Bricklin SV1 is a must-have for any connoisseur of unique and influential American automobiles. Limited production and craftsmanship without compromise ensure that this will be a collector’s favorite for years to come.


  • 12A010-2T

    1:12 Automodello – 1967 Eagle Gurney-Weslake V12 #36

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    SECURE NOW by PRE-ORDER for only a $9.95 deposit.

    Price: $2190

     

    • Official release date in q3/2019
    • Limited Edition of 150 pieces Worldwide
    • Winner of the 1967 Formula 1 Gran Prix at Spa-Francorchamps
    • Produced in Resin
    • Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, hand signed by Dan Gurney, Chairman of All American Racers
    • Hand numbered and includes Perspex Display Cover
    • Item No. 12A010
    • Please note: Pictured is the real car. Model images will be updated on the website once they become available in the future
    • All Images courtesy of Automodello, as per the Automodello website

    Replicated from the 1967 Formula 1 Gran Prix victory at Spa-Francorchamps.

    Dan Gurney is the only American to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix in an American car in the modern era (Jimmy Murphy won in a Duesenberg in 1921 before the establishment of the World Championship) and Gurney is the only US driver ever in the entire history of the sport to do this with a car built, designed and constructed by his own company All American Racers.

    This mesmerising masterpiece will serve as a lasting tribute to the genius of Dan Gurney and All American Racers. The commitment of AAR, the passion and the dedication to accurate scale replication from the team of skilled artisans at Automodello. To allow it to be enjoyed and viewed from a 360-degree angle on a daily basis, free of dust or accidental damage, it will be packaged on a stylish plinth and supplied with a clear protective display cover.

    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

     Just pay the cost of shipping ($9.95) to secure your order today.

    Please be advised; All PRE-ORDER customers will be contacted upon arrival of the item and will be requested to complete the purchase and make payment of the PRE-ORDER. Failure to complete the transaction within 2 weeks of being advised of the items immediate availability, will result in the item being returned to stock and sold to the next willing customer.

    ($9.95 to Pre-Order & $2190 on arrival)


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    1:18 BOS Models – Lotus Eleven #337 – 1957 Mille Miglia

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    • 1:18 Scale
    • Historic 1957 Mille Miglia Race Car
    • Resin material accentuates the crisp, clean lines of this curvaceous vehicle
    • The generous opening of the cockpit allows brilliant viewing opportunities of the dashboard and other interior detail
    • Smooth, sleek look makes for a stylish and historical addition for your collection
    • Item number #BOS150

    This historic 1957 Mille Miglia racing car was designed by Colin Chapman, and fitted with its sleek body by aerodynamicist Frank Costin in London, England. This British classic incorporated the latest in aerodynamic theory, engine, suspension and brake technology. It eventually went on to become the most prolific race car of its time, dominating it’s class throughout the world. In 1957 on the Mille Miglia circuit in Italy, Gregor Grant drove a factory-prepared Lotus Eleven, writing an account called “One man’s Mille Miglia”, noting his experiences of the race.


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    1:18 BOS Models – Lotus Eleven 1956 Monza Rekordwagen

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    • 1:18 Scale
    • Resin material model with sealed body and detailed interior
    • Historic 1956 Monza record car
    • Sleek and professional finish makes for a historical and unique addition for your collection
    • Item number #BOS152

    This historic 1956 racing car was designed by Colin Chapman, and fitted with its sleek body by aerodynamicist Frank Costin. This British classic , fixed with a Coventry Climax engine and tubular space frame, was primarily designed to compete in the 1100 cc class where it was one of the most successful cars during the mid to late 1950s. One of the most notable accomplishments was in 1956 when the Lotus Eleven was driven to a class world record by Stirling Moss of 230 km/h, for a lap at Monza. Several class victories followed at Le Mans and Sebring, and once again the Eleven became Lotus’ most successful race car design.

     


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    1:18 BOS Models – 1939 Mercedes-Benz T80 Rekordwagen

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    • 1:18 Scale
    • Historic 1939 Land Speed record car
    • Produced in resin, the resin moulding provides pin-point body and shut-line accuracy
    • The story below should be enough as to why this makes a great historical addition for your collection
    • Item number #BOS202

    The Mercedes-Benz T80 was a six-wheeled vehicle, developed and designed by Ferdinand Porsche. It was intended to break the world land speed record, but never got the chance due to the outbreak of World War II. The target speed for the T80 at the beginning of production was 600 km/h, but when the project was finished it was set to an ambitious speed of 750km/h. Hitler considered the T80 a propaganda triumph of German technology, being an avid race car fan himself. The engine used in the T80 was a massive 44.5 litre Daimler-Benz DB 603, a derivate of the famous DB-601 aircraft engine. The car was over 8 metres long, with three axles, an produced 3,000 hp. Aerodynamically, the T80 incorporated a Porsche-designed enclosed cockpit, low sloping hood, rounded wheel enclosures, and elongated tail booms. Midway down the body were two small wings to provide down force and ensure stability – these wings were inspired by the wings of Opel’s famous rocket cars from 1928. The date was set for the car to complete the record in “RekordWoche “(Record Week), January 1940, but the war begun on September 1, 1939 and prevented the T80 to run the great feat due to the fact that its huge V12 engine was taken out and used in an air bomber during the war. The car is currently on display at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart.