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06.25.14 - NEW SPARK & BIZARRE - RESERVE NOW!
06.19.14 - BARGAIN PRICED 1/43 SPARK MODELS / BBR
06.16.14-SPECIAL OFFERS FROM CMC
06.13.14 - MID-JUNE UPDATE
05.30.14 - SENNA MCLAREN BOOK / 1/18 CORVETTE C7R
/ INDY VINTAGE PREVIEW
05.20.14-BRABHAM TRIBUTE OFFER - INDY BOOK SIGNING
05.19.14-SIR JACK BRABHAM 1926-2014
05.02.14 - FORMULA 5000 NEW ARRIVALS - 1/18 RONNIE
PETERSON LOTUS 78
04.25.14 - LATE APRIL UPDATE
04.16.14 - THE LATEST FROM SPARK MODEL / NEW CAN-AM
BOOK FROM GERMANY
04.11.14 - MUSTANG 50TH ANNIVERSARY
04.09.14 - LA FERRARI BY HOT WHEELS ELITE
04.07.14 - 2014 FORMULA ONE MODEL COLLECTION
04.02.14 - 1/18 SCALE NEW ARRIVALS
03.28.14- 1/18 CORVETTE SPYDERS from BBR
03.26.14 - LATE MARCH UPDATE
03.19.14 - 1/18 SCALE ANDRETTI LOTUS 78 FROM TSM
03.12.14 - NEW GEORGE FOLLMER BIOGRAPHY / FORD
DVDS FROM DUKE VIDEO
03.04.14-1/43 CHAPARRAL SETS / 1/18 ANDRETTI LOTUS
- COMING NEXT WEEK
02.28.14 - FORMULA ONE TECHNICAL ANALYSIS 2012/2013
02.24.14 - THIS WEEK: 1/18 JAMES HUNT McLAREN M23
01.22.14 - LATE JANUARY ARRIVALS - CLARK
LOTUS 49 PHOTO SET XXX|XXX 01.21.14
- 1/12 SCALE JIM CLARK LOTUS 49 ANNOUNCED
scale CLEARANCE SALE!!!!!
Hundreds to choose from. - Click
Limited Edition of
IN STOCK JUNE
1978 Lotus Type 78
1978 South African GP Winner
#6 Ronnie Peterson
05/02/14 UPDATE: One of the most impressive 1/18 scale diecast
models to hit the market this year is TSM Model's Lotus
78 Launch Version. TSM will release a scond, later version
of the Lotus 78 in June. It will be Ronnie Peterson's 1978 South
African GP winner, representing the final Grand Prix victory
of the Type 78. John Player Team Lotus would switch to the Type
79, which dominated the balance of the season and brought Mario
Andretti his World Championship.
Peterson Lotus 78 has been produced in a Limited Edition
of 3000 pieces for world wide distribution and features several
updates from the Launch Version, including sliding 'skirts' for
ground effect, replacing the brushes used by the Team early on.
The model is also equiped with a higher roll hoop than the Andretti
liveried version to accomodate Peterson's tall frame. In the
past, TSM has provided a decal sheet with each model to complete
a historically accurate livery.
We've uploaded a set of photos provided
by TSM Model HERE. Take a look!
We are accepting advance orders for the
Ronnie Peterson Lotus 78 HERE.
As of today, we do have a few pieces of the Mario Andretti Lotus
78 Launch Version in stock. You can snag one HERE.
04/09/14 UPDATE: Mattel has released photos of their forthcoming
1/18 scale LaFerrari by Hot Wheels Elite. We've posted them HERE.
03/19/14 UPDATE: TSM's Chaparral Set # 1 featured below is now
instock! $163.00 plus shipping. Order HERE.
We've also received TSM's impressive new
1/18 scale Lotus 78. Check out the photo
set we've just posted. ANDRETTI
LOTUS 78 SOLD OUT.
03/06/14 UPDATE: TSM's long-awaited Signature Series Chaparral
Set # 1 will arrive here at TMC next week. It commemorates the
1966 racing season and features the Nurburgring 1000km winning
Chaparral 2D and the Chaparral 2E CanAm car mounted on a base
along with a plaque hand signed by Jim Hall. A Limited Edition
of 750 has been produced. We have sets available at the original
issue price of $163.00 plus shipping. Order HERE.
TSM is also delivering their 1/18 scale
Lotus Type 78 #5 Mario Andretti car in a 'Launch Version'. This
is a diecast model and features removable bodywork sections.
It also includes a handy decal sheet. Mario scored a total of
5 Grand Prix victories in the Lotus 78, 4 in 1977 and 1 to kick
off his World Championship season in 1978. An important car,
to say the least. A Limited Edition of 3000 has been produced,
the price is $195.00. Reserve HERE.
Not to be outdone, some great 1/43 scale
models from Spark will arrive in the same shipment, including
the first of their Indianapolis 500 Winner series, The Steed
Lola T-310 driven by David Hobbs and a Mark Donohue driven Porsche
911 Carrera RSR. View the entire list HERE.
1/22/14 UPDATE: Automodello has announced a Limited Edition 1/12
scale highly detailed diecast model of Jim
Clark's 1967 Dutch Grand Prix winning Lotus 49 for release
The Jim Clark Lotus 49 will be produced
in a Limited Edition of just 499 high detail 1/12 scale replicas.
Each model will be delivered with its own custom built display
case. We are now accepting advance
orders at the issue price of $899.95. Deposit not required.
We have posted a complete photo set of
a pre-production sample of this impressive new model. HERE.
Official Review of the
FIA Formula One
1/17/14 UPDATE: The 2013
Formula One Season Review DVD is now in stock. Order now
for immediate delivery!
1/11/14 UPDATE: With Toy Fair on the horizon, we're coming up
on the annual blizzard of new product announcements from the
model companies. TSM Model got in front of the crowd last month
with an impressive list of models from 1/8 t o 1/43 scale. The
scale Porsches & McLarens and 1/43
scale L&M Porsche 917/10s have already been added to
our Online Shopping Website. Other appropriate items will be
added soon. Until then, please call or email your advance orders.
The complete 2014 program list can be found
1/4/14 UPDATE: We're
kicking off 2014 with a closeout sale of Official Formula One
and LeMans Review DVDs. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, the US
licensee of these programs decided to close their motorsports
As a result, we are able to offer their
remaining inventory at a dramatically reduced price.
This will be 'last call' for these titles.
Once they are gone, that will be it. In some cases, there are
less than 10 units available, It's a good opportunity to add
some modern racing history to your video library or pick up a
spare copy, just in case.
Click on the links above or go to our Online Shopping
website to browse or order.
11/12/13 UPDATE: We're
pleased to announced that we have snagged the final few Schoco
scale Cooper T51s as
driven by Sir Jack Brabham to his first Formula One World Championship
and the first Championship for a rear engined Grand Prix car.
We can now guarantee Christmas delivery for those of you who
have been searching for one of the finest new model releases
Our next Email
Update will contain
information on more than 50 'one off' items that have arrived
here at TMC in the past couple of weeks. Don't miss it!
11/12/13 UPDATE: Our
November Update' announced
the release by Schuco of a 1/18
scale Cooper T51
as driven to the 1959 World Championship by Sir Jack Brabham.
Initial response overwhelmed our available stock and many orders
were accepted on a 'Wait List' basis. Luckily, we've been able
to locate and acquire enough inventory in the past few days to
fill our existing orders. We also have a few additional pieces
available, first come first served, at the original issue price
of $269.99. Reserve one HERE.
10/31/13 UPDATE: Coming
in November: 1967:
Chris Amon, Scuderia Ferrari and a Year of Living Dangerously
by John Julian.
The Author takes a fresh look at one of
racing's most memorable years through the eyes of Chris Amon,
the young New Zealander who had just joined the Ferrari team.
Amon has long been a favorite of true racing enthusiasts. While
he's often noted for his hard luck-in a thirteen-year F1 career
he never won a championship Grand Prix-among knowledgeable fans
and fellow drivers he is still universally respected for his
speed, skill,and sportsmanship on the track.
Hardcover, 12" x 912", 120 pages,
59 black-and-white and 19 color photographs
November 2013 Release - $49.95. Reserve
your copy HERE!
10/26/13 UPDATE: Far and away the most popular 1/43 scale model
of 2013 has been Spark's
#0 Nissan Deltawing in 2012 LeMans livery. Demand overwhelmed
production when the model was released last summer (Trust me,
there was a lot of behind the scenes deal making going on to
get our advance orders filled in a timely fashion!).
Although several additional versions of
this radical new design have been announced (CLICK
HERE), demand for the LeMans version has been strong enough
that Spark has announced one final production run. A deadline of Wednesday, October
30 has been set for dealers to submit
their additional requirements.
If you missed out on the Deltawing last
summer, please place your order by Wednesday.
10/12/13 UPDATE: Just released. Our first shipment is on the way:
Demons - Porsche and the Targa Florio
by Michael Keyser, Mark Koense & Enzo Manzo
Forever hailed as the world's last true
road race, the legendary Targa Florio in Sicily was first held
in 1906 on a 148 km (92 mile) circuit that twisted and turned
though the Madonie mountains east of Palermo, passing through
a number of small, picturesque villages before running along
the Mediterranean coast and back to the start/finish line. Each
year, for one spectacular spring day, this tortuous course, laid
out on the island at the toe of the boot of Italy, was the focus
of the entire racing world.
There was simply nothing quite like racing
exotic sports cars around narrow island roads lined with over
half a million race crazy Italians who, together with Sicily's
spectacular backdrop and the circuit's challenging characteristics,
created the magical ambiance that made the Targa one of the most
famous races in the sport's history. And no other car won this
grueling event more times than Porsche.
Racing Demons Porsche and the Targa Florio for the first
time brings together the many Porsches that raced in the Targa
Florio, from the lone privately entered 356 Cabriolet that started
the race in 1953, to the works Martini 911 RSR, which won the
last ever Targa twenty years later, marking Porsche's eleventh
victory in Sicily.
At the wheel of the many legendary Porsches that were raced in
the Targa during the span of two decades, were some of the top
drivers of the 50s, '60s and '70s, such as Umberto Maglioli,
Edgar Barth, Stirling Moss, Graham Hill, Jo Bonnier, Gerhard
Mitter, Rolf Stommelen, Vic Elford, Brian Redman, Jo Siffert,
Herbert Müller, and Gijs van Lennep.
This unique book contains more than 500 black and white and color
photographs, many never published before, including a number
of images unearthed from the Porsche factory's archive in Stuttgart,
and a broad selection taken by photographers living in Sicily
during the years the race was held. Each tells its own fascinating
Racing Demons Porsche and the Targa Florio is the definitive
story of one of the world's greatest marques taking on one of
the most challenging circuits of the twentieth century, and crossing
its finish line first more times than any other manufacturer.
Fasten your seat belts and hang on. You'll enjoy the ride.
A Limited Edition of 1,500 copies
Hardbound | 324 pages | 277 black & white photographs | 226
$150.00 - Reserve your copy HERE
10/5/13 UPDATE: Some good news for those of you who have been
patiently waiting for one of the best photo books we've ever
this year, we offered two excellent new photo books by ace German
racing photographer Rainer Schlegelmilch. Both were published
by a company that no longer distributes their product line here
in the US. We were assured by one of our European sources that
they could supply both titles last spring. Unknown to them, one
of those books, 'Sportscar
Racing 1962-1973' had already sold out in their country
and numerous attempts at acquiring them direct from the publisher
(by us and them) proved unsuccessful.
This week, we've been informed that our
supplier has been able to secure a few cases of this impressive
540 page photo history book, allowing us to fill our existing
orders. Unfortunately, due to the incredibly high cost to bring
the books in from Europe (they weigh over 7 pounds each - without
packaging), we will have to adjust our original price in order
to cover actual shipping costs.
Last spring, when we imported the other
Schlegelmilch book, '50 Years of Formula One Photography' our
airfreight costs ran as high as $30 per copy. Those of you who
paid $59.95 got a real bargain on the best Formula One photo
book ever produced!
We will be giving those of you who have
orders on file for 'Sportscar Racing 1962-1973' first crack at
these books. All of you will be notified by the end of the week.
If there are any copies left, we will relist the book on our
9/28/13 UPDATE: We've been told that Niki Lauda is in the process
of signing the plates for Fujimi's Limited Edtion (500) 1/43
scale Ferrari 312T2 Presentation. We expect delivery in late
October / early November. We're more than 2/3 sold out so if
you haven't reserved one yet, you still have a little time. $155.00
9/17/13 UPDATE: It's not too early to drop hints for Christmas.
Here are two forthcoming 1/18 scale high-detail diecast models
that any collector would be proud to have in their collection:
Another exciting new release from AutoArt.
Their long-awaited 1/18 scale version of the 1955 LeMans winning
Jaguar D-Type is due to arrive here in the US sometime in November.$286.00.
9/17/13 UPDATE: The first shipment of CMC's stunning new 1/18
scale Ferrari 312 P in 1969 Sebring livery is due to arrive in
October. We still have a few slots open in our allotment from
this shipment. $459.00 plus shipping. Reserve HERE
9/11/13 UPDATE: Spark has sent pre-order lists from their National
Series of models covering cars that competed in this year's Spa
and Nurburgring 24 Hour races and the World Touring Car Championship.
Due to the limited availability and lead time of these models,
we have decided not to add them to our Online Shopping website
but we have made the lists available via Excel Spreadsheets of
each series of offerings. You can download them below:
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Plese call or email your selections by
the deadline dates indicated.
8/30/13 UPDATE: The release of the new Ron Howard film 'Rush'
is now 4 weeks away and interest is heating up amongst race fans
around the world. We are offering a new book entittled 'HUNT
VS LAUDA' by Paul Fearnley on the 1976 Formula 1 season and
Fujimi has announced a Niki
Lauda signed 1/43 scale Limited Edition Resin Replica of Lauda's
Ferrari 312 T2 from that amazing season. The books ship next
week, the models are promised for October / November. Reserve
8/26/13 UPDATE: We're offering a framed, mint condition copy of
by Nicholas A. Watts very nicely framed in wood and double
matted. 'Winners' is signed by Derek Bell and Stefan Bellof and
was released just weeks before Bellof's tragic death at Spa in
1985. They rarely come to market, especially here in the US.
$695.00 plus shipping.
8/21/13 UPDATE: More good news for 1/18 scale model collectors:
AutoArt's 1/18 scale Porsche 804 Formula 1 car has come off the
dreaded 'TBA' list and will be here in a couple of weeks. Four
versions are being offered, including the #30 1962 French Grand
Prix winner with or without a Dan Gurney driver figure in the
cockpit. Price on the Gurney driver figure version is still 'TBA'.
Advance orders are strongly recommended. Click HERE
Also, Spark announced several new 1/18
scale offerings yesterday, including the revolutionary #0
Nissan DeltaWing that competed at LeMans last year. We'll
publish the entire list in an Email Update later this week. As
always with 1/18 Spark, advance orders are very important.
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