7/31/00 Update: Maisto has raised the bar once again for 1/18 scale die cast under $40 with their magnificent Audi R8R as raced in the 1999 24 Hours of LeMans. Take a look at the photos HERE. A must have at $34.95.
I'll be ducking out for a short vacation before the heart of our 'road show' season in August. The Gallery will be in the capable hands of Rob and Jim while I'm away. See you in a week! - Paul
7/29/00 Update: We have a display in the Exhibition Area behind Turn One at the Target Grand Prix at Chicago Motor Speedway this weekend but the gallery will be open as usual from 10am to 5pm on Saturday.
GMP has formally announced an exciting new series of 1/12 scale Ford GT's in their Road Racing Collection. The first is scheduled for release in April 2001 and will be the 1966 LeMans winning Ford GT Mk2 driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon. The Gurney-Foyt 1967 LeMans winning Ford Mk4 will follow about six months later and GMP will produce the legendary Ford GT 40 chassis 1075 in it's 1969 LeMans winning Gulf Wyer trim for release in 2002. Estimated retail price is just under $400.00 per car.
Yes, we'll be happy to accept reservations for this fantastic new series. More details when we have them.
7/26/00 Update: The 1/43 Action 2000 CART Paul Tracy Reynard has arrived. It sports the special Team Green paint job that we understand will appear on the car later this season. The Tracy car arrives with a driver figure and has been produced in a Limited Edition of 3,816. They're in stock now for $29.95. We'll have all the recent CART and IRL releases as part of our display at this weekend's Target Grand Prix at Chicago Motor Speedway.
7/25/00 Update: Action's 1/18 scale Cristiano DaMatta PPI Pioneer Toyota ($79.95) arrived today. Photos HERE.
We returned from Road America with a small quantity of Phil Hill signed items, including books, artwork and die cast models. For a list of what's currently available, click HERE.
7/24/00 Update: We're back from a beautiful weekend at the Brian Redman International Challenge at Road America.
While there, we hosted an autograph session for 1961 World Champion Phil Hill. Phil signed a few additional items for us in a private session later in the weeked. We'll be listing those items here after we unpack.
PHIL HILL SIGNED ITEMS HERE!
7/20/00 Update: Author signed copies of the new Karl Ludvigsen book on Dan Gurney arrived from the UK this morning. $49.95 plus shipping while they last. We're leaving for Elkhart Lake this afternoon. The Gallery will be open the usual 9-6 today and tomorrow, but we will be closed on Saturday. TMC will host Phil Hill for an autograph session this weekend. See Paul at the track for details.
7/19/00 Update: Action has just announced a 1/18 scale Juan Montoya Target Team Ganassi Indianapolis 500 Winning G-Force Aurora to be produced in a Limited Edition of 2,3.04 and released in August. Demand is going to be high. We will now take your advance orders at $79.95 per car plus shipping. Limit One Per Customer!
Action has also added a 1/18 Kenny Brack Shell Team Rahal car to it's 2000 CART Collection.
Next week, we will have the Action 1/43 Paul
Tracy ($29.95) and 1/18 Christiano DaMatta ($79.95)
2000 CART cars in stock. Order now!
7/14/00 Update: The 1965 Times Grand Prix video ships today! Copies are now available at TMC for $24.95 plus shipping.
As promised, here are photos of the other two new arrivals in Action's 1/18 2000 IRL Collection. Both the Greg Ray and Scott Goodyear Dallaras are available in Limited Editions of 2,304 for $79.95 each. All three releases are quite impressive and much improved over Action's 1999 CART Collection. Edition sizes are smaller as well. Take a look!
Maisto's 1/18 scale 1999 LeMans winning BMW
V12 LMR ($34.95) just arrived. You can view a full photo set HERE.
7/13/00 Update: Coming at you! Action's first 1/18 scale 'Collector' quality IRL car is here. It is a beautifully done G-Force in Al Unser Jr.'s Galles Racing / Tickets.com livery that won at Las Vegas earlier this year. It is NOT the same model that was sold at the Speedway in May. It features the same quality as Action's CART models, including two removable panels and a nicely detailed engine compartment and front suspension. Greg Ray and Scott Goodyear versions just arrived as well. We'll post photos by the weekend. $79.95 each. More Al Jr. photos HERE.
The car on the right is the latest Porsche 917-K slot car from Fly. It is the Marko / van Lennep Martini car as raced at Monza in 1971. Just $44.95. More photos HERE.
Finally, as seen in the photo at the top of the page, we now have a small quantity of 1/64 Hot Wheels TransAm cars in stock. They're a bit higher priced than 'normal' Hot Wheels ($22.95), but the quality is quite nice and hard core Gurney and Parnelli fans will have to have them. Photos HERE.
7/12/00 Update: The Benetton 2000 Showcars, both drivers in both scales, are here. You can view a set of photos HERE. Limited quantities available.
We've also posted photos of two new 1/32 scale Slot Cars from Fly: The C36 - Lola T70 Coupe and the A85 - PlayStation Viper GTS R as raced at LeMans in 1999.
We're down to our last few Fly Steve McQueen Sebring Porsche 908's. This was the first in a set of 3 McQueen Porsches from Fly. The LeMans Camera Car is also in stock, with a Michael Delaney Porsche 917 due later this summer. $69.95 each.
NASCAR Fans: We have the Jeff Gordon Outback Steakhouse 1990 Pontiac in 1/24 scale from Action in stock for $59.95.
7/11/00 Update: An update on two TMC projects we told you about in the spring:
- Our new limited edition print of the Meister Brauser Scarab has arrived from Michael Turner in England. Augie Pabst signed a few copies between the raindrops at Road America last weekend, but the edition of 200 will be formally released at the 'BRIC' Historic Races at Elkhart later this month. Those of you with advance orders will be shipped 'low numbered' copies in about two weeks. For those of you who can't wait, we have a few 'high number' prints available right now. $100.00 plus shipping.
- Our video of the 1965 Times Grand Prix at Riverside is finally ready and will be released later this week. This great 31 minute full color film brings you one of the greatest fields in pro sports car racing history along with interviews with some (most?) of the finest road racers of the era: Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Bruce McLaren, Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, Walt Hansgen, Bob Bondurant and the winner, Hap Sharp. Read all about it HERE. Just $24.95 plus shipping.
As we speak, the 1/18 Minichamps Jacques Villeneuve 1999 BAR cars are being held for us in a far off land. They will be shipped with the 1/43 (and possibly 1/18) Zonta '99 BAR cars in a week or so. More than half our allotment of 1/18 JV is already spoken for. Reserve now at $75.00 per car. See Zonta pricing above.
Also inbound are the 1/18 scale BMW V12 LMR 1999 LeMans Winners from Maisto. No photos available yet, but we understand they will have removable cowlings and detailed engines. They're priced lower than the sold out version from Kyosho. Just $34.95, reserve now!
We'll have some new Minichamps F1 photos for you tomorrow, along with the latest slot cars from Fly and whatever else walks in the front door.
7/10/00 Update: The latest from Carousel 1: The AJ Foyt 1964 Indianapolis 500 winning Watson Roadster is now in stock at TMC. All advance orders have been shipped, we have just a handful remaining at $109.95. This may be the quickest Carousel 1 sell out ever! Don't be left behind. Photos HERE.
Also in stock: Minichamps 2000 Benetton Showcars. Both Wurz and Fisichella are in stock in both 1/18 ($64.95) and 1/43 ($34.95).
More photos of everything after we unpack from Road America.
7/6/00 Update: The Villeneuve BAR 1/43 Zipper cars have shipped. We are sold out, but trying to get more. If you missed out, we can put you on a waiting list for a Villeneuve, or ship a Zonta when they arrive.
I will be at Elkhart Lake for the Road America
500 this weekend. Look for our display in the paddock area above
Corner 5. Rob and Jim will keep normal hours at the Gallery this
weekend, for those of you who want to stop by.
7/3/00 Update: Well, they're here. The Jacques Villeneuve 99 BAR 'Zipper' car is now in stock at TMC. Advance orders will ship by the end of the week. If you're 'local', you'll get a phone call after the Fourth, but you can come in and pick up your model Wednesday.
The new selection from Art Model we told you about a couple of weeks ago is also here, including a very limited Ferrari 166 MM Coupe diorama, only 200 produced. We also received a few more JFK Lincoln Limos ($69.95). These should be our last ones, so don't put it off much longer.
The first of our US Grand Prix caps are in stock. Just $15 plus shipping.
We'll be back on Wednesday.