10/28/2004 UPDATE: New arrivals from Auto Art today, including 2 versions of Petter Solberg's 2003 WRC Championship winning Subaru Impreza, the Rally Monte Carlo and winning Corsica Rally liveries. Fabulous detail for the money ($64.95). Also from AA, a 1/43 scale Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren in silver ($29.95), the 1/12 scale Lamborghini Murcielago in metalic orange ($329.95) and several 2004 Mustang Mach I's. We also recieved a restock of the 2002 LeMans winning Corvette C5R ($59.95). We'll be posting photo sets for the rest of the day.
We'll also be posting information on some striking new artwork from Colin Carter and John Ketchell. Visit us often.
10/27/2004 UPDATE: We've completely redone our Racing DVD page and added several new titles due for release in the next few weeks. Watch this space for more new DVD announcements in the next couple of weeks!
10/25/2004 UPDATE: Two great looking (very) red cars from Carousel 1 landed today: The Paul Newman / Dick Barbour / Rolf Stommelen Hawaiian Tropic Porsche 935 ($109.95) that placed well at LeMans in 1979 and the 1958 Monza 500 winning Watson Roadster of Jim Rathman ($119.95). Full photo sets on the New Die Cast page. Next from Carousel 1: the 1977 Indianapolis 500 winning AJ Foyt Coyote. Reserve now!
Our Hard to Find Die Cast page was freshened up this morning. We added a couple of McLarens to the selection. Take a look!
10/22/2004 UPDATE: GMP's second release in their series of 1/12 scale Corvette C5-Rs is now in stock. The 2002 Sebring winning car driven by Andy Pilgrim, Kelly Collins and Oliver Gavin has been produced in a very limited edition of 500. The C5-R went undefeated in 2004 and is destined to go down in American road racing history as one of this country's most successful racing cars. $599.95 plus shipping.
We are adding 3 titles to our DVD list today: The Speed Merchants is one of the best racing documentaries ever produced. It follows Mario Andretti, Vic Elford, Brian Redman, Helmut Marko and others through a turbulent 1972 racing season. This classic will be available for $29.95 starting next week. Two new Goodwood DVDs are scheduled to arrive in November. The 2004 Goodwood Festival of Speed DVD ($34.95) and a double disc set entitled 'Festival of Speed: The Best of the First 10 Years' ($64.95). Reserve now.
Watch for additional DVD additions over the next couple of weeks.
The second printing of 'Ken Miles' by Art Evans will be softbound and will be available at TMC in early November. $34.95 plus shipping, reserve now!
10/21/2004 UPDATE: Here are the photos of BBR's 1/18 Enzo Ferrari, due to arrive (according to the Distributor) just in time for Christmas. Price will be just under $300.00. Reserve now.
Carousel 1's latest releases- Jim Rathman's
Monza winning Kurtis Roadster and Dick Barbour's Porsche 935 as
driven by Barbour, Stommelen and P.L. Newman at LeMans in 1979
- are due any day along with GMP's 1/12 scale Corvette C5-R in
its winning 2002 Sebring livery.
10/20/2004 UPDATE: The most impressive
new model on the floor of the iHobby Expo last weekend was Tamiya's
stunning 1/12 scale Ferrari Enzo. If you've not seen one, take
a look at our photo set HERE.
$525.00 Limited availability. BBR is saying that their
high-detail 1/18 scale Ferrari Enzo will arrive just in time for
Christmas. Looks like the price on that one will be just under
$300.00. We'll have photos posted soon. As always, we'll take
reservations on both.
10/19/2004 UPDATE: An advance copy of 'Blue & Orange: The History of Gulf in Motorsport' by Michael Cotton ($69.95) arrived this afternoon. If you have any interest in road racing history, this book belongs in your library. Gulf's history in motorsport began in the 30's with the support of several different drivers in revolutionary rear engined Miller cars and ended (for now) with sponsorship of Stefan Johansson's Audi R8 in 2001. But the real story and the bulk of the book revolves around a period many of us (myself included) feel was the golden age of international road racing. From the mid-60's thru the early 70's, many of the world's best racing drivers in a variety of Gulf liveried racing cars won dozens of major races around the world under the leadership of John Wyer and Bruce McLaren. From LeMans to Formula One, Indy to Can Am, 'Blue and Orange' (along with some 'just' Orange) race cars dominated the sport. If that weren't enough, Steve McQueen immortalized the Gulf Porsche 917 with its starring role in the legendary racing film 'LeMans'. The book covers the entire history of Gulf in motorsport, including McQueen's 'LeMans' in this lavishly illustrated (250 photos), 208 page, large format masterpiece. Our first shipment is due soon, reserve now.
10/16/2004 UPDATE: We've updated our Out of Print Autocourse page, adding a rare 1969/70 volume. We're also starting our advance orders for the 2004/05 Autocourse, due to arrive in mid-December. $54.95 plus shipping.
10/15/2004 UPDATE: I know it's
only mid-October, but it's time for you to reserve your copy of
the 2005 Motor Sport calendar. Last year, our allotment sold out a couple of weeks
before Christmas, so we urge you to reserve your copy as soon
as possible. This year's theme is 'The Cosworth Years', and with
what's happening with Ford and Cosworth these days, demand is
sure to be high. If you are not familiar with the Motor Sport
calendar, it's one of the best on the market, featuring large
format black and white photos from the archives of LAT Photographic,
one of the world's finest motor racing photo libraries. Each image
is suitable for framing when the year is done.We're holding the
price at $50.00 again this year, delivery in early December.
DIESEL RACE CAR (1952) - PART 1: First instalment of a superb full color documentary made by the Cummins Diesel Company to chronicle concept, design and development of their pole position 1952 Indianapolis 500 contender - the Cummins Diesel Special, driven by Fred Agabashian.
1934 French Grand Prix - Montlhery: An unusual propoganda film made apparently because an expensive movie making team had been sent down to the Grand Prix de l'ACF at Montlhery to record the Silver Arrows teams' first major confrontation with the hitherto dominant Italian Alfa Romeos. But the Alfas won that race - the New Germany had been defeated. So what did the propoganda movie makers do? Simple, they lied!
1964 Alpine Rally - Standard-Triumph: From 40 years ago. Great color coverage of the most rugged summertime international rally of them all - with Alfa Romeo TZs versus Porsche 904s and Austin-Healey 3000s, Lotus-Cortinas versus Lancia Flaminias and Mini-Coopers, Triumph Spitfires versus German tourists, Citroen DSs versus Erik Carlsson and his 'ring-ding' Saab 96. Wonderfully evocative 1960s fun and fresh air, before traffic congestion gripped the Alpine cols.
1956 British Grand Prix - Silverstone: Fangio's classic solo UK victory as you have never seen it before, in cracking-quality high-resolution color movie rushes, only recently rediscovered. This is previously unsused, uncut, un-edited footage - now presented for the first time, with overview caption-commentary, featuring the fantastic works Lancia Ferrari D50As, Maserati 250Fs and the Tony Brooks BRM inferno.
10/12/2004 UPDATE: Motorfilms
Quarterly Volume 10 is now in stock at TMC ($39.95). This
DVD contains nearly an hour and a half of classic race footage
(see description above). MFQ 6-7-8-9 are also in stock for $39.95
each. We'll be adding a Motorfilms Quarterly page to the site
10/12/2004 UPDATE: Simply stunning. That's our opinion of 'Ferrari: A Champion's View' by Phil Hill, now in stock here at TMC ($80.00). Featuring photography by Road & Track's John Lamm, and a semi-autobiographical text by the 1961 World Champion, this is a book to be savored by everyone who loves Ferrari. Hill again drives many of the blood red Ferrari sports cars in which he won races both here in the US and across Europe in the 1950's and early 1960's and tells the stories behind some of those famous victories. Phil also gives us a 'road test' of the classic 1957 FIAT Ferrari Transporter, calling it the "most dependable part of the whole Ferrari racing team" and discusses some of Ferrari's sports racing cars built after he left the Scuderia. Phil's complete Ferrari Race Record is also included. Superbly designed by Chuck Queener and overall, one of the highest quality books we've ever stocked.
Two new DVDs due next week: The 2004 LeMans Review ($29.95) and the 2004 Isle of Man TT ($34.95). Reserve now.
10/6/2004 UPDATE: During the
'off season', we will be posting regular Gallery Newsletters to
consolidate and suppliment the information provided here on www.MotorsportCollector.com.
The first of which, the October 2004
Newsletter has been posted as a pdf file today. Check out
the special offers!
10/5/2004 UPDATE: Check out the stunning new 1/18 scale 1967 Shelby GT350 in Midnight Blue Metallic from Exact Detail! In stock now ($109.95). A full photo set appears in on the New Die Cast page.
10/4/2004 UPDATE: We highly recommend two new books that arrived at TMC today:
'NASCAR Off the Record' by Brock Yates ($24.95) is a collection of some of the greatest NASCAR stories of all time. Not from today's 'politically correct', count how many sips the driver takes out of the Coke (or Pepsi) bottle and mentions his sponsors during the interview, NASCAR - but the old NASCAR and the larger than life legends that built the sport in the 50s and 60s. 'NASCAR Off the Record' is 250+ pages of Yates's recollections of folk heroes like Lee and Richard Petty, David Pearson, Cotton Owens, Fred Lorenzen, Fireball Roberts, Curtis Turner, Cale and Leroy Yarborough (Yarbrough), Big Bill France and Linda Vaughn. The dust jacket disclaimer says it all: 'This book is not an officially licensed publication of NASCAR'. You're going to read this one over and over.