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News from the Continent – M4 Modelcars June 2017

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

All photographs supplied by and  copyright of M4 group.

Here are the models that the M4 group expect to issue during May 2017. All are Italian made diecasts to 1:43 scale.

Art Models

 

ART365 Ferrari 860 Monza – Nassau Trophy Race 1956 – 3rd Alfonso De Portago


 

ART366 Ferrari 750 Monza – Carrera Panamericana Mexico 1954 – Alfonso De Portago – retired


 

Best Models

 

BEST9660 Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1,3 HF – Targa Florio 1966 – 1st in class GT 1.3 Cella/Marzi


 

BEST3661 Ferrari 250 LM – Surfers Paradise 12 hours 1966 – J.Stewart


 

BEST9662 Porsche 550 RS – 24 hours of Le Mans 1959 – Kerguen/Lacaze

Rio Models

 

RIO4531 Fiat 1100/103 TV – Mille Miglia 1955 – Mandrini/Bertossi


 

RIO4532 KdF-Wagen (Volkswagen Beetle) Gestapo 1945


 

RIO4533 Mercedes-Benz SSK (super-sport-kurz) 1928 – red

RIO4534 Mercedes-Benz SSK – 24 hours of Le Mans 1931 – 2nd Boris Ivanoski/Henri Stoffel


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News from the Continent – M4 Releases First Quarter 2017

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

 

M4 Modelcars Group releases expected in the first quarter of 2017 are shown below with photographs supplied by the manufacturer. All the models shown are made in Italy to 1:43 scale in metal unless stated otherwise.

 

ART Models

ART358 Ferrari 500 TRC Cuba 1958 – Porfirio Rubirosa #48 – Chassis #0660

ART359 Ferrari 330 P – 2000 km Daytona 1965 – Piper/Hensgen #88 – Chassis #0820

ART360 Ferrari 500 Mondial – Mille Miglia 1957 – Jean Guichet #507 Chassis #0458 (Resin Model)

ART361 Ferrari 195S Berchetta – Winner of Giro della Calabria 1950 Serafini and Salami #744 – Chassis #0060

ART362 Ferrari 330 P – 2nd Place in Grand Prix Canada Mosport 1964 – Luigi Scarfiotti #3 – Chassis #0818

ART363 Ferrari 500 Mondial – 6 hours of Torrey Pines 1956 – Phil Hill #82 Chassis #0438 – retired

ART364 Ferrari 250 GT California 1962 – green metallic – Chassis #4095

Best Models

 

BEST9649 Alfa Romeo TZ1 – Targa Florio 1966 – Lo Piccolo/Sutera #122 – Scuderia Pagaso

BEST9650 Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1300 HF – Winner of Rally of San Remo 1966 Cella and Lombardini #36

BEST9651 Porsche 908/03 – 1000 km of Barcelona 1971 – J.Fernandez #1

BEST9652 Porsche 550 RS – Le Mans 1958 – Schiller and Tot #59

BEST9653 Ferrari 365 P2 – 3rd Place of Grand Prix of Canada Mosport 1965 Pedro Rodriguez #10 – Chassis #0838

BEST9654 Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1300 HF – 2nd Place in Tour de Corse 1967 – Toivonen and Tiukkanen #93

BEST9655 Porsche 356 Abarth – 1000 km Nurburgring 1963 – Rank and Wütherich* #29

* Rolf Wütherich was James Dean’s mechanic 

BEST9656 Lancia Beta Montecarlo – 6 Hours of Silverstone  Castellano and Crawford #48

BEST9657 Jaguar E-Type Coupe – 12 hours of Sebring 1968 Rodgers and Robson #84

BEST9658 Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo – Le Mans 24 hours 1981 – Patrese, Heyer and Ghinzani #66

BEST9659 Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1300 HF – Winner of Tour de Corse 1967 – Munari and Lombardini #87

Rio Models

 

RIO4521 FIAT 238 Ambulance 1970 – high roof – white

RIO4522 Citroen DS21 Police of Paris, France 1968

RIO4523 Bugatti 41 Royale Torpedo open 1927 red (Prototype with Packard body)

RIO4524 Alfa Romeo P3 – Brooklands 1939 – K.Evans #3

RIO4525 KdF-Wagen (Volkswagen Beetle) Ambulance of German Wehrmacht/Africa Corps 1941

RIO4526 FIAT 238 Service Vehicle Corsica Scuderia Filipinetti 1970

RIO4527 Mercedes Simplex – 1902 – red

RIO4528 FIAT 238 Service Vehicle of FIAT France 1971

RIO4529 KdF-Wagen (Volkswagen Beetle) German Wehrmacht/Africa Corps

RIO4530/P Isotta Fraschini 8A Torpedo – Mille Miglia 1927 – Aymo Maggi. Limited edition of 90 Pieces with figurine for the 90th Anniversary of the Mille Miglia 1927-2017


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News from the Continent – M4 modelcars Italy

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

 

All the photographs shown below arer from the manufacturer and are for models to be released in September/October 2016. All these models are designed in Italy and to 1:43 scale. They are made from diecast metal unless otherwise mentioned.

ART Models

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ART347 Ferrari 375 Plus – test car 1954 – red – (Made from resin)


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ART348 Ferrari 290 S – Targa Florio Test car 1958 – L.Musso – #T

Chassis No. #0646


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ART349 Ferrari 375 Plus – Le Mans 1954 – Manzon/Rosler #5 –

Chassis No. 0392 (Made from resin)


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ART350 Ferrari 375 MM – Chanute National Sports Car Races 1954 – Dick Irish

#152 – Chassis No. #0322


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ART351 Ferrari 500 Mondial – Santa Barbara S+1,5 1955 – Bill Pringle #75 – R.R. 1st EM – Chassis No. #0438 (Made from resin)


BEST Models

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BEST9631 Abarth 2000 SP – European 2-litre Championship Salzburgring 1970′ Dieter Quester – R.R. 2nd


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BEST9632 Alfa Romeo 33.2 LM – 1000 km Monza 1968 – Trosch/Gosselin #26


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BEST9633 Lola T70 Mk.II – Can-Am St. Jovite 1966 – J. Surtees winner


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BEST9634 Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL – Rossfeld Hill Climb 1963 – Herbert Müller #67


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BEST9635 Ferrari 250 GTL – Steve McQueen´s personal car


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BEST9636 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 – NART – Steve McQueen´s personal car


RIO Models

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RIO4505 Volkswagen Beetle “Rally Monte Carlo 1951” – Baron Huschke von Hanstein/Fuhrmann #111


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RIO4506 Citroen DS21 Pallas – Taxi Milano 1970


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RIO4507 Alfa Romeo Giulietta TI – Rally Monte Carlo 1960 – Loffler/Johansson #71


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RIO4508 Citroen DS21 – Rally Monte Carlo 1970 – Marcus/Bryde/Braein #89


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RIO4509 Volkswagen Beetle “Vacation 1950”


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RIO4510P Fiat 519 S Saloon 1929 – Italian King Vittorio Emanuele III with figurine


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News from the Continent June/July 16 – M4 Modelcars

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

 

The following releases are all expected in July 2016. All the models listed are diecast to 1:43 scale in Italy unless otherwise stated.

 

ART Models

18602 ART343 18603 ART343bART343 Ferrari 857 S

Grand Prix of Cuba 1957 – A. De Portago #12 – Chassis No. #0584


18604 ART344 18605 ART344b

ART344 Ferrari 500 Mondial

Palm Springs 1955 – B.Kessier #7 – Chassis No. #0448 (Made from Resin)


BEST Models

18606 BEST9625 18607 BEST9625b

BEST9625 Ferrari 330 GTC

This is based upon a car owned by the Italian film star Marcello Mastroianni


18608 BEST9626 18609 BEST9626b

BEST9626 Jaguar E-Type Coupe

This now appears in light green metallic paint


18610 BEST9627 18611 BEST9627b

BEST9627 Porsche 908/03

Nurburgring Interserie 1972 –R.Jost #41


18612 BEST9010_2 18613 BEST9010_2b

BEST99010/2 Ferrari 250 LM

Le Mans 1965 – Dumay/Gosselin #26


RIO Models

18614 RIO4500 18615 RIO4500b

RIO4500 Fiat 238

Knorr delivery van 1974


18616 RIO4501 18617 RIO4501b

RIO4501 Citroen DS21

Rally Monte Carlo 1970, drivers Salomon and Saintigny #62


18618 RIO4502 18619 RIO4502b

RIO4502 Volkswagen Beetle

German Lufthansa staff car 1957


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News from the Continent June 2016 – M4 Models

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

The releases covered below are from April and May 2016. M4 Models are diecast to 1:43 scale in Italy unless otherwise stated.

ART Models

18414 ART338 18415 ART338-BACK
ART338  Ferrari 500 Mondial –  Spa 1954  – H. Roosdorp #14

18416 ART339 18417 ART339-BACK
ART339  Ferrari 290 MM – Mille Miglia 1956 – J.M. Fangio #600

18418 ART340 18419 ART340-BACK
ART340  Ferrari 315 S – 500 Miles America Road 1957 – P. Hill #41

18420 ART341 18421 ART341-BACK
ART341  Ferrari 500 Mondial – Santa Barbara 1955 – B. Kelsey – #7 – Resin

18422 ART342 18423 ART342-BACK
ART342  Ferrari 500 TR – Giro of Sicily 1957  – G. Munaron – #329

BEST Models

18424 BEST9619 18425 BEST9619-BACK
BEST9619  Porsche 550 RS – Le Mans 1957 – Hugus/Godin de Beaufort #35

18426 BEST9620 18427 BEST9620-BACK
BEST9620  Ferrari 308 GTB Group 4 – Rally Monte Carlo 1983 –     Gauthier/Gauthier  #129

18428 BEST9621 18429 BEST9621-BACK
BEST9621  Lola T70 Mk.2 – Can-Am Mosport 1966 – Mark Donohue #6

 18430 BEST9622 18431 BEST9622-BACK
BEST9622  Ferrari 250 LM – Winner Monza 1964– Nino Vaccarella #31

18432 BEST9623 18433 BEST9623-BACK
BEST9623  Lancia Beta Montecarlo – Winners 6 hours of Watkins Glen 1981 – Patrese / Alboreto #1

18434 BEST9624 18435 BEST9624-BACK
BEST9624  Jaguar E-Type Coupe – Rita Pavone personal car

RIO Models

18436 RIO4493 18437 RIO4493-BACK
RIO4493  Citroen ID19 Break – 1962 – Bordeaux red / grey

18438 RIO4494 18439 RIO4494-BACK
RIO4494  Alfa Romeo P3 – Grand Prix of Monaco 1932 – B. Boracchini #24

18440 RIO4495 18441 RIO4495-BACK
RIO4495  Fiat 1100/103E – 4-door saloon 1956 – light blue

18442 RIO4496 18443 RIO4496-BACK
RIO4496  Fiat 1100 TV – Taxi of Mumbai, India

18444 RIO4497 18445 RIO4497-BACK
RIO4497 Alfa Romeo P3 – Grand Prix of Monaco 1933 – Louis Chiron #16

18446 RIO4498 18447 RIO4498-BACK
RIO4498 Citroen DS 19 saloon – Radio Monte Carlo Tour de France 1962

18448 RIO4499-P 18449 RIO4499-P-BACK
RIO4499/P Isotta Fraschini 8A Torpedo – Fleetwood body – Rudolf Valentino´s personal car 1925 with two figurines.

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News from the Continent February to March 2016 – M4 Model Group

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

Here are the new releases for March and April 2016 from the M4 Model group. These are diecast in Italy to 1:43 unless stated otherwise.

ART Models

18118 ART332 18119 ART332-BACK
ART332  Ferrari 500 Mondial –  Mille Miglia 1956 – G. Casarotto #535
18121 ART333-BACK 18120 ART333
ART333  Ferrari 500 TRC – Nassau 1959 – A. Markelson #106
18122 ART334
ART334  Ferrari 275 P – 500 km Bridgehampton 1964 – P.Rodriguez #81
18123 ART335 18124 ART335-BACK
ART335  Ferrari 290 MM – Winner of Mille Miglia 1956 – E. Castelotti – #548
18126 ART336-BACK 18125 ART336
ART336  Ferrari 500 Mondial – Santa Barbara 1954 – Porfirio Rubirosa – # 235
18127 ART337 18128 ART337-BACK
ART237  Ferrari 330 P – Winner of Monza 1964 – L.Scarfiotti – #50

BEST Models

18129 BEST9613 18130 BEST9613-BACK
BEST9613  Ferrari 512 BB LM – Mugello 1981 – Del Buono/Govoni #29
18131 BEST9614 18132 BEST9614-BACK
BEST9614  Lola T70 Spyder – Winner Mosport 1964 – J.Surtees #11
18135 BEST961618136 BEST9616-BACK
BEST9616  Ferrari 308 Group 4 – Alitalia – Team Makela Auto Tuning
18137 BEST9617 18138 BEST9617-BACK
BEST9617  Fiat 750 Abarth – 12 hours of Sebring 1959 – Cussini/Cattini – #62
18139 BEST9618 18140 BEST9618-BACK
BEST9618  Jaguar E-Type Spyder – Cantagiro 1962 – Adriano Celentano – Green metallic

 RIO Models

18141 RIO4487 18142 RIO4487-BACK
RIO4487  Alfa Ricotti 40/60 HP open – 1915 – dark red
18143 RIO4488
RIO4488  Ford Thunderbird – Daytona Beach 1957 – C.Daigh
18144 RIO4489 18145 RIO4489-BACK
RIO4489  Fiat 128 – 2-türige Limousine – Garda blue
18146 RIO4490-P 18147 RIO4490-P-BACK
RIO4490/P  Mercedes-Benz 770K 1938 – 2 figurines “Eva Braun and guard –  White – It is hard to believe that this is accurate because all big Mercedes 770s used by Nazi “big wigs” were painted in black.
18148 RIO4491 18149 RIO4491-BACK
RIO4491  Ford Thunderbird 1956 – red
18150 RIO4492 18151 RIO4492-BACK
RIO4492  Alfa Romeo P3 – Winner of Grand Prix of Nice 1934 –        Achille Varzi  – #28

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News from the Continent 2/2016: M4 Modelcars

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

Since Hans-Georg prepared this news we have had the sad news that Marco Grassini, one of the pioneers of the model industry and founder of the M4 company, passed away on January 11th 2016.

M4 Modelcars Italy

Releases planned for January and February 2016

ART

ART326  Ferrari 500 Mondial – 24 hours of Reims 1954. Winner Picard and Pozzi  #28 Body made from resin
ART327  Ferrari 195 Touring – 1950 – dark blue
ART328  Ferrari 250 California – Nassau 1950 – W.Burnett #94
ART329  Ferrari 250P – Bridgehampton 1963 – Pedro Rodriguez #1
ART330  Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta – Monte Carlo 1952 – L.Ferraud #22
ART331  Ferrari 500 Mondial – 1954 – Test car – yellow                 Body made from resin

BEST

BEST9597  Ferrari 512 BB – 1976 –grey metallic and black
BEST9598  Ferrari 330 GTC Coupe – 1966 – red metallic
BEST9599  Porsche 908/3 – Targa Florio 1971 – Siffert and Redman #7
BEST9609  Ferrari 312 Coupe – Daytona 1970 – Parkes and Posey #24 (with diorama)
BEST9600  Ferrari 308 GTB – Targa Florio 1982 – Tognana and De Antoni – winner #12
BEST9610  Abarth 1000 SP – Bassano and Montegrappa 1970 – M.Baldo #4
BEST9611  Ferrari 275 GTB/4 – SPA 1967 – Vestey and Gaspar #63
BEST9612  Alfa Romeo 33.2 LM – Le Mans Test 1969 – Pilette and Slotemaker

RIO

RIO4481  Citroen DS Cabriolet 1961 – grey metallic
RIO4482  Isotta Fraschini 8A – Milano-San Remo 1933 – winner Rosalinda Bianchi Anderloni #50
RIO4483  Mercedes-Benz 190SL – 1959 – with soft top – black
RIO4484  Ford Thunderbird 1956 – with soft top – light blue
RIO4485  Mercedes-Benz 190SL – Grand Prix of Macau 1956 – winner D.Steane  #8
RIO4486  Citroen DS21 – 1972 – Gendarmerie

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News from the Continent 12/2015: M4 Modelcars

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

Here are details of the final releases by M4 modelcars in their Art, Best and Rio ranges for 2015. These are all to 1:43 scale and diecast in metal in Italy unless otherwise stated.

Art Models

ART320  Ferrari 500 Mondial – Test car 1954 – Long nose  (Resin)
ART324  Ferrari 212 Export Berlinetta – Mille Miglia 1953 – Gerini and Donazzolo #617
ART325  Ferrari 250 California – dark red
ART204/2  Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta – Spa 1949 – Roosdorp and DE Ridder #40

 BEST Models

BEST9589  Ferrari 312 P Coupe – Bridgehampton 1960 – P.Rodriguez #12
BEST9590  Ferrari 308 GTB – Rally Isle of Elba 1980 – Nico and Barban #11
BEST9591  Porsche Abarth – Nurburgring 1963 – Knunis and Schiller #59 Scuderia Filippinetti
BEST9592  Porsche 550 RS – Le Mans 1957 – Storez and Crawford #34
BEST9593  Ferrari 275 P2 – Winner of Targa Florio 1965 – Vaccarella and Bandini #198
BEST9594  Fiat 1500  1936 black and green
BEST9595  Fiat 1500 1936 – Italian Red Cross 1936
BEST9596  Alfa Romeo TZ1 – Le Mans Test car 1964 – Bussinello and Biscaldi #37

RIO Models

RIO4473  Mercedes Simplex 1902 – Emperor Wilhelm II personal car with figurine
RIO4474  Mercedes 20/35 HP – Taxi of Berlin 1911
RIO4477  Fiat 0 – Italian Red Cross 1915
RIO4478-P  KdF-Wagen (Volkswagen Beetle) Africa Corps 1941 with figurines of Field Marshall Rommel and his driver
RIO4479      Mercedes-Benz 770K – US Army Dachau May 1945
RIO4480  Fiat 525 – donated to Pope Pio XI by Senator Agnelli with figurine

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