By Hans Georg Schmitt
All text by, and copyright of, the Author. Photographs from the manufacturer unless otherwise stated.
The models shown below should all have been released by the time this article is published. All the models shown are diecast unless stated otherwise and are made to 1:43 scale in Italy.
ART395 Ferrari 250 P – Nassau, Governator’s Trophy 1963 -2nd Place Pedro Rodriguez
ART161/2 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta – 24 hours of Le Mans 1949 – Drivers Lucas/Helde
BEST9728 Porsche 550 – SCCA National – Thompson 1959 – 9th Joe Trotter
BEST9729 Lancia Beta Monte Carlo Turbo – Daytona
24 hours 1981 Drivers Alboreto / Ghinzani / Gabbani
BEST9730 Ferrari 250 LM – Winner of Grand Prix of Angola, Luanda 1964 Willy Mairesse
BEST9731 Ferrari 512 BB 1977 – gold and black – single sample Sotheby`s auction 2018
RIO4579 Lamborghini Miura Roadster Bertone – Motor Show Brussels 1968
RIO4580 Volkswagen Beetle Rally Monte Carlo 1954 – Drivers Prager/Culbert
RIO4581 Fiat 1100 E – Rally Monte Carlo 1955 – Drivers Dunod/Sampigny
RIO4582 Volkswagen Beetle 1200 De Luxe 1953
Its hard to believe but they don’t learn from others. Yet again the two Beetle models introduced this month have a number of faults. The oval rear window is right for 1953/1954, but the triangular ventilators in the front door are missing. The small brake lights at the rear are also incorrect. The bumpers are from a 1948 model, the twin exhaust pipes from 1956, and as a special “highlight” the air intake slots between the windscreen wipers were not introduced until 1968!