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Archived Updates - 2013

New Additions: 8 October 2013

Thank you to all who visited my marquee at the All Italian Day at Tomago House, Tomago on 29 September. Great weather, great food and beautiful Italian cars and bikes. Last month I wasn't sure if I'd be able to make it to the October Granville swap meet; at this stage it looks like I'll be there and also at the Penrith Swap later this month. Late in September I received another shipment of M4 Alfa Romeos, too many to list below; some are restocks but most are new stock so check out my road cars/Le Mans stock lists. I've also got in some Starline models, these are at the "affordable" end of the market but great value given the good quality of the models. As I mentioned last month, I've received some early McLaren F1 cars and also the car (Suzuki) that won the Pikes Peak Hill climb in 2007. There may be some more early McLaren cars from Spark due to next month. Hope to see you on Friday at Granville, until then, happy collecting.

Formula One

  • 1976 Ferrari 312T N.Lauda South Africa GP (Hotwheels)
  • 1972 BRM P160B H.Ganley French GP (Spark)
  • 1966 McLaren M2B B.McLaren Monaco & French GPs (Spark)
  • 1978 Shadow Ford DN8 C.Regazzoni Brazil GP (Spark)

Le Mans/Sportscars/Rally

  • 1966 Alfa Romeo TZ2 De Adamich/Zecoli Nurburgring (Best)
  • 1967 Alfa Romeo TZ2 Volontero/Sangri-La Monza (Best)
  • 1967 Alfa Romeo TZ2 Leonib/Bona Monza (Best)
  • 1993 Alfa Romeo 155V6 Ti Nannini/Larini DTM (HPI Racing)
  • 1994 Alfa Romeo 155TS Tarquini CET (HPI Racing)
  • 2005 Alfa Romeo 156 Farfus WTCC (Spark)
  • 1947 Cisitalia 202 Spyder Nuvolari/Carena Mille Miglia (Starline)
  • 1956 Fiat 8V Zagato E.Jossipovich Mille Miglia (Starline)
  • 1961 Fiat Abarth 700S Coupe Condriller/Foitek Le Mans (Spark)
  • 1953 Lancia D20 Taruffi/Maglioli Le Mans (Starline)
  • 1952 Siata 208CS Vasaturo/Datisi Mille Miglia (Starline)
  • 1965 Abarth OT 2000 Bialbero Monoposto Record in red (Spark)
  • 2005 Subaru Impreza WRC Atkinson/MacNeall (HPI Racing)
  • 2007 Suzuki Sport XL7 N.Tajima Pike Peaks (Reve Collection)
  • 1964 Porsche 904/4 GTS Pucci/Davis (86) Targa Florio winner (Spark)
  • 1964 Porsche 904/4 GTS Koch/Fischhaber (36) 5th Le Mans (Spark)
  • 1979 Porsche 935K3 Ludwig/Whittington 1st Le Mans (Spark)
  • 1994 Porsche Dauer 962 Dalmas/Haywood/Baldi 1st Le Mans (Spark)
  • 1983 Porsche 956 Test car F1 TAG engine (Spark)

Road Cars

  • 1993 Alfa Romeo 155V6 Ti DTM Plain body in black (HPI Racing)
  • 1993 Alfa Romeo 155V6 Ti DTM Plain body in red (HPI Racing)
  • 1948 Cisitalia 202 SC Coupe in red (Starline)
  • 1953 Fiat 8V Second Series in blue (Bizarre)
  • 1959 Fiat 1100 TV Cabrio in white (Starline)
  • 1966 Fiat 124 Spider in black (Starline)
  • 1977 Holden HZ Kingswood Ute in Outback Dust (Trax)
  • 1962 Iso Rivolta GT in metallic light blue (Neo)
  • 1968 Iso Grifo 7 litre in yellow (Minichamps)
  • 2006 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 in yellow (Minichamps)
  • 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo in grey (AutoArt)
  • 1989 Lancia Delta HF Integrale in blue (HPI Racing)
  • 1972 Lancia Stratos HF in white (HPI Racing)
  • 2005 Maybach Exelero concept car in black (Schuco)
  • 1995 McLaren F1 GTR in silver (signed by Ron Dennis) (TSM)
  • 2011 Morgan 3 Wheeler in green (Spark)
  • 1952 Siata 208 CS in red (Starline)
  • 1969 McLaren M6GT Bruce McLaren's personal road car (Spark)

New Additions: 9 September 2013
Firstly, a BIG thank you to all who visited my stand at the Shannons Classic at Eastern Creek and the All British Day at the Kings School last month. I hope you enjoyed the day(s). What's on this month? The regular monthly Granville Swap Meet is on this Friday 13th and also the guys who organise the Penrith Collectomania Fair are running a fair in Newcastle on the 29th September to be held in the PCYC, Young Road, Broadmeadow from 9am - 3pm. Unfortunately I will not be attending the Newcastle fair as I've decided to attend the All Italian Day at Tomago which is on the same day. The All Italian Day is for lovers of all things Italian; cars, bikes and food. Check out their flyer here . Coincidentally Tomago is just a few kilometres north of Newcastle and I'm guessing it's about a half hour drive between the two events. If you're in the Newcastle area, why not attend both?

Now for this months' new additions; surprisingly IXO have released another Le Mans winner, this is the 1976 Porsche 936/76. I've also got some models driven by Aussies overseas as well. And what's in the pipeline? I'm hoping to have some early McLaren F1 cars in by next month as well as another Pikes Peak Suzuki, until then, happy collecting.

Formula One

  • 1991/2011 Jordan/Mercedes Schumacher 2 car set (Minichamps)
  • 1976 McLaren Ford M23, J.Hunt (Minichamps)
  • 2012 Mercedes AMG W03, N.Rosberg 1st win (Spark)

Le Mans/Sportscars

  • 1952 Allard J2 Cadillac, F.Wacker (Bizarre)
  • 1972 Ford Capri RS2600, B.Muir /J.Miles winner Paul Ricard (Trofeu)
  • 1968 Ford P68, F.Gardner /Attwood Nurburgring (Minichamps)
  • 1950 Jaguar XK120, Whitehead/Marshall Le Mans 15th (Spark)
  • 1951 Jaguar XK120, Lawrie/Waller Le Mans 11th (Spark)
  • 1956 Jaguar XK140, Walshaw/Bolton Le Mans (Spark)
  • 1957 Jaguar D-type, Lucas/Brussin 3rd Le Mans (Spark)
  • 1977 Jaguar XJ12C, T.Schenken/J.Fitzpatrick Tourist Trophy (Spark)
  • 1963 Lotus Elan 26R Shapecraft, Lightwork Racing (Spark)
  • 1976 Porsche 936/76, Ickx/Lennep winner Le Mans "Martini" (IXO)
  • 1990 Porsche TS962, T.Mezera /Elgh/Danielsson Le Mans (Spark)
  • 2006 Saleen S7R, Mowlem/Fittipaldi/Borcheller Le Mans (IXO)
  • 1993 Toyota TS010, Lees/Lammers/Fangio Le Mans 8th (IXO)
  • 2002 WR Autoexe, Terada/Downing/Fergus Le Mans (Spark)

Road Cars

  • 1946 Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane in bluebird blue/cream (Oxford)
  • Aston Martin DB4 in red (Vitesse)
  • 1958 Austin Healey Sprite Mk1 in red (Ebbro)
  • 1959 Austin Healey 3000 Roadster in leaf green (Vitesse)
  • 1954 Bristol 405 Sports Saloon in metallic dark red (Neo)
  • 1973 Leyland P76 Super in dry red (Trax)
  • 1937 MG TC Convertible MG TC Convertible (Vitesse)
  • 1937 MG TC Convertible Convertible metallic clipper blue (Vitesse)
  • 1958 MGA Twin Cam Soft top in blue (Bizarre)
  • 2012 Porsche 991 Carrera in white (Spark)
  • 2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spider in volcano orange (TSM)

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New Additions: 05 August 2013
Unfortunately I've decided not to attend the 2013 Diecast Model Expo on the Gold Coast this coming weekend. The logistics of getting to the Gold Coast and then back for the Eastern Creek Classic the following weekend and then having the All British Day the weekend after the Classic was just too much. On the positive side, I will now be able to attend the regular monthly Granville swap meet this Friday. After last month's drought of new F1 additions, this month sees a good spread of modern and classic F1 cars. There's also a swag of interesting sportcars and road cars this month; the highlight being Bruce McLaren's M1A, the team's first self-designed car. The Australian dollar continues to weaken against the other major currencies but I've been able to hold my prices by reducing margins; unfortunately I won't be able to sustain this for long so please expect some price rises in the coming months. Hope to see you at Granville, Eastern Creek and The King's School sometime this month - happy collecting.

Formula One

  • 1968 Brabham Repco BT20, J.Love South African GP (Spark)
  • 1963 BRM P57, G.Hill US GP (Spark)
  • 1964 BRM P57, G.Baghetti German GP (Spark)
  • 1952 Ferrari 500 F2, A.Ascari Belgium GP (Hotwheels)
  • 1958 Lotus Climax 16, C.Allison German GP (Spark)
  • 1959 Lotus Climax 16, G.Hill Dutch GP (Spark)
  • 1960 Lotus Climax 18, J.Clark Portuguese GP 1st podium (Spark)
  • 1973 Lotus Ford BDA 74, E.Fittipaldi Rouen F2 (Spark)
  • 1979 Lotus Ford 79, N.Mansell 1st test (Minichamps)
  • 2012 Lotus Renault E20, K.Raikkenon 1st Lotus podium (Minichamps)
  • 1965 Matra MS1, J.P.Beltoise Reime GP winner (Spark)
  • 2012 Toro Rosso Ferrari STR7, D.Ricciardo (Minichamps)
  • 2012 Williams Renault FW34, P.Maldonado (Minichamps)

Le Mans/Sportscars

  • 1963 AC Cobra, D,Gurney/P.Hill Sebring 12hr (Spark)
  • 1993 Jaguar XJ220, Brabham/Neilsen/Coulthard Le Mans (Spark)
  • 1995 Lister Storm GTS, Lees/Chappel/Keegan Le Mans (Spark)
  • 1964 McLaren M1A, B.McLaren Riverside Can Am (Spark)
  • 2006 MG Lola EX 264-AER, Newton/Erdos/Wallace Le Mans (Spark)
  • 1978 Porsche 935, Ludwig/Fitzpatrick/Hezemans Le Mans (Spark)
  • 1991 Porsche 935K4, B.Wolleck "Jagermeister" Zolder (Spark)
  • 1984 Porsche 962C, Edwards/Keegan/Moreno Le Mans (Spark)
  • 1964 Scarab, AJ Foyt Daytona (Spark)
  • 1989 Toyota 89 C-V, Hoshino/Suzuki/Artzet Le Mans (Spark)

Road Cars

  • 1963 Aston Martin DB5 in silver (Delprado)
  • 1987 Aston Martin V8 Coupe in red (Minichamps)
  • 1986 Commodore VL GpA in Glacier White (Trax)
  • 1965 Lotus Cortina in Ermine White (Classic Carlectables)
  • 1962 Lotus Elan S1 in yellow (Spark)
  • 1958 Lotus Elite in green (IXO)
  • 1964 MGB covertible L in light blue (IXO)
  • 1968 MGB Roadster in dark green (Altaya)

New Additions: 08 July 2013
Thank you to all those who stopped by my stand at the Hawkesbury Model and Hobby Show last Saturday/Sunday and I hoped you enjoyed the day. Only a few new additions this month; the highlight being the 2011 Audi R18 TDi Le Mans winner from IXO. I say the highlight only because new releases of IXO Le Mans winners are very rare and sporadic so any new release needs to be celebrated! Compared with Spark, who will probably release the 2013 winner sometime this year, IXO is extremely tardy with their Le Mans winner series.

Some models currently in transit are Ricciardo's 2012 Toro Rosso, Maldonado's 2012 Williams and Raikonnen's first podium in his Lotus. And a reminder the Granville Swapmeet is on this Friday evening (12th July) and then on Sunday 14th July will be the Penrith Collectormania show. Happy Collecting.

Le Mans/Sportscar

  • 1950 Aston Martin DB2, Abecassis/Macklin Le Mans 5th (Spark)
  • 1950 Aston Martin DB2, Brackenbury/Parnell Le Mans 6th (Spark)
  • 2011 Audi R18 TDi, Fassler/Lotterer/Treluyer LM winner (IXO)
  • 1950 Jaguar XK120, Clark/Haines Le Mans (Spark)
  • 1951 Jaguar XK120, Lawrie/Waller Le Mans (Spark)
  • 1963 Jaguar E-Type, Richards/Salvadori Le Mans (Spark)

Road Cars

  • 1963 Holden EH Special, Opal Series (Trax)
  • 2010 Jaguar C-X75 Concept car (Spark)
  • 1972 MG Midget Mk3 in mustard yellow (SPark)
  • 1974 MG Midget 1500 convertible in red (Spark)
  • 1971 Triumph Spitfire Mk4 in blue (Spark)

Update: 2 July 2013 
The purpose of this update is to remind everyone of the Hawkesbury Model and Hobby Show which is being held this weekend (July 6th and 7th). Details of this show can be found in the Swap Meet page or at http://hmhs.org.au/ . I will be attending so come along and say hello; I'll be located at stand no. 52. Then on the Friday following this show, the regular monthly Granville swap meet will be held on 12th July and then ...let me catch my breath ... on Sunday 14th July will be the Penrith Collectormania show.  It's going to be a busy 10 days for me!  I hope to see you at least one of these shows. Also, I'd like to announce that I will be attending the All British Day at the Kings School, North Parramatta on 25 August. Over a thousand cars of British heritage will be on display and it coincides with the school's Art Show so there will be something for everyone. The web site is http://www.allbritishdaysydney.asn.au Finally, I've added some more photos to my Motorsport Gallery. The photos are from the last Tasman Revival Series at Eastern Creek in 2012. I'll have my regular "New Additions" section uploaded next week. As always, happy collecting.

New Additions: 11 June 2013
The major news this month is the Australian dollar; with the Aussie being much weaker than the other major currencies, prices of model cars unfortunately will increase. I've tried to keep my prices low but inevitably there are some price increases reflected in this months new additions (mainly a few Spark models). I've received a number of new M4 Alfas this month (all still priced at $35) but I haven't listed them below, however look for the "R" in the stock lists. Hope to see you all at Granville on 14 June. Happy Collecting.

Formula One

  • 1980 Alfa Romeo 179, P.Depailler (Spark)
  • 1960 Cooper Climax T53, J.Brabham (Biante)
  • 1994 Ferrari 412 T1, J.Alesi (Hotwheels)
  • 1977 Lotus Ford 78, G.Nilsson (Reve Collection)
  • 1987 Lotus Honda 99T, S.Nakajima (Reve Collection)
  • 1969 Matra Ford MS84 Test car, J.Stewart (Spark)

Le Mans/Sportscar

  • 1960 Chevrolet Biscayne, J.Johnson winner Daytona (Spark)
  • 1960 Ferrari 250 GT, C.M.Abate (Hotwheels)
  • 2011 Ferrari F430 GTC, Perazzini/Cioci/Breslin Le Mans (TSM)
  • 1965 Lola T70 Mk1, J.Surtees Mosport 200 (Spark)
  • 1968 Ford Escort Mk 1 TC, R.Stommelen (Minichamps)
  • 1967 Lola T70, D.Gurney Riverside Can Am (Spark)
  • 1969 Lola T70 Mk 3B, Donohue/Parsons Daytona winner (Spark)
  • 1970 March 707, C.Amon Can Am (Spark)
  • 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK, J.Alesi DTM 1st podium (Minichamps)
  • 1971 Porsche 917 with snorkel air intakes, (Spark)
  • 2009 Riley Porsche MkXX, Dumas/Bernhard/Briscoe Daytona (Spark)

Road Cars

  • 1953 Bristol 404 Coupe in dark blue (Neo Models)
  • 1971 Buick Reviera in vintage red (TSM)
  • 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air HT in pink (American Excellence)
  • 1952 Chevrolet De Lux HT Coupe in yellow (American Excellence)
  • 1970 Monteverdi Hai 450 SS in violet (Neo Models)
  • 1933 Pierce Arrow in metallic light blue - Museum Collection (IXO)

New Additions: 5 May 2013
I'm back in action this month so drop by my stand at Granville on Friday as I've got heaps of new models. Classic McLarens seem to be the dominant theme for this months' new additions with some 70's F1 cars and 60's Can Am cars. But the model of the month would definitely go to the Aussie Invader 5R Land Speed Record car currently being built by Rosco McGlashan for his attempt at breaking the 1000 kph barrier. It's an awesome looking car (or more aptly, a rocket car) and would look great alongside your other LSR cars. What's in the pipeline for next month? I'm expecting some more M4 Alfa Romeo cars and perhaps some nice Neo models. As always, happy collecting.

Formula One

  • 1980 Alfa Romeo 179, B. Giacomelli (Spark)
  • 1980 Alfa Romeo 179, V. Brambilla (Spark)
  • 1983 Brabham BMW BT52B, N.Piquet (Minichamps)
  • 1961 Cooper Climax T53, R.Penske (Spark)
  • 1961 Ferrari 156 "Prova" Test car (Brumm)
  • 1969 Ferrari 312, C.Amon (Brumm)
  • 1971 McLaren Ford M19, M.Donohue (Minichamps)
  • 1973 McLaren Ford M23, D.Hulme (Minichamps)
  • 1973 McLaren Ford M23, P.Revson (Minichamps)
  • 1998 McLaren Merc MP4/13, M.Hakkinen (Minichamps)
  • 2012 Mercedes, M Schumacher show car (Minichamps)
  • 1996 Williams Renault FW18. D.Hill (Minichamps)
  • 1997 Williams Renault FW19, J.Villeneuve (Minichamps)

Le Mans/Sportscar

  • 1970 Alfa Romeo 33.3, Stommelen/Galli (M4)
  • 1970 Alfa Romeo 33.3, Zeccoli/Facetti (M4)
  • 1974 Alfa Romeo Montreal Corsa, (M4)
  • 1989 Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evo, Guiudici/Martino (M4)
  • 1989 Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evo, Cerrato/Cerri (M4)
  • 1989 Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evo, "Heida" Challenge 2000 (M4)
  • 2007 Alfa Romeo 159, Booker/Rinaldo/Stone Bathurst class win (M4)
  • 2012 Audi R18 e-tron quattro, Fassler/Lotterer/Treluyer (Spark)
  • 1960 Chevrolet Corvette, Cunningham/Kimberley (Spark)
  • 1960 Chevrolet Corvette, Fitch/Grossman (Spark)
  • 1956 Fraser Nash Sebring, Tony Gaze/Stoop (Bizarre)
  • 1958 Lola Mk1, E Broadley (Spark)
  • 1968 McLaren M8A, B.McLaren Can Am (Minicahmps)
  • 1968 McLaren M8A, D.Hulme Can Am Champion (Minichamps)
  • 1969 McLaren M8B, B.McLaren Can Am Champion (Minichamps)
  • 1969 McLaren M8B, D.Hulme Can Am (Minichamps)
  • 1970 McLaren M8D, D.Gurney Can Am (Minichamps)
  • 1970 McLaren M8D, P.Gethin Can Am (Minichamps)
  • 1981 Porsche 936/81, Schuppan/Mass/Haywood (Minichamps)

Land Speed, Rally Cars

  • Aussie Invader 5R 1000kph project, Rosco McGlashan (Spark)
  • 1983 Lancia 037, Alen/Kivimako Tour de Corse (Kyosho)
  • 2011 Volkswagen Touareg, N.Al Attiyah Dakar Rally winner (Spark)

Road Cars

  • 2012 Aston Martin One 77 in metallic gold (Spark)

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New Additions: 8 April 2013
Firstly some bad news - I'm still recovering from some minor surgery and my doctor said I can't lift anything heavy for 6 weeks which means I won't be able to attend the April Granville swap. Please accept my apologies for my absence. While I've been recuperating at home I had some time on my hands so I've added a section called "Motorsport Gallery" where I've published some motorsport related photos. These are some of the photos I've taken over the years at various events. What a start to the 2013 F1 season! I was sure Webber would win in Malaysia but then Vettel decided to steal the victory for himself. Things are really spicing up in the Red Bull garage. Model-wise, there are quite a few new additions this month:

Formula One

  • 1972 BRM P153, Vern Schuppan (Spark)
  • 1967 Lotus BRM 33, G.Hill (Spark)
  • 1992 March Ilmor CG911, K.Wendlinger (Spark)
  • 1984 McLaren TAG MP4/2, N.Lauda (Minichamps)
  • 1954 Mercedes W196, J.M.Fangio (Spark)
  • 1974 Shadow Ford DN3, P.Revson (Spark)
  • 1976 Shadow Ford DN8, T.Pryce (Spark)

Le Mans/Sportscar/Rally cars

  • 1970 Alfa Romeo 33.3, de Adamich/Courage (M4)
  • 1950 Aston Martin DB2, Thompson/Gordon (Spark)
  • 1960 Austin Healey 3000, Sears/Riley (Spark)
  • 1950 Jaguar XK120, Whitehead/Marshall (Spark)
  • 1960 Lola Climax Mk1, Voegele/Ashdown (Spark)
  • 1991 Mazda 787B, Weidler/Herbert/Gachot LM Winner (Spark)
  • 2011 Mercedes SLS GT3, Debard/Panis GT Tour (Spark)
  • 1969 Porsche 917K, Siffert/Ahrens 1000k Zeltweg winner (Spark)
  • 2008 Saleen S7R, Bouchut/Smet/Bornhauser Le Mans (Spark)
  • 2011 Suzuki Monster Sport SX4, N.Tajima Pikes Peak World Record (KModel)

Road Cars

  • 1959 AC Ace in dark red (Neo Models)
  • 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL Injection in yellow (Spark)
  • 1959 Cadillac Coupe De Ville in metallic red (Dinky)
  • 1966 Chrysler AP6 Valiant Regal in maroon (Trax)
  • 1966 Chrysler AP6 Valiant Regal in green (Trax)
  • 1971 Holden HQ Monaro Coupe in cyan blue (Trax)
  • 1967 Jaguar E-Type Mk 1.5 in yellow (Dinky)
  • 1985 Porsche 911 convertible in metallic red (Neo Models)
  • 2008 Porsche E RUF Concept in black (Spark)
  • Schuppan Porsche 962C in white (Spark)
  • 1962 Valiant S Series in leaf green (Trax)

In addition, over half a dozen new Alfa Romeos' by M4 have arrived; check out the "Road Cars" stock list and look for the "R" prefix. In transit are some new F1 Spark models including a couple of 1980 Alfa Romeo GP cars and the Cooper driven by Roger Penske. Also due to arrive soon are some hard-to-find Minichamps World Champions Collection models. Once again, sorry for not attending this month’s Granville swap, see you in May. Happy Collecting.

New Additions: 4 March 2013
I just love March! It's the start of a new F1 season and luckily the Australian GP doesn't fall on the same weekend as the Penrith Swap. A reminder that the Penrith Swap is on 10 March and Granville is on the preceding Friday 8th; it's going to be a busy weekend for sure. Talking about F1, there is only one F1 addition this month :-(

Formula One

  • 2008 McLaren MP4/23, L.Hamilton (Minichamps)

Le Mans/Sportscar/Rally cars

  • 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza, de Portago (Sebring) (Best)
  • 1956 Ferrari 860 Monza, de Portago/Gendebien (Best)
  • 1958 Ferrari 500 TRC, Rubirosa/Malle (Art Model)
  • 1976 Porsche 936/76, Stommelen (1) Nurburgring (Minichamps)
  • 2006 Porsche 911 (996) GT3 RSR, Penders/Lomat/etc Zolder (Spark)

Road Cars

  • 1949 Cadillac Coupe de Ville in blue metallic (Yat Ming)
  • 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air in Turquoise/white (Yat Ming)
  • 1937 Delage D8 120 Pourtout in silver (Spark)
  • 1953 Ford F-100 Pick up truck in red (Yat Ming)
  • 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS in blue metallic (Minichamps)
  • VW Bulli T1 in red with MobilOil service livery (Schuco)
  • 2005 VW Caddy Delivery van in white (Minichamps for VW)

The guys at "Australia's Premier Collectables Show" who run the Penrith Collectormania have announced their calendar for 2013. Confirmed dates for Penrith are 10th March, 14th July and 13 October. They also have shows planned for ACT on 7 April, Williamstown VIC on 24 March (Trading cards only?) and in Brisbane on 5th May. At this stage I only intend to be at the Penrith shows. As always, happy collecting.

New Additions: 3 February 2013
Wow! One month of the year has already passed by but I have to wish everyone a happy new year once again. Happy Chinese New Year. CNY falls on 10 February and it's the only time the Chinese factories really close down so expect the number of new releases to slow down this month. I mentioned last month the 1967 Hulme Brabham BT20 was in transit, well it arrived in time for the January swap. Spark had previously released the 1966 version of the BT20 and there are differences in the two versions; different graphics and exhaust colours are the obvious ones. So it's well worth adding to your collection especially as it's a World Championship car. In 1967 the Brabham team used 3 chassis, BT19, 20 and 24 and I suspect Spark will release the BT24 at some stage. On the topic of Brabham, Guy Ligier drove a customer BT20 in 1967 and scored his one and only WC point at the German GP; this car has been added to my stock list.

Please check out the "What's New" section where I've added some photos and a story about the Auto Union Type C; I hope you find it interesting. Finally to save a bit time, I've decided not to list restocked items in the News Flash section and only new items acquired will be listed. Nevertheless all restocked items will still be marked with an "R" in the stock lists. So here are the new additions for this month:

Formula One

  • 1937 Auto Union Type C, B.Rosemeyer (Minichamps)
  • 1967 Brabham Repco BT20, D.Hulme (Spark)
  • 1967 Brabham Repco BT20, G.Ligier (Spark)
  • 1974 BRM P160E, F.Migault (Spark)
  • 1973 Lotus Ford BDA 74, R.Petersen (Spark)
  • 2010 Red Bull Renault RB6, S.Vettel Abu Dhabi (Minichamps)
  • 2010 Red Bull Renault RB6, 2 car set (Minichamps)
  • 2012 Red Bull Renault RB8, M.Webber (Minichamps)
  • 2012 Red Bull Renault RB8, S.Vettel (Minichamps)
  • 1997 Williams Renault FW19, J.Villeneuve (Minichamps)
  • 2011 Williams Cosworth FW33, R.Barrichello (Minichamps)

Le Mans/Sportscar/Rally cars

  • 1923 Bugatti Type 32 Tank, de Vizcaya (11) French GP (Top Model)
  • 1981 Ferrari 512BB, 5th place Le Mans (IXO)
  • 1982 Ferrari 512BB, NART team Le Mans (IXO)
  • 1957 Jaguar Type D, Bueb/Flockhart (3) Le Mans winner (Spark)
  • 1996 McLaren F1 GTR, car (53) Le Mans (Minichamps)
  • 1997 McLaren F1 GTR, car (39) Le Mans (Minichamps)
  • 1997 McLaren F1 GTR, car (41) Le Mans (Minichamps)
  • 1998 McLaren F1 GTR, car (40) Le Mans (Minichamps)
  • 1998 McLaren F1 GTR, car (41) Le Mans (Minichamps)
  • 1953 Porsche 550 Coupe, car (154) Carrera Panamericana (TSM)
  • 1953 Porsche 356, car (200) Carrera Panamericana "Eva Peron" (TSM)
  • 1986 Porsche 962C, car (17) "Jagermeister" winner Spa 1000k (Spark)
  • 1996 Porsche 911 GT1, car (25) Le Mans 2nd place (Minichamps)
  • 1974 Shadow DN4, J.Oliver (101) - Can Am Champion (Spark)
  • 2000 Subaru Impreza WRC, P.Bourne (17) Rally NZ (IXO)

Road Cars

  • 1954 Buick Century Coupe, Road car in blue and white (TSM)
  • 1954 Buick Century Coupe, Road car in red and white (TSM)
  • 1931 Daimler Double-Six 50, Convertible in black (Mus. Series) (IXO)
  • 1932 Delage D8SS, Road car in blue (Museum Series) (IXO)
  • 1948 Ferrari 166M, Road car in red (IXO)
  • 1933 Mercedes Benz SS, Road car in grey (Museum series) (IXO)
  • VW Beetle 1200 in red (Schuco)

News just in, the Hunter Valley Swap Meet scheduled for October has unfortunately been cancelled until further notice. Well that's it for another month; hope to see you all at Granville on Feb 8. Happy Collecting.

New Additions: 5 January 2013
I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing break over Christmas and New Year. While you guys were lazing in the sun at the beach, I've been busy tracking down the most desirable, the most unusual and the best quality models for your browsing pleasure at the first Granville swap meet on 11th January 2013. OK let's get back to business.


Formula One

  • 1961 Cooper Maserati T53, L. Bandini (Spark)
  • 1976 Lotus Ford 77, R. Petersen (Spark)
  • 1978 Lotus Ford 79, M. Andretti (Spark)
  • 2012 Lotus Renaul E20, K. Raikkonen (Spark)
  • 1985 RAM Hart 03 S4T, P. Alliot (Spark)

Le Mans/Sportscar racing

  • 1963 AC Cobra, Miles/Spencer Sebring 12h (Spark)
  • 1969 Alpine A220, Nicholas/Therier (31) Le Mans (Top Model)
  • 1923 Bugatti Type 32 Tank, Prince de Cystria (18) French GP (Top Model)
  • 1967 Chaparral 2F, Hill/Sharp (222) Targa Florio (Minichamps)
  • 1969 Chaparral 2H, Surtees (7) Can Am Laguna Seca (Minichamps)
  • 1965 Ferrari 275 P2, Stewart/Hill (4) Nurburgring (Best)
  • 1970 Ford Mustang, Parnelli Jones (15) Trans Am (Spark)
  • 1981 Lancia Beta Monte Carlo, Heyer/Ghinzani (17) Nurburgring (Best)
  • 1967 Lola T70 Mk3, Hulme/Brabham (4) BOAC 500 Brands Hatch (Spark)
  • 1967 Lola T70 Spyder, G.Follmer (16) Riverside Can Am (Best)
  • 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS, S.Soukichi (1) winner Japan GP [GT-II] (Ebbro)
  • 1971 Porsche 908/2 Flunder, Noris/Sigala (23) Monza (Best)
  • 1976 Porsche 934, E.Sindal (55) ADAC 300km EGT (Minichamps)
  • 1984 Porsche 956, Needell/Sutherland/Rusty French Le Mans (Spark)
  • 2005 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Yamagishi/Pompidou/Blachemain (Minichamps)
  • 2006 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Yamagishi/Fournoux/Konopka (Minichamps)
  • 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, Law/Neiman/Davison Sebring 12h (Minichamps)
  • 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, Alzen/Stanton/Swartzbaugh Sebring 12h (Minichamps)
  • 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, M.Snow IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge, Sebring (Minichamps)

Road Cars

  • 1954 Jaguar XK140 Coupe (Spark)
  • 1957 Jaguar XK140 Roadster (Spark)
  • 1959 Morris Mini Minor (IXO)
  • 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (Minichamps)

In transit are some 2012 Red Bulls (Webber and Vettel) and the 2010 Red Bull twin set Constructors Champion edition which should make it for the February swap meet. Also in transit is the much anticipated 1967 Brabham BT20 driven by Denny Hulme which may arrive in time for January. Finally I'd like to wish all my friends (and friends I haven't met yet) all the best for 2013, as always, happy collecting.

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