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1/24th Sedans (new models)
« on: March 08, 2018, 06:48:57 PM »
FORD ZAKSPEED TURBO CAPRIs – WURTH and MAMPE
The DRM (German Racing Championship) ran from the 70’s to the mid-80’s, and in 1977 it was dominated by Group 5 racing machines – the so-called “silhouette formula” which competed in the World Championship of Makes from 1977 Onwards.  The turbo Capri made its maiden appearance in 1978 – the car was based upon the original 2-door Ford Capri production car., with extensive modifications made by the German Zakspeed team, a long-time partner of Ford. The Zakspeed Capri showed great promise in winning the 1978 season’s Nurburgring finale, promise which it lived up to in dominating the class in 1979.  1981 saw 3 Capris enter Division 2, one of which sported a livery featuring German auto-parts maker Wurth as main sponsor.  The Wurth sponsored Ford Zakspeed Capri Turbo sped to the championship in impressive style as Ludwig’s machine scored an astonishing 10 wins from 13 races.  Hans Heyer won the 1980 championship in a Lancia before switching to a Zakspeed prepared Capri for 1981.

capri 1-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

capri 1-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

capri 1-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr

capri 2-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

capri 2-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

capri 2-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr

PORSCHE 935 – 1980 DAYTONA 24 Hours
A private team entered an extensively modified Porsche 935 for the Daytona 24 Hours race in 1980.  Though maintaining the appearance of the original German vehicle, the modifications were so extensive that the car was not officially consider an evolution of the original vehicle.  During the 24 hours of continuous competition, the car held front running positions right from the start and finished the challenge victoriously, demonstrating excellent characteristics of reliability worthy of the cars lined up by the official teams.


daytona1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

daytona2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

daytona4 by David Freeman, on Flickr

TAISAN STARGUARD PORSHCE 911 GT2
Since its debut back in 1964, the Porsche 911 stable has established an unparalleled esteem, both on streets and in competitions.   The GT2 is a race ready version developed for the world’s GT car racing events. During the 1995 Japanese GT Car Championships, Porsche entered a fleet of their GT2’s, including three entries from Team Taisan.  Each of Taisan’s machines scored a victory during the season, bringing the coveted title to the team.

911GT2-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

911GT2-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

911GT2-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr

911GT2-4 by David Freeman, on Flickr

ALPINE A110 1600SC
Like many other sports car manufacturers, the Alpine was founded by a sports car enthusiast named Jean Redele.  He started with a Renault 4CV, but upon learning of the limitations of its heavy body, he replaced the body with one of his own design made of FRP.  This 4CV Special won its class in the Mille Miglia in 1955.  Since then, Alpine had received ovations in tuning Renault cars.  Based on the Renault 8, the Alpine A110 was released in 1963.  It included a Gordini tuned 956CC 4-cylinder engine at the rear and a lightweight body shell made of FRP.  The vehicle had numerous variants, among those being the most sophisticated – the 1600SC.  This car proved its potential by dominating road races held in the early 60’s and late 70’s.  Among them, the pinnacle of its career was undoubtedly in 1971 when it entered the 1971 Monte Carlo and eventually became world champion.  The car in display is a theoretical entry for the Le Mans 24-hour race.


Alpine-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Alpine-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Alpine-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Alpine-4 by David Freeman, on Flickr


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