In staging the photos of my collection, I have made small dioramas of racing scenes that are close to period and where possible, with figures of the actual drivers of the racing cars depicted. This sense of action is more pleasing to me than just a static picture of a model. Taking that one step further, I have started to create miniature dioramas in 1/43 (1:43) scale, which depict certain racing events. I have tried to be historically acurate with the cars based on pictures and recollections, but sometimes a little artistic license is necessary. In doing research, I have found that there are ample pictures of most cars and even drivers, but very few in the pits and especially the paddock. From time to time I am going to offer these works for sale. I will consider special commissions of a subject of your choice. I can be contacted at: OLD IRISH RACING Please contact me for availability and shipping costs. I will ship world wide at cost. All dioramas include original model boxes where available.

DIORAMAS FOR SALE

"Special Delivery"

Special Delivery: This represents Abarth Corsa delivering the Scuderia Serenissima 700S Spyder from the factory to Le Mans in 1961. This is a very detailed combination of a handbuilt Fiat 1100 truck by Denis Carrara of Carrara Models and a rare Pinko/Gama Fiat Abarth 700S Spyder in a nice plastic display case.

$175.00 plus shipping

"Le Mans 1970"

Le Mans 1970: Le Mans in 1970 began the Porscha domination. This is a large diorama (22"wide x 24" deep) which depicts the paddock at Le Mans in 1970 with the Martini International and the Salzburg teams (race winning 917K). It is the first phase of a two phase build, with the second phase being the pit buildings and race pits of these teams (22" wide x 12" deep). The finished diorama will be 22" wide x 36" deep. Teams featured besides the ones mentioned will also include the Healey (XR37) and tow vehicle (historically researched) in the paddock. Other features include the Dunlop tire distributor truck, crew, etc. and other various pit vehicles, trailers, etc.
Models by various makes (Spark, PremiumClasixxs, Exoto, etc.) contact for details.
FOR SALE - $1,075.00 which includes finished second phase of 1970 Le Mans pit building. Item must be picked up from my studio, I will not ship due to size, weight and potential damage..

"1960's RACING USA"

American International Racing: James Garner's racing team at Daytona in 1969, where they finished 2nd in their Lola T70 GT. Comes with detailed racing transporter with operating rear lift (Exoto), both team cars (Spark & Best) and four driver figures representing the team drivers. All in a nice clear acryllic display case.
RARE!
$275.00 plus shipping

"Lotus Wins Daytona!"

Lotus 19 - Daytona Winner: Dan Gurney won the 1962 Daytona Continental 3 Hour race in the Arciero Brothers Lotus 19. The Continental was the precursor to the 24 Hour race at Daytona and Gurney was its first winner in a dramatic finish. This diorama set includes the Lotus 19 (Spark), Arciero's El Camino (NEO) tow vehicle with spare tires and fuel drum, Dan Gurney and mechanic figure, together with two axle trailer in a nice clear acryllic show case.

SOLD

"King of the Mountain!"

King of the Mountain!: Bobby Unser, one of the undisputed greats at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, drove the Arciero Brothers Lotus 23B to the outright win and Pikes Peak Championship in 1964. Bobby Unser won Pikes Peak thirteen times, more than any other driver of this prestigious event which has been the domain of the Unser family. This diorama set includes the Lotus 23B (Spark), Arciero's El Camino (NEO) tow vehicle with spare tires and fuel drum, together with two axle trailer in a nice clear acryllic show case with Pikes Peak backdrop.

LAST ONE!
$175.00 plus shipping
Driver and mechanic figures extra.

"MG at Le Mans"

MGA Twin-Cam: This is a small diorama of the 1959 MGA Twin-Cam of Lund & Escott that ran at Le Mans in 1959, being towed by a BMC support vehicle on a single axle trailer (trailer may vary). Figures or background not included at this price, but can make available at cost. Comes in nice clear acryllic showcase. MG by Bizarre, BMC truck by Corgi.

$135.00 plus shipping

"Porsche's Targa Win!"

Porsche 908/3's at Targa Florio 1970: These are the four Porsche entires on the Targa Florio in 1970, upon which Jo Siffert and Brian Redman drove a masterful race, giving Porsche the win and second place with Rodriguez and Kinnunen. This diorama is a of the four Porsche entries (incl. the winner #12) in a typical Sicilian town's cobbled courtyard. It is in a wooden frame and measures approx. 11" wide by 9" deep and the backdrop stands 5" tall. All four cars are made by Best and are mint boxed.

$225.00 plus shipping

DISPLAY BASES

INDY 500

Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Start Finish: A custom made replica of the famous start/finish line at Indianapolis, with its yard of bricks from the old track surfice. Comes in a plastic display case 13" x 5.5" x 5x5". Track can be made in 'clean" pre-race condition, or after race condition as shown, with or without Indianapolis logo on pit wall. Each piece is handmade to order, each piece is unique. (Note: If you desire, I can make a pre-1961 base with all bricks. Add $20 to price.)

$50 (does not include cars or backdrop)

INDY 500 (small)

Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Start Finish: A replica of the famous start/finish line at Indianapolis, with its strip of bricks from the old track surfice. Wood base is 10" wide by 8" deep. Track can be made in 'clean" pre-race condition, or after race condition as shown, with or without Indianapolis logo on pit wall. Each piece is handmade to order, each piece is unique.

SOLD OUT - Inquire

CUSTOM BUILDS - What do you have in mind?

Jaguar at Daytona 1988 - "Last Stop to Victory"

Last Stop to Victory: This depicts the race winning Jaguar XJR-9 during its final pit stop at Daytona in 1988. This was created mainly from memory of the Daytona pits and photos of the race scarred and battle weary Jaguar near the end of a grueling 24 hour race. It was a simpler time when pit crews didn't wear fire protective suits and helmets (except the refuelers.) I need to make a few minor changes such as a refueling rig rather than gravity feed and to the pit stand, but I believe it captures the essence of that moment in the race

Private Collection - NOT FOR SALE

Le Mans 1983 - "Just For The Hell Of It!"

"Just for the hell of it": That was how the manager of a small British racing team described their taking on the big factory teams at Le Mans in 1983. They were doing well too, until a poorly machined part from Porsche took them out of the race. This is a representation of that team's race pit at Le Mans in 1983. The pit building is hand assembled and cut from recycled wood.

Private Commission - NOT FOR SALE

The finished product. Porsche Kremer CK5 - Richard Cleare Racing





"The New Tractor"

The New Tractor: A depiction of the day the new tractor is delivered to the farm, quite an event at most small farms!

Private Commission - Not for Sale

Planned - in the building or conception phase

Ferrari 1-2-3: Celebrating the Ferrari 1-2-3 sweep of Daytona in 1967. This diorama will feature correct drivers and Daytona background.
Fangio on La Carrera: Fangio's race winning Lancia D24 on the Carrera Pan Americana in 1954, with support crew and vehicle.
Cunningham Le Mans: The Briggs Cunningham team's paddock at Le Mans in 1955, with race cars, support vehicles, figures , etc.

Jaguar Victorious!:The race winning Jaguar at Le Mans in 1988, together with other team cars, transporters and crew.

Sebring 1963:Dan Gurney behind the wheel of the Cobra he shared with Phil Hill at Sebring in 1963.
The Fair's in Town: Workmen hauling a huge Showman's Engine for the fair/circus coming to town.

Dioramas do not include backgrounds, figures or bases which may be shown for photographic detail, unless noted. All prices in US Dollars. We accept PayPal!

PLEASE NOTE: From 1968 into the 1990's tobacco companies sponsored many significant race cars. In the interest of historical accuracy, Old Irish Racing chooses to display models in our collection as historically accurate as possible. While seeing a tobacco advert on a car gives me no more desire to go smoke than seeing a car makes me want to go suck on its exhaust pipe. If tobacco (or alcohol) adverts on race cars offend you, please go look at nice pictures of bunnies and kittens on another site.

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THE TRIPLE CROWN OF ENDURANCE RACES:
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