AMERICAN, ASIAN & AUSTRALIAN RACING & PRODUCTION CARS

AMERICAN RACING CARS

1968 Howmet TX: The Howmet TX (Turbine eXperimental) was designed in 1968 by Ray Heppenstall to test the competitive use of a gas turbine engine in Group 6 racing. Howmet provided castings for turbines in the aerospace industry. A 2960 cc Continental gas turbine produced 325 bhp at 57,000 rpm! The car's chassis was built by McKee. The car retired at Le Mans due to an accident driven by Dick Thompson/Ray Heppenstall.
Model by BIZARRE 1/43
1970 Plymouth Superbird: The Superbird was developed for NASCAR racing from Plymouth's Road Runner production cars. It took lessons learned from Chrysler's 1969 NASCAR season with the Dodge Charger Daytona, providing increased perfrormance and better aerodynamics. The 7.0L hemi V8 (426 Cu. in.) engine produced over 425 hp and was capable of over 200 mph. Plymouth usd the Superbird to lure Richard Petty away from Ford and he used it to great advantage, winning 18 races including Riverside with this car.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda: Dan Gurney and his All American Racers (AAR) were contracted by Plymouth in 1970 to campaign cars for himself and Swede Savage to drive in the Trans-Am series. AAR built three of the dark blue cars for running in the series, but budget cuts at Chrysler meant Gurney would only drive the first two races of the season. Plymouth finished fifth in the 1970 Trans-Am Championship with no wins and just 15 points.
Model by SMTS 1/43
1970 Dodge Challenger: Sam Posey was the primary driver fr the Plymouth entry in the 1970 Trans-Am. It and the Cuda AAR benefitted from chassis and roll cage development by AAR. The Challenger unlike its sister car the Challenger held together better than the Cuda; with Posey taking three third place finishes at Kent Road America and Lime Rock and Dodge bested Plymouth in the points championship. The great Tony Adamowicz drove at Riverside but was a DNF.
Model by SMTS 1/43

1970 AMC Javelin: AMC began racing the Javelin in the Trans-Am serieis in 1968. By the 1970 season AMC brought in Roger Penske and his organization to run the program, with Mark Donohue as driver and engineer. Penske modifications significantly improved the handling of the Javelin and performance of the 5.0L V8 engine. Donohue won three races and AMC finished second in the Over 2.0L Trans-Am Championship in 1970,to the Ford Mustang.
Model by SMTS 1/43
1974 AVS Shadow DN4: In 1970 Don Nichols founded Advanced Vehicle Systems(AVS) and began producing the cars known as Shadows. The cars were designed to limit areodynamic drag and be powered by some of the most powerful engines avaialble. Their distinctive black UOP sponsored livery were popular additions to the McLarens and Porsches which dominated the Can-Am grids in the early 70's. In 1974, the DN4 was introduced with Jackie Oliver and George Follmer as team drivers. Powered by a Keith Black prepared 8.7L aluminum block Chevrolet V*, producing 900hp, Oliver won the final Can-Am Championship in 1974. This is Follmers car from that season. He had two second place finishes behind Oliver.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1996 Chrysler Viper GT-R GT1: Dominique Dupuy, Perry McCarthy and Justin Bell drove this entry for Société Viper Team Oreca at Le Mans in 1996. They failed to finish due to a blown engine on the 96th lap. Developed in conjunction with Chrysler, Oreca and Reynard Motorsport, the GTS-R was the racing variant of the Dodge Viper, created to contest the GT1 class at Le Mans and other European races as well as the North American IMSA series. The Viper's 8.0L V10 produced 600 bhp and had a top-speed of close to 200 mph. The GT1 was discontinued for the GT2 in 1997, with Vipers finishing 1-2 in their class at Le Mans.
Model by UNIVERSAL 1/43

2001 Saleen S7R (R.M.L.): Built by Saleen Automotive, the S7R is a high performance mid-engined supercar produced from 2000-2007. Powered by an aluminum Ford 7.0L twin-turbo V8, the S7R produced 750 hp and had a top speed of 248 mph. S7R's were entered in the American and European Le Mans series. Ray Mallock Ltd. (RML) assembled the first few S7-Rs under the supervision of Saleen's engineering team in their workshops in Britain. This car was campaigned in Europe for the 2001 season by RML. For Le Mans thatyear, it was co-sponsored by Ecurie Ecosse and driven by Johnny Mowley, Ian Kellar and Bruno Lambert. They failed to finish due to engine failure after 175 laps. The team did quite well in the 2001 season with several class wins. In 2002, the car was sold to Graham Nash Motorsport and campaigned through 2005.
Model by IXO 1/43
2003 Saleen S7-R: Powered by a Ford V8 engine with 600 bhp (199 mph), the Saleen S7 is a limited-production, carbon fiber bodied, high-performance American supercar. At Le Mans in 2003, Jean-Francois Yvon, Walter Brun and Jesus Diez de Villaroel for Konrad Motorsports, but were unable to qualify fast enough to make the 50 car field and were the second reserve car for the race. Reliability problems plagued the cars. When they the cars did finish, various victories were scored in the highly competitive FIA GT Championship against their main rival, Corvette.
Model by IXO 1/43
2008 Saleen-Ford S7-R: The French team of Christophe Bouchut, Patrick Bornhauser and David 'Hallyday' Smet drove this Larbre Competiton S7R to 28th place overall and 6th in the GT1 class at Le Mans in 2008. Using a Saleen-Ford 7.0L V8, producing 700 hp and capable of 200 mph, the Saleen was successful for this team apart from Le Mans, winning the 2008 FFSA GT Championship.
Model by IXO 1/43

ASIAN & AUSTRALIAN RACING CARS

1964 Brabham-BRM BT8 (Goodwood, 1964): Brabham (Motor Racing Developments) diverted from making open wheel cars with the introduction of the BT5 sports racing car in 1963. Following the success of that car, Ron Tauranac designed its successor the BT8. Using the same tubular space frame chassis with a fiberglass body on the mid-engine car, the BT8 was designed to accept larger more powerful engines than the BT5. Twelve cars were built between 1964-1966, with most built to house the 2.0L Coventry-Climax 4-Cylinder engine. One car was built and raced by Jack Brabham which housed a 2.7L Repco V8 engine. That car was the genesis for this car (Ch. #SC-5-64), which was built with a 1.9L V8 BRM F1 engine for Team Rosebud.
Model by AUTOMODELLI STUDIOS 1/43
1964 Brabham-BRM BT8 (Goodwood, 1964): Team Rosebud from Texas hired Jack Brabham to race their BT8 at its inaugural race, the Lavant Cup at Goodwood, where Brabham finished 3rd overall and first in class. It was subsequently shipped back to the USA where it was driven with success by Trevor Taylor at the Riverside 200 and Laguna Seca 200, winning its class. After its active race career ended, it passed through many hands including those of Bobby Rahal and friend Steve Pike. While the BT8's became the cars to beat in the mid-60's, its successor the BT17 was not successful and after, Brabham focused solely on building formula cars.
Model by AUTOMODELLI STUDIOS 1/43
1967 Hino BRE Samurai: The legendary Peter Brock Base had formed BRE after he left Shelby. One of the first projects at BRE was the development of Hino sedans for racing in the USA. Successful, it caught the attention of the Japanese auto industry and Hino asked Brock to design a prototype race car for the Japanese GP and Le Mans. Powered by a modified 1.3L Hino 4-cyliner engine, the Samarai was hailed worldwide as a design triumph. Race officials at the Japanese GP were less impressedand ruled the car did not have sufficient ground clearance to run. The deal with Hino ended, but led to his involvemnet with Datsun/Nissan and that is another story! Base signed by Peter Brock
Model by EBBRO 1/43

1980 Mazda RX-7: Win Percy first began his association with Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) in 1980, driving this Mazda backed, TWR prepared RX-7. The relationship with TWR that would span well over a decade started off in spectacular fashion, with Percy winning the Drivers Championship in the British Saloon Car Championship in 1980; winning all ten races entered. Percy would go on to win the Championship again in a Mazda in 1981 and for Toyota in 1982. He finished second in 1986 driving a TWR Rover. TWR also entered a team of RX-7's at Spa 24-Hours in 1980, with Percy and Peter Lovett was leading its class when an hour and a half before the finish a wheel came off. The car was disqualified when Percey received outside assistance in trying to reattach the wheel. A first generation RX-7, the TWR prepared 1.1L rotary engined car produced 250 bhp and revs up to 10,800 RPM!
Model by ATLAS 1/43
1982 Dome RC82i(March): Eliseo Salazar, Chris Craft and Nick Mason raced this Ford Cosworth powered Dome RC82i at Le Mans in 1983 in Group C. They failed to finish the race due to a blown clutch and were classified in 40th position. The RC82i was built on a March chassis and powered by the long-distance racing version of the Cosworth DSV, the DSL V8 of 3.3L. It was raced at Le Mans three times in 1982-84.
Model by BIZARRE 1/43
1991 Mazda 787B (LE MANS WINNER): Using Mazda's R26B rotary engine, the 787B was developed for Group C and IMSA racing during the 190-91 seasons. The four-rotor R26B featured three spark plugs per rotor and had a maximum power output of 900 hp, which was limited to 700 hp during the race for longevity. The 787B used Porsche's five-speed gearbox. This car is the winner of the 1991 Le Mans 24 hour, with Volker Weidler, Johnny Herbert and Bertrand Gachot at the controls.
Model by IXO 1/43
2001 Dome S101: Dome returned to Le Mans as a manufacturer in 2001, after having entered a modified version of the 1999 Le Mans winning BMW LMP V12 in 2000. For '01, Dome had a completely new carbon fibre / aluminium honeycomb chassis. Powered by a 4.0L Judd V10, the S101 produced 600 bhp for Jan Lammers' Racing for Holland team, with Donny Crevels & Val Hillebrand. Qualifying fourth, Lammers led Le Mans until electrical problems ended their promising debut race.
Model by SPARK 1/43



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THE TRIPLE CROWN OF ENDURANCE RACES:
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