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Montag, 17. Februar 2020

Good News for F1 Lovers - Reims Gueux 1959



Historic Racing - F1 by Wrenn Formula 152

Wrenn Formula 152 vor der Boxengasse in Reims Gueux 1959
Wrenn Formula 152 vor der Boxengasse in Reims Gueux 1959

Formel 1 Rennen Circuit Reim Guex 1959
Formel 1 Rennen Circuit Reim Guex 1959

Bought some Wrenn Formula 152 a little while back. On a rare occasion, when the sun light hit the track, I took pictures of the three F1 in front of the pits. Added some pictures of the F1 Race at Reims Gueux in 1959 for reference. I think it came very close. Need to find a way to make them go around the track someday.
Wrenn Formula 152 vor der Boxengasse in Reims Gueux 1959
Modellrennbahn Maßstab 1:64 Circuit Reims Gueux

Formel 1 Rennen Circuit Reim Guex 1959

Vor einiger Zeit habe ich 3 Wrenn Formula 152 erstanden. Hatte lange gedauert, bis sich ein passendes Angebot fand. Wie der Zufall es wollte, schien die Sonne auf die Bahn. Schnell wurden mit dem Handy ein paar Bilder mit den Rennwagen in der Boxengasse aufgenommen. Im Vergleich dazu ein paar Bilder vom Formel 1 Rennen 1959. Das Modell kommt dem Original schon ziemlich nah. Jetzt müssen die Autos nur noch dazu gebracht werden den Kurs zu umrunden. Ein schönes Projekt für die Zukunft.

Bild Quelle: fotolibra Jean Behra Ferrari Rheims GP 1959


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Samstag, 16. November 2019

Slot Car Porsche 911S 1.000 km Nürburgring 1970/1971


Make it two - Porsche 911S Slot Car Custom

Zwei Porsche 911S Slotcar Modelle im MAßstab h0 Kremer Racing
Porsche 911S Slot Car Nürburgring 1970 und 1971

If there was an easy way to duplicate the bodies, paint and decorate each one to the desired result, there would be more than two Porsche 911S from various races during that period in my collection.


Slotcar Maßstab 1:64 Porsche 911S Kremer Racing Nürburgring 1971
Kremer Racing Porsche 911S 1000km Nürburgring 1971
Slotcar Porsche 911S Porsche 911S 1000km Nürburgring 1970 Bananendampfer
AAW Finland Racing Team Porsche 911S 1000km Nürburgring 1970


The Kremer Racing Porsche form the 1971 event and the AAW Finland Racing Team 911S from the previous year team up for some pictures at Forest Hill. Looking at the pictures the subtle differences between the two models can be detected on the front and the rear bumper. The Kremer Porsche features the latest modifications with an altered front spoiler and split rear bumper.
Custom Slotcar AFX Porsche 911S Ansicht von Hinten in zwei Variationen
Custom Slotcar AFX Porsche 911S Ansicht von Hinten in zwei Variationen

For now, these are the last two examples to be featured. If I ever get myself to jump into casting bodies, there could be another series coming up. There are many more, I would like to see being made into 1:64 slot car models.
Zwei Porsche 911S von oben Kremer Racing und AAW Racing Team
Zwei Porsche 911S von oben - Kremer Racing und AAW Racing Team


From the collection

1.000 km Nürburgring 1971

Porsche 908-03 #3 International Martini Racing Team Vic Elford / Gérard Larrousse
Porsche 908-03 #1 J. W. Automotive Gulf Porsche Pedro Rodríguez / Jo Siffert
Porsche 908-03 #4 International Martini Racing Team Gijs van Lennep / Helmut Marko

DNF
Ferrari 312PB 2 #15 S.p.A. Ferrari SEFAC Jacky Ickx / Clay Regazzoni
Porsche 908/03 #2 J. W. Automotive Gulf Porsche Jo Siffert / Derek Bell

1.000 km Nürburgring 1970

Porsche 908/03 #22 Porsche Konstruktionen Salzburg Vic Elford / Kurt Ahrens Porsche
Porsche 908/03 #15 Porsche Konstruktionen Salzburg Hans Herrmann / Richard Attwood
Porsche 911S #79 Racing Team AAW Dieter Fröhlich / Pauli Toivonen
Porsche 917K #54 Gesipa Racing Team Helmut Kelleners / Jürgen Neuhaus

 #PorscheSlotCarh0 #KremerRacingPorsche #NürburgringRacing #h0SöotCarCustom

Montag, 4. November 2019

Porsche 911S #79 Racing Team AAW - Class Winners ADAC 1000km 1970

Going Bananas!


Modelauto 1:64 Porasche 911S #79 1000km Nürburgring 1970
AFX Porsche 911S 1.000km Nürburgring 1970

1.000km Nürburgring 1970 Porsche 911S Racing Team AAW Dieter Fröhlich / Pauli Toivonen GT Class Winners

AFX Porsche 911S Custom Nürburgring 1970 #79
Slotcar Porsche 911S Custom Nürburgring 1970 #79

Porsche 911S Custom Out Law 1:64 AFX Magnatarction
Porsche 911S Custom Slot  Car 1:64 AFX Magnatarction


Nickname for the 911 was “Bananendampfer” banana steamer. In the 1970s bananas were still an exotic fruit and Chiquita was the main importer distributer in Germany. By chance Chiquita became the main sponsor offering 1.000 DM for each win. The “Bananendampfer” was born. 1969 was the most successful year for the team, finishing first in 13 races. In 1970 the Team once again won the GT Class and became 14. overall.

Two Porsche 908-03 came first and second that year.
 #22 Porsche Konstruktionen Salzburg Vic Elford / Kurt Ahrens 
 #15 Porsche Konstruktionen Salzburg Hans Herrmann / Richard Attwood
Yellow Porsche Bananendampfer Nürburgring Calss Winner GT
Porsche 911S Bananendampfer Nürburgring 1970 Siger GT Kalsse



Slot Car Custom Porsche 911S #79 Banendampfer Nürburgring 1970
Slot Car Custom Porsche 911S #79 Banendampfer Nürburgring 1970
1.000km Nürburgring 1970 Porsche 911S Racing Team AAW Dieter Fröhlich / Pauli Toivonen GT Class Winners
Werksfoto Porsche




Porsche 911S #79 Racing Team AAW - Class Winners ADAC 1000km 1970
Werksfoto Porsche
Quelle: Die Historie der Bananendampfer

Making a h0 slot car version of the car an Aurora AFX Porsche Carrera was modified. Front and rear end bumpers changed, rear spoiler and the lumpy mirror was removed. Color was striped, body primed and painted. Window trim and exhaust were detailed. Decals are all custom made and professionally printed by Decals Print. The body received a protecting clear coat. AFX Magnatraction chassis with Turbine rims and Fuchs inserts on the front to match the original setup.

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ACAR Slot Car Custom 1.000 km Nürburgring 1970

Porsche 908/03 #22 Porsche Konstruktionen Salzburg Vic Elford / Kurt Ahrens Porsche
Porsche 908/03 #15 Porsche Konstruktionen Salzburg Hans Herrmann / Richard Attwood
Porsche 917K #54 Gesipa Racing Team Helmut Kelleners / Jürgen Neuhaus

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/1000-km-Rennen_auf_dem_N%C3%BCrburgring_1970

 

ACAR Slot Car Custom 1.000 km Nürburgring 1971

Porsche 908-03 #3 International Martini Racing Team Vic Elford / Gérard Larrousse
Porsche 908-03 #1 J. W. Automotive Gulf Porsche Pedro Rodríguez / Jo Siffert
Porsche 908-03 #4 International Martini Racing Team Gijs van Lennep / Helmut Marko

Ferrari 312PB 2 #15 S.p.A. Ferrari SEFAC Jacky Ickx / Clay Regazzoni
Porsche 908/03 #2 J. W. Automotive Gulf Porsche Jo Siffert / Derek Bell
Porsche 911S #82 Kremer Racing Erwin Kremer / Jürgen Neuhaus Winner GT Class
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/1000-km-Rennen_auf_dem_N%C3%BCrburgring_1971


Donnerstag, 31. Oktober 2019

Kremer Porsche 911S Nürburgring 1971 No 82

Hard to resist! The Kremer Porsche 911S Nürburgring 1970.


Slotcar Porsche 911S Kremer Racing 1.000km Nürburgring 1971
Porsche 911S Kremer Racing 1.000km Nürburgring 1971 slotcar h0

For those who have been following my blog the Kremer Porsche does not come as surprise. Porsche has been on the agenda for quite a while. Especially the cars from the 1970s and 1980s. (Not a conscious choice at all.) And Kremer Racing has been a very active part in Racing thru out that period. With a fresh approach on the graphics, their cars would draw some interest. That is why it is hard to resist reproducing the race cars for the h0 racetrack.
Porsche 911S Kremer Racing passiert die Streckenpostern
Porsche 911S Kremer Racing Custom Slot Car

Frontansicht des Porsche 911S Kremer Racing mit Fuchsfelgen
Der Porsche 911S Kremer Racing mit den typische Fuchs-Felgen



The Porsche 911 S with Erwin Kremer / Jürgen Neuhaus came first in their class GT 2.0. While three Porsche 908/03 would finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd. (You can find the h0 replicas of the winning trio in some of the older posts.) The white arrow style ornament on the hood was difficult to reproduce. Detailed research on all the graphics has proven time intensive. But as many times before it was also very interesting. Reproducing the logos and sponsoring for the model has its merits, especially once they fit and look good on the body.

Porsche 911S Kremer Racing Custom Slot Car mit optimaler Straßenlage
Porsche 911S Kremer Racing mit den sehr schön wirkenden Super Tires
Porsche 911S Kremer Racing als Modell in h0 für die Rennbahn
Porsche 911S Kremer Racing für die h0 Rennbahn - bringing the past alive!
The procedure on the Kremer 911 S was very much the same as with all the others that had be created lately. Some significant changes transformed the AFX Porsche Carrera into a Porsche 911S. Front and rear were altered, mirror and rear spoiler removed. The body was cleaned, primed and painted. After decals were applied the body way protected with clear coat. Wheels by RRR and AFX with some Fuchs inserts by Custom FX on the front. There are many more 911S I would like to transform into h0 slot cars. If it was not for the time, each model is demanding. So far, I like the results, How about you?
h0 Slot Car Porsche 911S Kremer Racing mit dem komplett überarbeiten Heck
h0 Slot Car Porsche 911S Kremer Racing mit dem komplett überarbeiteten Heck
The Porsche 911 S is a nice addition to the growing numbers of 1.000 Km Nürburgring cars in my collection. It is possible that we will see more cars of the 1970 and 1971 races being replicate in h0 in the near future.
Kremer Porsche 911S 1.000km Nürburgring 1971 Gewinner der GT 2.0 Klasse
Kremer Porsche 911S 1.000km Nürburgring 1971 Class Winner


From the collection

1.000 km Nürburgring 1971

Porsche 908-03 #3 International Martini Racing Team Vic Elford / Gérard Larrousse
Porsche 908-03 #1 J. W. Automotive Gulf Porsche Pedro Rodríguez / Jo Siffert
Porsche 908-03 #4 International Martini Racing Team Gijs van Lennep / Helmut Marko

DNF
Ferrari 312PB 2 #15 S.p.A. Ferrari SEFAC Jacky Ickx / Clay Regazzoni
Porsche 908/03 #2 J. W. Automotive Gulf Porsche Jo Siffert / Derek Bell

1.000 km Nürburgring 1970

Porsche 908/03 #22 Porsche Konstruktionen Salzburg Vic Elford / Kurt Ahrens Porsche
Porsche 908/03 #15 Porsche Konstruktionen Salzburg Hans Herrmann / Richard Attwood
Porsche 911S #79 Racing Team AAW Dieter Fröhlich / Pauli Toivonen
Porsche 917K #54 Gesipa Racing Team Helmut Kelleners / Jürgen Neuhaus





#Porsche911S #PorscheNuerburgring #RacingPorsche


Mittwoch, 23. Oktober 2019

Porsche at Le Mans 1970 – h0 Slot Car Custom


Porsche 907 and 910 at Le Mans - the Unknown Heroes

Drei Modelle Porsche 910 und Porsche 907 24 Studen Le Mans 1970 im Maßstab h0
Slot Car Custom Porsche 910 and Porsche 907 24 Hours Le Mans 1970



If you like historic race cars and you also like h0 slot cars, you will not find to many of the iconic race cars ready to buy, collect or race in that scale. There are some Porsche, Ferrari, Ford GT40 and Cobra Daytona’s available, that can be converted into one of the legendary cars to be found on popular classic car meetings these days. To escape the limitations of h0, customizing bodies becomes a necessity. The variation of slot cars available in larger scales can be very tempting. When it comes to track building the size would be a drawback. The combination of the two, modelling slot cars and a slot tracks, offers more options. This is why making unique cars in 1:64 has become fascinating challenge. What can be achieved?

Porsche 907 #61 Wicky Racing Team und zwei weitere Porsche 910
Porsche 907 #61 Wicky Racing Team und zwei weitere Porsche 910

Porsche 910 #61 Guy Verriere 24h Le Mans 1970 Slot Car im Maßstab h0
Porsche 910 #61 Guy Verriere 24h Le Mans 1970 Slot Car im Maßstab h0

Racing Legends h0 - Porsche at Le Mans 1970
Racing Legends h0 - Porsche at Le Mans 1970 - ho Slot Cars



In case of the Porsche 910, 907 or 906 Carrera the TYCO 908 has proven to be a good starting point. The bodies even allow to swop the chassis for the preferred AFX Magnatraction. Modifications on the front wheel wells create a better look. With the rear exhaust removed, altered air intakes and side vents added, the body resembles some of the significant features. Proportions of doors and roof, rear deck lid, head lights have not been changed. With the almost correct graphics the Porsches are a good interpretation of the original race cars.

The growing collection h0 slot cars from the 24 hours Le Mans 1970 was never intended. In the beginning the collection of resin bodies by Ryotaro +R Models drew my interest. At the time the focus was mainly on the Ferrari 512. The AFX Porsche 917 could be transformed into the race winning car and some of the other teams. Customizing various Porsche 911 on bases of the AFX Porsche 911 Carrera brought up the idea of making some of the interesting Porsche 911S of the race. The 910 and 907 followed. You can also scale the blog for more 24 hrs. Le Mans 1970 slot cars.
Porsche 910 24h Le Mans 1970 Christian Poirot #46
Porsche 910 24h Le Mans 1970 Christian Poirot #46


Slotcar Porsche 910 24h Le Mans 1970 Guy Verrier #60
Slotcar Porsche 910 24h Le Mans 1970 Guy Verrier #60
Porsche 910 24h Le Mans 1970 Christian Poirot #46
Porsche 910 24h Le Mans 1970 Christian Poirot #46




 ACAR 24 hours Le Mans Slot Car Overview

24h Le Mans 1970 Porsche 911 Slot Car Custom

Slot car h0 24h Le Mans 1970 – ACAR Custom Slotcar h0

#SlotCarRacing #SloCarLeMans1970 #Custom H0 Slot Cars


Montag, 30. September 2019

24h Le Mans 1970 Porsche 911 Slot Car Custom


History Repeating – Porsche 911S 24 Hours Le Mans 1970

Porsche 911 24h Le Mans 1970 h0 Slot Car
Metting Porsche 911 24h Le Mans 1970 h0 Slot Car at Forest Hill
You might have seen the iconic Porsche 911 S with the number 277. This car became Magnus Walkers and also the Outlaw Porsche enthusiasts trademark. The design, with colour accents on the bumpers, the red hood with number and sponsors represents a time, when teams would enter cars with the similar look and feel to the main races, like the 24h of Le Mans 1970. Growing up during that period, the taste for those graphics stayed with me. After the first attempts converting the AFX Carrera to a 911 S, the idea grew to make more of the Porsche 911 entries at the 24h Le Mans 1970.

h0 Slot Cars Custom Posche 911 24h Le Mans 1970
Custom Porsche 911 24h Le Mans 1970 ho Slot Cra

h0 Slot Cars Custom Porsche 911 24h Le Mans 1970
Having fun out on the track Porsche 911 from the 24h Le Mans 1970


Researching images of the various cars and background information proofed to be time consuming. 24h Le Mans 1970 seemed to be well documented. The internet has proven to be a great source for all sorts of information over the years. Finding detailed information on the teams and cars has proven to be rather difficult. Teams no longer exist. Sponsors changed logos or went out of business. Many images are of poor quality. Identifying names and graphics can take forever. Only by chance some of the logos could be identified. Some are still a vague reproduction of what was deciphered. Still the little Porsche 911 S look good and perform well on the track.

AFX Porsche Carrera converted to Porsche 911 S 24h Le Mans 1970
AFX Porsche Carrera converted to Porsche 911 S 24h Le Mans 1970

AFX Porsche Carrera converted to Porsche 911 S 24h Le Mans 1970
Porsche 911 Meeting at Forest Hill
All of the cars sport an AFX Magnatraction chassis, like most of my custom-built slot cars  Wheels are mostly RRR or similar AFX rims with Custom FX Fuchs inserts. Bodies are based on the AFX Porsche Carrera. All bodies underwent modification on front and rear spoilers and bumpers, the rear-view mirror was removed, a lump on the driver’s side. All the cars were treated with great care. All the paint removed, sanded, base coat applied, sanded, painted and repeated if necessary. Window trim, headlights, exhausts etc. were detailed with Revell Aqua Paint. Some decals came from Le Mans decals. Others are custom made decals for better proportions and detail, printed by Decal Print. The Porsche 911s are a nice addition the growing collection of h0 slot cars, representing the 1970 Le Mans grid.
Custom h0 Slot Car Porsche 911 S 24h Le Mans 1970
Custom h0 Slot Car Porsche 911 S 24h Le Mans 1970


Matthias Pohl 24h Le Mans 1:32 


#43 Porsche 911 S LM 1970 Jean-Pierre Gaban 
Porsche 911 S 24 Le Mans 1970 Jean-Pierre_Gaban #43
Porsche 911 S 24 Le Mans 1970 Jean-Pierre Gaban #43


#59 Porsche 911 S LM 1970 Team Jean Egreteaud 
Porsche 911 S 24h Le Mans 1970 Team Jean Egreteaud  #59
Porsche 911 S 24h Le Mans 1970 Team Jean Egreteaud  #59


#63 Porsche 911S LM 1970 Team Ray Racing
Porsche 911S 24h Le Mans 1970 Team Ray Racing #63
Porsche 911S 24h Le Mans 1970 Team Ray Racing #63


#65 Porsche 911S LM 1970 Claude Haldi-HART SKI Racing
Porsche 911S 24h Le Mans 1970 Claude Haldi-HART SKI Racing #59
Porsche 911S 24h Le Mans 1970 Claude Haldi-HART SKI Racing #59


#67 Porsche 911S LM 1970 Jacques Dechaumel
Porsche 911S 24h Le Mans 1970 1970 Jacques Dechaumel #67
Porsche 911S 24h Le Mans 1970 1970 Jacques Dechaumel #67


Other hO Slot Car Customs

Slot car h0 24h Le Mans 1970 – ACAR Custom Slot Car h0
Slotcar ho Custom - Alfa Romeo T33/3 #36 24h Le Mans 1970

My first Porsche 911 S Custom

Porsche 911S Bonomelli Targa Florio 1971
Porsche 911 S Bonomelli Squadra Corse Targa Florio 1971
Porsche 911 S Bonomelli Squadra Corse Targa Florio 1971
More 911 S to come

#Porsche 911 #PorscheLeMans #LeMans1970 #h0slotcar #slotcarracing
 

Freitag, 30. August 2019

Slot Car Porsche 911 S from 24h at Le Mans 1970

Unknown heroes - the World of Porsche 911 S at the 24h Le Mans 1970 

We all know the winning Porsche 917K Porsche Salzburg #23. Most would not know who came second or third that year. The Porsche 917L Martini Racing Team ­#3 driven by Gérad Larrousse and Willi Kausen finished in second place. Helmut Marko and Rudi Lins came third with the Martini Racing Team Porsche 908/2LH #27.

Porche 911S 24h Le Mans 1970
24h Le Mans 1970 - Sieger Porsche 917K #23 - weniger bekannt,
viele Porsche 911S von kleineren Teams, die am Rennen teilnahmen.









But there were several Porsche 911S participating in the event. Private entries with little hope for the big success. All off them displaying unique and compelling liveries. Unfortunately, these cars were not as well documented as the ones entered by powerful companies or racing teams. It took some time to find some reliable sources in order to recreate the liveries with logos from unknow companies that went out of business some time ago. Modelers like myself are not historians and do not necessarily have all the resources and contacts to retrieve the desired information. Still, some of the 911S have come to fruition. Even thou they are only h0 slot cars with all the drawbacks, they recreate some of the spirit of these days.

Here is a teaser - the #65 Porsche 911S Hart Ski Racing Team Claude Haldi / Arthur Blank.

Slotcar Porsche 911S Le Mans 1970
Slotcar Porsche 911 S Hart Ski Racing Team (CH) #65
Claude Haldi (CH)/Arthur Blank (CH), Result: DNF
Sponsors: HART SKI / METALLOSA SA / Esso

AFX Porsche Carrera Custom 911S Slotcar h0
Slotcar Porsche 911S Custom AFX Porsche Carrera
Porsche 911S Hart Ski Racing Team Claude Haldi (CH) / Arthur Blank (CH)
Porsche 911S Le Mans 1970 Hart Ski Racing Team Claude Haldi (CH) / Arthur Blank (CH)

The name of Claude Haldi popped up frequently during research. It became obvious that Claude Haldi, a Swiss driver, had entered the 24h of Le Mans on serval occasions with little success. And to my surprise I had made some of these cars into slot cars over the years.

More Porsche at Le Mans with Claude Haldi

Porsche 934 Schiller Racing (CH) Le Mans 1976 #69

Slot Car h0 Custom Porsche 934 Le Mans 1976 Cluade Haldi
Slot Car Porsche 934 Schiller Racing (CH) Le Mans 1976 #69
Claude Haldi (CH)  /Florian Vetsch (CH),  Result: DNF)
Sponsors: SKIWEAR HCC




Porsche 911 Carrera Porsche System Engineering Ltd #47

Slot Car h0 AFX Porsche 911RSR modifiziert
Slotcar Porsche 911 Carrera Porsche System Engineering Ltd. (D) Le Mans 1973 #47
Reinhold Jöst (D) / Claude Haldi (CH), Result: DNF)
Sponsors: MARTINI RACING
The 911S was made from an AFX Porsche Carrera. Front spoiler had to be reworked. The rear spoiler was removed. And the rear bumper underwent subtle changes. The rear-view mirror had to be removed. It looks like a lump, not much of a mirror. ­ After reworking the body on all of the 911S, base coat was applied, sanded, another layer of base coat, sanded and painted. Custom decals for all the cars had to be designed and printed. Details painted, fog lights added on some and the right rims mounted to the chassis. The front wheels mainly feature the Fuchs inserts by Custom FX.

This is an earlier Porsche 911S from the 24h Le Mans 1970
Jean Egreteaud (F) #59

AFX Custom Porsche 911S Slotcar h0 Le Mans 1970
Slotcar Porsche 911 S Jean Egreteaud (F) #59
Jean Égreteaud (F)/Jean Mésange (F), Result: DNF)
Sponsors: Esso



Porsche 911 S 24h LeMans 1970


 

 

 

 

 

Claude Haldi

Le Mans 1983: Claudi Haldi mit Angelo Pallavicini, Peter Sauber und Marco Vanoli
(Foto: Jimmy Froidevaux/Archiv Zwischengas.com).


 #LeMansPorsche #911S #ClaudeHaldi #24hLeMans1970 #SlotcarPorsche911S