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50 increasing race numbers. Or 500... (read opening post) 10 years, 5 months ago #1

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I bet nearly everybody with racing cars in his collection at least once has been observing the array of numbers on doors, bonnets, roofs, windscreens, etc., counting from 1 to...  15? 26? Or even 40 if he had a vast collection?
I have an Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 TT 12 Coupe \'Giro d\'Italia\' in my collection, number 518. But if I start to count from 1 the first missing number is in the thirties.
Can we do it together? Do we have all numbers from 1 to 100 and beyond? Will I ever be able to put a picture of that Alfa 33 number 518 here?
Please add your pics, but pay attention to a few guidelines:



Do not skip numbers! Just wait untill another member has posted the next number.
One number at a time.
Numbers should be from competition cars (race or rally) that actually raced or from fantasy liveries.
All scales, makes, materials welcome.
A little information on the model, its maker of how it got into your collection will make this topic even more interesting.

OK then, gentlemen start your little engines! Count down to counting, 3, 2, 1, GO!

CAR \'00\'
Hot Wheels 2003 issue of the 1996Chevy 1500. Called an S-10 on Canada.




And we\'re off with number \'1\':



This is a 1:64 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI. The original cars raced in the DTM and ITC series but the manufacturer put fantasy liveries on all the models, many of them from the automotive industries. The origin of Track Stars is Australian, the models were produced in China. Track Stars made also the Mercedes 190 and Opel Calibra from the DTM, but also Formula Cars, American Stock Cars and pick-up trucks. All models were sold with a matching tinplate box. I only collect the Alfas and have 29 different liveries now. Later Track Stars was sold to Hasbro. The brand has revived but the models are of a very different character now.

As far as I know I still miss three 155s: a plain yellow one, which was sold under the Maisto brand, a yellow and blue fantasy competion cars, sold under the Action City brand and a Track Stars in \'Eagle 1\'. Huh... what\'s in a number...





OK, who\'s going to put number \'2\' here?

Last Edit: 10 years, 3 months ago by Joschik.

Re:50 increasing race numbers. Or 500... (read opening post) 10 years, 5 months ago #2

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Someone in TC owns this lovely Matchbox Roadrunner.



I\'d like to have it, but this is as close to a No.2 diecast racer I can get on short notice.

Re:50 increasing race numbers. Or 500... (read opening post) 10 years, 5 months ago #3

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Ah, from the everlasting Road Runner vs. Wile E. Coyote competition
Cute thing.


Number three, more serious track work:



1/43 Alfa 156 WTCC 2005 by Spark Models


Re:50 increasing race numbers. Or 500... (read opening post) 10 years, 5 months ago #4

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Got something similar, a few of them. Remembered I wanted this #4 Chevy Camaro from Matchbox. Not sold in NZ, I\'m afraid.

Re:50 increasing race numbers. Or 500... (read opening post) 10 years, 5 months ago #5

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The Matchbox Yesteryear Y5 Bentley Blower No.5 
Also have quite a few variants of these vehicles but haven\'t had time to sort them all out. Its a growing collection.
Last Edit: 10 years, 5 months ago by RVREVO. Reason: read the rules.

Re:#6 of 50 increasing race numbers. Or 500... (read opening post) 10 years, 5 months ago #6

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Dinky #23G/233 Cooper-Bristol Racer, 1953 release, 89mm in length Grand Prix racer with cast body an green bubs, black or gray tires, black sheet metal base with 23F, White driver and number 6, silver body and exhaust
Dinky_Cooper_Bristol___10.JPG

Re:50 increasing race numbers. Or 500... (read opening post) #7 10 years, 5 months ago #7

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Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Spider \"Daytona\" (short body) Mugello circuit 1968, drivers Facetti / Biscaldi.
1/ 43, Made by Best. High detailing for a diecast. And quite accurate; the spoilers or extra mirrors on the car were varying from race tot race, so did Best with its range of Tipo 33 models. The open air vents alongside the rear window were a nice feature at the time of the introduction of this model.



Re:50 increasing race numbers. Or 500... (read opening post) #8 10 years, 5 months ago #8

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Nr. 8...  twice. Hard to imagine, but both models represent the same car; an Alfa Romeo 8c 2300 Le Mans, winner of the 24 hrs race in 1932, driven by Sommer and Chinetti.
The left one is made by Pinko, the right one by Altaya/Ixo.
For more pics and one of the original car look here.

Re:50 increasing race numbers. Or 500... (read opening post) #8 10 years, 5 months ago #9

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Here\'s a classic (got three). Matchbox No.9 Ford Escort RS2000 from 1978.

Re:50 increasing race numbers. Or 500... (read opening post) #10 10 years, 5 months ago #10

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In 2005 publisher Fabbri together with Gazetta dello Sport started a new partwork series, consisting of 80 different Alfa Romeos. Some of them were quite good models, others were terrible, like the Alfetta GTV6 \'Totip\'. This Trofeo Alfasud is one of the better models.
This particular model represents a car from the Trofeo Alfasud competition. In 1976 the competition drivers were joined by racing celebs for a fund raising race for the victims of an earthquake in the Friuli region. This no. 10 was raced by Niccolini and late F1 driver Ronnie Peterson. The drivers names are on the window on the right side.
I did not collect all 80 models from the Fabbri collection. I left some of them sitting in their blister packaging and made this \'ladder\' for exposing them.


Last Edit: 10 years, 5 months ago by Dinky Boy. Reason: typo

Re:50 increasing race numbers. Or 500... (read opening post) #10 10 years, 5 months ago #11

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Majorette Renault 11 - No.11 on bonnet.

Re:50 increasing race numbers. Or 500... (read opening post) #12 10 years, 5 months ago #12

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Another one from my Track Stars collection (see first post in this thread).



But with another brand on it: Edocar from the Netherlands. The colours and sponsor names (all fantasy) are different from the original Track Stars models. The same \'Xtreme\' car was also marketed by \'Fast Lane Diecast\', a Toys \'R Us brand.



The Porsche models in the Edocar Touring Series did not come from Track Stars, the Mercedes and Opel did.


 

Re:50 increasing race numbers. Or 500... (read opening post) 10 years, 5 months ago #13

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Bad luck? Not me! This is a number 13 in my collection, a 155 V6 TI from the 1994 DTM season. Made by Minichamps. The car was raced by Gianni Giudici.

Re:50 increasing race numbers. Or 500... (read opening post) 10 years, 5 months ago #14

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I think this is a Johnny Lightning.

No.14 done.

Re:50 increasing race numbers. Or 500... (read opening post) 10 years, 5 months ago #15

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This is a great idea for a thread!

I found this number 15 Ferrari in the galleries