DTM in small scale

Posted by: jclevering in Member Blogs

The DTM started out in the eighties, but the first scale models in small scale seem to have come much later, with the class 1 regulations. This started in 1993

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Mercedes-Benz 190 Evo 2 (MicroChamps)

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Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti (MicroChamps)

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Opel Calibra V6 (MicroChamps)

The cost spiralled and the manufacturers thought that making the series more international would appeal to a broader audience. So in 1995 some international races were added in a seperate ITC. DTM would dissapear for 1996.

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class V6 (MicroChamps)

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Opel Calibra V6 (1996 ITC version) (MicroChamps)

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Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti (1996 ITC version) (Kyosho)

Unfortunately, this did not work and the series dies in 1996.

The idea never seemed quite dead. Opel shoed a concept car in 1998. Ironically, the Astra Coupe DTM has not been made in small scale.

From the original series though, the Audi was made as a small scale version, but without racing livery. It was sold by Edocar, but made by relatively unknown Loyal Bright

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Audi TT DTM (Edocar)

The 2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM was not made, but Kyosho made this 2003 version:

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Mercedes-Benz CLK AMG (2003) (Kyosho)

For 2004 the regulations changed

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG (Norev)

The 2nd Audi was the 2004 version of the A4:

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Audi A4 Abt (Newray)

Followed by the 2011 version

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Audi A4 Abt (Minichamps)

Which was followed by new entry for 2012 (and eventual winner) BMW:

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BMW M3 DTM (unknown)

If you have any additions, please let me know!

 

Tags: Vehicles, Tales of Toy Cars

jclevering
jclevering on May 08, 2014

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There are more DTM cars, of course. Matchbox did three versions, Maisto did at least one and RealToy also made 3 versions of DTM cars.
jclevering
jclevering on August 08, 2013

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When I wrote there is no small scale Opel Astra Coupe in DTM I was not entirely truthfull, as Schuco did this 1:87 version, which I did not include because of it's size that does not really fit in the rest of my collection and was forgotten.
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