Saturday, December 26, 2009

Le Mans 24 HR GT2 Winner

Risi Competizione is an American auto racing team formed by Giuseppe Risi in 1997. Initially a partnership with Doyle Racing using the name Doyle-Risi Racing, Giuseppe Risi took full control of the project and it was rebranded with its current name in 2000.[1] Risi Competizione has won races and championships in the IMSA GT championship, American Le Mans Series, and Rolex Sports Car Series, as well as earning three class wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1998, 2008 and 2009 . Much of Risi Competizione's success has come through the use of Ferraris.

In 2008, Risi entered the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the second year in a row, entering Salo and Melo along with Ferrari factory driver Gianmaria Bruni in their primary car, while Krohn Racing used Tracy Krohn, Niclas Jönsson, and Eric van de Poele in their cooperative entry. Although the Krohn entry was the first retirement of the race, the main Risi entry went on to take the GT2 class victory, 19th overall. This marked their second victory at Le Mans in four attempts.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

2009 LM 24 HR Winner

After two failed attempts at Le Mans 24 HR (Twice beaten by Audi). The Peugeot 908 HDi FAP finally won the LM 24 HR this year. In June this year, the cars #9 and #8 took the first two places, 16 years after Peugeot's last win at Le Mans 24 HR. Together with the sixth-placed #7,
they performed a formation finish, crossing the line with all three cars line-astern.

Though I'm not a Peugeot fan. It's certainly hard for me to miss out this winner. You can see from the packaging itself is slightly different than regular Spark models... That's why it costs slightly more than the rest... Merry Christmas & happy holidays.

* Diecastbase do have all three #9, #8 & #7 Spark 1/43 in stock. So you got to be quick not to miss these great models.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Three great drivers - Darren Turner, David Brabham & Antonio Garcia.

All three drivers (Darren Turner, David Brabham & Antonio Garcia) that drove the #009 DBR9 to victory in 2008 LM GT1 class returned to the legendary 24 HR Le Mans race the following year either competed in different classes or drove for different teams.

The last AMR DBR9 that raced in 2008 LM 24 HR.

Darren Turner stayed with AMR, but drove a brand new Lola Aston Martin

Antonio Garcia joined Corvette Racing and took another GT1 title in 2009.

David Brabham won the 2009 LM. He drove the 908 HDI FAP to victory for the team Peugeot.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Aston Martin Racing DBR9 #009 2008 LM GT1 Winner

I like to collect models in pair. Be it 2 cars from the same team or rival team. It gives me whole different meaning to pick up them in pair... plus these two cars were the 2008 & 2009 LM GT1 winners respectively. What a great fun!!!

After picked the Corvette, now it's time to show you the C6.R main rival... The Aston Martin DBR9.
If you are a LM GT1 fan you won't want to miss this stunning Spark model.
It never easy to find past released Spark models. It took me a while to settle with this one. There was absolutely no chance you can find one with descend price tag around evil bay. Finally found this one from a great seller.

With two great drivers, David Bradham & Darren Turner name printed on it is like adding icing on a cake.

There you go, one of my favorite GT1 race car 2008 AMR DBR9 #009 LM GT1 ...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Replicarz - Serving fine scale models for the auto enthusiast

Dear collectors,

In case you don't know who is Replicarz. Here are some facts about them...

Replicarz is a family owned and operated business. Located in Rutland, Vermont (USA) we have been serving the die cast hobby for almost 20 years. Although we have grown considerably during this time, we have never wavered or lost sight of our original business theory:

* Offer high quality products at a reasonable price, and back it up with fast shipping and customer service that is second to none.

Not a lot of hoopla and hype here at Replicarz, we do business the old fashioned way but with modern day technology. We simply strive to offer the modern day collector all the best brands and the latest releases from around the world. We are your one stop shopping headquarters! Let us show you why we have become the industry leader for fast, dependable mail order. We ship worldwide daily serving just about every country on the planet. Our friendly courteous sales associates are very knowledgeable about the products we sell, so in the event you need help we are just a phone call or a click of the mouse away. You can shop at Replicarz worry free, as every purchase is covered by our 30 day "NO HASSLE" guarantee. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we will gladly exchange the item or credit you in full for the purchase price NO QUESTIONS ASKED!

I would like to recommend this great seller to you all. In fact I'd bought a number of great models from them in recent months. Absolutely great stuff! What make Replicarz so unique is, the business owner Mark Fothergill. In my opinion, he's unlike most online sellers out there, with only one thing in mind - PROFIT! PROFIT! PROFIT... he's a mentor to new collectors like me. He even maintain his own blog where he make every effort to introduce new arrival items to his customer. You don't see such seller so often, do you?

Find out the latest offers and new arrivals at Replicarz here

So-- what are you waiting for?

Check out all the different lines we carry to your left and start to browse the store today! We love to hear our customers comments, (good or bad) so please by all means feel free to share your experience with us. If ever you have problems with our site or navigating it in any way, it will be greatly appreciated if you bring this to our attention. We want you to have the best possible shopping experience here at Replicarz.

We thank you for taking the time to visit our site, hopefully we can tempt you with our inventory of over 2,500 different items.
All in stock and ready to ship!

Voice: 802-747-7151 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday EST

Mark Fothergill (President)

Friday, December 4, 2009

2009 Corvette Racing C6R LM GT1 Winner

Finally the long awaited Corvette C6R reached me yesterday morning. I was extremely exited when received a call from my local post office and inform me that my package from Hong Kong has arrived... Wasted no time and I went pick up the parcel... I was absolutely stunned when I open the Parcel. As usual Spark has done an excellent paint job on this model... each of the detail has been put up to perfection... No complaint so far!! To be honest I was freeze looking at the model for nearly 30 minutes... A must for every model collectors... if you don't want to miss this gorgeous model, quick go grab one from Diecastbase.

.... see to believe....

These are recommended LM GT1 models that DiecastBase current have in stock.

You can also find some great Spark models at Replicarz !!!

More Le Mans race cars coming soon....
Well, there are handful of LM models to review soon... do visit my blog regularly for latest update of my 1/43 model collection...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

2009 Lola AMR LMP1 Le Mans 24 HR

Can't resist myself from picking up one of these gem. Well, in general I love AMR race cars, the DBR9 in particular. It's just like love at first sight, since I first saw them competing in 2006 Le Mans.... The blue and orange Gulf liveries just add icing on the cake on this model... and the finishing is just awesome, great piece of art by Spark.

Why I picked the #008? Why not #007 which finished in 7th overall in the 2009 Le Mans 24 HR? One simple reason, Darren Turner. One of the UK's most successful and experienced racing drivers. He has competed and excelled in almost every four-wheel racing category, most notably taking two GT1 class victories at the Le Mans 24 Hours. In 2009 he moved up to the LMP1 class of the Le Mans Series with Aston Martin and also raced the brand new Nissan GT-R in selected rounds of the FIA GT Championship.

2009 a great Motor sports season...

Well, the 2009 motor sports season have concluded in recent weeks. Despite the globe is hitting by economic crisis, 2009 was nothing less than an exciting season. There were many surprise but great achivement in competitions like (just to name a few of my favorite racing competition)
* Who would have thought Brawn GP & Jensen Button could be 2009 F1 Champion? before the 2009 season started.

* How could the #1 Nismo GT-R failed to defend it's title in the last round after dominated most races in the 2009 SuperGT season

* Lexus won both GT500 and GT300 championship in Super GT.

* Why Mikko Hirvonen lost the WRC lead to Sebastian Loeb in the very last few stages in the final round of WRC?

* Peugeot FAP HDI grab top 2 finishes in the Le Mans 24 HR endurance racing...

* Audi set new record by won three consecutive DTM title (2007, 2008 & 2009) in a row.

* SEAT retained it's WTCC title.

* Sebastian Loeb took his 6th WRC title.

I'm now looking forward to another great 2010 season. What to watch?

* Nissan GT-R GT1 spec will make it debut FIA GT season in 2010. Can it competes with the mighty Corvette in the GT1 class?

* Can Audi R15 take back the title from Peugeot in the legendary Le Mans 24 HR race?

* Can AMR Lola LMP1 challenge it's diesel counterparts (R15 & FAP HDI) in Le Mans 24 HR?

* Can Hirvonen stop Sebastian Leob from taking another WRC title

* Can Fernando Alonso brings Ferrari another F1 champhionship?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Recommended Seller: DiecastBase

Well, I bought quite a number of 1/43 scaled race cars from DiecastBase in recent months. All in all, I'm very impressed with their commitment to give every customer total satisfaction in every transactions. Thus, I recommend this good seller to you all. You can visit them at or find out what great items in offer at their ebay store.

DiecastBase, a diecast supplier from Hong Kong, providing variety of high quality die-cast collectable models. They have been in doing business online such as ebay for many years. Operating with a mission ~ providing great and authentic items to you at competitive price with reasonable shipping charge.

Shipping and Combine Shipping

DiecastBase charges accurate shipping cost. We do Combine shipping to save your money. Buy more, save more. We ship your items mainly by Hong Kong Post. You may also choose to ship by express companies, such as Fedex, UPS and DHL. Tracking number will be provided after shipped.


DiecastBase handle your order with care. We will wrap your items by layers of bubble paper to ensure its good condition.

Customer Services

DiecastBase care about what your want, what you get and how you feel. Please contact us via email or MSN. Our return policy allows a 30-day money back guarantee period (excluding shipping charges). If you found your item with any factory defect within 30 days after shipped, please let us know. We will replace it or refund your money after you return the item to us in original condition.

Payment Methods

DiecastBase accepts payment via Paypal. For Westernunion Instant Money Transfer, International Bank Transfer and any other negotiable means, please email us for details.

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Get the nearly SOLD OUT spark 2009 Le Mans 24 Hour GT1 Winner at only US$49. Don't miss this GOLDEN chance or you will regret later. S1528 SPARK Corvette C6.R Le Mans 2009 Winner LM 1:43

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Buying diecast from good sellers.

I'd been collecting 1/43 scaled racing and road car models for nearly three years. Currently, I have more than 100 model cars that worth about US$4,300 in my collection. Brands that I'm collecting are, Redline, Spark, Minichamps, Kyosho, Ebbro, IXO, Onyx and Vitesse. Let me share some of the good source where you can get your dream models at very reasonable price. Well, before I recommend any seller, there are few criteria what a good seller must possess:

1. Offering variety of latest models.
2. Frequently update their customer with the upcoming models.
3. Allow pre-order without charging any cost, until the item available.
4. Give discount to regular customers.
5. Charge reasonable shipping rate e.g. From Hong Kong to Singapore shoudn't cost more than
US$12 for a Parcel that contains 1 pcs of 1/43 model.
6. User friendly & secure e-commerce site (if you don't feel secure, always ask the
seller to send you Paypal invoice).
7. charge reasonable shipping charges.
8. Fast and good shipment packing, e.g. use proper box.
9. Provide good customer service, e.g. fast in responding to customer queries.

Well, I hope these info will help anyone of you who want to invest in this hobby... Happy diecasting...

Sunday, November 8, 2009

2009 Super GT season a year to remember for Lexus

There are reasons why Toyota should celebrate in their upcoming 2009 Toyota Motorsports Festival at Fuji Speedway on 22nd November 2009. This was due to the recent double wins in both GT500 and GT300 class of the 2009 Super GT season.

Juichi Wakisaka and Andre Lotterer put up a good title fight right to the finish line to grab the second place in round 9 at Motegi, thus secured the GT500 class drivers and team champion. The No.36 PETRONAS TOM'S SC430 finished the season on high with 10 points ahead of second place AUTOBACS RACING TEAM AGURI on 102. While the championship leader (up to round 8) Nismo came 1 point short in third place.

While veteran Manabu Orido and Tatsuya Kataoka pair with their team RACING PROJECT BANDOH took the GT300 honors. The team was build up of great mechanics, drivers and engineers. According to the team’s Manager Masataka Bando. Their key to success came from good team work. That’s why the No.19 Wedsport IS350 was consistently scored points at every round of the competitive GT300 races.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Audi set record in DTM

Timo Scheider and Audi did it: Last year’s winner successfully defended his DTM title in the 2009 season in the A4 DTM. This makes Audi the first brand to have won the title for the third consecutive time in the history of the DTM that has been held since 1984.

The old DTM champion is the new one as well: After 2008, Timo Scheider was again determined as the winner of the DTM. By finishing in second place, the Audi "factory" driver won the title in the finale at Hockenheim on October 25 for the second time in a row.

"I’m incredibly happy that we did it again - and once more in front of a spectacular turnout on my home ground," beamed Timo Scheider after the finale at the circuit in Germany’s "Baden" region. "I’m one-hundred-percent happy with my team and my Audi A4. That was the key to success throughout the season." Yet his lead at the end blurs the fact that the DTM field this year was even more competitive than it had been before. Whereas Scheider had been continually leading the standings from the second to the final, eleventh, round last year, the 2009 season was clearly filled with more suspense: Tom Kristensen, his team-mate in Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, was running in front after the season opener. In the second race Timo Scheider moved up to the top of the standings, but lost the lead again in the fourth round to Mercedes driver Gary Paffett. After the fifth race, the Briton shared the lead with Audi "factory" driver Mattias Ekström with an equal points score. Only in the sixth race at the Nürburgring Timo Scheider got the upper hand again by a narrow margin - with a one-point advantage over his team colleague Mattias Ekström.

Particularly during a phase when the championship was highly balanced, one of Timo Scheider’s special strengths proved to be very helpful: For two years now, he has not only been very happy with the handling of the youngest generation of the Audi A4 DTM but, in addition to the necessary racing luck, also possesses the required strategic judgment. Trying to force the issue? No way. Instead, he acts prudently and strategically, makes smart decisions and attracts attention by the way he intelligently stands his ground - sporting exactly the style of a great champion. On the evening before the race at Barcelona, for instance, he had his car fitted with a new clutch - and launched himself from grid position five to first place with an unrivalled start. It was the second win of the season after Oschersleben and increased Scheider’s lead of the standings by seven to twelve points.

Yet despite this advantage Scheider never underestimated his rivals. "I’ve never written anyone off because my lead can shrink very quickly," the candidate said in response to questions by journalists when he had the chance to win the title early. In fact, he only achieved position 16 on the grid at Dijon-Prenois. This did not disconcert him, though, and he advanced to sixth place, thus traveling to the finale with a seven-point lead over Gary Paffett. However, fierce competition not only emerged from the Mercedes-Benz camp but also his own squad. Mattias Ekström had chances of winning the title up until Dijon-Prenois as well. "Mattias is a racer through and through. Everyone wants to be the ‘number one’ at Audi. He’ll surely give everything he’s got to beat me," said Scheider, not deluding himself in the least bit before the round in France.

The career of the 30-year-old racer, who grew up in Braubach, about 70 kilometers away from the Nürburgring, was not always as brilliant as it is now: After taking his first steps in kart racing at the age of ten and clinching remarkable exploits in formula racing, he started racing in the DTM in the 2000 season, then aged 21. As early as in 2005 his up to then hapless DTM career seemed to be over. But in 2006 he returned to the high-caliber touring car series with Audi. It took 79 races until he was able to celebrate his first victory, last year at Oschersleben. He had broken his duck. Five victories and a total of 15 podium places within just two years underscore his true class.

Professionalism not only in the cockpit but also in dealing with media, his nearly endless patience for fans and a basically positive attitude are the traits that distinguish Timo Scheider as a person. And he is a prime example of the fact that sporting success does not have to lead to an extravagant lifestyle. In Lochau on the Austrian side of Lake Constance Timo Scheider, together with his fiancée Jasmin and son Loris, leads a life that is a far cry from the jet-set lifestyle in Monaco that many racers favor. The family man prefers recharging his batteries surrounded by family and friends around Lake Constance and also likes relaxing in the nearby mountains.

At the same time, the whole family has a penchant for anything to do with engines: Whether joint supermoto riding with Jasmin or first kart excursions of the merely six-year-old Loris - Timo Scheider lives at top speed with his whole family. His fiancée as well as his parents often accompany him to the race track.

"The first title involved the highest amount of pressure," says Scheider, comparing his current exploit with last year’s. "The second one is more enjoyable." And up to now only Bernd Schneider managed a successful title defense in the DTM. It’s nice that the driver named Schneider without the ‘n’ can now continue this feat …"