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 J├Ânsson, 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...