Friday, July 30, 2010

Spark Models

I'm focusing to build up my Spark collection in 2010. I've picked up at least 20 pcs of these fine models since January this year. One of the reasons why I chosen Spark models above IXO, AA is because, Spark models are make for genuine collectors. They work very hard to replicate every tiny detail possible into their products. Take the 2009 Audi DTM for example, these models were make up of more than 120 pcs of components. Phew! I wonder how difficult Spark factory workers manage to put those tiny parts together...
Spark models might cost about US$5 to US$10 compare to regular AA 1/43. I think it's well worth every penny spent... Material wise is much much better than AA... Paint job are fantastic too, not easy getting bubbles compare to AA models that I have in my collection...
Recommended Spark supplier.... DiecastBase (100% positive ebay feedback).... Some great Spark models up for grab....

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

2008 Xanavi Nismo GT-R (R35) #23

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

2007 SuperGT #22 Motul Autech Z

In fact 2007 was an average season for Nissan in Super GT, GT500 in particular. Where we saw the runaway winner Arta NSX secure their team and driver titles at the final round with just need to finish 8th position....

I didn't pick up the #23 Xanavi for the GT500 Nissan Z, but chosen the #22 instead. This was due to the choice of driver that lead me to the decision. I personally think Michael Krumm is one of a great race driver. He's now race for Nissan in FIA GT1 championship.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

2003 JGTC Champion Xanavi Nismo GT-R #23

Well, the #23 Xanavi Nismo GT-R is always collectors' favorite item. It took me years to source for this one.

The car that gave Satoshi Motoyama JGTC legendary status!

Good partnership between Satoshi Motoyama and Michael Krumm was the key to win the 2003 JGTC GT500 Championship. Competition in JGTC is usually intense... The 2003 season was no different. The 2002 champion pair J.Wakisaka / A.Iida of team ESSO TOYOTA Team LeMans driving the #1 Toyota Supra was giving the Xanavi Nismo run for their money. Which saw the title (driver) was decided by only 3 points.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

1998 JGTC Skyline GT-R (R33) Penzoil Nismo #23

The 1998 JGTC championship winning car... 1998 JGTC  was indeed a good year for the Penzoil Nismo #23, driven by Erik Comas and Masami Kageyama, saw them won the opening and third round of the series. The pair were crowed champion at round 7 - Sugo, with total of 67 points collected, that comfortably gave them 17 points margin over of their nearest rival (Kohji Yamanishi and Tom Coronel pair).