THIS COMPETITION HAS EXPIRED
Many model collectors like to create mini-dioramas with their favourite race cars displayed alongside the corresponding team transporter or service vehicle. However, until now few mainstream manufacturers have produced these commercial vehicles, with the small number of available models – usually in the form of resin or white-metal kits – coming from little specialist companies.
Luckily Spark has now released a series of these vehicles including the 1967 Team Lotus, 1970 Gold Leaf Lotus, and 1972 John Player Special transporters. Spark has also modelled the Team Lotus Dodge Travco motorhome from 1973. Other Formula One and Sports Car Team vehicles include the 1969 Cooper F1 transporter; 1969 Matra International and 1970 Equipe Matra transporters; John Wyer’s 1973 Gulf Mirage/ Gulf Porsche transporter; and the 1977 Ligier F1 truck. But the most iconic race car hauler produced by Spark must surely be the stylish Team Ecurie Ecosse transporter from 1959.
Spark has also modelled a range of 1:43 Ford Transit motor sport service vans. These are available in a number of different versions and team liveries including the 1968 Castrol Ford Transit, 1970 Penthouse Racing, 1972 Firestone, 1974 Elf Team Tyrrell, 1979 Ford Motorsport, and 2000 Martini World Rally Team van. Spark has also produced all three of the awesome V8-powered Ford Transit Supervans.
It is the 1972 Firestone and 1974 Team Tyrrell Ford Transits that we’re featuring this month. Both are modelled in perfect detail in resin, and would complement your collection of 1970s race cars, or Tyrrell F1 cars.
Answer the following question to go into the draw to win the Elf-sponsored Team Tyrrell Transit.
What scale are these two Ford Transits by Spark Models?
Competition closes on March 26, 2011.
Check out the full range at www.spr.co.nz