Competition

Be in to win: 1 of 5 Classic Cars of New Zealand

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The best from 20 years of New Zealand Classic Car magazine. Drawn from the 100s of issues and 1000s of cars featured in the magazine since launch, this 148-page hardback book is a must-have for all classic-lovers. Combine stunning and evocative photography, gorgeous classic cars and authoritative text from the editors of New Zealand Classic Car magazine and you have Classic Cars of New Zealand – a celebration of Kiwis and their classic cars. Freight free to New Zealand delivery addresses. Read the rest of this entry »

WIN a set of S1 Land Rovers

S1-land-roversThis gift-pack of 1:76 die-cast models produced by Oxford, comprises a collection of five Land Rover Series I illustrating some of the body and wheelbase variations available in the Oxford range. These models also come in an equally wide range of liveries featuring well known users of this versatile vehicle — including an 80-inch Royal Air Force canvas back version, an 88-inch Royal Mail hard-back and a green 88-incher plus a British Rail fire appliance and a 109-inch frame-back in grey.

In cooperation with online model shop, Awesome Collectables, we’re giving one lucky reader the chance to win one of these terrific models.

To be in to win simply click here and answer the following question: Name the Rover chief of design who is generally credited as the originator of the Land Rover concept?

Competition closes on August 24, 2013.

Want to buy this model, or need more information about Oxford models? Visit www.awesomecollectables.co.nz and check out their range of quality die-cast models. If you have a query, send them an email at awesomecollectables@gmail.com.

Win an ARMCO Boss 302 Trans-Am Mustang

mustangSPR Models has just been appointed the NZ distributor for the Australian ARMCO brand of models. This relatively new company produces 1:43 models of iconic Aussie vehicles, including classic Holden cars, station wagons and utes; 1960s–’70s race cars, and even a classic FJ Holden drag car and GTR-X concept car. Production of each model is limited to a certificated 500 numbered units.

One of the first ARMCO models to arrive is this 1969 Boss 302 Trans-Am Mustang driven by Frank Gardner in the 1970 British Saloon Car Championship. As is the current trend, resin is used for the body, with fine photo-etched components completing the exterior. The paint finish is excellent, and the model has a detailed interior. It is supplied with a numbered certificate complete with Frank Gardner’s printed signature, and is packed in a black hinged-lid presentation case.

Go into the draw to win this 1:43 ARMCO model of Frank Gardner’s Boss 302 Trans-Am Mustang by answering the following question.

In what year did Frank Gardner win the New Zealand Grand Prix?

To enter this competition, enter your answer here. Competition closes on April 30, 2013.

These models, along with the rest of the ARMCO range, are available direct from SPR’s new online store – www.spr-models.co.nz – or from specialist hobby shops. For more information about the Spark, Bizarre, ARMCO or TrueScale ranges phone John on 09 845 4551, or visit the website.

 

WIN a Vanguards Triumph TR4

triumphThis Vanguards 1:43 die-cast model is based on the baby-blue Triumph TR4 driven by Mike Sutcliffe and Roy Fidler to a class win at the 1962 Alpine Rally. Modelled to Vanguards’ usual high standard, this is a model that all Triumph TR enthusiasts will want for their collection. And, just to make it easier for one reader, NZ Corgi/Vanguards distributor, Toymod, had supplied us with one example of this delightful model to give away to a lucky reader. Just answer the following question to be in to win:

It wasn’t a Triumph, but which British sports car was overall winner of the 1962 Alpine Rally?

To enter this competition, enter your answer here. Competition closes on April 30, 2013.

Vanguards models are available from all good toy and hobby shops. If you have a problem locating them, contact Toymod Ltd (PO Box 18 263, Auckland, ph. 09 527 0122 or fax 09 527 0144) to find your closest retailer.

 

Win a Corgi Colin McRae Motorsport Ford Escort MkII


Although Colin McRae grew up watching Escorts on the rally stage, he always knew that a MkII Escort would not be a match for a modern WRC car – underpowered and lacking in traction. Not one to be deterred by that, McRae approached DJM Motorsport and commissioned it to build a rather more modern take on the classic Escort – the finished car, dubbed the DJM Motorsport Ultimate Escort, appearing in 2004. It was impressive, with McRae reckoning it to be capable of clocking up faster stage times than his WRC Ford Focus.

Part of Corgi’s Colin McRae Motorsport Collection, this 1:43 die-cast model of McRae’s ultimate Escort could be yours – just answer the following question:

Name the husband and wife team who run DJM Motorsport.

To enter this competition, click here and post your answer.
Competition closes on February 26, 2013.

Corgi models are available from all good toy and hobby shops. If you have a problem locating them, contact Toymod Ltd (PO Box 18 263, Auckland, ph. 09 527 0122, fax 09 527 0144) to find your closest retailer.

WIN a Spark 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL

This month we have chosen a 1:43 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL from the Spark range as our feature model. Based upon BMW’s E9 two-door coupé, the 3.0 CSL was a homologation special built to ensure the car was eligible for the European Touring Car Championship. The ‘L’ stands for leicht (light), unlike in other BMW designations where it meant lang (long).

We have tended to focus on race cars for these monthly features, however, with their lack of racing decals it is often road cars that really showcase the modeller’s art. Their naked bodies, without race livery to mask imperfections, highlight a manufacturer’s ability to accurately reproduce the body lines of the original vehicle. And Spark has certainly got the lines right with this model.

The first thing you notice is the quality of the injection moulded resin body, and the flawless hand-polished paint. Then you’ll spot the extensive use of photo-etched parts for all the chrome body mouldings, wheel arch trim, window frames, windscreen wipers, grille and side vents. Most model manufacturers still use out-of-scale chrome-plated plastic for these items. Even the BMW roundels and 3.0 CSL boot lid badge are photo-etched, instead of the usual decal.

Other standout features on this model are the raised lettering on the number plates – again, not simply a flat decal; the tiny tubular exhaust tip; and the fit of all the windows. Spark does not use one-piece, injection-moulded clear plastic for its windows. This results in a loss of transparency, and over-scale thickness – especially noticeable if the windows are modelled half down or open, such as with our feature model. Instead Spark chooses to use die-cut PVC glued into each individual window and windscreen frame – a more expensive option, but one that adds improved realism. This BMW 3.0 CSL demonstrates why Spark is considered one of the leading producers of 1:43 models.

SPR-Models, the importer of the Spark brand, currently has six different versions of the BMW CSL listed on its online store, ranging from Le Mans race cars to road cars.

Go into the draw to win this beautifully hand-crafted Spark model by answering the following question:

What is the item number for this model?

(Hint – it starts with ‘S’ and can be found on the SPR-Models website.)

To enter this competition, click here and post your answer.

Competition closes on December 1, 2012.

This model, along with the rest of the Spark range, is available direct from SPR’s new online store – www.spr-models.co.nz – or from specialist hobby shops. For more information about the Spark, Bizarre or TrueScale ranges contact John, ph. 09 845 4551, or visit the website.

WIN a Colin McRae Sierra Cosworth

This 1:43 Special Edition die-cast model – a joint venture between Colin McRae Motorsport and Corgi – is part of the Colin McRae Tribute Collection, which now numbers 14 models. This addition to the range depicts a car from the early part of Colin McRae’s rallying career – a 1989 Group A, WRC Ford Sierra RS Cosworth, finished in the correct livery as it started the 1989 RAC Rally. As always with Corgi models, this one is wonderfully well detailed and comes in its own presentation box.

Thanks to the good guys at Toymod, the NZ Corgi distributor, you can enter the draw to win one of these Colin McRae Sierra Cosworth models – just answer the following question:

In what position did Colin McRae (and his Sierra Cosworth) finish the 1987 Rally of New Zealand?
To enter this competition, click here to post your answer. Competition closes on December 1, 2012.

Corgi & Scalextric models are available from all good toy and hobby shops. If you have a problem locating them,
contact Toymod Ltd (PO Box 18 263, Auckland, ph. 09 527 0122, fax 09 527 0144) to find your closest retailer.

WIN Classic Grand Prix 
models from Spark

SPR Models has noticed a distinct trend over the last few years. Although it still sells a large number of models of modern cars, these are now outnumbered by sales of classic race car models – especially 1950–’80s F1 cars; classic sports and GTs; and Can-Am models. This trend corresponds with the resurgence in classic motor racing in New Zealand, and probably reflects the age of the typical model collector – it seems everyone now wants to collect (and race) the cars that adorned their bedroom walls all those years ago.
To meet the demand, SPR Models is now importing more 1:43 miniatures from this era, and both of these are from the Spark range – one classic GP car from the ’50s and another from the ’60s.
The first of the pair is the Mercedes W196 driven to victory in the 1954 German GP at the Nürburgring by Juan Manuel Fangio. In the hands of Fangio and Moss, the highly successful W196 won nine out of the 12 races entered in the 1954 and 1955 Formula One seasons. Spark has now produced nine different 1:43 versions of the W196 – five with the streamlined Monza body and four with the more conventional open-wheel bodywork. The featured 
No. 18 W196 looks magnificent, and has been modelled with a driver figurine of Fangio in period helmet and goggles. The other is Graham Hill’s No. 1 BRM P57, winner of the 1963 US Grand Prix held at Watkins Glen. Accurate in every detail, this resin model is painted in BRM’s classic metallic green.
SPR’s latest shipment includes many more classic grand prix models including the Shadow DN8; BRM P153 and P160E; Brabham BT20; Renault RE20; Lotus 56B, 78, 79 and 102B; Arrows A10; Eagle T1F; Porsche 718; Zakspeed 891; and Tyrrell 018.

Go into the draw to win this pair of beautifully hand-crafted 1:43 Spark-brand models by answering the following question: What are the item numbers for these two models (hint, they start with ‘S’ and can be found on the new SPR Models website)? 
To enter this competition, click here and submit your answer. 
Competition closes on November 20, 2012.
These two models, along with the rest of the Spark range, are available direct from SPR’s new online store – www.spr-models.co.nz – or from specialist hobby shops. For more information about the Spark, Bizarre or TrueScale ranges phone John at 09 845 4551, or visit the website.

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