1968 Lotus 49B - Graham Hill World Champion 1968, 2nd US Grand Prix Graham Hill
Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:29 PM
Lately Exoto has been damn near giving away s lot of their models. So, I took part and picked this one up. I came in last week, no issues, no delay, no problems. The model itself is very well detailed. I prefer these older F1 cars because of the exposed engines. I like to see all the detail with the engine and suspension. That said, this does the job perfectly. The engine is wired and plumbed. You can see the ingenuity even in these days. The exhaust could be a bit better. The giant wing is very cool, but tends not to stay in place. Moving forward, the driver is a nice touch. I would never spend the extra money the driver cars ask for but this one came with it, and it is a bonus. The paint is very good, but the decals are great. Well, here are some photos, let me know what you think.
Here is a picture of the car at Watkins Glen in 1968
Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:58 PM
MOTORHEAD - 21ST CENTURY - MOTORHEAD ALRIGHT!!!
Posted 08 June 2012 - 06:25 PM
Thank you Eddy, always kind words. I am really enjoying my F1 collection. Along with the 3 Exoto's I also have a Schummy F1 and a CMC Mercedes. I still want to add a 312T4 and a Senna car. I was also thinking about adding all the cars from this coming year, or last year. This years cars are so ugly I am not sure to go that route. Eddy, do you have any pictures of your 312? I would love to see more of that one.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 02:22 AM
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:04 AM
That is unfortunate. It is a good model. Good luck.
Nice, the blue looks great.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:32 PM
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 02:01 AM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 06:04 AM
It is a great livery
Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:30 PM
Posted 01 July 2012 - 08:00 PM
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:27 AM
Here just another one of the Lotus family:
I my opinion one of the climax in the wing-war of the late sixties.
Edited by amarus69, 02 July 2012 - 07:28 AM.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:42 AM
Probably everything that begins from behind the driver becomes the highlight of such a model car!
Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:47 AM
It is a great livery
I picked Andretti's car out of a kind of "rookie card" mentality, I'm kind of a fan of his.
Nice photos you have also, very clean style.
Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:22 PM
1968 and 1969 were years when teams in all forms of auto racing were experimenting with aerodynamic solutions for increasing traction and control and some were outrageous, until May '69 when the Lotus team showed up with the biggest rear wings seen to date in F1 and they both broke, leading the FIA to ban them in all forms of racing.
You're right about that, Sven - the Gold Leaf Team Lotus sponsorship changed F1 and auto racing for good. There was a lot of grumbling at first by purists but it led to some amazing years of no-holds-barred, open checkbook development in international motorsports - until the bottom fell out...
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