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Posted 20 June 2018 - 12:09 PM

The idea here is to post images of at least two cars involved in motorsport entered in the same event by a team, or the same car by the same team in similar races or rallies.
The team cars don't have to be in the same markings, such as the two 'tribute' Porsche 911 schemes seen at Le Mans this year (2108).
They don't need to be the same model of car, so long as the team is the same.
So a Porsche 917 with a 908 from the factory at Le Mans would be a good indicator.
It is intended to be motorsport thread only, since 'similar but not the same' and threads looking for road car subjects already exist.
A little background information on the cars or the events would be nice, and details of the model manufacturer and any modifications.
I will start the ball rolling with my pair of Minichamps Eggenberger Ford Sierra RS500 team cars from the 1989 Spa 24 hours race.
Car #1 was the overall winner, car #2 finished third overall and second in class.
Car #2 is possible as result of very valuable advice from Dave 7872 and Antonio from DecalWorld.
This win was significant for the Ford Sierra, since it meant a win in all of the big touring car races at that time.
Other major event wins:
1987 WTCC manufacturers championship.
1988 ETCC manufacturers championship.
Nurburgring 24 hours.
Bathurst 1000k.
Tourist trophy (Silverstone - GB).
Fuji Intertec (Japan).
Japanese touring car championship.
British touring car championship.
Australian touring car championship.
German touring car championship (DTM).

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 02:16 PM

Something from a slightly different perspective - being two models of the same car at different events and different years.
Two versions of the same Minichamps model of the infamous 'Rot Sau' built and run by AMG to try to win long distance touring car races of the early 70's.
Car #35 represents the 1971 second place finisher at the glorious, fast but very dangerous original Spa Francorchamps circuit over 24 hours.
Many may not appreciate it, but in western Europe at the time the 24 hours for group 2 touring cars was very prestigious.
After all, it tempted a professional Mercedes Benz tuning company back into motorsport to try and win the race.
Unfortunately for AMG the new Ford Capri RS2600 was reliable and very fast by the middle of the first year of it's competition life.
And the big sow was very heavy, used a lot of fuel (requiring more stops) and was quite hard on tyres.
Either way, it could be seen as a great result, although this was the best finish achieved during it's short career.
Car #1 is of the car at the 1972 24 hours of the Nurburgring - where it was a non finisher.
I bought the Nurburgring version for €50 because the door mirror was broken and the radiator emblem was missing - both of which can be seen as repaired.
The Minichamps models are very nice with all opening parts, although the wheel rims are a little bit of a disappointment being rather plasticky looking.

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 03:55 PM

Two Minichamps subjects again.
A pair of 1976 group 2/4 DRM Zakspeed Escorts - usually the fastest cars in the under 2000cc class that year, as in 1975.
I think they really hit the sweet spot with this model, fully opening and really accurate looking.
The white car is the one driven Klaus Ludwig, and represents the winning car from the Nurburgring supersprint on the short 'Betonschleife'.
The black car is that of 'new boy' Armin Hahne, who would really hit his stride during the group A era.
I'm not really sure which event this is from, looks to be the same as the Ludwig car.
Two things puzzle me though, why didn't Minichamps do the Ludwig car as the winner of the more important 'Norisring' round, and why no model of the Hans Heyer car - he won the 1976 championship overall!  
No modifications on this occasion, these are 'straight out of the box'.

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 06:52 AM

Another pair from AMG Mercedes.
As the Ford Sierra was continuing to beat the 190E in the DTM during 1989 (despite the efforts of the ADAC), AMG decided to try and win the 1989 Spa 24 hours and pull the rug from under Ford.
Two 500 SEC cars to true group A spec were prepared for the race, the idea being that the engine (without turbocharging) used in the C9 would be understressed compared to the Ford YB in the Sierra.
I have both cars as produced by Autoart some years ago, which were entered.
Neither finished, lasting 24 hours around Spa requires much testing and preparation (one car ran at the Nurburgring 24 hours - and was a DNF) when running a team in the DTM was using many resources.
Autoart did a really nice job with these, I think the wheel rim sizes are more accurate than those on the Ford's above - although it seems strange they didn't stretch to doing the Nurburgring car, which was almost identical.

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