Great pics , great models.
I wish AUTOart would bring out some of those Group B rallycars , 205 T16 , Delta S4 , RS200 and the Metro 6R4.....now those were the days.
I noticed that you have shown 2 Monte carlo cars from 1999 but with different advertising on them. I always thought Skid/Ixo had got it wrong by omitting the Martini sponsors decals from the car but it seems that they got it right after all......Here`s why ......
Monte carlo is a seperate principality to France and therefore has its own laws which carry over to tobacco / alcohol advertising and in Monte carlo , they are allowed to be advertised.
Although the actual competitive stages of the rally are held in France , the start/ finish ceremonies are held in monte carlo where the adverts are displayed . Before the cars cross the french border , they have the adverts removed and upon their return the ads are reapplied to maximise sponsors coverage .
In your pic , Colins car must be the start / finish line car and Jean Josephs must be a rally stage car .