Porsche 935 Bicycle Speed Record 1977 Rude

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Porsche 935 Bicycle Speed Record 1977 Rude by Spark

Here's something completely different. The idea of using a vehicle to punch a hole through the air in order to enable a cyclist to set speed records is nothing new and as early as 1899 an express train was used to help American Charles Murphy to set a record of 53,25 mph. This record stood for fifty years until someone else was stu...errr, brave enough to beat it, more than doubling the speed behind a Mercedes 300SL on a German autobahn. In the 1970s, Frenchman Jean-Claude Rude decided that he wanted to take the record above 250 kmh (155 mph) and with help from Henri Pescarolo managed to convince Porsche to convert a racing 935 for the task, with Henri driving the car. On the first run a speed of 105mph was attained but on the next run a tyre failed at a similar speed and again on the next. The record attempts were then abandoned. We have several photos of the real car, both as it was originally photographed for press releases wearing its original race number and as the record attempts were made, which is what we see here. The detailing of the modifications is beautifully done with plenty of photo-etch used and he bicycle is mostly constructed from photo-etch too. Barking mad and superbly modelled.

Description: Porsche 935 Bicycle Speed Record 1977 Rude
Catalogue#: SPK1939
Product Type: Resincast
Scale: 1:43
Event: Speed Record
Colour: -
Drivers: Rude J-C, Pescarolo H
Sponsors: #1, Martini, Christine Laure
Dates: 1977
Race/Position: -
Release Date: July 2019
Weight: 400 grams
Comments: Ehra-Lessien world cycle speed record attempt.

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The range which changed the 1:43 model market and for which we coined the term 'resincast'. Resin rather than traditional diecast bodies mean that relatively short production runs can be made and what might be marginal subjects become viable. Quality is very consistent with plenty of fine etch used where necessary. A huge range is the result, covering all aspects of (mostly postwar) motorsport and a wide variety of road cars. We typically see around 30 new subjects released per month and pre-orders are strongly recommended. Made in China

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