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FSW Weekly Edition 25/2019

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This week's FSW Weekly #25/2019 latest arrivals news PDF is here!

 

We said last week that we were expecting many of the remaining cars from the 2018 Le Mans race to arrive and so they did on the eve of this year’s event. Fourteen of them! Six of these were Ferraris from Looksmart (only two remain available, the others now no longer available) while there were another eight from Spark along with a few other classic Le Mans entries, F1s, a Sebring 12hrs winner and subjects from the Spa 24 Hours. Also for Le Mans collectors, TrueScale at last released its Ford GTs from the 2017 race (all now no longer available too) and these arrived along with the pretty Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 concept. In addition to the resincast Ferraris, Looksmart also has a new hand built this week and it’s another for you concept car collectors, the gorgeous little Alfa Romeo Diva.

Alfa Romeo Diva Geneva 2006 - Reference MRCLS475

Gipfast DPLM Aston Martin Silverstone 6hrs 1980 #9 Preece/Phillips/Jenvey - Reference AML43025

 

Other hand built models this week come from MEA Kit43 as Bruno Mea continues his series of very limited bespoke hand builts of Formula 2 machines, the latest crop offering no fewer than ten subjects to choose from. These models are a little on the rustic side, but bravo for tackling such interesting subject matter. Also with single-seaters, we have had a restock and back orders delivery from Tameo and this also saw the delivery of the first of the reissued This Way Up kits since Tameo took over the moulds and production, with two kits of the Wolf WR5. Also in kit form, AML Miniatures is keeping very busy and the latest release is one they have done specially for us, a very limited run of the most unusual Aston Martin-powered Gipfast DPLM special which ran very briefly at the  Silverstone 6hrs in 1980.

 

Returning to ready made models and Matrix issued several new releases with the latest addition to their Racing series being the Lister Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ driven to victory by Moss in the 1958 Daily Express Trophy. In the regular range there is also a ‘road’ version of the same car and this has arrived along with some very attractive Bugattis including Malcolm Campbell’s personal car. We’ve been very impressed by Trofeu’s recent very limited edition diecast releases and the latest in this series brings us a pretty Gulf sponsored Ford Escort raced at Brands Hatch in 1972 and a colourful BMW from the Targa Florio in 1973, complete with a makeshift bonnet closure recreated in fine wire.

BMW 3.0CS Targa Florio 1973 #191 GS Tuning - Reference TRFRRIT03

If you missed it, here is the last edition of FSW Weekly, the current Future Production listings, SaleDepartment and our Rarities Department too.

Last weekend of course saw the Le Mans 24 Hours and thanks to our friends Marie-Jo, Ferande and Norbert Nickels in Luxembourg, we now have images of all of the cars which started qualifying showing on our site with temporary references so that you can get those all important pre-orders in. There's no guarantee of production, example the two BMW M8s from last year have yet to be officially announced!  The race was not without controversy.  Did the #7 Toyota really have tyre issues or were the team using team orders? We also saw the post race disqualification of one of our favourite cars in the race, the bright purple Keating Motorsport Wynn's Ford, on the road winners of the GTE Am class! There was MotoGP action at the weekend as well and this didn’t go without incident, a rare error by Lorenzo removing several of the front runners.  Another Spaniard had a rather better weekend; in the WRC, Dani Sordo left the rough stages of Sardinia victorious.

This Week's Headlines

20 June

AML Miniatures:hands up who remembers the Gipfast DPLM Aston Martin? We'd forgotten too but luckily for Aston enthusiasts this brand of 1:43 resin/metal kits had not and we now have it in stock...

TrueScale: news for Q3 delivery includes both previously announced 1:43 resincast models plus a few new - our favourite being the 'Liberty Bell' Michael Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3...

Spark: scheduled for the first week of July are the first 2019 Formula 1 models (Red Bull), 2017/18 Formula E, 2018 Daytona winner, 2018 Spa 24hrs plus classic Bonnier Brabham, Kudzu, Lotus 18, DRM Porsche 934 & Macau Renault 8...

Rarities Box 4: contains not just more 1:43 kits but also some hand builts and a great selection of 1:24 kits, many Alfa Romeo themed...

19 June

CCC: quite an odd mix of 1:43 resin/metal kits and hand made models now released with beautiful Monte Carlo Hotchkiss 686GS, Le Mans & Montlhery DB HBR5s and Bugatti T57SC Atlantic road car...

Trofeu: this week's new 1:43 diecast releases bring Ypres Alpine A110, Targa Florio BMW CSL, BTCC Ford Escort, Tour de Corse Lancia Fulvia, WRC Subaru Impreza, RAC Toyota Celica...

Arena: lots of new 1:43 resin/metal kits and hand builts announced with race & rally Porsche RS & RSRs, Trans-Am Corvette C3s, Safari Fiat, TdC Alfas, Stratos prototype, Ford Granada Estate Service cars and Opel Kadett GTEs in 1:24 too...

Ebbro: has now added to its future production list of 1:43 diescast models, the 2018 Super GT500 Honda NSXs which includes the Jenson Button driven car of course...

SilverLine: announces 1:43 metal kit of the 1972 Ferrari 312B2 from South Africa that Andretti brought home in 4th place. Ickx & Regazzoni versions included too...

MEA Kit43: delivery of bespoke March, Martini & Pygmee Formula 2, Formula 3 & Formula Renault 1:43 hand made models...

18 June

Le Mans 2019: pictures! Yes, by the appliance of modern science we can now show off all the 62 entries of this years race for you to make your choices. Congratulations to Toyota, Alpine, AF Corse & Team Project 1, this years winners...

17 June

Looksmart: we have the new 1:43 hand built model of the Alfa Romeo Diva in stock...

Matrix: dropped through the GPM letterbox this morning were 1:43 resincast models of Bugatti T40 Roadster, Campbell Bugatti T57S Corsica and 'Knobbly' Listers both road and race versions...

14 June

Spark: new delivery brings 2018 Le Mans BRE, Dallara, ENSO, Ford & Rebellion, 2008 Sebring Porsche, classic Le Mans Audi, Dauer, Rondeau & Porsche, 2018 Spa Jaguar, F1 Matra, TCR VW models...

TrueScale: the 1:43 resincast model of the 2015 Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 in dark metallic green is now in stock...

This Way Up: first delivery from Tameo brings us reissues of the excellent 1:43 Wolf WR5 metal well detailed kits...

Keeping In Touch

To keep yourself completely up to date visit the Future Production list regularly as there is a constant flow of additional products which all qualify for our 5% online pre-order discount off the price and with daily deliveries here at GPM you can keep yourself up to date with what's newly arrived by book marking the New Arrivals section. Alternatively check us out on social media:

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