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Minichamps catalog 2018
Minichamps catalog 2018
Minichamps catalog 2018

Following on from my last post looking back on 2017 diecast re-sales, Minichamps have this week released their anticipated catalog for 2018. On the F1 front, other than the 2017 season cars, there’s not a lot of new cars ...

 
Diecast models
 
Minichamps BT49 Piquet 1:18
Minichamps BT49 Piquet 1:18
Minichamps BT49 Piquet 1:18
 

Diecasts: looking back at 2017

 
February 11, 2018
 



I frequently get asked about values of 1:43 scale diecast collections (quite often via inheritance) and my usual reply in 2017 was that the secondary market for old Minichamps, Spark, Quartzo, Red Line, etc. F1 diecasts was flo...

 
 
 
Book
 
How to build a car Adrian Newey book cover
How to build a car Adrian Newey book cover
How to build a car Adrian Newey book cover

It’s testament to Adrian Newey’s stature in F1 that as an engineer he is also treated like a rockstar by F1 fans. Despite the fact that the current hybrid turbo era has put more emphasis on raw engine power over aerodynamics, N...

 
 
Book
 
Mon Ami Mate book cover
Mon Ami Mate book cover
Mon Ami Mate book cover

Throughout the years, Ferrari have managed to have a few harmonious teammate pairings – think Seb and Kimi this year, Alesi and Berger. One celebrated bromance was Mike Hawthorn and Peter Collins who both drove for the Sc...

 
 
 
DVD
 
McLaren Bluray cover
McLaren Bluray cover
McLaren Bluray cover

When I picked up my Blu-ray copy of the documentary film “McLaren” I have to confess I didn’t have any great expectations, unlike with Asif Kapadia’s acclaimed Senna film. As soon as I started watching it though – in High...

 
 
Book
 
bricks & bones cover page
bricks & bones cover page
bricks & bones cover page

This year with Fernando Alonso having taken his high profile foray at Indycar racing by participating in the 2017 Indianapolis 500 race, he introduced Indycar to a legion of F1 fans that previously had no knowledge of the US op...

 
 
 
Book
 
The fastest show on earth book cover
The fastest show on earth book cover
The fastest show on earth book cover

Occasionally it pays to browse through your local discount bookshop – I found a copy of the “The Fastest Show on Earth – The Mammoth Book of Formula 1” published most recently in 2015 for $5. Apart from being a rece...






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