Another overlooked Brockmobile – PB’s Bathurst challenger from 25 years ago – heads this issue’s line-up of models in miniature.
1991 Mobil1 Racing VN Commodore
Biante is offering this VN Commodore SS Group A replica in 1:18, Peter Brock and Andrew Miedecke’s 1991 Tooheys 1000 challenger. They finished seventh in a year when the turbo cars were unbeatable. It forms part of the Peter Brock Collection, RRP $250.00. Available to purchase online at biante.com.au and in stockists.
2016 VF II Commodore SS-V
VF II Commodore SS-V Redline is a fitting way for the red lion to bow out and a car that Australia can be proud of. That’s why Biante is equally proud to announce that 1:18 and 1:43 replica versions of the SS-V Redline are now available to pre-order in stockists, ahead of a third-quarter 2016 release. Two colours are available in each size: Red Hot with a Phantom Black roof and Heron White. More information (and announcements) can be found at biante.com.au
1991 Shell Sierra RS500
Dicky Johnson and John Bowe’s 1991 Tooheys 1000 ride, the famous #17 Shell Sierra, is now available in 1:18 to pre-order from Biante stockists. Bathurst that year saw the DJR team face the might of Nissan’s fully developed GT-R, which meant turning the wick up to remain competitive. Sadly, #17 retired with engine failure. The red rocket forms part of the Biante Dick Johnson Collection. It’s a limited edition (1008) with a RRP of $250.00. It’s due to arrive third quarter 2016.
1993 GSR EB Falcon
in this issue you can read about David ‘Skippy’ Parsons distinguished career, which includes victory in the 1993 Sandown 500 with Geoff Brabham. This was an ultra-successful period for Glenn Seton’s team and Parsons was an ever-reliable co-driver or lead driver of the Peter Jackson squad’s second Ford. Coinciding with our story is Biante’s announcement that a 1:18 scale replica of this car is now available to pre-order in stockists. This limited edition has a RRP of $250.00. It is expected this model will become available in the fourth quarter of 2016.
1956 Holden FE Special
the mid-1950s, Holden was truly established as the market leader, but the original ‘Humpy’ Holden shape was starting to appear dated. Their response was the introduction of the FE model, a modern, Australian designed car, with a bigger and roomier body. A lower roofline with a flatter bonnet and boot complemented the new look. Classic Carlectables is now offering a FE Special in Cascade White over Etna Maroon It’s a limited edition of 1000. More information on this 1:18 replica from www.classiccarlectables.com.au
1973 Ford XA GT Hardtop (Plain Body Racecar)
Biante is pleased to announce something a little bit different – a 1:18 scale Ford Falcon XA GT Hardtop in plain body racecar form and painted matte black. It is available to pre-order in stockists now and is a limited edition (702) with a RRP of $250.00. It is expected to become available in the third quarter of 2016. Visit www.biante.com.au
1971 Holden HQ Monaro GTS Custom
the two-door Monaro GTS was released to the Australian motoring public in July 1971 it proved incredibly popular, being an all new design. It was commended for its eye-catching pillarless coupe roof line and its wrap-over rear window – the perfect basis for customising by the street machine set. Classic Carlectables is offering this 1:18 beast in Metallic Orange Tang matched with White Gold paint, chrome Eliminator rims, 350ci V8 engine and fully detailed chassis. It’s a limited edition (1000) model. More info at www.classiccarlectables.com.au
2013 FPR FG Falcon Bathurst winner
Apex Replicas has announced a 1:12 scale resin model of the 2013 Bathurst winner – Mark Winterbottom and Steven Richards’ Ford Performance Racing Falcon. This Pepsi MAX machine is a limited edition model with 400 pieces planned and due in the third quarter of 2016. For more information visit apexreplicas.com.au