2017-06-28

A New Favorite

Sometimes you see a car on the internet somewhere and you just want it. I first saw this in a Reddit user's post about a nine-pack multipack that he was considering, although I can't for the life of me remember why he was considering it. I just knew that this yellow Escort had to be mine. I did worry that I wouldn't see it, because it was in the US in nine-packs and here in Canada we get 5-packs or 10-packs. And I've regretted passing on multipacks in the past, so the first instant I saw this one I scooped it up basically just for this car.

'70 Ford Escort RS1600
2017 Multipack Exclusive
I love the way this car is a throwback to simpler times. The picture doesn't do the yellow justice, it pops a lot more in the hand than it does here.


I think it might even be better than the red one we saw previously.


2017-06-27

Neat Hot Rod

Now this is more my speed -- a car that is well engineered but not obscenely over-powered, designed with handling in mind. Also, it is small.
Honda S2000
2017 Multipack Exclusive
 The graphics on the side of the car are a bit much for my tastes, but apart from that it is well put together, the black striping complementing the teal exterior.


And yes it's another multipack exclusive. I seem to have a lot of those!

2017-06-26

Pass On The Gasser

So this is the big, bad Gasser that everyone's all riled up about, hey? I said before that I didn't understand the attraction -- and I still don't. Personally I find these kinds of cars more than a bit ridiculous -- weird rakes, a totally flat and unaerodynamic front end, exposed engines, weird exhaust pipes... I don't get it.
'55 Chevy Bel Aire Gasser
2017 Mainline #109
2017 Multipack
This one came in another 10-pack I bought recently, but don't worry -- I won't make you suffer through all ten cars. Not all at once, anyways, since this new 10-pack has more "crap" than the previous one did.

2017-06-23

Le Mans Week Closer

And we'll conclude our impromptu Le Mans week with this Porsche from the late 90's. This car has had a lot of care and attention paid to it, and the resulting details are very nice.
Porsche 911 GT1-98
2000 Mainline #250

2017-06-22

Cadillac's Abortive Return

This open-cockpit LeMans sports-prototype represents GM's attempt to return to LeMans in 2000. At the end of 2002, the program was cancelled so that GM could concentrate on the Corvette program instead. This car is a descendant of the Riley & Scott sports prototypes of the late '90s.
Cadillac LMP
2001 Mainline #013

2017-06-21

GT Predicessor

This is based on the Panoz GTR-1, a car which raced in the GT classes of Le Mans before the LMP-1 Roadster S program. As such it shares many styling elements.


2017-06-20

Oldie Style Porsche

This car appears to be based on the '80s Le Mans Porsches, although for some reason it is wearing Chevrolet decoration. The rear hatch opens to reveal the motor assembly. The wing is a little on the thick side, but it is still a neat car.
Sol-Aire CX4
1998 Mainline #823