Under the motto „Race on Sunday – Sell on Monday“, numerous so-called „Club Races“ took place in the USA in the 1950s and enjoyed great popularity among those actively involved as well as spectators. In these races, motor-sport-enthused private drivers were able to probe their driving skills and simultaneously push their mainly production-line sports cars to the limit, legally.
The corresponding vehicle dealers also put on suitable transport vehicles in support of their customers‘ vehicles at race tracks like Laguna Seca, Eagle Mountain or Elkhart Lake. For example, Volkswagen and Porsche dealer „Continental Motors“ of Fort Lauderdale in Florida operated an elegant and remarkable vehicle-trailer combination, consisting of an original VW T1 tractor unit and the associated trailer.
Thus vehicles such as the Porsche 550 Spyder or the Porsche 718 Spyder were able to be transported. Schuco is going to produce in a limited edition of 500 pieces a miniature model of this legendary VW T1 racing transporter to a scale of 1:18 in the PRO R line. This line, consisting of resin as the material, stands for exceptional and highly filigree small series models. By means of this highgrade model material, it is possible to produce very rare and exotic exemplary vehicles in perfect quality and also in low and exclusive production runs.
De VW transporter T1. Een ‘christmas’ traditie inmiddels in het “Piccolo-jaar” gedurende meer dan 20 jaar – de “Kersteditie” van Schuco Piccolo. Dit jaar rijdt Santa met een VW T1 dubbele cabine met een aanhanger vol met kleurrijke cadeautjes. De “Piccolo Christmas Edition 2018” is beperkt tot 750 stuks en wordt geleverd in een fraaie blikken doos.
A fixed quantity in the “Piccolo year” for over 20 years – the Schuco Piccolo “Christmas Edition”. This year, Santa is driving a VW T1 dual cab with a trailer packed with colourful presents. The “Piccolo Christmas Edition 2018” is limited to 750 and will be dispatch in a smart tin box.