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.
If tweaking and tuning is your thing, be sure to keep an eye out for the all new M2 Machines Model Kit Collection Release 26 (37000-26) which will begin shipping later this month to both our retail and hobby dealers. The release will include 4 castings each reskinned and accented in new variations from Which there are two Volkswagens.
Pop them open and assemble or leave them in the packaging to enjoy looking at the broken-down versions; there is no wrong way to enjoy your M2 Machines. For the M2 Chase collector in you be sure to keep a lookout for the Gold trimmed chase variation that will be available in extremely limited quantities like the chase version of the Microbus in a limited edition of only 750 pieces.
Classic Volkswagens and Coca Cola are a beloved subject for scalemodels.
Like peanut butter, jelly and white bread – sometimes simplicity brings perfection. There is not much that can overcome combining the three elements of Volkswagen, Coca–Cola and M2 Machines together. This 1:24th Coke Red and White reskinned 1960 Volkswagen Deliver Van delivers a clean simplistic look with its black bumpers and wheels caps. Like any M2 Machines the finer details like wiper blades, mirrors, light bezel trim, blinkers and door handles are all in place and defined with perfection that no other brand in the market can match at the price points M2 offers. For those that like the hard to find chase versions of a release be sure to keep your eyes peeled of the Red Chrome trim, bumpers, wheels and caps version of the release. This piece will begin shipping to Walmart in Canada and hobby dealers throughout the USA in early September.
They are a long way from the ball dropping to ring in the New Year, but Greenlight is preparing a little early this time around! Check out the deco sample image for GreenLight Collectibles Item #30125 1:64 Volkswagen Type 2 Panel Van – New Year 2020 (Hobby Exclusive), hitting the market in December 2019
M2 Machines is excited to introduce their HOBBY EXCLUSIVE – “Mooneyes Liquid Gold Collection”. Heading this August EXCLUSIVLY to our Hobby Dealers Nationwide is a Mooneyes themed series of 6 castings and 1 chase piece that will not be available in our largest of retail dealers. The only way to obtain pieces or the full set will be through our National Hobby Dealers network. The release will be packed in cases of 48 with 1 guaranteed chase per master case.
1959 VW Microbus Deluxe U.S.A. Model *The Top is Gloss Black *The Interior is Gray Plastic
New from M2 Machines, the T1 Coca Cola version. M2 machines writes : Attention all Coca-Cola M2 Machines fans it’s time to quench your thirst for more great themed pieces as the next 1:64th scale Coca-Cola release is about to make its way to market. Release 52500-YR02 delivers a Yellow and Red themed collection of casting. This set is built different than its predecessors as it is 6-piece collection; 3 castings each offered in a standard and chase version. You will find these and other new M2 Machines releases making their way to hobby dealers and retail partners locations next month. Be sure to keep an eye out for the 1953 Beetle Super Chase version of the set.
Under the guise of a Volkswagen Transporter is hidden an official Porsche model. It was first and foremost thanks to the Dakar that this steroid-fuelled Combi was born. Porsche wanted to win the race but needed assistance vehicles.
They set their sights on the T3 Synchro present in the Volkswagen range. It was fitted with a new box, new brakes, a Flat-6 Porsche engine with 230 horsepower and was named the B32.
Two copies were produced for the competition. Porsche decided to go one step further by producing a very limited civilian version (no more than 9 units) between 1984 and 1985. The rumor has it that they were more expensive than a 911.
Made by Ottomobile in scale 1:18 and available in july 2019.(No. OST327) Limited to 1,500 pcs.
Quickly following the release of HS01 is release HS02 in the new M2 Machines Hobby Exclusive series (32500-HS02). The set, one standard release and a more elusive chase piece is cast from our 1960 VW Delivery Van. This VW is outfitted with USA bumpers, driver side ladder and roof rack that are all blacked out. The two -tone Ruby Red over White paint scheme enhances the EMPI graphics on the truck. This pair will be shipping in September to dealers. From the chase car only 300 pcs.