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The Nearly But Not Quite WRC Collection

Post  reeft1 on Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:18 pm

WRC Rally cars which have proved competitive enough to make the podium, but never making it to the top step.

I've checked all the way back to 1973 and to date 66 cars fall in to this category. I have 51 of them bought or built, with 15 still to go - one of which fills me with dread as it will need to be scratch built as nobody has made a base model. Nevertheless, i'm going to give it a go and to post up the pictures as and when I complete a year.

1973
Year Manufacturer Car                                Driver   Venue                  Model Reference
73 Renault        Alpine A110 1600                Therier   Sweden - 3rd        Eligor101249
73 Citroen        DS23                                Neyret   Morocco - 2nd        partworks plus home made decals
73 Datsun        1800SSS                            Kallstrom   Safari - 2nd      Modified sharknose coupe base model plus homemade decals
73 Volvo          142                                   Alen           Finland  - 2nd   Base model plus Arena decals
73 Porsche       Carrerra RS 2.7 (ducktail)     Kinnunen   Finland - 3rd     Base model plus Scala43 decals
73 Volvo          142S                                Walker   PoR - 2nd              Base model plus home made decals
73 Citroen        DS21                                Romaozinho   Portugal - 3rd RIO base model plus home made decals



1974
Year Manufacturer Car                                  Driver        Venue                  Model Reference
74 Porsche Carrerra RS 3.0 (ducktail) Waldegaard Safari - 3rd           Schuco 450355800
74 Lancia Fulvia HF                        Munari Safari - 3rd           Modified Progetto K PK2023
74 Lancia Beta Coupe 8V                Lampinen Rideau Lakes - 2nd Microsprint 008 plus home made decals
74 Toyota Celica TA22                        Boyce Rideau Lakes - 3rd  Base model plus home made decals
74 Renault Alpine A310 8v                Therier Tour de Corse - 3rd IXO RAC139
74 Opel        Ascona A (1.9)                Fagnola San Remo - 3rd   Altaya base model plus home made decals and arena modelli decals



1975
Year Manufacturer Car                                  Driver        Venue                  Model Reference
75 Lancia  Beta Coupe 16V                Lampinen Sweden - 3rd   Microsprint base model plus home made decals
75 Alfa Romeo  Alfetta GT                        Andruet Tour de Corse - 3rd Tron bb006/Tron P229
75 Mitsubishi  Colt Galant A                Koumas Acropolis - 3rd   Base model plus home made decals (big thanks to Dave/Zeus for finding the reference photos)



1976
Year Manufacturer Car                                  Driver        Venue                  Model Reference
76 Renault  Alpine A310 16v                Manzagol Tour de Corse - 3rd Partswork, resin rear arches self cast from Provence Miniatures base model and cb.com decals
76 Opel          Kadett GT/E Group 1        Mequepe Portugal - 3rd    Trofeu TR2101



1977
Year Manufacturer Car                                  Driver        Venue                  Model Reference
77 Toyota  Celica 2000 GT RA20        Mikkola Great Britain - 2nd  Solido base model plus Scala 43 decals
77 Seat          124 Especial/Special     Zannini Monte Carlo - 2nd    Partswork
77 Opel           Kadett GT/E Group 2   Danielsson Sweden - 2nd    Base model plus home made decals



1978
Year Manufacturer Car                                  Driver        Venue                  Model Reference
78 Renault  5 Alpine                        Ragnotti Monte Carlo - 2nd  Partswork
78 Vauxhall  Chevette 2300                Airikkala Finland - 3rd   Partswork
78 Opel Kadett C GT/E 2.0 Group 2 Kullang Quebec - 3rd Solido base plus home made decals



Year Manufacturer Car Driver Venue Model Reference
79 Toyota Celica 2000 GT RA 40 8v Andersson Portugal - 3rd Base model plus homemade decals






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Re: The Nearly But Not Quite WRC Collection

Post  newt5550 on Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:08 pm

Excellent. Can't beat good old 70's cars
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Re: The Nearly But Not Quite WRC Collection

Post  reeft1 on Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:48 pm

It's been nearly 6 months since I last posted on this thread, but I have been busy (well, I have been for the past 2 months!).

I've changed the picture for 1973 as I found a better photo of the Walker 142S Volvo Press on Regardless car which necessitated some redecaling.

I've also identified another car which podium'ed in 1978 and have changed the picture for that year as well - the Kullang driven Opel Kadett C GT/E, this time in 2.0 group 2 spec. I've made this using a Solido base and homemade decals.

Moving on......

Year Manufacturer Car Driver Venue Model Reference
80 Triumph TR7 V8 Eklund Finland - 3rd IXO RAC055
80 Saab 99 Turbo Group 2 Blomqvist Sweden - 2nd Mini Racing 0400



Year Manufacturer Car Driver Venue Model Reference
82 Ford Escort 1.6  Grp 2 de Vitta Brasil - 3rd Vanguards Harrier base plus partwork interior plus home made decals
82 Ferrari 308GTB Andruet Tour de Corse - 2nd Vitesse L001
82 Mitsubishi Lancer Turbo Airikkala Finland - 3rd Neo 0615296
82 Toyota Celica 2000 GT RA 40 16v Eklund Portugal - 2nd Mini Racing 0496  
82 Datsun Silvia/Violet GTS Kirkland Safari - 3rd Road car, 240RS innards and ancillaries, homemade decals



Year Manufacturer Car Driver Venue Model Reference
83 Nissan 240 RS Salonen New Zealand - 2nd Ixo base plus homemade decals
83 Audi 80 Quatrro Blomqvist Sweden - 2nd Resin road car Base model and Scala43 decals
83 Opel Manta 400 Mcrae Great Britain - 3rd Shucho



Year Manufacturer Car Driver Venue Model Reference
85 Nissan 240 RS Evo Kirkland Safari - 3rd Bizarre 222
85 Porsche 911 SC RS Beguin Tour de Corse - 3rd Dakar partswork base model and Arena decals
85 Mazda RX7 Carlsson Acropolis - 3rd Bizarre base model plus decals to convert from RAC to Acropolis version
85 MG 6r4 Pond Great Britain  - 3rd Parts work



Year Manufacturer Car Driver Venue Model Reference
86 Alfa Romeo GTV6 Loubet Tour de Corse - 3rd Progetto K PK2016
86 Ford RS 200 Grundel Sweden - 3rd Minichamps 430868008 plus changed wheels
86 Fiat Uno Turbo Del Zoppo Portugal - 3rd Kess base model. Delta innards and wheels + bought and homemade decals



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Re: The Nearly But Not Quite WRC Collection

Post  mconboy on Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:45 am

Great models and a great idea Paul. You really come up with them.
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Post  reeft1 on Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:59 am

Thanks Maurice - appreciate the feedback
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Post  David Napier on Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:21 am

A nice theme, and impressive commitment to be as far on as you are with it, some really cool cars in there Cool

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Post  reeft1 on Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:49 pm

Thanks David. Very kind of you. Have a major challenge in front as the next car doesnt even exist as a base model. May have to convert a coupe in to a saloon.....
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Post  David Napier on Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:11 pm

reeft1 wrote:Thanks David. Very kind of you. Have a major challenge in front as the next car doesnt even exist as a base model. May have to convert a coupe in to a saloon.....

Intrigued, French car?

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Post  reeft1 on Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:38 pm

Not a french car.....

The two most challenging on the to do list at the moment are Possum Bourne's Subaru Leone from Rally New Zealand (no base car exists of the 4 door saloon so im probably going to have to convert a 2 door coupe/hatchback resin model) and Choteau's Bandama Corolla GT -bases for this are as rare as rocking horse doodah so i was banking on Minichamps bringing out their 2 door Resin corolla for a base sometime this century.

Photos of Choteaus car are non existent so i will have to use screen shots from a WRC season video for this car. Patrick Tauziacs Starion Turbo is also a challenge when it comes to photos - i have a few low grade photos as a guide for this car though.
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Post  Zeus on Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:06 pm

Great theme Paul. I might have a source for the corolla as a kit. I will ask for you
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Post  reeft1 on Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:42 pm

Thanks Dave!
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Post  turn the wheel on Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:08 pm

Fantastic Theme Paul.........and the selection of cars is brilliant..........love every one of them........combined with your BRC winners you must be running out of space........i can clear a corner for you !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post  JOB on Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:16 pm

turn the wheel wrote:Fantastic Theme Paul.........and the selection of cars is brilliant..........love every one of them........combined with your BRC winners you must be running out of space........i can clear a corner for you !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post  bmd on Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:56 am

paul stunning collection m8, v impressive!! cheers
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Post  newt5550 on Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:56 pm

Don't know how I missed the 2nd bit. Very impressive Paul.
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