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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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

Excellent. Can't beat good old 70's cars
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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Post  reeft1 on Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:07 pm

I don't know how I missed these 2!
2nd (Wartburg 353) and 3rd place (Polski Fiat 125p) from the 1973 Rally Poland - both converted partswork models
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Post  bmd on Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:02 pm

absolutely class collections and themes paul, well done m8!
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Post  reeft1 on Sun May 31, 2020 1:51 pm

Year Manufacturer Car Driver Venue Model Reference
87 Renault 11 Turbo A7 Ragnotti Portugal - 2nd parts work
87 Subaru Leone Turbo A8 Bourne New Zealand - 3rd Spark road car base plus homemade decals
87 Toyota Supra 3.0i A8 Torph Safari - 3rd Bizarre 219
87 Renault 11 Turbo C375 A7 Ragnotti San Remo - 3rd modified IXO base plus bought and homemade decals
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Year Manufacturer Car Driver Venue Model Reference
88 Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9 A7 Ballet Monte Carlo - 3rd parts work
88 Ford Sierra Xr4x4 A8 Blomqvist Sweden - 2nd Got - Neo base plus Arena Modelli decals
88 Mazda 323 GTX 4wd Turbo N4 Gaban Ivory Coast - 2nd Realcarmodels
88 Audi Quattro Coupe A8 Torph Sweden - 3rd Realcarmodels
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Post  Dr Tumbo on Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:20 am

More pics of the Bourne please Shocked
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Post  bmd on Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:59 am

sweet! Cool
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Post  cowfeeder on Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:26 am

Excellent models there Paul and a super collection, credit to you.
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Post  reeft1 on Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:51 am

Thank you
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Post  reeft1 on Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:56 pm

Finally finished the build of the sticking point to bringing this sub theme right up to date (which was the Choteau Toyota Corolla from the 1989 Ivory Coast Rally):

89 Mitsubishi Starion Turbo A8 Tauziac Ivory Coast - 2nd Realcarmodels
89 Toyota Corolla 16v A6 Choteau Ivory Coast - 3rd Racing 43 base plus homemade decals
89 Vauxhall Astra GT/E 16v A7 Wilson New Zealand - 3rd minichamps base plus home made decals
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90 VW Golf Rallye A8 Weber New Zealand - 3rd Rally Fanshop ltd edition on NEO base
90 Audi 90 Quattro A8 Stohl Ivory Coast - 2nd Realcarmodels
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91 Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 4x4 A8 Delecour Monte Carlo - 3rd partswork
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92 Nissan Sunny GTI-R A8 Blomqvist Sweden - 3rd PROVENCE MOULAGE/Norev
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93 Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evo 1 A8 Eriksson RAC - 2nd HPI Base plus homemade decals
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98 Peugeot 306 Maxi II F2 Kit Car 2.0 Delecour Tour de Corse - 2nd parts work
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99 Seat Cordoba I WRC 1998 WRC Gardemesiter New Zealand - 3rd parts work
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2000 Seat Cordoba I WRC 1999 WRC Auriol Safari - 3rd parts work
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2001 Skoda Octavia I WRC 2000 WRC Schwarz Safari - 3rd IXO RAM053
2001 Mitsubishi Carisma GT Evo 6.5 A8 Radstrom Swedish - 2nd Skid SKM204
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2005 Ford Focus RS WRC Evo 04 (2005 spec) WRC Gardemeister Monte Carlo  - 2nd IXO RAM168
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC 05 WRC Panizzi Monte Carlo - 3rd ixo ram169
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2006 Subaru Impreza WRC 2006 WRC Solberg Great Britain - 3rd ixo ram260
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2008 Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 WRC Atkinson Monte Carlo - 3rd parts work
2008 Subaru Impreza WRC 2008 WRC Solberg Arcropolis - 2nd Prodrive S03MC1-43
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2012 Mini John Cooper Works WRC Sordo Monte Carlo - 2nd parts work
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2013 Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2013 spec WRC Neuvile Sardinia   - 2nd Diecast Rally Club
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2014 Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2014 spec (pre facelift) WRC Bouffier Monte Carlo  - 2nd Spark S3793
2014 Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2014 spec (Facelift Finland onwards) WRC Hirvonen Great Britain - 2nd IXO RAM593 base plus bought and homemade decals
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2015 Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2015 spec (Portugal onwards) WRC Evans Tour de Corse - 2nd Diecast Rally Club and home made decals
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2016 Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2016 spec (Poland) WRC Tanak Poland - 2nd IXO RAM625 and Rallydecalsshop decals
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2018 Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2018 Tarmac spec WRC Ogier Catalunya - 2nd modified IXO tour de corse car plus homemade decals
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2019 Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2019 spec WRC Suninen Sardinia   - 2nd Spark base plus homemade decals
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Post  Ted Creedon on Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:42 am

Sweet collection.
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Post  reeft1 on Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:55 am

Thank you Ted.
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