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Collectors Club Newsletter - 20 Nov 2003
Murray Carter Signs With Biante.
We are proud to announce that Murray Carter has chosen Biante to produce authentic scale replicas of the race cars he has competed in across his long and distinguished career.
Murray drove cars such as GT Falcons, Nissan Skylines, Ford Sierras in the Australian Touring Car Championships and is currently still punting a Corvette along in Nations Cup.
We are hoping we can convince him to drive in a round of the 2004 Biante Model Cars Historic Touring Car Championship next year in our XY GT Falcon.
Biante Pty Ltd would like to thank all the collectors who purchased the 1:18th Subaru Commemorative model of Possums 1997 Saxon Safari Rally Subaru.
We would also like to thank the friends and family of Possum for allowing us to make this model, to the Subaru World Rally Team and to the team at Autoart who made this brilliant model
Special mention should also go to the two fanatical collectors who bid on the Biante auction site for two prototype minicars.
On Tuesday we were delighted to send to the Possum Bourne Family Education Trust a donation from the sale of the Subaru models and minicar auction in excess of $55,000 and couldn’t think of a more worthwhile cause.
So thanks everyone.Eastern Creek
Apart from being the final of the V8'swhich we hope will be a terrificcouple of races and may the best man out of Ambrose, Murphy and Skaife win the Championship, there is some exciting things happening in the Historics as well.
Peter Brock will at the wheel of the just finished #05 LJ XU-1 Torana in the Historic races over the weekend. Everyone is welcome to come up to the Historic pits and check over the cars and have a chat with us.
New on site today
All of the new releases from Sunstar are now available on site. Some of the new models are the 1:48 scale Apache military helicopter, 1:72 scale F16 Falcon and F18 Hornet, 1:18 scale Lotus Elan, 1971 Ford Mustang, Triumph Spitfire, 78 VW Golf, and 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air models.
The latest group of 1:43 and 1:64 Biante models are also now available.
The new releasesare:
B641402B - Holden VU SS Ute (Heron white).B641201D - Holden VY SS Ute, 'DONUT KING' Stuntriders.B641401B - HSV VU Maloo R8 (HSV Racing Green).B641102C - HSV Y Series Clubsport R8 'Murphy' (Ultra Violet).B640601R - Holden VX Commodore V8 Supercar 2003 - #3, Lansvale Smash Repairs / Cameron McConville.B640101P - Ford AU Falcon V8 Supercar 2003 - #23, Biante Model Cars / Mark Noske.
B430701G - Ford BA XR8 sedan (Mercury Silver).
B431501A - Holden VR Commodore Acclaim (Alaskan White).
B431501E - Holden VS Commodore Berlina (Sherbrook Green).
B431601B - Ford AU Falcon XR6 (Galaxy).
B431901B - Ford EF Futura (Dynamic White).
As with previous releases in 1:64 scale, as well as being able to buy seperately, for ease of ordering we have grouped all of the new items together into one website listing for all 6 cars (Item number BULK/NOV1).
There isalso another listing for all 6 cars and a Biante wall mount display case (Item number DISPLAY-BULK/NOV1). The pack with the display case is being offered at a reduced rate when compared to the individual price of all included items.
A new shipment of Minichamps models has arrived and will be available on the site tomorrow (Friday 21st of November) and 2pm Perth time.
Some of the new arrivals are 1:18 scale Porsche 906/6L sports racing car from the Lemans 24hr race in 1966, 1:18 scale 2003 B.A.R show cars of Button and Villeneuve, 1:43 1972 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR, 1:43 1974 McLaren M23 of Emerson Fittipaldi, and the 2003 Minichamps Edition 3 catalogue featuring the black Ducati 996 from the Matrix Reloaded movie.
Next Weeks New Arrivals.
The second batch of Australian 1:64 and 1:43 models will be released next Thursday (27th of November) at 2pm Perth time.
The new releases will be:
B640801E - Holden V2 Monaro CV8 (Phantom black).B641402A - Holden VU SS Ute (Tiga Mica).B641402C - Holden VU SS Ute - Targa Tasmania 2001 - Peter Brock.B641201C - Holden VY SS Ute - Bridgestone Holden Stormriders.B641001D - Holden HK Monaro GTS327 (Picardy Red).B641002D - Holden HT Monaro GTS350 (Sebring Orange).B641003D - Holden HG Monaro GTS350 (Silver Mist).
Also for a bulk pack of the above watch item BULK/DEC1 for the models and DISPLAY-BULK/DEC1 for the cars and display case.
B431601D - Ford AU XR8 Sedan (Hot Chilli Red).
B430701H - Ford BA XR8 Sedan (Winter White).
B431901A - Ford EF Futura (Mocha Foam).
B431501C - Holden VR Calais (Satin Gold).
Make sure your watchlist is up to date to be notified the second lot these models becomeavailable.
V8 Supercars Ride Day.
Through our sponsorship of Holden Racing Team, Kelly Motorsport Team (Kmart) and Team Brock we have managed to secure some rides for our collectors in the VY and VX Commodores at Eastern Creek and Calder Park raceway.
The Team Brock rides will be available on Monday the 1st of December at Eastern Creek Raceway in Sydney.
To be entered into the draw for a ride alongside either Jason Bright or Paul Weel go into the Biante forums ( http://forums.biante.com.au/) and viewthe thread ' WHO WANTS A HOT LAP WITH TEAM BROCK?' and then download the entry form from the first post in that thread.
Take the entry form tothe Historic Touring car pit area on the Saturday of the event and drop your form into the box supplied.
Tickets will be drawn on Saturday night and winners will be notified on Sunday morning. Winners must be able to be at the track onMonday 1st December.
Holden Racing Team and Kelly Motorsport Team will be conducting their drive days at Calder Park Raceway in Victoria on December the 15th.
We are auctioning two rides in the HRT Commodores through www.bianteauctions.comwith all proceeds going to a Biante supported dog home, K9 Dog Rescue in Rockingham here in Western Australia.
Thismarvelous bunch of volunteers saved and re housed over 600 dogs and pups last year, so all funds will go to a great cause.
Please be aware that due to the confines of a racing car some height and weight restrictions will apply and all participants must be over the age of 18, have fully enclosed leather foot wear and sign an indemnity form prior to taking their ride. The teams will supply 3 layer overalls and a helmet to all passengers.
These sort of events are usually closed to all but sponsors and invited guests and rarely do opportunities such as this come along so if you are available in either Sydney or Melbourne on those dates then this is a great opportunity to have a very special day that you will remember for a long time to come.