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Biante Collectors Club Newsletter - 11th July 2007This Weeks Releases
This week Biante will release the 'HRT Optimised' 1996 HSV VS GTS-R in 1:18 scale.
You will find the full history of this car and high resolution images of the model in our New Model Showroom. Please visit the following URL: www.biante.com.au/new-model-showroom_132.htm
This week I would like to mention some of the detailed features you will find on this model. Please review the list below:
- Carbon Fibre finish to the front air intake, rear wing, wheel centre caps, and the left and right side skirts.
- Inside the boot of this model is mounted a fire extinguisher as issued with the road car.
- The door to the glove box opens and closes.
- Arm rest in the center rear seat folds up and down.
- Sun visor both Driver and Passenger side are movable.
- Soft feel seats.
- Sliding and reclining front seats.
- Working steering.
- Accurately replicated bonnet struts.
- Finished in authentic XU-3 Yellah Yellow paint.
B182602A - 1:18 HSV VS GTS-R 'HRT Optimised' (1996)
Orders for this model will be accepted through the website from 2pm Perth time Wednesday 11th July 2007.
New Product Announcements from Kyosho
This week Kyosho have announced a number of new diecast models which Biante will be placing orders for in the near future.
Two new World Rally Championship cars have been announced based on the Lancia Delta Integrale from the 1992 Tour De Corse Rallies. The two fantastically detailed models are based on the factory Martini team cars in both night stage spec (car number 4) featuring wheel covers and spot light pods attached to the front of the bonnet and regular day spec (car number 3). Product Codes 08342A and 08342B.
Collectors of racing BMW's and World Touring car models will be excited to hear that Kyosho will be producing models of the 2006 WTCC BMW 320si. Probably the most exciting detail of these new models is that fact that the Team Italy-Spain car is driven by the extremely popular Alex Zanardi. Zanardi lost both of his legs in an Indy car accident but that does not stop him mixing it with the best on the track with his specially modified BMW with hand operated controls. Item number 08732C. The second version of the BMW 320si is from Team Germany driven by Dirk Muller.
The ever popular Nissan Skyline is also on Kyosho's plans for future release in several 1:43 scale versions. The R33 Skyline GTR will be produced in three colours along with the R34 version, also in three colours. The colour versions are listed here:
R33 Skyline GTR
03340MP - Midnight Purple
03340S - Spark Silver
03340W - White
R34 Skyline GTR V-Spec
03381BL - Bayside Blue
03381BK - Pearl Black
03381W - Pearl White
Kyosho have also made public that they will be producing the Mercedes Benz CLK DTM AMG 'Street Version' Cabriolet models in 1:18 scale in silver and red. Only 100 1:1 AMG DTM Cabrio's were produced and they are a very rare and special sight indeed.
Search the website for the product codes shown below.
08462S 1:18 MERCEDES BENZ CLK DTM AMG "Street Version" Cabriolet/ SILVER
08462R 1:18 MERCEDES BENZ CLK DTM AMG "Street Version" Cabriolet / RED
1:43 versions of the CLK DTM Cabrio have also been announced in silver and black.
Lastly, Kyosho will also be producing the sister car to the cabrio, the CLK DTM Coupe in 1:43 in silver and white.
All of the above mentioned models will be listed on the Just Added Page of the website tomorrow.
Collectors of the Hawkesbury Annual Showcase Extravaganza
The Windsor & Hawkesbury Antiques & Collectables Trail invites members of the Biante Collectors Club to participate in CHASE (Collectors of the Hawkesbury Annual Showcase Extravaganza) which will launch on Saturday 14 July 2007, 10.00am to 3.00pm in Windsor, NSW. This event gives collectors the opportunity to display part of their collection and share their unique items with others who possess a passion for collectables.
If you are interested in participating or would like further information, please contact Louisa Heywood on 02 4578 2615 or 0414 284 880 or via email email@example.com
Lewis Hamiltons run of podium finishes continues. However last weekends round at Silverstone, Great Britain saw his lead over current world champion Fernando Alonso drop two points to only 12 points after finishing in third place. The race was won by Kimi Raikkonen followed by Fernando Alonso in second. After these results were entered into Finishline the top three positions have not changed. Please find the current standings below.
1 Alex Stewart 31pts
2 Paul Vella 28pts
3 Damien Bryan 28pts
This years Formula 1 World Championship has now passed its half way mark of the season. There is now a two week break until the next round which will be held on the 22nd July 2007 at the Nurburgring, Germany. Selections for the next round must be submitted by 5pm Perth time Friday 20th July 2007. Good Luck.
Next Weeks Releases
Next week Biante will release a collection of new models from Red Line, Bizarre, Prodrive and Spark Models. As always a detailed account of exactly what will be released by each of the fore mentioned manufacturers will be provided in next weeks newsletter. However you will find all items due for release next week on the In Transit page of the website now. Visit www.biante.com.au/intransit.htm