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Biante Collectors Club Newsletter - 22nd August 2007
New Product Announcements
Last week Spark announced a range of new models that will become available towards the end of this year. These include three new 1:18 scale LeMans 24 hour models and seventeen new 1:43 models from various racing categories. Some of the standout models are the 2007 Audi R10 TDI which won the 2007 Lemans 24 hour event last July. This is the second year in a row Audi have won the race with a diesel powered car. All newly announced Spark models can be found by visiting the Models Just Added page of the Biante website or by clicking the URL below.
This Weeks Releases
This week Biante will release new models from Spark, Red Line, IXO, BBR, ProDrive, Quartzo and Bizarre. Models from this weeks offerings are spread across a mixture of Road going sports cars, LeMans 24 hour racing cars and other road and rally cars. Please find details on exactly what is being released by each manufacture below.
Spark models being released this week consist of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place 2006 Lemans 24 hour finishers in 1:18 scale. The 2006 winner was from the Audi Sport team with their diesel powered Audi R10. This was the first time diesel powered cars had been entered into the event and history will show this to have been a very successful venture with both Audi Sport cars finishing 1 - 2. Product code 18S008 and 18S007.
18S007 - 1:18 Audi R10 TDI #7 3rd LEMANS - R. Capello - T. Kristensen - A. McNish (2006)
18S008 - 1:18 Audi R10 TDI #8 Winner LEMANS - F. Biela - E. Pirro - M. Werner (2006)
18S010 - 1:18 Pescarolo Judd #17 2nd LEMANS - E. Helary - F. Montagny - S. Loeb (2006)
Following on from the above Spark models is another Lemans 24 hour winner from Red Line Models. This is the 1961 Lemans Winner a Ferrari 250 TRI/61 driven by Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill. This car standout out as it is the last front engined car to win the 24 hour race at Lemans.
24RL006 - 1:24 FERRARI 250 TRI/61 Olivier Gendebien / Phil Hill - LeMANS WINNER (1961)
This weeks IXO release includes the set of twenty four 1:24 scale motorcycles. Ultimately intended to be a collection of 48 individual classic motorcycle models, this item (Part 1) consists of 24 models, as follows :
WORLD CLASSIC BIKES
HONDA CB750 FOUR 1970
KAWASAKI GPZ900R NINJA 1984
HONDA GL1000 GOLD WING 999CC 1975
YAMAHA XS ELEVEN 1100CC 1978
KAWASAKI MACH IV 750cc H2 1969
SUZUKI KATANA 997cc 1982
INDIAN CHEIF 1206cc 1948
DUCATI 350 DESMO 1984
EUROPEAN CLASSIC BIKES
BMW R69-S 1961
MOTO GUZZI LE MANS 1978
PEUGEOT 55GL 1951
ZUNDAPP KS750 FLAT TWIN 1941
LAVERDA SFC 750 1971
BMW R32 494cc 1923
MV AGUSTA 750S AMERICAN 1973
LAMBRETTA LD125 1957
ENGLISH CLASSIC BIKES
VINCENT BLACK SHADOW 1954
NORTON COMMANDO 1969
TRIUMPH T120 BONNEVILLE 1967
BROUGH SUPERIOR SS100 1926
NORTON DOMINATOR 88 1956
ROYAL ENFIELD BULLET 348CC 1938
ARIEL SQUARE FOUR 1956
BSA GOLD STAR DBD34 1960
The above listed models are only available as a set in 'Museum collection' packaging and can not be purchased separately.
CLC135 - 1:43 LAMBORGHINI P400 MIURA S RED / BRONZE (1972)
LM1956 - 1:43 JAGUAR D #4 WINNER LE MANS - SANDERSON / FLOCKHART (1956)
LM2006 - 1:43 AUDI R10 AUDI SPROT #8 WINNER LEMANS - BIELA / WERNER / PIRRO (2006)
LMM071 - 1:87 CHRYSLER VIPER GTS-R TEAM ORECA - LEMANS - LAMY / BERETTA (1998)
LMM095 - 1:43 SALEEN S7R AMENCO - BORCHELLER / MOWLEM / FITTIPALDI #66 LEMANS (2006)
MOC069 - 1:43 FORD MUSTANG GT - Police (2005)
RAC076 - 1:43 TOYOTA CELICA RALLY MONTE CARLO - #2 - SAINZ / MOYA (1992)
RAC089 - 1:43 VOLVO PV544 RALLY MONTE CARLO - #22 (1965)
RAM249 - 1:43 FORD FOCUS WRC (BP) WINNER RALLY FINLAND - #3 GRONHOL, / RAUTIAINEN (2006)
RAM269 - 1:43 CITROEN C4 WRC WINNER MONTE CARLO - LOBE / ELENA (2006)
SET24BM - 1:24 IXO MUSEUM BIKES (Part 1) Set of 24 classic motorcycles
HE180002 - 1:18 FERRARI 375 PLUS STREET VERSION - RED
HE180007 - 1:18 FERRARI ENZO - Yellow
PROAMRTRIPLE - 1:43 ASTON MARTIN DBR9 Triple Car Set - SEBRING, UTAH & NEW ENGLAND (2006)
Q18331 - 1:18 F1 WILLIAMS FW15C 1ST SOUTH AFRICA DAMOND HILL (1993)
SBZ130 - 1:43 MATRA M620-BRM Jaussaud / Pescarolo - LeMANS 24hr (1966)
SBZ351 - 1:43 MATRA 530 #2 MONTE CARLO RALLY - BELTOISE LANDEREAU (1969)
All the above mentioned items will be available for purchase from the Biante website after 2pm Perth time Wednesday 22nd August 2007.
Next Weeks Releases
Next week Biante will release a selection of almost fifty different models from Minichamps. Minichamps have released the second edition of their 2007 Catalogue. this is a 24 page update featuring models from the categories of formula-one, German Touring Masters, Superbike / MotoGP Series and it shows various new road cars, too, in scale 1:18 and 1:43. Have a lot of fun while leafing through!
Other models of interest in next weeks Minichamps release include the 1975 Toyota Celica Fastback in Black. Product code 400 166472. A full account of exactly what will be released from Minichamps will be included in next weeks newsletter. You can find all soon to be released on the In Transit page on the website. This is a great place to find information before it appears in the weekly newsletter along with your watchlist updates.