Please wait while my tweets load
Biante Collectors Club Newsletter. 19th March.
Welcome Collectors.19th March 2003.
This weeks newsletter is being sent out one day early due to the Clipsal 500.
Several shipments from our manufacturers are due to arrive next week. There are too many great models to list from Kyosho, J-Collection, Spark, and Autoartand all models are being added to the 'in transit' list at the moment. Check the list now to view all of the incoming models.
Prodrive Special Edition Subaru Model.
After several requests from interested collectors we now have some of these spectacular models available for advanced order.Built exclusively for the Prodrive run Subaru World Rally Team these limited edition models of TommiMakinens Rally of Deutschland SubaruWorld Rally Car are rare and not available often.1:18 scale driver and navigator figures in the car, special packaging with display case included, drivers signature etched on the base plate, and an individually numbered (limited to 1500 pieces world wide) plaque all combine to make this one very special model. There are only a few available and we cannot guarantee that more stock will be available once this initial shipment is sold out. Go to the Advanced orders section to place your order.
Biante Historic Touring Car Championship.
The first round of the 'Biante Cup' is being staged this weekend in Adelaide. Biante are very excited about our involvement in this extremely popular series. Rounds will be televised at a later date and a yearly review video will also be produced. Be sure to watch the 'old classics' reliving the golden days of Aussie racing.
Finishline Tipping Competition.
Don't forget your tips for the opening round of Finishline. Selections close tomorrow (Friday the 21st) at 5pm Perth time. With all of the rule and driver changes this years championship is one of the hardest to predict so it will be important to enter in every round to be in the running for the end of year major prize.
HRT & HSV: Race Relations Set for the Present; Securing the Future!
Skaife Signed Until 2006; Biante Model Cars Renews; "Son-Of-A-Gun" Gains HSV Support!
The "Race Relations" link between Holden Special Vehicles and Holden Racing Team is famous in Australia motoring circles. Hot on the heels of this years Coupe Series 2 launch and HRT 427 production announcement, in continuing to build for the future - announce more key initiatives that will benefit the two organizations in the years to come.
Firstly at HRTís season launch it was confirmed that 5 time Australian Touring Car Champion Mark Skaife is committed to HRT and HSV until the end of 2006, while Biante Model Cars Ė a key sponsor of HRT Ė has renewed its association for another 3 seasons.
Meanwhile Jack Perkins, the 16 year-old son of motor racing legend Larry Perkins will contest this yearís Ford Kartstars kart series with sponsorship from Holden Special Vehicles.
The extension of Skaifeís agreement with HRT and HSV announced on Monday could lead to the multiple Championship and Bathurst winner becoming the most successful driver in Touring Car history. Mark already shares "most titles" accolades with Ian Geoghegan and Dick Johnson and the extension gives him every opportunity to set a new benchmark.
ĎIíve been fortunate now to have driven for Gibson Motorsport in the early 90ís when that team was at its peak and now Iíve been a part of arguably the most successful team ever in HRT and Iím confident we can share in more success". Skaife said.
"I feel Iím driving as well as ever and, this contract should take me to the end of my career. Of course thereís the added benefit of being part of the Product Development Group at Holden Special Vehicles, working on the upcoming HSV models which is another motivating challenge".
Continuity of business partners has been a key ingredient of the Holden Racing Teamís success and, the renewal of Biante Model Carís sponsorship is very pleasing. Apart from its sponsorship contribution, Biante is a major business partner with HRT and HSV, responsible for the manufacture of more than 20,000 model cars sold annually.
These HSV and HRT models come in 1/18th, 1/43rd and 1/64th scale and Biante will shortly be introducing a half-sized model of Mark Skaifeís racing helmet. Biante Model Cars has been an HRT sponsor since 1999.
Like father, like son although with the Perkins name, it should be like grandfather also! It was Larryís father that started the Perkinsí name in Motorsport and despite Larryís recent announcement that he would be scaling down his race driving activities, his son Jack is just starting his.
16 year-old Jack began his kart career in 1998 in the Rookie class but in 2003 stepped up to the Ford Kartstars Series, which is a five round Championship with races in Coffs Harbour, Geelong, Oran Park, Ipswich and Adelaide.
The Ford Kartstars Championship is a "one-make" series, using a controlled Arrow chassis, Rotax engine and Bridgestone tyres. The 45hp Rotax 125cc single cylinder engine is capable of around 130km/h.
It was the year 11 student from Wesley College that approached HSV for sponsorship support, so Jack is already displaying the same independent trait as his father to make his way in his chosen career.
Thanks for reading and happy collecting.
The team from Biante.
This message was sent to you because you have signed up as a member of the Biante Collectors Club. If you do not wish to receive any more of these mailings, please update your preferences athttp://www.biante.com.au/collectorsClub_details.cfm