Indeed, it was crazy racing in 1967 with a machine featuring the newly designed Ford Cosworth DFV engine, weighting a little more than 500 kilograms, delivering more than 400 horsepower, no traction control and no electronic aids... and yet they did it.
Also crazy was releasing in 1968 a 1/12 scale model kit, with rubber tires, fully functional suspension, fully functional steering... and yet Tamiya did it.
Maybe it's crazy, almost 50 years later, reediting the kit in 1/12 scale of the Lotus 49. Exactly that same kit? No, just better: with Cartograf printed decals, a photoetch sheet and turned metal air intakes... and yet, Tamiya did it again, with both the Lotus 49 and the M23 from 1974.
It might be crazy as well, after being missed for many years, to get back in our warehouse in very limited quantities the 037, the Lancia Delta and the Escort from Hasegawa; the 191, the 99T, the GT1, the GT2, the GT3, the 6-wheel Tyrrell, the RA272, the MP4/13 and the RGV-G from Tamiya... but we did it
And while we were at it, we got some other crazy things: the freshly edited Lotus 72E from Ebbro with new decals, as well as their Lotus 72C and their Tyrrell 003, the 037 and the Stratos with the Chardonnet decoration from Hasegawa, and finally in Spain the Ducati Panigale from Tamiya.
Are you crazy enough?
Car kit 1/12 by Tamiya - Lotus Ford Type 49 # 5, 6 - Jim Clark, Graham Hill - Belgian Grand Prix 1967
Bike kit 1/12 by Tamiya - Ducati 1199 Panigale S - plastic model kit
Cleaner by Zero Paints - Airbrush Cleaner - 120ml - for Airbrush
Car kit 1/24 by Tamiya - Toyota Celica GT-S - plastic model kit
Car kit 1/20 by Tamiya - Lotus Honda 99T ELF # 11, 12 - Ayrton Senna, Satoru Nakajima - World Championship 1987 - plastic model kit
Car kit 1/20 by Tamiya - Jordan Ford 191 7UP # 32, 33 - Andrea de Cesaris, Bertrand Gachot - World Championship 1991 - plastic model kit
Car kit 1/12 by Tamiya - McLaren Ford M23 Yardley # 33 - Mike Hailwood - World Championship 1974 - plastic model kit
Paints set by Zero Paints - Gun Metal - Similar to Tamiya TS38 - for Airbrush
Car kit 1/24 by Hasegawa - Lancia Delta HF Integrale Martini Racing # 3, 8 - Didier Auriol + Bernard Ocelli, Philippe Bugalski + Denis Giraudet - Tour de Corse 1992 - plastic model kit
Car kit 1/20 by Ebbro - Tyrrell Ford 003 ELF # 11,12, 5, 6 - Jackie Stewart, Francois Cevert - Spanish Grand Prix, Monaco Grand Prix 1971 - plastic model kit
Car kit 1/20 by Ebbro - Lotus Ford Type 72E John Player Special # 1, 2 - Emmerson Fittipaldi, Ronnie Peterson - World Championship 1972, 1973 - plastic model kit
Car kit 1/24 by Hasegawa - Lancia 037 Rally Chardonnet # 11 - Jean Claude Andruet + Sergio Cresto - Tour de Corse 1984 - plastic model kit
Car kit 1/24 by Hasegawa - Lancia Stratos HF Chardonnet # 1, 4 - Bernard Darniche + Alain Mahe - Montecarlo Rally, Tour de Corse 1979 - plastic model kit
Car kit 1/20 by Ebbro - Lotus Ford Type 72C Gold Leaf # 2, 5, 6 - Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi, John Miles - World Championship 1970 - plastic model kit
Car kit 1/12 by Model Factory Hiro - Porsche 956 New Man Joest Racing # 7, 8 - Jean-Louis Schlesser + Stefan Johansson + Maurizio de Narváez, Henri Pescarolo + John Winter , Klaus Ludwig + Stefan Johansson - 24 Hours Le Mans 1984 - 1985 - multimaterial kit
Car kit 1/12 by Model Factory Hiro - Porsche 956 Rothmans # 1, 2, 3 - Jacky Ickx + Derek Bell, Jochen Mass + Stefan Bellof, Vern Schuppan + Al Holbert + Hurley Haywood - 24 Hours Le Mans 1983 - multimaterial kit
Car kit 1/24 by Hasegawa - Ford Focus RS WRC BP # 8 - François Duval - ADAC Deutschland Rally 2004 - plastic model kit
Car kit 1/24 by Aoshima - Toyota Celica GT Four ST165 Group A Repsol # 2 - Carlos Sainz + Luis Moya - Montecarlo Rally 1991 - plastic model kit
Car kit 1/20 by Tamiya - McLaren Mercedes MP4/13 West # 7, 8 - Mika Hakkinen, David Coulthard - World Championship 1998 - plastic model kit
Car kit 1/20 by Tamiya - Honda RA272 # 11, 12 - R. Bucknum, R. Ginther - Mexican Grand Prix 1965 - plastic model kit
Car kit 1/24 by Tamiya - Porsche 911 993 GT2 Club Sport - plastic model kit
Bike kit 1/12 by Tamiya - Suzuki RGV-G XR-79 Telefonica Movistar # 1 - Kenny Roberts - World Championship 2001 - plastic model kit
Car kit 1/20 by Tamiya - Tyrrell Ford P34 Six Wheels ELF # 3, 4 - Patrick Depailler - Monaco Grand Prix 1977 - plastic model kit
Car kit 1/24 by Tamiya - Porsche 911 GT1 Mobil # 1 - Boutsen + Hans Joachim Stuck + Wollek - 24 Hours Le Mans 1996 - plastic model kit
Car kit 1/24 by Tamiya - Porsche 911 996 GT3 - plastic model kit