BMW Art Car models in 1:43 scale

The BMW Art Car began with a simple idea in 1975. Paris auctioneer /sometime car racer Hervé Poulain wanted to compete at the LeMans 24 hour race. Not just compete, but compete in a car that was a rolling work of art, a very radical idea in motorsport. 18 BMW Art Cars later, you can get many as 1:43 models.

Read more

BMW Art Car models in 1:43 scale, part 2

The BMW factory began the trend of decorating race cars as rolling art. Hervé Poulain, who first lured prominent artists to BMW, inspired more artists to join the party. Teams in other series’ liked the art car concept too. Many BMW art car models in 1:43 scale run by independent teams are available.

Read more

Jim Hall, Al Unser, Indy 500 winner Chaparral Lola T500

Spare a thought for a car that had it all, and still has never been properly modeled EVER in any scale. Outside of an obsolete transkit in 1/25 scale, nothing. It also is the only car/driver/team to ever win the impossible-to-win USAC Triple Crown, consisting of the Indy 500, Pocono 500 and Ontario 500. The Jim Hall, Al Unser, Indy 500 winner Lola T500.

Read more

The revival of Indycar models: 1/43 Replicarz Boyle Special Indy 500 winners

1/43rd Replicarz Boyle Special, both 1939 and 1940 Indy 500 winners, are incredibly nice. These are leap years better than an old Brumm model.

Read more

5-4-U: Super-detail 1/43 diecast with full engines

Super-detailed 1/43 scale model cars exist with features common on 1/18th scale models, but not normally seen in the smaller scale. That said, there are many examples of opening features, full engines and extra detailing.

Read more

The revival of Indycar…models

The last time anyone produced 1/43rd scale Indy car models in any number was in the 90s, CART models by Onyx (not so good) and Minichamps/Action (pretty good). Part One.

Read more

The revival of Indycar…models, part 2

In our last installment, we offered hope for Indy-car model car collectors. The selection is better than ever and we’re spoiled for choice. But how about that model of driver X from 19xx?

Read more

Keeping your collection clean, safe & organized

If you’ve been collecting models for a while, you’ll surely face the problem of 
”where-to-put-them-ism”, the conundrum of having too much of a good thing and nowhere to put it. 


Read more

Finding obscure, collection-filling 1/43 models

It’s well known in the hobby that Ferrari, Alfa, McLaren and others, sometimes demand high licensing fees from model manufacturers. While production of Ferrari models seems to pass from manufacturer to manufacturer frequently, Brumm and Best have been producing Ferrari models continuously for quite some time.

Read more