Motorsport art by Roger Warrick

If you’ve attended the 12 Hours of Sebring, you have seen the motorsport art of Roger Warrick. He’s comfortable creating a realistic portrayal of race cars on track, caricatures of famous race cars or composite scenes of race drivers from various tracks.

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Replicarz exclusives – Racerhead Gift Guide

American racing subjects have generally been ignored by the modeling industry. Model retailer Replicarz has taken it upon themselves to remedy the situation with their line of Replicarz Exclusives.

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Replicarz Lor Schell Special Indy Car in 1:43 scale

The mavens at Replicarz continue the modeling history of the Indy 500 with their two latest 1:43 scale releases. Both the Replicarz Lor Schell Special from 1940 and the 1941 Elgin Pin Special cars are again Maserati 8CTFs.

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Motorsport art by Yuriy Shevchuk

Artist Yuriy Shevchuk captures the beauty of the cars, the essence of a moment in a great race and the atmosphere of the event surrounding it.

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Crime and lap times

The recent conviction of Scott Tucker on numerous federal charges of fraud is not surprising. Auto racing at any level is a great way to blow through copious amounts of money. The old expression holds true: How fast do you want to go? How much money do you have? The desire to go very fast is what drives criminals and auto racing to occasionally get together.

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Car-toons by Booth– cars, whimsy and smiles

I first met the Booths in the late 1980s. Their Car-toons by Booth business was young and already very popular. Racing art was a very niche thing then, yet their whimsical car caricatures were immediate breakout hits.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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