Monday, 30 January 2017
2 British Formula 1 Legends and their 1/64 Scale Racing Cars!
Nigel Mansell won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1992. Lewis Hamilton most recently took the same title in 2015. Needless to say, winning a Formula 1 World Championship is a rare feat. It seems like finding proper 1/64 scale replicas of Formula 1 racing cars is an even rarer feat. Outside of the occasional promotional model from Bburago and Kyosho, there's a serious lack of 1/64 scale replicas of the cars that compete at the highest level of motorsport.
Nonetheless, a few stellar 1/64 scale F1 race cars do pop up from time to time. Here's a pair of cars belonging to two great world champions. The first is Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes, replicated in intricate detail by Spark Diecast. Spark is known for attention to detail and boutique, hand crafted models. They're next level. Stroll over to their website and read the 'about us' page. The second car you're looking at today is Nigel Mansell's Williams car. I'm not 100% sure on the release date, but it's a Matchbox from the 1990s.
While the Spark Mercedes is about as good as it gets for 1/64 scale diecast in the modern era, Formula 1 or not, the Matchbox Williams is nothing to sneeze at for a basic model released over 20 years ago. It gets a metal base and metal body, wheel tampos and great tampo/paint quality.
I'm not an expert on Formula 1 diecast, but I enjoy both of these 1/64 scale replicas belonging to 2 British legends and 2 legends of Formula 1 racing. Enjoy!