If you are looking to add something different to your collection then these models are worth consideration.
2008 Historic Touring Car Chevrolet Camaro
Manufactured exclusively for Biante by GMP and based on the 2007 Biante Touring Car Masters Championship winning car of Steve Mason, this 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, in Biante TCM livery, comes complete with full engine bay and under body detail, not to mention the race seat and harness, enclosed by a full roll cage.
Each model has the back number plate etched with a number that corresponds to the certificate number.
Production quantity is limited to 2008 units.
2007 Historic Touring XA GT Falcon Silver
2007 Historic Touring Car
XA GT Falcon
Limited to 2007
1973 FORD XA FALCON GT HARDTOP AUSTRALIAN MANUFACTURERS CHAMPIONSHIP ALLAN MOFFAT
This 1:18 scale model is being released shortly and is available now to purchase here.
It is priced at $250 and is model number A87316.
The 1973 Ford Falcon XA GT Hardtop led a short but glorious life in the hands of Australian racing legend Allan Moffat. After four years of having the Falcon GTHO form the basis of its motorsport competition program, Ford changed direction in 1973 and introduced the new XA model two-door hardtop GT to race tracks around the country. Ford was forced to cancel plans for the Phase Four GTHO after the ‘Supercar Scare’ of 1972, but 12 months later they were still able to introduce a range of performance items originally destined for the doomed supercar on its XA GT Falcons.
In 1973 the rules changed in Australian touring car racing. The previously separate rule books that governed ‘Series Production’ and ‘Improved Production’ were merged into what ultimately became known as ‘Group C’. Ford prepared two blue and white-liveried factory XA GT hardtops for the Australian Manufacturer’s Championship, the #9 car for Allan Moffat and the #6 version for Fred Gibson.
The new ‘Superbirds’ debuted at round one of the 1973 Manufacturer’s Championship – the Chesterfield 250, held at a wet Adelaide International Raceway. The torrential rain caught many competitors out. A shortage of wet weather tyres saw the paddock become a flurry of activity. Moffat split both the Holden Dealer Team Torana XU-1’s in qualifying, setting the second fastest time behind pole-sitter with Peter Brock with Colin Bond in third.
The brand new Falcon won the jump but was soon passed by Bond on Adelaide’s banked final turn. Moffat followed Bond for many laps, applying pressure to the race leader. Soon that pressure paid off. Bond aquaplaned off the track on lap 25, damaging his car and passing the lead back to Moffat. Ford’s new cars then occupied the first three places with Moffat followed by Gibson and Kevin Bartlett in the McLeod Ford entry of John Goss. But trouble soon struck Moffat’s machine, losing five minutes in the pits tracing a faulty alternator. He managed to re-join the race, but it wasn’t all bad news for the factory Ford team led by Howard Marsden as Gibson took the #6 car to a one-lap victory over Bartlett with Moffat a further lap behind in third place. It was a triumphant 1-2-3 finish for the new Fords with Ian Diffen’s Charger fourth and the HDT Toranas of Brock and Bond both failing to finish the race.
Moffat only raced his #9 ‘Superbird’ Falcon XA GT four more times in the remainder of the 1973 Australian Manufacturer’s Championship. A blown engine took the Ford hero out of the Sandown 250 but he bounced back in style to win the Hardie-Ferodo 1000 at Bathurst with Ian Geoghegan co-driving. But there were no more highlights for the sleek blue and white factory Ford – Moffat failed to finish the Surfers Paradise 300 and then was lucky to escape a nasty crash at the Phillip Island 500 where a tyre blew and sent him off the road into a roll when he hit an embankment.
He suffered a fractured sternum and bruising but the car was destroyed and, sadly, a piece of Australian motorsport history was gone forever.
Amazingly, this 1:18 Scale replica will be only the second Allan Moffat XA Falcon we have ever produced in this scale following on from the previously produced 1973 Bathurst 1000 winner. This model features different wheels and a front spoiler as points of difference and as always the model has been produced in die-cast with fully opening parts and high detail throughout. Forming part of the Biante Allan Moffat Collection, this is a model that shouldn’t be missed and will be available with a signed Certificate of Authenticity
Another release this week is the above Sandman which is priced at $250 and available here. This model is 1:18 scale.
Stock is limited so get yours now!
The 1:18 Scale Cotillion White HX Sandman has been produced in die-cast with fully opening parts, high detail and beautiful finishing throughout. This will be Biante’s 3rd HX Sandman Panel Van release after previously releasing the Mandarin Red and Mint Julep versions and it’s also the first version we have produced with a black interior. As with our previous Sandman releases, this new release will come with a set of removable roof racks and surfboards as an optional display feature.
This model will be produced in a limited edition of only 1008 pieces and given the popularity of the previous two HX Panel Van releases, this is one that shouldn’t be missed.
This particular replica is of one of the service vehicles used by HDT around the 1975 / 76 seasons and essentially features an exact copy of the iconic livery featured on their cars during that time. The race livery on the Panel Van actually works really well and it would have been fantastic to see the service vehicle and the race car sitting next to each other at the track back in what is now considered a golden era of Australian motorsport.
For collectors of Australian Touring Car Championship cars from the mid 70’s, this is a model that would fit nicely in your collection. While we can’t see the cars at the track any more, this model will look awesome alongside a 75 / 76 HDT Torana, particularly once the missing Marlboro logos are applied next to the HDT logos on to the sides of the car, bonnet and rear tailgate.
Produced by Autoart, this model will be an exceptional replica featuring high detail, fully opening parts and beautiful finishing. It shouldn’t be missed.
The 1:18 Scale replica of this model is an exceptional collector’s piece. Produced in sealed body resin the first thing you notice upon inspection is its significant weight and quality of craftsmanship. The body lines are beautifully replicated on this model given the way it has been produced with the joins between the panels looking as realistic as possible. Little features haven’t been overlooked including the impressive badge work, the metal etched grille in the front bumper assembly along with the metal etched side skirt vents, the hood scoops, side vents and the black and chrome wheels are all really nice highlights.
Despite being a sealed body model, no shortcuts have been taken with replicating the interior of this model. Upon looking through the clear windows you can see a very high attention to detail right down to the seat trimmings, dashboard instrumentation and logos. Like its big brother though, one of the biggest appeals of this model is the striking Poison Ivy metallic paint job. This green colour simply takes on a life of it’s own under lights and it just looks remarkable.
The 1:18 Scale replica of this model is an exceptional collector’s piece. Produced in sealed body resin the first thing you notice upon inspection is its significant weight and quality of craftsmanship. The body lines are beautifully replicated on this model given the way it has been produced with the door gaps and joins between the panels looking as realistic as possible. The model includes a number of very nice features including the badge work, metal etched grille in the front bumper assembly along with the metal etched side vent, the hood scoops and the black and chrome wheels are presented extremely well.
Despite being a sealed body model, no shortcuts have been taken with replicating the interior of this model. Upon looking through the clear windows you can see a very high attention to detail right down to the seat trimmings, dashboard instrumentation and logos. You can even clearly see the iconic circular HSV lion and helmet logo on the head rests of the front seats such is the level of detail. The Phantom Black colour scheme really does this model a great service, its subtle metallic finish looks fantastic and works nicely against the wheels.
Name and phone number required on all preorders please. Preorders close 16/9/16
1990 Australian Touring Car Championship Runner Up Ford Sierra RS500 Peter Brock
This model in 1:18 has just been announced and is available now to preorder.
It is model number A89012 and is priced at $250.
It is scheduled for release in the 1st quarter 2017. Preorder Now
Name and phone number please.
Preorders close 16/9/16.
Despite testing the loyalty of his legion of fans, Peter Brock’s move to race a Ford Sierra RS500 in 1989 was a good one. This controversial change was necessitated by the simple fact that it was the only car capable of winning races at the time in Group A touring car racing.
Brock’s split with Holden in 1987 was followed by a year in a BMW M3. While he enjoyed driving the diminutive German rocket, the car was not an outright contender. Major sponsor Mobil wanted their star running at the front of the field so Brock went shopping for an outright race contender for the 1989 season. The solution was the Mobil 1 Racing Ford Sierra RS500 and with it came an almost immediate improvement in race results.
Brock and the Sierra achieved four podium finishes in the 1989 ATCC, including victory in the season finale at Oran Park in Sydney, finishing third overall in the series. Brock used an all-new, Australian-built Mobil Sierra to take his record sixth pole position for the Bathurst 1000 classic and win the Nissan-Mobil Series in New Zealand. So expectations were high moving into the 1990 season after a year of development coming to terms with the demon Sierra. Round one of the championship was at Sydney’s Amaroo Park and was the first time the field saw the vast improvement in the Nissan Skyline driven by Jim Richards. Richards took the round followed by a string of eight Sierras with Brock in fifth.
Round two was at Symmons Plains in Tasmania and Brock put the Mobil 1 Sierra on pole. At the jump Brock gapped the field and appeared to have everyone covered. But at half race distance Dick Johnson moved into second and slowly started to pull Brock in. An epic battle ensued before the superior grip of Johnson’s better tyres gave him the advantage out of the hairpin allowing the Shell car to move into the lead and take the race from Brock. Round three at Phillip Island was a disaster for Brock, tangling with other cars heading into Southern Loop for the first time and sustaining significant damage to the rear of the car keeping him out of contention. The next round at Winton was only marginally better with trouble with the Sierra’s Bridgestone tyres all weekend resulting in only a ninth place finish.
At the halfway point in the championship Brock had shown only glimpses of the performance the Sierra was capable of and needed a consistent run through to the end of the year to be a title contender – and that’s exactly what happened. After a tussle with Johnson at Lakeside, Brock came home an encouraging second to Colin Bond and followed it up with a fourth place at Mallala. That round saw Brock engage is an enthralling battle for the race lead with Mark Skaife aboard the brand new Nissan GT-R. Brock surrendered the race lead and the chance of a podium finish after the GTR’s exit, his rear tyre worn down to steel belts and he limped home. But things panned out much better at Wanneroo in Perth, where Brock and the Mobil Sierra took their one and only round win of the 1990 championship, leading the 45-minute race from start to finish despite turbo waste-gate problems.
That win pitted Brock in a four-way fight for the championship in the finale at Oran Park with only he, Richards, Johnson and Bond able to become champion. But it quickly became a walk-in-the-park for Richards in the improving GT-R, who bolted from the start and disappeared to win the race and title. Brock slowly worked his way through both the Benson & Hedges and Shell Sierras to finish second in the race and second overall in the championship.
When he took the chequered flag to finish that very race in 1990 it was the last time the exiled Holden hero would race in the Australian Touring Car Championship in any make other than a Holden. Following that year’s enduros Brock headed back to racing Holdens in 1991 in partnership with former co-driver Larry Perkins – and Commodore V8 fans across the country collectively breathed a sigh of relief!
Produced in die-cast with fully opening parts, highly detailed engine bay, racing interior, boot, undercarriage and beautiful exterior finishing, this is a model that shouldn’t be missed. It will form part of the Biante Peter Brock Collection and will be produced in a limited edition with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The 1:18 version will be produced in die-cast with fully opening parts other than the boot and the 1:43 version will be produced in die-cast and presented in our clear acrylic display case. Part proceeds from the sales of these models will be donated to the RSL’s ANZAC Appeal.
Once produced, this model will complete the 1:18 Scale set of various liveries raced by the Holden Racing Team during the 2015 season to celebrate their 25th Anniversary and it’s fair to say that we have left the most important livery until last. It’s one that shouldn’t be missed.
Part proceeds of the sale of this model will be donated to the RSL’s ANZAC Appeal.