1995 Bathurst Holden VR Commodore Mark Skaife and Jim Richards

Here is another model for Holden collectors out there and it is a great time to add it to your collection at the great price of $189. Grab one now while you can.

1:18 Diecast Model

1995 Bathurst Holden VR Commodore Mark Skaife and Jim Richards

B180401D $189

Biante – 1/18 Scale – Holden VR Commodore #1 Skaife/Richards 1995 Tooheys 1000 Diecast Scale Model Replica
Mark Skaife and Jim Richards’ assault on the 1995 Tooheys 1000 at Bathurst was perhaps best described as ‘the one that got away’.
Skaife qualified the #1 VR Commodore second fastest in the Top 10 Shootout on Saturday morning, beaten to pole position by the man who would later be his team-mate at HRT – Craig Lowndes.
Come race morning and the team sprung something of a surprise on their rivals as Richards was behind the wheel to start the race. Many had assumed Skaife would line-up to start the 1000-kilometre event, but the expat Kiwi was more than up to the job despite a bad season on the score sheet.
Richards and Lowndes were beaten from the front row of the grid by Wayne Gardner’s Coke Commodore. Richards settled into a comfortable second place and took just six laps to work his way into the lead. From there the #1 Holden eased away from the former world motorcycle champion.
Such was the superior fuel economy of the Skaife/Richards car it would not pit for fuel until lap 38, meaning that they were within a few Safety Car laps of being able to do the race on just three pit stops – a sizeable advantage.
Skaife emerged from pit lane with nearly half a minute back to Dick Johnson and he had Perkins’ co driver Russell Ingall (desperately trying to get back on the lead lap) formed up behind him when the first Safety Car came out on lap 47.

When the race restarted, Skaife simply blazed away from the field. But on lap 64 he limped to the pits. The tailshaft had snapped, breaking the back of the gearbox and punching a hole in the floor.
They were out. History would show that Perkins and Ingall would go on to a famous victory, but Bathurst 1995 was the one that got away for Richards and Skaife.
Features:
Limited edition only 2400 pieces made worldwide including COA signed by Jim Richards
Informational booklet
Opening doors, hood and trunk
Highly detailed plumbed and wired engine bay
Highly detailed race spec interior
Detailed race livery.

 

 

1997 Holden VS Commodore – Peter Brock – ATCC

We have some stock available of the Peter Brock model below.

It is priced at $190 and you can get one here

Get yours while stocks last and add another Holden to your collection.

1:18 Diecast Model

B180401C $190

05 – MOBIL HOLDEN RACING TEAM
WINNER : 1997 ATCC, Round 8 (Barbagallo Raceway)
DRIVER: PETER BROCK
On 29th May 1997, following Round 6 of the ten round 1997 Championship series, Peter Brock stunned fans in announcing his forthcoming retirement from full-time motor racing. The crowds came out in force at the following Lakeside round to wish Peter a fond farewell.
Celebrations were even grander a few weeks later at Round 8 at Wanneroo (Barbagallo Raceway), where Peter Brock triumphed over variable weather conditions and other incidents to pick up two thirds and a second in the three races and thereby win the round. The result was all the more remarkable for Brocky having recovered from a first lap excursion in race three that had dropped him back to tenth position.
His ATCC career came to an appropriately legendary end at Round 10 at Oran Park. Brocky out-qualified all others for pole position and followed that up with a win in race one and a second placing in race two. Tyre dramas in race three prevented a fairy-tale ending for Peter Brock … but, hey … that’s motor racing !

2017 Sandown Retro Red Bull Racing 1:18 Specials

We have the following 2 Red Bull Holden Models in 1:18 at the great price of $125 each.

This is a great opportunity to fill any gaps in your Holden or Red Bull Collection  at a great price.

Get in quickly while stocks last.

2017 Sandown Retro Round Livery Shane van Gisbergen & Matt Campbell

2017 Sandown Retro Round Livery Shane van Gisbergen & Matt Campbell

18652 $125

 

2017 Sandown Retro Round Livery Jamie Whincup & Paul Dumbrell

18651 $125

Bathurst: Going Global – 10 years of Australia’s International Enduro 2011-2020

This book has been announced by V8Sleuth and can be preordered now.

Preorder Now

Preorders close 20th March and a phone number must be supplied.

 

It is priced at $100.

Currnet delivery is August but is subject to change.

FOR the first time, the ultimate history of the Bathurst 12 Hour is being published to mark 10 years of the event catering to exotic GT3 sports cars, a thrilling era of racing that opened the iconic Mount Panorama circuit to the world’s most revered and prestigious automotive brands.

Never-before-attempted, this 320-page, hardcover, limited edition collector’s book edited by long-time voice of the race Richard Craill and published by Aaron Noonan’s AN1 Media organisation, will chart the event’s rise in global esteem and importance across the last decade, with reflections from key players, winners and influencers throughout the period.

Illustrated by over 500 stunning photos, this book will also feature a photo of every car to have competed in the Bathurst 12 Hour from 2011 through to 2020 including non-starting and non-qualifier cars.

Complementing the recent publications by the publisher that documented every Holden and every Ford to compete in the Bathurst 1000, this book will also be a limited edition release and is bound to also be very popular – so don’t miss out!

The new ‘Bathurst: Going Global – 10 Years of Australia’s International Enduro 2011-2020’ book will feature:

– Rare and never-before-published photos of Bathurst 12 Hour race and practice cars from 2011 to 2020, headlined by the exotic, outright class entries including machines produced by Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Honda, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes-AMG, Nissan and Porsche.

– Driver names, team names, model details, race time/laps completed, qualifying times and grid positions and miscellaneous notes relating to each car.

– A dedicated chapter on each race, recapping the events from that year’s running plus its wider context in the growth of the race.

– A comprehensive list of results from each running of the Bathurst 12 Hour from 2011 to 2020.

– All of the iconic cars, teams and drivers to compete in the GT3 era of the Bathurst 12 Hour.

This book is a must-have for the collection of any Bathurst, motorsport, motoring or automotive enthusiast.

Racing the Lion: An Illustrated History of Holden in Australian Motorsport

This book has been announced by the V8Sleuth and can be preordered now.

This book is priced at $100.

Preorders close 20th March and a phone number is required.

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Racing The Lion

An Illustrated History Of Holden In Australian Motorsport

Please note: This book is available to pre-order. The current delivery estimate is September 2020, but is subject to change.

Holden has been a major part of Australian motorsport history and, in this special edition hardcover 400-page release from the V8 Sleuth team, we celebrate and honour the brand’s history in racing.

An illustrated racing history publication assembled by Aaron Noonan, Will Dale and the V8 Sleuth team, this book will feature a massive range of photos never-before-published.

Whether it’s the memorable Monaros, Toranas or Commodores or the star drivers that achieved great feats behind the wheel, there will be something for everyone in this book.

We also include a range of motorsport activities undertaken by Holden in racing from touring cars to rallying and trials, rallycross, production cars and much, much more.

With chunky captions outlining the history, statistics and interesting facts related to each image, this is the sort of book you’ll pick up, put down and pick up again many times over.

Our editorial team has searched high and low through our photo archives to find Holden motorsport history of all sorts, the book our tribute to the brand as it comes to an end prior to 2021.

This book is a must-have for the collection of any Holden or general motorsport enthusiast.

 

2020 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour Winner Bentley GT3

This model has just been announced and is being made by Top Speed.

It is 1:18 scale.

Bentley Continental GT3 – Bentley Team M-Sport
Jules Gounon – Jordan Pepper – Maxime Soulet
Winner – 2020 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour

TS0303 $300  Preorder Now

Preorders close Tuesday 10th March and a phone number is required.

 

Holden HSV Releases from Biante

The following Holden HSV models in 1:18 scale have been released and can be purchased now.

Stock of each is very limited so get in quick to avoid disappointment.

Produced in high quality, fully-opening diecast, the 1:18 GTSR and GTSR W1 are exquisitely-crafted collectables.

 

Holden HSV GTSR Spitfire Green

Holden HSV GTSR Spitfire Green

B182917B $199

Holden HSV GTSR W1 Light My Fire

Holden HSV GTSR W1 Light My Fire

B182817C $199

 

1:18 Classic Carlectables February Releases

The following models have been released and can be purchased now.

Stock is very limited with only one of each available so get in quick if you are wanting one.

1983 ATCC 3rd Peter Brock VH Commodore

1983 ATCC 3rd Peter Brock VH Commodore

18696 $270

1966 Pony Mustang Nightmist Blue

1966 Pony Mustang Nightmist Blue

18702 $270

 

Ford XA Falcon RPO83 Coupe Yellow Fire

Ford XA Falcon RPO83 Coupe Yellow Fire

18703 $270

Scott McLaughlin 2019 Champion Print & Penrite Racing Season 2019 Print

The following prints have just been announced and you can preorder them now.

 

Preorders close Tuesday 25th February as the limited number has been set and orders are on a first in best dressed basis. Phone number is essential.

 

Shell V-Power Racing Team ‘Scott McLaughlin 2019 Champion’ Illustrated Print

ACP031 $60
Preorder Now

Following his maiden Championship win in 2018, McLaughlin was practically an unstoppable force in 2019 aboard a brand new Ford Mustang GT. He opened the 2019 season by giving the Mustang a win on debut in Adelaide and never looked back, breaking numerous records including the most race wins in a single season and a Bathurst 1000 victory along the way.
He ultimately clinched his second championship win to become just the 10th driver in ATCC / VASC history to win back-to-back titles after a year where he took 18 wins, 15 poles and 22 podiums, along with being voted the Most Popular Driver by the fans and the Driver’s Driver by his peers.
Featuring the artwork of Australian designer / illustrator Tristan Groves, this impressive vector illustrated print shows an excited McLaughlin celebrating and raising two fingers as a nod to becoming a two-time champion along with his winning Mustang. The print measures 594mm X 841mm printed on 250gsm matte paper using offset print technology and will be individually numbered and signed by the artist in a limited edition of only 350 copies.
This is an amazing collector’s print for Scott McLaughlin and DJR / DJR Team Penske fans.

 

Penrite Racing: Season 2019 Limited Edition Print

ACP032 $90
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Authentic Collectables are very excited to present this exclusive limited edition large-format photographic print featuring the cars raced by Penrite Racing across the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season.
Erebus Motorsport / Penrite Racing are renowned for running a variety of liveries each season and 2019 featured an array of stunning looking cars. There were numerous highlights. Their season livery was stunning as always, the gold Bathurst 1000 cars looked amazing, their JPS BMW inspired Sandown retro livery was a massive hit and who could forget the KISS End Of The Road World Tour Livery raced at Gold Coast and Newcastle which rocked fans everywhere.
Measuring 1 meter wide and featuring impressive imagery of every livery raced by the team across the 2019 season along with images of drivers David Reynolds, Anton De Pasquale, Luke Youlden and Will Brown, this is the ultimate collectors print. Beautifully designed, it will be produced in an individually numbered limited edition of only 200 copies on 250gsm matte paper stock.

1980 Sandown 400 3rd Place Allan Moffat VC Commodore

Grab a piece of Allan Moffat Racing history at the great price of $199. Buy now while stocks last.

1980 Sandown 400 3rd Place Allan Moffat

1980 Sandown 400 3rd Place Allan Moffat

18310 $199

This model is limited  to 1000 and features fully opening doors, bonnet and boot.

This model was released in 2011 and was originally priced at $230.

 

In 1980, Allan Moffat looked as though he would not be competing in the Australian Touring Car Championship as the attempted homologation of the Mazda RX7 had fallen through appearing to leave him without a drive for Sandown and Bathurst.

A deal was struck and then came the shock announcement that for the race, Moffat would be driving the No.25 Holden Dealer Team VC Commodore, the sister car to the HDT No.05 VC Commodore of Peter Brock.

The 1980 Hang Ten 400 was an endurance race for Group C Touring Cars staged at the Sandown Circuit and the event was marked by the fact it was only the second time Moffat had driven a Holden and he was in the same team as his arch rival, Peter Brock.

Brock and Moffat made it an all HDT front row on the grid. Brock won the start and Moffat remained in second place until lap 42 when after sliding wide, he hit a barrier and had to pit. After rejoining the race he pitted again to have some loose wheel nuts tightened. Allan was a lap down, but worked his way through the field to eventually finishing the race in third place.

Allan Moffat performed admirably as a guest driver in a well deserved 3rd place finish on a podium shared by only Holden VC Commodore drivers.