Yes, they look cute, the model cars in 1:64 scale, small but nice: The team from Hugo Ripert has expanded the range of miniatures according to current models in this format and thus done a favor to all the collectors of old toy gas stations. The approximately seven-centimeter-long models fit perfectly in the vast majority of parking spaces and ramps of dollhouses for boys, as the replicas of gas stations of Texaco, Aral and Shell were often called. In contrast to 1:43 or 1:87 model cars, the 1:64 cars are made for this purpose and are in proportion to the standards in which the service stations are built. Spark has made the latest model cars of its Sparky series again made of resin plastic and allowed no drawbacks in exemplary loyalty and details.
The delivery from last week includes ten new miniatures. The fans of Porsche will be particularly pleased, because four of the models are of the 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, which appeared in highly sought after colors such as lava orange and ultraviolet, but also in white and silver. The models of the Bentley Continental GT3 make up the racing car in different versions: Based on the cars used by the Bentley Team Abt for example in the decoration of the Nürburgring 2015 as well as the years 2016 and - up to date - 2017. The collection can be around the already known miniatures to Macau World Cup or with vehicles such as the racecars, which started at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Formula 1 and Porsche 956 in the format 1:64
The Formula 1 is represented by models of Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso in the Sparky series: For example, with the Red Bull RB9 from 2013, the McLaren MP4-30 from 2015 or now brand new by Nico Hulkenberg's Renault RS17 from the previous year. The great times of the Porsche 956 are reminiscent of the models of the Rothmans Porsche with the number 1 - the winner of Le Mans in 1982 - as well as the New Man Joest Racing, who won Le Mans in 1985. Their successors of the type 919 hybrid are also available in 1:64 format: Timo Bernhard's car of 2015 as well as the fifth-placed Porsche 919 of his colleagues Marc Lieb, Romain Dumas and Neel Jani. So there's a colorful spectrum in the scale of 1:64 has grown, which presents itself as a space-saving collection area, which will inspire not only the collectors of gas stations.