Moments in Motorsports figurines now available

08 June 2022
Moments in Motorsports is a joint venture between Automodello and History in Miniature

Moments in Motorsports is a joint venture between Automodello, noted distributors of top-end resincast model cars in 1/43, 1/24 and 1/12 scales, and History in Miniature, hand-sculpted historical figurines specialists. The first two in the range are a 1/18 sculpture of ‘Super-Swede’ Ronnie Peterson, and a 1/12 example of Jim Clark, both individually cast in pewter and hand-painted.

Ronnie Peterson Sweden’s was twice runner-up in the F1 World Championship, in 1971 and in 1978, the year of his death. He was probably best-known for his association with Lotus, for whom he drove in 1973-74, and that fateful year of 1978. His figure is base-mounted in a standing position, with arms folded and without his helmet, Very well-detailed, the neckstrap of his driving suit is shown open and loose, the knitted cuffs and pocket trim are detailed, and all the logos front and back are well-replicated. The figure would look good posed against any suitable 1/18 F1 car. No 18LRP001 is priced at US$99.99 and is limited to 150 pieces.

Jim Clark, one of the all-time greats of motor racing, was World Champion in 1963 and 1965, again for Lotus. He was tragically killed in an F2 race in Hockenheim, Germany, in April 1968. His figurine is in a seated pose, and is designed to go with, for example, the Automodello 1/12 Lotus 49 or AAR Eagle. It can ‘sit’ on the tyre or, for those without such a model, a section of pit wall is also available. Very well-detailed, he also is helmetless, with his goggles loose around his neck, and wearing driving gloves. All the logos on the overalls are well-reproduced. No 12LJC001 is priced at US$129.99 and Iis limited to 250 pieces. The wall section (12MPW001) is US$19.99.

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