A new weathered project at 1:8 scale
In anticipation of a compelling race this weekend, we reach back to a significant moment in the history of the British Grand Prix to present our most recent Race Weathered project at 1:8 scale: the Mercedes-Benz W196 Monoposto, precisely capturing the car as it was raced to second place in the 1955 British Grand Prix at Aintree Motor Racing Circuit on the 16th of July 1955. This exclusive edition consists of just five models, each of which will be meticulously hand-painted by the artisans in our Bristol workshop to exhibit every detail of race dirt and oil stains that adorned the car as it reached the chequered flag. Every model will also be accompanied by an archive quality Giclée print of Fangio at the wheel on the day, selected by Amalgam from the Motorsport Images collection.
Our upcoming batch of #10 models is anticipated to be completed in Q3 of this year. Models will be weathered to order, so we recommend those interested in either a 'clean' or Race Weathered variant of Fangio's car to register their interest with our sales team to maximise their chances of delivery this year.
Both the 'clean' model and the future weathered variant are based on the #10 Mercedes-Benz W196 Monoposto as raced to second position by Fangio during the British Grand Prix at Aintree on the 16th of July 1955. Sir Stirling Moss led home the W196 entries in an utterly dominant 1-2-3-4 finish, ahead of his Argentine teammate. Many, including Moss himself, believed that Fangio allowed his British protégé to claim a debut win in front of his home crowd, a claim the very gentlemanly Argentine consistently and generously denied. Due to the curtailing of the Formula 1 season in the wake of the Le Mans disaster, Fangio's points advantage over Moss after the race was sufficient to secure his third World Championship of Drivers title.
Our previous edition of just five models of Sir Stirling Moss' race-winning W196 Monoposto were all delivered to collectors across the globe in America, Europe and Asia. Our artisans utilised archival imagery to create these finely worked representations, which necessitated 450 hours each to build and weather. Layers of thin watercolour and brush strokes were paired with meticulous detailing to represent every nuance of dust, dirt and staining on the cars body. The hay caught in the car’s grille, the weave and pattern of the plaid cloth used to cover the seat, the wear marks on the steering wheel left by Sir Stirling’s driving gloves, and the intricate staining of the fuel injection lines were all created in superb detail. We take great pride in the accuracy of our models but we equally take pride in our artistic abilities that have been given free rein in the weathering of this small limited edition.
Formula 1 Concept 2022 Sculpture
Miniatures celebrating the new era of racing
Designed by automotive artist Remco de Reus, and an officially licensed Formula 1 product, our beautiful miniature sculpture distils the essence of the F1 Concept 2022 design into a fine collectable piece. Each sculpture is hand cast, hand finished, primed, plated in aluminium and finally clear lacquered and polished. Measuring 11cm (4in) long and weighing approximately 75 grams, each sculpture also comes with a booklet explaining the rule changes and consequent radical impact on the design of the cars from 2022 onwards, all enclosed in a beautiful presentation box.