Miniatures News, July 1975

As already announced, Grand Prix Models of Radlett has released its kit for building a metal model of the Squalo Ferrari in which Hawthorn won the 1954 Spanish GP. Factory drawings were consulted in preparing this model, which in all major dimensions is an exact 1/43rd replica. This Ferrari is No. 14 in this firm’s Classic Cars series and they next intend to offer 750 c.c. and 1,000 c.c. Le Mans Lotus XI kits.

Revell tell us that they have decided to offer a plastic kit of Don Garlit’s famous AA Fuel Dragster “Big Daddy” to 1/16th-scale, as well as the 1/25-scale kit. It will result in a detailed model measuring over 16 in. in length. The reference no. is H1491 and the price of the kit is £4.60.

Meccano-Dinky have a good model of a Mini Clubman, die-cast in their usual meticulous style, to a scale of 1/40th. Finished in bronze with a black interior, this Mini (Ref. No. 178) is 82 mm. long, and is priced at a recommended 89p on the UK retail market. Dinky also offer a fine Ford Transit Motorway Services van to the same scale, for £1.60. Its reference number is 416.—W.B.

Another of those pleasing Olyslager Auto Library landscape books containing pictures of the older vehicles has now been released, this one being “British Cars of the Early Fifties”. Indeed, it covers in rather flat pictures typical cars from 1950 to 1954, with brief specifications. Nearly 200 are included, for a price of £2.95. The book comes from Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., of 40, Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3HE.