Miniatures News, July 1982
GRAND PRIX MODELS of Radlett, who are sponsoring Nick Mason’s BMW Mk.2 in Gp.5 racing, have recently added three new model kits to their enormous range of motor-racing miniatures. Two of these commemorate the 50th Le Mans 24-hour race, run last month, being an Ecurie Ecosse D-Type Jaguar, which won that event in 1957, and the Porsche 917 with which Richard Attwood was successful in 1970. The Jaguar kit is described as a high-fidelity metal-kit, whereas the Porsche kit is aimed at non-expert metal constructors. The “Classic” Jaguar kit costs £7.95, the Transkit Porsche kit, enabling an existing toy 917 to be made into the sole model of the 1970 winner, £3.98. Other Le Mans kits, of two Ford Gulf GT., the Le Mans winners of 1968 and 1969, are in preparation, and there is to be a kit of the Ford C100 from this year’s race, to retail at £8.95. — W.B.