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Post by thommo on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 11:17 pm

Your got a hole grid of great mini's.
Here's my first mini I built for my son.
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Re: Aussie race Mini's. An old thread with 5 new builds for 2013.

Post by aussie muscle on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 7:33 pm

talk about mini mania!
excellent builds and thanks for sharing
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Post by Yugster on Wed 06 Feb 2013, 8:17 pm

Very good collection very clean builds
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Post by frozono on Thu 07 Feb 2013, 7:09 am

Nice ones........ love it........ bigthumbsup
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Re: Aussie race Mini's. An old thread with 5 new builds for 2013.

Post by coatsie on Tue 10 Jan 2017, 11:35 am

Amazing models Shawn.

My son and I are fortunate enough to own the actual Hopkirk/Foley car that raced at Bathurst in '67 and also the actual Peter Manton Shell sponsored car that he raced in 1969 when it was in pale blue livery and in 1970 when it was changed to its yellow livery.

We have a few other Minis as well and are nearing the stage where we will put together a small museum for others to appreciate. Part of this plan is to gather memorabilia and the like for these cars including scale models. We have been able to find a limited production model of the Hopkirk/Foley car as well as our O'Keeffe/Olsen car which raced at Bathurst in '70, '73 and '75, but have had no success in locating models of the Manton car.

Given your keen interest in things Mini, I was wondering if you have come across or are aware of production runs of scale models of Manton's car?

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Post by ShawnS on Tue 10 Jan 2017, 7:47 pm

Hi Richard.

The Australian raced Mini is very under-represented in scale form and as a diecast collector myself (1:43 Fords only) I often go through retail websites looking for various models and I can honestly say I have never seen any Manton mini models.

The only Aussie Mini models I have seen are The '66 Bathurst winner in 1:18 and 1:43 from Biante (big $$$ on e-bay) and a 1:43 twinset of a couple of Bathurst class cars from Vanguard.
Slot car enthusiasts have Scalextric's Manton's Trident car as well as Foley's green machine and the '66 Bathurst winner.

I have the O'Keefe/Olsen car on my to-do list with several other Mini's in the future so stay tuned.

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Here are a couple more that I finished a couple of years ago that I completely forgot to add to this thread.



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Re: Aussie race Mini's. An old thread with 5 new builds for 2013.

Post by coatsie on Tue 10 Jan 2017, 10:09 pm

Thanks for getting back to me Shawn.

Seeing that Foley car strikes a chord. It is as significant as the Manton cars given their competition on the tracks. We have spent hours upon hours trying to track down that car and are fairly confident that we know where it is - in the hands of a very tightly held private collection. Hopefully the door will open one day!

I believe that Vanguard did a limited production of Bathurst race cars including Toranas, Falcons, Minis etc which is probably why we could get models of our ex Bathurst cars. The Shell Manton car raced in Improved Production so was ineligible to race at Bathurst which would be why Vanguard excluded it.

I admire you patience and detail in putting together your models. They are outstanding. Good luck with future challenges.

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Post by delaney on Fri 13 Jan 2017, 1:47 am

Very cool builds, excellent subject matter cheers cheers cheers
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Hemi powerd race mini

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V8 mini ....kind of

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