Welcome to my F1 Diecast Model Collection

Welcome along to my Diecast Model Collection, I trust you find it as interesting as I have put while putting it all together. I have been a fan of Formula 1 since the mid 70’s, when a John Player Special was a racing car and not just a cigarette brand. In addition, Martini Brabham’s were screaming around the streets of Monte-Carlo and the “Anytime, Any Place, Any Where” TV Ad’s were common place. As a result this ignited my early interest in design and branding along with building a Diecast Model Collection.

 

Tamiya JPS Lotus 72D

My very first F1 car was this one. The 1/12th scale Tamiya John Player Special Lotus 72D as driven by Emerson Fittipaldi. World Champion in 1972. Over the years I had numerous others. Christmas & Birthdays were always exciting times.

Onyx Models were the 1st range of cars I purchased back in the late 80’s early 90’s. The Alain Prost McLaren MP4/04, now looking a bit tired, was my initial purchase.

Onyx McLaren MP4/5 Prost Diecast Model Collection
Minichamps Ligier JS43 - Panis Diecast Model Collection

The Olivier Panis Ligier JS43, Monaco 1996 Grand Prix Winner was the first Minichamps car for my Diecast Model Collection.

Up until the launch of the Formula 1 Car Collection in 2016, all of my old cars had been packed away. Looking at the list of proposed cars, my interest was re-ignited and I started to look and see what else was available. I had never heard of Spark Models before and in no time at all my collection was growing rapidly.

The Collection

Being a Designer and Photographer, I recently set to and photographed all of my Diecast Model Collection and this Catalogue Website is the result. You can use the links on the right-hand side or menu across the top to see the cars. You can search by: Driver, Teams, Years, Brands and World Champions. There are still several additions to be made which will be added over time.

Hope you enjoy looking at my Diecast Model Collection, feel free to make any Comments and add a Review to the Individual Cars.

Product categories

Juice Factory Design Consultants

Juice Factory is a well established Design Company specialising in:

For further information click one of the above links.

Tobacco Decals

The regulations concerning Tobacco Advertising prevent a lot of model cars from displaying the original liveries. Some of the Early Onyx and Minichamps cars have the correct decals but these days there are just gaps were the branding appeared. With most Spark models, a separate sheet of decals is supplied with the model where appropriate.

If you have a F1 Diecast Model Collection, eBay is a great place to find decals, although with the Formula 1 Car Collection, Grand Prix Decals have made a set for the majority of the cars. You can find them at www.facebook.com/GrandPrixDecals/

McLaren M23 - James Hunt Diecast Model Collection
Lotus 97T - Aytron Senna Diecast Model Collection

  The Best places to buy from: in my opinion!

DHMI Motorsport Models

DHMI Motorsport

I first came across DMHI at an NEC Toy Fair and then again at the Sandown Park event. Helen has an extensive stock of Minichamps and Spark Models and her display at the shows is excellent. You’ll find the website at www.dhmi.co.uk/ and the eBay Store at www.ebay.co.uk/usr/dhmi 

Well worth a look, new cars are being added all the time.

P&P Racing

P&P Racing

Phil at P&P Racing was a recommendation from Spark Germany. I was after a Ligier JS17 for my F1 Diecast Model Collection and although he didn’t have that one I have purchased a number of models from them since. P&P attend the BP Toy Fairs at the NEC, Doncaster & Staffordshire. They also have a stunning display of Spark and Minichamps, the eBay shop is here.

A very helpful chap, well worth contacting or visiting his stand if you’re after something rare for your F1 Diecast Model Collection.

Red Twenty3

Red Twenty 3

Gavin at Red Twenty 3 has a great stock of F1 Models and Memorabilia. The website is www.redtwenty3.co.uk/ His service is excellent, my last purchase arriving a couple of days after ordering it. Quite often has great deals and special offers.

Along with DMHI, Red Twenty 3 are major contributors at Formula 1 Diecast Model Collectors on Facebook

St Martins Models

St Martin's Models

If you are ever in London, between Leicester Square and Covent Garden, you must visit St Martins Models. This shop and its predecessor just around the corner has been there for over 40 years.

There is always plenty to see. The website is at www.stmartinsmodels.co.uk and also www.diecastlegends.com which is their online shop.

CK-Modelcars

CK-Modelcars

This German based online store has an amazing range of products and great prices. For example, the Jenson Button McLaren I purchased from them came in at around £30.00 –  a fantastic saving.

The website is ck-modelcars.de

Car Model

Car Model

Car Model is an Italian online store, with an excellent selection of Diecast Models. You’ll find some of the F1 Auto Collection (Italian Set) here, along with an extensive selection of Brumm, Tameo, Altaya & Edicola Ferrari’s.

Here’s their website www.carmodel.com

 

BP Fairs

BP Fairs

Barry Potter Fairs (BP Fairs) run what I think are the biggest and best Toy Fairs in the UK. The NEC Birmingham show is the Britain’s Biggest Toy Fair with around 500 stalls. You’ll normally find DHMI & P&P there and I have always found numerous bargains. Sandown Park is another favourite. These and 7 other locations, mainly Midlands, are on 3 or 4 times a year.

Check out there website for further details: www.barrypotterfairs.com

Bulldog Fairs

Bulldog Fairs

Bulldog Fairs are found in the South West of England. The Show at Shepton Mallet is very good, being the biggest, followed by Exeter with about 200 stalls. Once again, I have usually picked up a number of bargains. With any Toy Fairs you have to look quite hard and have a rummage. Don’t worry if the cases are damaged, you can replace them. It’s the condition of the cars that’s important.

Here the website: www.bulldogfairs.com

Drivers

F1 Teams

World Champions

Model Brands

  F1 World Champion Gallery

  Top 10 F1 World Champions

  • Michael Schumacher – 7 time F1 World Champion
  • Juan Manuel Fangio – 5 time F1 World Champion
  • Lewis Hamilton – 5 time F1 World Champion
  • Alain Prost – 4 time F1 World Champion
  • Sebastian Vettel – 4 time F1 World Champion
  • Jack Brabham – 3 time F1 World Champion
  • Jackie Stewart – 3 time F1 World Champion
  • Niki Lauda – 3 time F1 World Champion
  • Nelson Piquet – 3 time F1 World Champion
  • Ayrton Senna – 3 time F1 World Champion

  Top 10 Drivers Never F1 World Champions

  • Stirling Moss – 16 Wins
  • David Coulthard – 13 Wins
  • Carlos Reutemann- 12 Wins
  • Rubens Barrichello – 11 Wins
  • Felipe Massa – 11 Wins
  • Ronnie Peterson – 10 Wins
  • Gerhard Berger – 10 Wins
  • Mark Webber – 9 Wins
  • Jacky Ickx – 8 Wins
  • Rene Arnoux – 7 Wins
  • Juan-Pablo Montoya – 7 Wins
  • Daniel Ricciardio – 7 Wins

 Most races without a Win

  • Andrea de Cesaris – 208 Starts
  • Nick Heidfeld – 185 Starts
  • Martin Brundle – 165 Starts
  • Derek Warwick – 162 Starts
  • Nico Hulkenberg – 150 Starts
  • Sergio Perez – 150 Starts
  • Jean-Pierre Jarier – 143 Starts
  • Eddie Cheever – 143 Starts
  • Romain Grosjean – 137 Starts
  • Adrian Sutil – 128 Starts
Jordan 198 1998 Damon Hill

Facebook Top 5 Cars

No 5: Jordan 199 1999 Damon Hill

I am a member of Formula 1 Diecast Model Collectors Group UK on Facebook and recently thought it might be an idea to run a Poll to find out which is everyone’s favourite F1 car. These are the results:

Brawn BGP-001 2009 Jenson Button

Facebook Top 5 Cars

  No 2: Brawn BGP-001 2009 Jenson Button

Williams FW14B 1992 Nigel Mansell

Facebook Top 5 Cars

No 1: Williams FW14B 1992 Nigel Mansell

With just under 1/3rd of the votes, this was the Winner.

Rotating Images

It’s always great to see the models from all angles. This uses a piece of software called WebRotate 360

Move your mouse over the image, press and move it to spin the car around

 

 

View All of my Diecast Catalogue

The Collection, built up over a number of years includes cars manufactured my Minichamps, Spark, Formula 1 Car Collection, Altaya, and other brands.