Friday, July 03, 2009

Tale of Two Blue Tails

Side-by-side feature

Back in the mid-70’s a kin who resided in Canada, sent boxed packages of assortments. One box contained all toys for the little ones; me, my sibling and cousins were delighted about the gifts. All of these toys were new to us then and didn’t even know they existed. Among other presents that I got, was a Corgi Whizzwheels Porsche 917 in metallic blue. The streamlined, long-tail and slender shaped car garnered my admiration from then on. A treasured diecast; having the distinction of starting my love affair with Porsche.

Three and half decades later, an admiration was rekindled. This time, a short-tail version of the 917 caught my fondness. It’s by Pilen of Spain, in heavy casted 1/43. The significance of it being my very first Porsche Gulf livery model!

Two treasured blue-tails

My very first Porsche diecast, the 917L




My very first Gulf Porsche, the 917K


4 comments:

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

congrats on those awesome cars Erwin! love that 917!!!

komenda said...

Glad you like it Mike.
They say there's a bit of Steve McQueen in those who liked a Gulf Porsche :-) I think that's cool!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

yup, and also when you love that ol mustang too hehe!

komenda said...

Bullitt car chase sequence is a classic! I wouldn’t mind having that Mustang too.
You’re definitely a well rounded gear head, Mike :-)