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


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 :-)