Tuesday, June 01, 2010

We are the Champions!

Last year, on its 40th birthday the legendary Porsche 917 was bestowed the title “The Greatest Race Car in History”. I always have a fondness of the 917, as it has the mystical imagery of power and success. I akin this to a fire spewing dragon; a mighty beast to conquer and a powerful force to respect!
Scale car manufacturer are not immune with the unique fascination and magnetism of the legendary 917. One of them is Safir of France under the ‘CHAMPION’ branding, and their versions are nonetheless real champions in their own right.

These two possess the old world charm that only vintage 3” scale car have.

I’m partial to the appealing 3” products of the 1970’s. These fit the bill!

CHAMPION Porsche 917 #22 Martini 1971 Lemans Winner (white)

CHAMPION Porsche 917 #23 Salzburg 1970 Lemans Winner (red)

8 comments:

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

those are real beauties!!! first time I've seen them champions, congrats Erwin! your 917 collection is growing :-)

komenda said...

Glad you liked them Mike! They are truly special IMHO :-) I didn't know them previously as well, and owe a great gratitude to a wonderful friend for these.

Scratchydub said...

Beautiful models indeed! ;-)
Do you have a group picture of all your 3-inch 917's? That should be an awesome collection! ;-)

danielh said...

very nice collection indeed! true to it's champion status and so to the owner, these are real car's keepers.

komenda said...

Hi my wonderful friend! Many thanks! A great suggestion on the group shot :-) I'll do that soon :-)

komenda said...

Thanks Danielh! These are indeed keepers and they are much treasured by me :-)

BRIAN VESPA of Diecast Japan! said...

I used to have 3 Autoart 1:18s 917 but sold them all recently as I am concentrating on vintage stuff. I like that 917 of yours! ganda!

komenda said...

Thanks Bri :-) vintage stuff = way cool IMHO! Appreciate your direction on choosing 'Vintage'.