Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Martini Racing Team Pickup

Racing automobiles are splendid machineries.
Fitted with all the bells and whistles to go faster,
go farther and go for the win!
While the racing car has the lead role in a team,
support vehicles take on the supporting casts.
I find amusement in them as well!
The equally impressive transporters, trailers and trucks
are awe-inspiring machineries in their own right.
Case in point are the VW pickup trucks that were put
to task to support the VW Race Touareg at Dakar.
These eventually became the VW Amarok, a race
proven team pickup before even being officially offered
to the public in civilian form.

This is the inspiration for a quickie transformation!

A VW Rabbit (Golf) Pickup (Caddy) by Siku.

Transformed into the Martini Team Pickup.

While the VW Golf GTi takes on the brawlin’…

the VW Pickup does the haulin’!

8 comments:

Vasco said...

It is true that vehicles have that extra support, perhaps the aesthetics of competition, which makes them rare. and wanted.

And very good detail in the truck tires !!!!!

Greetings!!

komenda said...

Thanks Vasco!
Indeed they are quite desirable too like the racing cars themselves :-)
Greetz

Kin said...

Hi Erwin ,

Is a brillant idea to see VW can be transform into this gorgeous pick up truck.

"Great lines & pictures".

Cheers :)

Kin.

komenda said...

Hello Kin,
Thanks!
This is one classic VW pickup that I wish to have for real. I imagine loading my bicycles for some trips :-)
Greetz!
Erwin

Kin said...

Hi Erwin ,

I miss out the Malaysia VW Club gathering in USJ , Petaling Jaya last weekend.
Occupied with my kids stuff and raining day.I came across an article from the newspaper , pictures of many models and mostly are Beetle , some has been personalized.
I try to find the paper and scan it and share with you.

See you.

Kin.

komenda said...

Hi Kin,
I'd appreciate if you can share the scanned pics :-)
Wow, a VW Gathering in Malaysia! I have many brothers (& sisters) in this VW hobby from all over the world :-) Cool!
Cheers!
Erwin

danielh said...

i would like to say it's a nice pair- a pick up truck and the vw racing car, both sharing the same theme.
That's unity in a racing team.

good picture Erwin.

komenda said...

Thanks Danielh!
Martini racing is one of my favorite teams and themes :-)