LE Gearbox from Tom Ciryak
Thank you Tom and JK. What an excellent edition of Gearbox. That Rover turbine car article was an absolute knock-out.
Are these prototypes of models that will be made? I have a /43 of the Lotus Cortina and the Chrysler Turbine thanks to the late Dick Browne.
I seem to recall that Bizarre made the first Rover turbine car, but I missed out on that one. But (in advance of David Green's next Le Mans installment) here are Bizarre's '63 and '65 Le Mans Rover-BRMs.
Not the last appearance of turbine cars at Le Mans - in 1968 the Howmet TX appeared (both retired). Bizarre made these also but no pics (yet).
Lastly, the Alfa Carabineiri car looks a lot like this one I found in Rome in 2012. Made by Welly for Fassi toys.
Great Alfa article - great blue Giulia GT as well! 😍
My 159 is in Polizia trim (Mondo Motors):
Rover Jet 2 (replica built in the 1950s) on the Isle of Man:
Crossway and Mikansue did a Rover Jet 1...