Spark 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 MM Le Mans winner
Entered and driven by Raymond Sommer, with Luigi Chinetti as co-driver.
So this completes the Alfa winners by Spark, 1931-1934.
Those previous Sparks came out a while ago - don't know why the 1932 winner took so long!
That Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 was a fantastic race car for the time. Those Sparks are very well done. Thanks for this post, Harv.
Here is the IXO diecast 1931 Le Mans Winner.
The IXO 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 diecast version.
The MCM 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 White metal version.
The MCM 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 White metal version.
Those MCMs look great, professionally built!
@karl My only guess is research - maybe they lacked info on the extended radiator snout or some other feature. I only lack the 1935 Lagonda and a few Bentleys and Lorraines between 1924 and 1927 to complete my LM winners, plus 2022 of course. Most are made by Minichamps, Spark, HPI, Ixo, and LookSmart.
Harv, my contribution is the '32 #8 Alfa which is a Starter kit. I vaguely remember posting a pic of it before but the topic was not focused on Alfa's. This was the first kit that I built after I retired and taught me that I had retained some modeling skills. The model was so old that the decals fragmented and were unusable. Then I did not know how to obtain after market decals, now I do, but have never bothered to "finish" the model.
Loved the real wire wheels vs P/E ones. Painted them black which seemed 'right' at the time but have since learned about reference books. Hope you enjoy the PICS.
Note the exhaust which was molded flush on the body. My trusty #11 blade rounded the inner edges which made for a more realistic model.
Models = Miracles in miniature = Holding History in ones hand
Cheers and Happy Collecting,
I also built this series in Starter and made the same mistake initially on the wire wheels.
Those old black and white images can really catch you out. Had the same problem with seat colours.
I still have these Starter models and think they stand up well with time.
Starter later on released these as built models as well!