Keeping the Aussie and Brock legends alive in miniature.
have been a model builder and model car collector since I was a teenager,
which I unfortunately admit was many moon's ago. I had resigned myself
to building NASCAR models and the odd touring car model kit from Europe
and became increasingly frustrated at the complete lack of Aussie
model cars, and in particular touring cars. Projects like building
the Bob Jane's Camaro or Moff's Mustang were at least possible because
kit manufactures such as Monogram, MPC, Revell, Johan and AMT made
1/25 scale kits of these cars. This at least left the possibility
of reproducing a reasonable replica of these cars within the capabilities
of an experienced, skilled and somewhat adventurous modeller. Sourcing
the decals, well that was problematic and demanded much patience during
I dreamt about the time I could build my own 1/25scale kit of Brock's
all conquering A9X. I desperately wanted to see good old Aussie race cars
reproduced even if they weren't in kit form. I even built an excellent
diorama of the famous Bathurst cutting in anticipation of the models that
never came. Unfortunately, the only Aussie cars to ever grace this cutting
were 1/24 slot cars with Commodore bodies faithfully reproduced in Marlboro
HDT war paint. After many years of neglect, finally the diorama was discarded
and its elements incorporated into a model railway layout (yawn, yawn).
it's certainly better late than never but finally in the eighties, Aussie
model cars were at last being produced. Dinkum started the ball rolling
with their basic resin kits and evolved to being a retailer of completed
models. Almost a decade later, Dinkum Classics were joined by others who
now started to believe that Australian modellers deserved better and had
been neglected for long enough. I was overjoyed and relieved (as were
many thousands of other modellers/collectors) to see other manufactures
take up the gauntlet initiated by Dinkum Classic's. These 'other' brave
section is dedicated to the modeller and model collector of Aussie Race
cars, in particular, those of our hero Peter Brock.
a regular basis this section will undertake a "Road test", of the various
Aussie model cars and provide information and comments about the models
quality, features, flaws and collectorbility. Further we will provide
details of the actual car, old pictures, articles, comments and gossip
(tid bits) from the era in which the model car was made famous. We hope
you will enjoy this section and the diversity of information it contains.
Please feel free to provide your comments and suggestions on how we may
grow this section of the site.
team at brock05 also welcome modellers to submit their models and/or dioramas
(whether they be kit form or scratch built) for presentation on this site
as "model of the month". Please provide
pictures and a description of your model, and the efforts you went to
faithfully produce your model car. Please note that we are looking for
Aussie touring car models (this includes overseas improved Touring Cars
such as Camaros, Mustangs etc).
of the Month - Scratch Built Holden Monaro
GTS- Robert Cranston
of the Month – Modified 84 VK Commodore HDT – Peter
to those companies that produce Aussie model cars, we welcome your participation
in this section. Should you wish your new model to be reviewed by the
Brock05 Team please contact: email@example.com
with a view to providing both pictures and information about your new
Test - The 1972 Bathurst Winner - Peter Brock's
28c Torana GRT-XU1 by Biante.
Test - Peter Brock's - 1976 Bathurst
Test - Peter Brock's -