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Allan J Withers
1/20 Tamiya, I started building this in 04-2015, finished 09-2021.
1963, Jim Clark, World Champion, Lotus, Constructors Champion.
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George Williams said on June 5, 2022
Beautifully done, Allan, you’ve captured the look of this perfectly. The F1 cars of that era were so small and the drivers so vulnerable, and Jim Clark was generally regarded as the best.
Allan J Withers said on June 6, 2022
Thank you George.
John vd Biggelaar said on June 5, 2022
Beautiful Lotus, Allan @kalamazoo
The racing green looks perfect on your build.
neil foster said on June 5, 2022
Wow Allan your work always impresses me ,super clean, super neat, this is beautiful and would look great as a desk piece anywhere .
If I ever got over to Oz I'd love to see your collection it must be huge and all as good as this.
Well done mate.
Thank you Neil, let me know if you do !
Spiros Pendedekas said on June 5, 2022
An excellent build of a beloved car, my friend Allan!
Cannot get better!
George R Blair Jr said on June 5, 2022
Really nice, Allan @kalamazoo. I have liked this style of racing car since I saw the movie "Gran Prix" with James Garner back in the 1960s, especially in British racing green. Finish on the paint looks awesome.
George Schembri said on June 6, 2022
Very sharp Allan! Paint looks like you went to an auto repair body shop.
Well worth the wait to see this one finished.
Jeff Bailey said on June 7, 2022
I got to see Jim Clark race at the Indianapolis 500. I remember all the excitement and hubbub about him racing a green car. Green was supposedly an unlucky color at Indy. He proved all the skeptics wrong in a car almost identical to this one!
Well done, Allan @kalamazoo
Allan J Withers said on June 7, 2022
Thank you Jeff, What year would that have been ?
George Williams said on June 7, 2022
Well, it was green and had four wheels, but I think the similarities end there, you might find the attached from Car magazine interesting.
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Allan J Withers said on June 8, 2022
Gary Brantley said on June 9, 2022
@kalamazoo, I really like your GP car Allan! Strewth, she looks fantastic mate! 👍 I saw two Tasman Cup races at Melbourne's Sandown Park in 1966 and 1967, and the cars were still quite similar to this one. In one race, we saw four GP World Champions competing against each other; Graham Hill, Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart and Australia's own Jack Brabham. I was one very excited 14 year-old, with pit pass in hand! 😁
Great looking Lotus Allan, and many thanks for sharing her with us here! 🍻
Allan J Withers said on June 12, 2022
Thank you Gary, lucky you.
Rory Wilson said on June 24, 2022
Wow, wow and wow Allan, What a great subject and stunning build quality... most impressive. Those were the days when racing drivers were men and Pansies were flowers!
Allan J Withers said on June 25, 2022
Thanks Rory, the good old days of F1.
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