I enjoyed this model car show probably more than any other car show I’ve ever been on. It’s about the scale: show is compact, but the number of exciting cars is 10 times more than on a normal car event, because every builder (gluer? :) ) wants to put together a great kit with history. In one room I was able to experience half of DTM history, see rally cars from every era, look at modern and historic Formula 1 cars and many more.
I wasn’t able to see the real Ford GT LM car, but hey, here it is – precise in every detail.
Many builders also try to build a scene around the car, You’ll see many examples like this GT500 Cobra in Detroit-ish.
Japanese car culture was the least represented, but even so, few Liberty Walk models, Rocket Bunny kits and RWB Porsches were present.
Attention to details, even the wires behind the wheel.. ugh!
Just missing the 911 next to it.
This is the 1/24 scale replica of 100th R5 Fiesta built by M-Sport. Car was done in silver, wrapped in gold for the presentation and unwrapped the next day and sent to new owner.
I remember it as it was yesterday. First car magazine I ever bought featured a DTM Astra – just like this one.
Best era of DTM is veeery well represented.
Three different liveries VW Polo was rocking during its years in WRC.
Can I please see this Saab in real life?
Dude is very excited.
I’m not sure, but I even think that this hydraulic system works.. even if not, it can be: there are tools for that.
VWs are probably the most used models in Germany.
Hot Rods were another group of cars that were counted in triple digits at Frankfurt Model Car Show
Even though I have few model kits at home, my hands got scratchy when I saw the variety here. In the end I found a limited Moon Eyes VW Van kit that was slightly overpriced, so that put me back to earth and I remembered that I didn’t have any space in my luggage after the Hot Wheels Convention that was held here one day before.
There even was a miniature shop
Just now, while writing this, I noticed that there was a BMW Art Car on the left. Even this legendary Le Mans lively is possible to miss when there’s so much variety on one table. I would photograph a different Group 5 BMW, but this one was totally missed.. and this was only the second row of tables, but I already had haze in the eyes :)
They should just have a contest on “Who Built the Best 911”.
This guy is just jealous of the RWB set you’ll see soon
As I asked the responsible person, it took three months to build this set. RWBs were built by four different people.
Potentially another great E30 M3 here
This is the era when I started watching DTM, so felt special.
That’s a rare Mustang, both the model and the real thing
Kudos on finding less obvious liveries
As I understood this Shell station (yes, it exists in real life, Stance Works were shooting there) is every year at this show and they always run some theme, this year it was – Estates.
Famous MQQNEYES rims on this one
A bit of Golden Era of American automotive heritage
How much trial and error I need to do to make such paint jobs
I think they jumped over the head with these perforated disc brakes, otherwise a great variation on the Gas Monkey Corvette.
Is that Tina Turner? For some reason I’m stuck with this thought
And this guy, even if blurry, reminds me of Steve McQueen
What movie was this?
Not a big fan of Mad Max theme, but realisation is great
Ford and its racing cars..
Zakspeed Capri, just saw the real deal this year at Goodwood
I give this slant nose Porsche my vote for the best colour choice!
Bigger scale means more details
Yes, for me it’s like Goodwood all over again
You know, it’s hard to paint anything even in a single colour.. hat down for the guys who make customs, apply candy paint, pin stripe, etc.
I would have liked to see more trucks on the show
Custom soviet Rod :) thumbs up on the nostalgic blue-ish paint. Colour of USSR
Way to go, using a real drag wheel for the stand
And this Camaro get’s my vote for the best livery
Yes, sometimes it’s better to experiment in scale, not with a real thing :)
This is just great :) Modern Red Bull livery on a 2CV
Damn, attention to details, did I said that already?
This was already the last raw of models and I was grateful for another dose of JDM
This creation got my virtual vote for the best scene! I just love how this UFO landing spot was made.
Time for another story: in 1994 Mercedes ran a special green livery on their C class Mercedes. It looked green when sun was shining in one direction, but car became blue, when angle of the sun shifted. Idea was that the car would enter the corner green and exit blue. Holger, builder of this model somehow acquired this paint and here is the result – car becomes blue when you you point the flashlight in different direction.
Quite a lot of pictures from a show in a single room, right?
many thanks for this very well written and photographed report of our show and also about the Hot Wheels show.
As participant of this show it´s really a pleasure to see it and getting a retrospect of the weekend.
Again many thanks for it. Hope to see you again next year. Then we´ll have 20th issue of the show!
There’s a good chance I will come next year as well.
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