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OK gang, like a bad penny, I'm back! I somewhat disappeared when I took on a new job last September but find myself with a bit of down time due to a few health concerns. So I wanted to spend a little time sharing a few new toys with my friends, as my family could care less!:p

With my first entry also comes a cry for help, hopping that someone can tell me about this piece. Being a racing sports car fan, and a life long fan of Brumos Porsche, I went nuts when I saw this show up on Ebay a few months ago. I tried to do a bit of research on the truck prior to the bid, but simply found nothing at all. I contacted the seller asking about the provenance of the truck as I had never seen one of these.

He responded that this was one piece of a lot purchased from England. This was a group of prototypes with a variety of different transporters, with a couple of each sample. He said it was his understanding that these were advertising samples produced for customer approval. I have no idea if this was correct, but I made the purchase and went for it.

The truck has script on the bottom but I don't recall the name...you would think I would have written it down, but I can't get up and see it at the moment. I do know that I did not recognize the brand. The truck is based on the 911 GT3 from the Grand Am Rolex GT ranks. I have nothing in this scale for that, so I show it with with a pair of Brumos 1:64 Daytona Prototypes from Greenlight. I just dig this hauler, it's well made and a nice mix of diecast and plastic with a very detailed cab interior as well. The scale is a touch larger than 1:64, being maybe around 1:55 to 1:60, but it is very close.

To close my story, I have only seen one other example of this truck. At the 12 Hours of Sebring this past April, I found one in a vender booth behind pit road. When I asked the seller about the truck, explaining that I also had one and had never seen another, he laughed and said that he knew I was correct as he was the one who had sold it to me. This was the sister truck to my own/

I plan on adding a few more details to the rig to match the 1:1 when I can. For now I sure am having a blast looking up at this one in a case. If you can add anything to this hauler, please post. I am hopping someone will be able to shed a bit more light on this purchase.

Ward





 

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OK, obviously this rig did not strike the fancy of most board readers but that cool, as I know I live in the fringes of die-cast collecting. Thanks for the comments guys, I knew you would dig this one SS!

I found the hauler this release is based on while paging through the Brumos Racing web site. The image was protected so I snapped a quick phone pic.....



I am in contact with Brumos and will let you know if they are willing to shed any light on my toy mystery!
 
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