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The two red cars are Dan Gurney's EMPI Nassau Racer for 1963 (#3) and 1964 (#9). He won in '63 and was disqualified in '64. See the Foyt car for the whole story. The wheels are the VW solid wheels of the era. The Gunze/Creos or a conversion to a Tamiya or Hasegawa kit. These are a conversion using the bestmodelcarparts 1957 body and wheels. The Gurney, Foyt, and Safari cars use those wheels although the Tamiya wheels could be used with the slots filled in.
The blue #1 car is AJ Foyt from the 1964 Nassau race. Throughout the race Gurney was pushing Foyt and just popped out on the last lap to pass and finish first. Alas the officials were suspicious of the EMPI car being so quick, so out he went. Foyt's car is Pelham blue metallic, AKA Mecom Blue, with white wheels. Full bumper guards. Tamiya kit based.
Next is the 1962 East African Safari winner overall. Quite stock but no bumper override bars. Here is where my model is very wrong. It should be RHD and Tamiya only offers LHD. So I needed a Hasegawa. Color is Grey Violet German military color from Gunze lacquers or Tamia spray. There is no doubt they are not painted standard VW color, so this was a consensus of other modelers and paint experts. It could be built with a Hasegawa but the wheels are incorrect in the Hasegawa.
Finally the two Brazilian cars of the Fittipaldi brothers from the Brazilian Division 3 races in the late 60’s. Both are Tamiya based. The 87 car is painted a red/orange which is a mix of Tamiya TS-12 and 5% TS-8 or the same in the acrylic line.
Additional details for the Volkswagen Beetle
marking / livery, designed by Michael Quarterman UMi Graphics
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