The ultimate Touring Cars model collection in die-cast metal
Now available for the first time ever!
Power to the people!
It’s one of British sport’s best-kept secrets, loved by its obsessive fans but scandalously ignored by the press and the mainstream media. But you already knew that, didn’t you? If you’re reading this you are almost certainly a British Touring Cars enthusiast, one of Britain’s secret army of petrol heads. For true motorsport followers Touring Cars is the pinnacle. OK, Formula 1 is fast but it’s just a procession these days, isn’t it? And Rallying’s great, but unless you’re into country pursuits and orienteering it can be pretty hard to follow. No, it’s Touring Cars that ticks all the boxes: Speed? Oh yes. Skill? Bucket loads. Aggression? Plenty of that. Thrills and spills? And then some!
Touring Cars have entertained race fans for more than 40 years. The drivers are the ultimate boy racers and their cars have entered the motorsport hall of fame – by the back door, of course! After all, what these adrenaline junkies are driving at breakneck speed around some of the most taxing circuits in the country are glorified (very glorified) road cars – souped-up and tricked-out to the max, but road cars that ‘normal’ people like us drive every day. You could even say the history of this sport is our history!
Ford Escort Mk1 - The fans’ car that took on the world – and won
The Ford Escort Mk1 was the people’s car. Workers at Ford’s famed Dagenham plant didn’t just build the car, they drove it home too! So when Aussie Frank Gardner powered his Mk1 Escort to victory in the 1968 British Saloon Car Championship ordinary drivers everywhere rejoiced. This was a vehicle that, with its rugged Cosworth engine, took on the big American V8s and beat them time and again on the track. The fans loved it. It was their car.
That’s why the stunning Ford Escort Mk1 replica we have created here for you is more than a model. It’s a 1:43 scale die-cast metal symbol of the hopes and dreams of boy racers everywhere. Bearing Frank Gardner’s Championship-winning red and gold livery your detailed replica is just £1.99 (with FREE p&p). That’s a £13 saving on the normal price. It will arrive plinth-mounted, boxed and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and fact file – plus a FREE Ford Escort Mk1 print worth £4.99. That’s not all. Order today and we will place you on our priority delivery service, meaning that each month you will receive the latest model in this exclusive Touring Cars model collection. Plus, in your next three deliveries you’ll receive some exclusive FREE gifts. Read on to find out more….
More classic cars, more great gifts
Acknowledged as the most successful Touring Car of all time, the next model for you is Will Hoy’s 1991 Championship-winning BMW (E30) M3. It simply blew away the opposition, with other drivers that year more than familiar with the rear-view of Hoy’s Listerine and Omega-liveried 300bhp speed machine. Your 1:43 scale model is a fitting tribute to a magnificent vehicle and a brilliant driver. It’s a 100% accurate replica, even down to the tiniest of tiny decals and will arrive boxed and plinth-mounted, with a Certificate of Authenticity and fact file. It’s a bargain, too, at just £8.99 (plus p&p), and comes with a FREE ‘BTCC – The First 50 Years’ double DVD worth £16.99!
Next, a few short weeks later, you will be the proud recipient of another Touring Cars legend – Jason Plato’s 2010 Chevrolet Cruze S2000. This Championship-winning car had it all: style, speed and, with Plato behind the wheel, an unbeatable pedigree. No wonder, with vehicles like this at his command, Jason Plato holds the record for the most wins in BTCC. Your expertly-manufactured 1:43 scale touring car die-cast metal model will be sent to you on its plinth and boxed. Plus, along with a Certificate of Authenticity and fact file you’ll receive TWO FREE GIFTS – set of 6 exclusive Touring Coasters worth £6.99 and a specially-commissioned ‘Racing Legends’ print worth £4.99.
Why create a Touring Cars Collection?
Well, we just had to. We love motorsport at Atlas Editions and we couldn’t believe there wasn’t already a comprehensive collection of British Touring Cars models out there. So we created one! We’ve scoured the archives and called in the experts to put together this mouth-watering series of all-time-classic Touring Cars. Better still, each model has been made using brand-new and specially-commissioned castings to bring you stunning, 100% accurate die-cast metal models. This truly is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind collection, a must-have for any Touring Cars enthusiast.
So, by now you’ll be keen to know what else is in the collection. You won’t be surprised to see mighty Bill McGovern’s 1972 Sunbeam Imp Sport included, nor John Cleland’s 1995 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V – a real 90s classic much loved in both its Touring Cars and road car versions. Some may be surprised to see a Ford Anglia here, but true aficionados know the Ford Anglia went like lightning, especially when driven by John Fitzpatrick in 1966. It even defeated the ‘unbeatable’ Mini Cooper that year. All these greats and more will be delivered direct to your door. All we ask is that you sit back and enjoy this exclusive collection of the best British Touring Cars ever assembled.