Forza Friday

Well I went back to Walmart Centrum for something unrelated, and wouldn't you know it, there was one McLaren P1 there. So, why not?

Again, it isn't much of a car that I like myself, but this is a pretty well executed car anyways.

McLaren P1
2017 Forza Motorsport #2


Then And -- Not-Quite-Then?

It is a bit amusing that the "Now" car of the "Now And Then" is a car that itself is 20 years old. It's been a long time since this RX7 regularly rocked the highways. Personally I was into different cars at this time -- witness my 1996 Legacy Sedan that I drove though the back half of the '90s -- but this is a well executed model and a nice complement to the older RX-7.

'95 Mazda RX7
2017 Mainline #336



Next up we have the Renault Sport R.S. 01. I'll be honest, the colour doesn't really work -- it's too glossy if that's even a real thing -- and I don't like those wheels. But -- racecar. So I'll allow it.

Renault Sport R.S. 01
2017 Mainline #252
The actual execution of the tamps is pretty good, though.



...as it was known here in Canada. This is a casting which has grown on me the more I see them. The first one was a nice burgundy, but after that we got a bunch of garishly decorated cars. And while this is a garishly decorated car, it somehow works better than the GReddy cars (some of which I have, even if they've never been featured here). So this one I like.

'96 Nissan 180SX Type X
2017 Mainline #225


Then And Now: Part 1

So Dollarama delivers again -- this time with the beautiful blue RX7. This is the sort of car that was hot in 1:1 scale when I was a kid so I love seeing them.

The paint and tampoing is a hair from perfect. This is a highlight of the year, for sure.

Mazda RX-7
2017 Mainline #337


More 2017 Treasure

Our next treasure hunt for 2017 is this 24 Ours with the glow-in-the-dark wheels. The 24 Ours car is a favorite of mine, so since this Treasure Hunt became available, getting it was a no-brainer. Fortunately my good buddy at KMJ had some in stock. So I picked one out, added a bunch of other cars to make the shipping sting less, and here we are.

This is a nice execution with the burgundy and orange coloring. The chrome interior and yellow windows look good too. I like sports prototype racing cars in general, and I'm accumulating a nice range of them. This is a good addition.

24 Ours
2017 Treasure Hunt



The third of last week's three Forza Motorsport cars is this BMW M4.

The M4s are a very nice in general, let down mostly by the ridiculous choices in wheels. This one is very nice with tampos on the top, sides, and back, with nice clean details, and PR5 wheels are a much much better option.

2017 Forza Motorsport #3