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Re: Audi models

>Date: Mon, 16 Sep 1996 14:10:29 +0200
>To:Greg Spark <sparkg@wave.co.nz>
>From:tnas@dtpdirect.nl (Tom Nas, DTP Direct bv)
>Subject:Re: Audi models
>Hi Greg,
>Congrats on your A4 model purchase! That's a great model, it's the centre
>piece of *my* Audi model collection (currently about 25-strong). My entire
>model car collection totals about 600 models.
>There is a 1:43 model of the UrQ rally, and it's made by Solido of France.
>I just picked one up from a swapmeet (made about 10 years ago, now
>relatively rare). It's got the transfers you can apply yourself to make a
>rallye version. There's also a Conrad model of the UrQ, but it's a street
>version only. That's even more rare... both are nicely made and the Solido
>looks especially correct in every detail, although it's a simple model.
>There's a (Polistil?) 1:24 Sport Quattro (the short version) in red
>(street) And white (rallye). I've seen two recently, but aksing prices
>were on the high side.
>Several low-volume kit producers made 1:43 models of the UrQ when it was
>current, but you'd have a hard time finding one of these. I don't know if
>the Solido version is the Mikkola car (I'll check tonight) but it's
>certainly the easiest to obtain. They may have re-released it recently,
>Solido are well known for that.
>There are also very nice models in 1:43 and 1:18 of the Audi AVUS show
>car. A real eye catcher in your collection because they're chrome plated
>to simulate polished aluminium. All these can be obtained in Europe with a
>little trying. I don't know what the situation in NZ is like, but your
>best bet would be a collectors' swapmeet, held in most countries on a
>regular basis.
>If you want any more info on Audi models, just drop me a line.
>Bye, Tom.
>1988 80 1.8S FWD
>From: Greg Spark <sparkg@wave.co.nz>
>Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1996 16:27:49 +0000 (GMT)
>Subject: Re: Audi models
>I've just purchased my first model car which is the 1995 World Touring Car
>Championship winning A4Q driven by Biela. Made by Minichamps. 1/43rd and very
>well made.
>I'd like to get hold of a model of an early ur-q preferable the rally version
>raced by Mikkola. Anyone know if these are procurable?

   Tom W. Nas, graphic design                        tnas@dtpdirect.nl
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