In mid-March, I posted a Twitter poll asking people to vote for the “greatest two-wheel-drive rally car ever”.
Four cars to choose from: Mk2 Ford Escort, Lancia Stratos, Lancia 037 and Peugeot 306 Maxi. I illustrated each car with a period action picture and a recreation using 1:43 scale models I happened to have.
This prompted my friend Tom Banks to ask me how many model cars I had. The answer was, ‘Way too many, easily more than 50’. That’s when he made the suggestion of selecting 43 of them, showing one per day: with a correct McKlein Archive image and the scale model recreation – from the actual rally. And thus ‘McKlein’s Daily Diecast’ was born, a 1:43 scale, 43-day lockdown–period project.
Here’s some of the highlights.