The first diecast models that we ever sold were made by Minichamps. That was the 1:43 Ayrton Senna Racing Car Collection, and the year was 1994. A whole lot of ground has been covered since then, with the German company consistently at the forefront of each year’s current Formula One replicas, in both 1:18 and 1:43 scale. Minichamps covers far more than just Formula One, though, replicating a whole host of road cars, endurance racers, rally cars, and even motorbikes. These are evenly spread between modern and classic subjects, so everyone’s tastes are catered for. Minichamps’ motorbikes are mainly replicated in 1:12 scale. Their Valentino Rossi Collection has proven particularly popular with collectors.