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Tecnomodel 1:18 1970s Can-Am McLaren M8Fs diecast model car review

Originally published: July 2020

 

Tecnomodel 1:18 1970s Can-Am McLaren M8Fs

 

Tecnomodel has just announced what will surely be a contender for the most popular model of 2020. It is the McLaren M8F Can-Am car in 1:18.

 

Tecnomodel 1:18 1970s Can-Am McLaren M8Fs diecast model car review

 

The two works McLarens of Peter Revson and Denny Hulme dominated the 1971 Can-Am season, winning eight of the 10 races between them (the Lola T260 of Jackie Stewart won the other two).

 

Tecnomodel 1:18 1970s Can-Am McLaren M8Fs diecast model car review

 

Crucially, Revson took five of those victories, against three for Hulme. This allowed the American to take the title by just 10 points; 142 to 132. Stewart was next on 76.

 

Tecnomodel 1:18 1970s Can-Am McLaren M8Fs diecast model car review

 

On the last two occasions that Tecnomodel has replicated 1:18 McLaren Can-Am cars, they have been sold out within days of being announced. There are no two ways about it; if you don’t want to miss out on either of these two eye-catching orange monsters, you need to place your pre-order now.

 

Tecnomodel 1:18 1970s Can-Am McLaren M8Fs diecast model car review

 

Tecnomodel will also be producing two privateer versions of the M8F. These are the #8 machine that Helmut Kelleners took to a third place finish in the 1972 Nurburgring Interserie race, and the #2 variant that Gregg Young campaigned in Can-Am in the same year.

Click Tecnomodel 1:18 1970s Can-Am McLaren M8Fs to order.

 


 

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