built under a licensing
The Champ Car World Series, Speedgear, and Brinkworth Model & Design Consultants
Newman Haas Lanigan Racing
2007 Champ Car World Series Champions
driving the 2007 McDonald's sponsored, Newman Haas Lanigan #1Car,
claimed the Championship for the fourth year in a row. Our
1:10 version of the new DP01,mounted on it's unique carbon fibre base,
in it's striking Red and Yellow livery, is a faithful replica of that impressive looking Champ car.
FYI ... The very
first models we ever built of a Walker Racing car was for presentation
at the Molson Indy dinner in Vancouver BC in 1992. 1:10 scale
Brinkworth Models of his 1992 Lola we presented to
Bobby Unser, Brian
Williams, Scott Goodyear, and Derrick Walker himself at that dinner.
you would like to see pictures of those cars, click below:
The pictures above, taken in the birthing room of our workshop, show the
first #15 car, and the second #5 car during final assembly on the
day before shipping to Indianapolis.
Newman Haas Lanigan Racing:
Graham Rahal driving the #2 Medizone Car for Newman Haas Lanigan Racing
in 2007, was making his debut into the world of Champ Car racing.
Claiming second place in only the third race of the season, qualified
him as the youngest podium finisher in the history of Champ Car.
The decision to
merge Champ and Indy may well have been a good one for the racing community and fans as
a hole, but many small businesses like ours, took a heavy blow when the DPO1 chassis
Scroll down for more
information on the development of our 2007 DP01 model
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The model above is pictured just
before it was mounted on it's carbon fibre base. the first model
completed after many months of development, and sporting the colour scheme of
the original Champ Car World Series Test car. This model will be used to
introduce our 2007 Champ Car to the teams, at the Rexall Grand Prix Edmonton, on
the July 21weekend.
the model is mounted on a wood and
trimmed base, with a top surface of unpainted 2x2 twill 200gsm 3k Carbon Fibre.
This actual piece of material was produced specifically for Brinkworth Models,
in the Elan Motorsports factory, where the full size DP01 Champ Cars were
built. Each custom model of our DP01, will be mounted on this same unique
||A really good view of the very complex
rear end of the DP01, showing the distinctive shape of the wing
||This picture on the right will help to
illustrate the actual size of our 1:10 Scale Champ Car model
This particular colour scheme,
called for many parts of the car like the front and rear wing surfaces and brake
scoops, to be clear
coated only, which left the carbon fibre texture exposed.
Each individual team of course have their
own paint scheme, so on many of the team cars, these surfaces will be painted in the
appropriate colours, as determined by their specific livery.
painting process, to create the accurate representation of race team colours was
a particularly long and painstaking procedure. The priming, masking, and
application of custom colours, to the sponsor's very specific design, took many
hours to complete. Several layers of clear coat, wet sanded between each were
applied, prior to the application of the decals.
artwork for the sponsor's decals were produced in house, by our art department.
Once all the decals had been applied, the model was again clear coated with
lacquer, several times, to build a protective layer over the artwork. The
final layer of clear lacquer was again wet sanded to a grit 4000 finish, before it received it's
final hand polish.
Base Size 23" x 12"
- Height 7.5"
the criteria for the
specifications of our 1:10 scale models, was determined over 15
years ago. It was decided that nothing would move, or lift off, to expose
It had to be
large enough to look impressive, but small enough to be handed by one person to
another, when being presented in person.
It had to be
in a scale of it's own, so as to distinguish it from commercially available die
cast 1:18, or 1:8 plastic kit models.
It was not intended to be a highly detailed model, with body panel lines which
only tend to take away from the sleek lines of the car. It was however, very
important that the livery and decals were interpreted accurately, and the finish
was immaculate, creating a piece of beauty when displayed at the office or in
It had to be a completely hands-off, under glass model for it's own protection,
and we worked to those same guidelines on every single Champ and Indy car that
we ever made.
Cockpit Detail and Driver
simulated carbon fiber was fitted to
the interior of the cockpit along with a detailed steering wheel and seat belts,
but no driver.
The retail price of the 1:10 scale DP01, in team colours of your
choice, on a base with acrylic cover was:
FOB our workshops in Canada.