Model Brand: TAMEO Scale: 1/43
Builder: Kane & Co.
Description & Highlight:
This is a beautiful F1 from Brabham. The model is come with removable engine intake so as to enbale you to view the engine. The car is painted in white with Martini stripes along the body to represent the alcoholic brand. This model is built from full white metal kit; this is built with the aim of offering the best possible reproduction of the real racing cars. The body included the decals are covered with high gloss clear coat. The wings and some other parts are welded together to enhance the rigidity. All the swing arms are covered with semi gloss black to highlight the realistic from a real car of that time. The model is mounted on high quality white acrylic display case with descriptions on base.
Story: The Brabham BT44 was an F1 car designed by Gordon Murray, Brabham’s chief designer. An update of the partially successful BT42 of 1973, the BT44 was a simple design with a standard Ford DFV/Hewland gearbox combination, but was very clean aerodynamically. Murray had an eye for clean lines, and the BT44 was particularly graceful. He was also a forward thinker, and tinkered with side skirts and airdams on the car, a precursor to ground effects aerodynamics. Sponsorship came from Martini.
The 1974 season was successful for Brabham. Carlos Reutemann took 3 wins with the car, partnered by Carlos Pace who was able to string a series of promising results together. Brabham finished at a fighting fifth place in the Constructor’s Championship after a closely fought season.
The BT44 was modified for 1975, and Pace won his first and only Grand Prix at his home event in Brazil, while Reutemann won at the Nürburgring. A series of other strong finishes helped Reutemann to finish third in the drivers’ championship in 1975, whilst Brabham equalled his feat in the constructors’ championship. Whilst the BT44 was a good car, it couldn’t match the McLaren M23 or the Ferrari 312T.
The BT44 was replaced by the Alfa Romeo powered BT45 for 1976 which proved to be a serious step back for the team. The BT44Bs were sold to RAM Racing, who ran them for a variety of drivers in the 1976 World Championship, including Loris Kessel, Emilio de Villota, Patrick Neve, Jac Nelleman, Damien Magee, Lella Lombardi and Bob Evans, none of whom had much success.
The colors may differ slightly from the original