DRIFT RACING WEEK: FUN WITH (TOY) FERRARIS...
Eh, I was hoping to do a series of articles and reviews on car-related items, tying it vaguely in with the release of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift this weekend, but I got caught up working on another crayon picture, which should be finished this evening. I'll still write the things I intended to write, but it'll probably drag over into next week too (well, next week is Canadian Grand Prix Week, so it's not like auto racing isn't on my mind).
Just for fun, I took a bunch of silly photos of my Mattel Hot Wheels model Ferrari collection, mostly in front of backdrops.
Here are our players: a 1:43rd scale Ferrari F-40, a 1:18th scale Ferrari F-50, the 1:18th scale Ferrari F-355 that has appeared in several photos I've taken before, a DeLorean, which isn't a Ferrari and won't be in any of these photos, and a 1:43 Ferrari 512M (the final version of the Testarossa from the mid-1990s). Though most of them are the F-40, which has pretty impressive detail for a car that small.
My "Ferrari F-40" "driving" "on" "Haymarket Street in London".
That BMW better watch out for the giant eraser! (I was using the eraser to help the photograph of Haymarket street stand up).
My Ferrari F-355 in front of my drawing of London's Piccadilly Circus.
My Ferrari F-50 driving in my drawing of London's Covent Garden.
A Ferrari F-40 turning off Highway 417 at Casselman, Ontario, for a pee break.
The Ferrari F-40 on Sainte Anne's street in Sainte Anne de Bellevue (in the year 1994!).
The Ferrari F-40 in the paddocks of the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve racetrack in Montreal beaing attended to by Scuderia-Ferrari team workers. You can see Michael Schumacher's helmeted head sort of sticking out (he was really getting into his Formula One car).
The Ferrari F-40 at a car show on Sherbrooke street in Montreal, though you can sort of see small glimpses of the yellow Ferrari F-355 that was really there.
The Ferrari F-40 in the parking lot across the street from the Montreal Canadien's Molson Centre (now the Bell Centre).
The Ferrari F-40 parked at South Keys Mall in southern Ottawa near Future Shop.
The Ferrari F-40 being chased down Montreal's avenue du Parc, in front of the Provigo at the corner of Sherbrooke, by the Ferrari F-512M.
Some of the more mundane photos I've taken actually make teriffic backdrops.