Perfectly Petite Porsches – The Classic Motorsport Models of Warren Riddell
“The Stefan Bellof 956 in partial test livery. I saw a photo of this car in a Porsche brochure from 1984 and of course I had to do a model of it.” – Warren Riddell
Images: Rob Scheeren
A lifelong fan of the Porsche marque, Warren Riddell has turned his passion and artistic talents into a brilliant little business.
“I like to build race models with an Australian connection, most of which have not been made by any manufacturer. Although most of my time is spent building current Carrera Cup and Australian GT cars, my all time favourite race car is the Porsche 956-962 which is still awesome today.” – Warren Riddell
Get in contact with him with your classic racer or a favourite historic racing car, and he’ll build you a hand made custom model of it in the size of your chosing. All you need are reference materials for him to work with, and any specifics or sizes that you’d like to work with.
Warren specialises in 1:43 scale models, and his works are accurate, with exacting attention to detail and a good quality feel throughout. It’s a great idea, and a nice way to commemorate a special car or season.
Head to www.modelartwerks.com for more, and to get in contact with Warren and organise a model of your own.
Images by Rob Scheeren
Porsche 956 “ISEKI” – Vern Schuppan and Keiichi Suzuki – Japanese Sports Car Championship 1985-86
Porsche 956 “SEGA” – Rusty French and Manfred Winkelhock – Sports Car World Championship Sandown 1984.
Porsche 962C “CANON” Team Schuppan – Eje Elgh and Roland Ratzenburger – Autopolis Japan 1991. Built from photos in Encyclopedia of SuperCars magazine 1992.
Porsche 935 – Alan Jones – Australian GT Sports Sedan Championship 1982.
Matich SR3 – Frank Matich – Australian Sportscar Championship 1967-1969. This car also ran in the US CanAm Championship in 1967.