1/18 Jägermeister BMW 2002 special celebrates Raceland’s 25th anniversary
Raceland’s first limited edition special model made by SPARK in large 1/18th scale was the beautiful black Porsche 962C Blaupunkt works car released in a limited edition of 300 pieces late in 2013 to start celebrations of the company’s 25th anniversary in 2014. For the end of their anniversary year German’s motorsport model car specialist has now launched a second special in this scale which is a highlight for BMW and touringcar enthusiasts worldwide.
Model description: BMW 2002 Jägermeister Racing Team DRM Norisring 1974 Helmut Kelleners
Spark ref. no.: RS1802
Raceland ref. no.: 20-18442
limited edition: 300 pieces
price: Euro 159.95
available: January 19th, 2015
Historic background of the car:
This famous Jägermeister race car is a typical example of the wild and crazy 1970s touring car years in the popular German Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft championship. The car had been raced by Helmut Kelleners already a year before under Koepchen BMW colors using a special 16-valve Schrick engine. For the new season in division 2 of the DRM it underwent some technical changes at Schluter Motorsport who raced the car in 1974 in the traditional orange Jägermeister livery.
While the old front of the 1973 car remained, the complete back of the car was changed and equipped with the new square rear lights of the later BMW 2002.The rear axle was improved by adding an additional oil cooling system for which the body had to be cut out. SPARK has made every effort to realize all these special features of this car by even changing their moulds. The result is a truly authentic racing car model of the colorful 1970s in 1/18th scale which comes in authentic orange Jägermeister packaging printed in the design of the real car.
Driver Helmut Kelleners was a front runner in Division 2 in 1974 with this popular car even if this special Norisring version suffered a suspension failure during the 1974 200 Mile race at the Nuremberg Norisring race and retired.
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