What our readers said about this article, first published on November 30, 2011.
Roberto Prescelli: What can I say but GREAT
Nigel Miller: A ‘Transport of Delight’ – what an absolute stunner!
Paul Evans: Stunning, just stunning
Paul Turney: A truly wonderful model,looks like one can jump in and drive off!
Kenny Lombino: I had pre-ordered it over a year ago. I am happy to say it is on a UPS truck to me as I write this along with three CMC racing Ferraris to place on or around the transporter.
Jeff Downer : Extraordinary! Looks nicer than the real one they had at Monterey. Well done.
F. Biba: I can only hope that CMC doesn’t make a model for Alfa Romeo’s transporter. Off hand I can’t think what it looked like, but I’d have to get one in any event. And, geeze, three Alfa Formula 1 cars.
H. Almazan: Is there a way the transport comes in a model form so I could build it, I have been building models for over 25 years and enjoys the Revival models kit and would like to build a transport car.
Story and photos by Marshall Buck
I’m not sure exactly what it is, but there is something hypnotically attractive about vintage racing car transporters. I’m talking about the kind from the 1930s through the 1960s. Just like the rare competition cars they carry, old race transporters draw crowds anywhere they park. Especially the vintage European kind, of which there have been so very many types, configurations, and manufacturers of. Numerous magazine articles have been written, and even a couple of books have been published on them.
Old race transporters appear to be one of the next phases of collector vehicles within the vintage race car community. They are the “in” thing, and they are very cool. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if someday in the future, you find a special showing of these at one of the premier concours. Stranger things have happened.