"Old" Renault Drivers - a little help please

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:38 pm
I am hoping some of you might have some insights to help answer my questions.

I have recently acquired what appears to have been either a trophy, presentation item, or souvenir item. It is a very detailed pewter model of an SCCA Sports RENAULT. The detail is very good, and it was made prior to the Tall-Man hoops and at one time had the old style mirrors attached (now missing.)
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Does anyone on the board recall these items? Were they perhaps used as promotional items during the initial roll-out?
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Rather than try and describe too much, I'll just add a few photos. You'll note the detail, in the tires, including tread, and GoodYear on sidewalls, the cockpit gauges, and not shown even A-Arms!
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It was manufactured by a company in Westborough, MA, named MVM. There is a cast signature for a David "All Lenk" or something similar. The mounting screw goes through the sig.

Any recollection and/or background stories much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Cheers - Jim
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:49 pm
These show up on Ebay occasionally, both ones that have been kicking around and some NOS ones. The story I got with the first one I bought was that they were given to people involved with the original project. Mine supposedly was given to the vendor that supplied the steel brake lines. They were mounted on a black piece of wood and did have the original style mirrors, although most you see for sale are missing them.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:43 am
Right - I've removed it from the black piece of wood and cleaned it up a bit. I note this one has LUCAS on the front - possibly a purposeful addition for a specific vendor? Yours similarly "logo-ed?"

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:56 am
That is really a cool piece. I am going to try and find one.

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