Normally at this time of year, there would be rallies scheduled in the local area. Fans would be trekking out into the winter sunshine (or more normal for my home rally in the Lake District, fog and cold drizzle!) on a Sunday morning to Grizedale Forest to listen to the artillery fire of anti lag and exhaust reverberating through the trees. Dedicated fans would be making the annual pilgrimage to Wales for the UK round of the World Rally Championship. But with the unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic, local and national events have been cancelled in droves.
However, collectors can find perhaps a small bit of solace in diecast. And what better set to grab for a WRC fan than Majorette’s WRC Edition line up. Abailable at selected toy stores across the UK (check with your nearest independent retailer for stock) this 4 car set is a must have.
Majorette have always done a good service to WRC cars in recent years, with the Polo WRC and Citroen DS3 WRC appearing amongst others in various forms over the past few years. The licensed liveries and details have always been bang on and this set takes that formula and adds rubber tyres and the always cool collectors boxes to the mix. The result is 4 very nicely executed diecasts.
The set comprises of 4 of the most well known WRC cars and crews of the last few years, starting with the Hyundai i20 Coupe of Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul:
The 2018 version of the Citroën C3 WRC of Craig Breen and Scott Martin
The championship winning Ford Fiesta WRC of the rapid Sebastian Ogier and Julien Ingrassia:
And Ogier’s 2015 Monte Carlo winning Volkswagen Polo WRC:
All are very well done indeed and the liveries have really been nailed. With any model with a very busy livery the decals have to be bang on. Majorette have not disappointed. Everything is aligned well and even the smallest decals are easy to see. The wheels and tyres add just that little bit more, and they look brilliant. The collectors boxes also add a bit of a twist with unique artwork.