When did you start your collection?
I started my 1/18th collection in the middle of the 80's
But at the age of 10 I had a lot of 1 / 43rd NOREV Miniature, and I had fun making accidents with, compressing them with the vice of my grandfather's bench.
What was your first miniature car?
The first car in my current collection is a 1984 Ferrari Testarossa. I remember my first corvette bought at a gas station on the highway. It was a gray C5.
Where do you buy your model?
I get the majority of my Corvette Collection from Internet shopping at « the Little Bolide website » and some on Ebay. I also bought some in Montpellier.
2003, still at the 24h of Le Mans was for me my best memory for the fiftieth anniversary of the Corvette.
Friday night I participated at the parade of the drivers with my C5. The interior of the car remembered it a long time with all the confetti and I had several drivers autographs inside my engine hood. .
The Saturday before the start we drove on the race track like in 2002 but this time the weather was horrible.
During the race I met Dave Hill in the giant Corvette Racing Motorhome. I felt very small in front of this gentleman.
I tried to have information about the new corvette which should replace the C5 but he did not tell us anything…
He was kind enough to dedicate a little book on the C5 50th anniversary, as well as a photo.
He also gave me a signed poster with all corvette models from 1953 to 2003.
The greatest moment was when I was in the Corvette paddock in the middle of the corvette technicians doing a night refueling.
are you "exclusively" corvette collector ?
As I told you, my collection is quite open to other brands. I started with Ferrari.
which of your miniatures have you had in real ?
I had three 4L and I still have my 1988 Renault Savanne, I had a golf 1 GTI, a Nissan 300ZX, a VW Scirocco and a scooter BMW C1 that I have since 17 years.
do you have a preference between AMR - Otto mobile - NOREV - etc ....
Regarding the brands of 1 / 18th, I am more attentive to autoart.
Do you set price limits for your purchases?
My budget turns around 100 € with 200 € maximum. This is the price of my latest purchase a C7 Z06 Autoart.
Last edited: 08/02/2019