DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ever wanted to own a race-winning Corvette C8.R or Mazda Motorsports RT-24P DPi? Now, you can – at least a 1/18 scale version.
IMSA and TSM-Models today announced a multiyear partnership making TSM-Model a Proud Partner of IMSA. The partnership grants TSM-Model exclusive rights to use the IMSA logo on hobby model race cars and to replicate real-life race car liveries, including those used in past IMSA events.
TSM-Model and its TopSpeed brand have several IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship models including Daytona Prototype international (DPi) cars from Acura, Cadillac and Mazda, as well as past and present GT Le Mans (GLTM) cars such as the Corvette C8.R and Ford GT and GT Daytona (GTD) machines such as the Acura NSX GT3 and Porsche 911 GT3 R. Models are available for purchase and preorder on topspeed-models.com.
“I am speaking from experience when I say that TSM-Model are the ultimate souvenir for IMSA fans,” said IMSA President John Doonan. “I have several models on display in my office and I’m constantly adding to my collection as new models are produced. We look forward to working with TSM-Model to expand their presence to additional manufacturers and more fantastic models in the future.”
Starting from humble beginnings in 2007, TSM-Model has steadily expanded its collection to become a premier worldwide brand. Starting with their first 1:18 diecast race cars, TSM-Model grew and introduced new models in multiple scales each year to recreate a wide range of classic cars, race cars and even super cars.
TSM-Model launched new collections such as TopSpeed, with 1:18 resin models striking a perfect balance between quality and price, and recently took every technique learned at larger scale and shrank it down to create the popular 1:64 scale MINI GT collection. By producing models in a wide range of scales and subject matter, TSM-Model utilizes its passion for all things automotive to offer something unique for every collector.
These efforts did not go unnoticed, and TSM-Model’s reputation for delivering high quality collectibles led to the company being appointed as the official OEM model car supplier for several of the industry leading auto manufacturers that license each of its models.
TSM-Model created everything from models of just announced cars for product launches, to crafting high-end gifts for VIP clients and special events. With extensive knowledge of all aspects of the hobby market, TSM-Model has established itself as a major player in the model car world in its pursuit of the perfect model.
“As a long time race fan it has always been a dream to work with IMSA,” said TSM-Model President Glen Chou. “This partnership will not only allow us better access to these fantastic racecars to help improve our model accuracy and detail even further. We look forward to working with IMSA to establish and develop an official model program to commemorate these pieces of motorsports history.”
About the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA):
International Motor Sports Association, LLC (IMSA) was originally founded in 1969 and owns a long and rich history in sports car racing. Today, IMSA is the sanctioning body of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the premier sports car racing series in North America. IMSA also sanctions the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and the IMSA Prototype Challenge, as well as four one-make series: Ferrari Challenge North America, Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires, Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America and Porsche Carrera Cup North America. IMSA – a company within the NASCAR family – is the exclusive strategic partner in North America with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) which operates the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a part of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The partnership enables selected IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competitors to earn automatic entries into the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. For more information please visit www.IMSA.com, www.twitter.com/IMSA, www.facebook.com/IMSA or www.instagram.com/imsa_racing.
TSM-Model strives for a perfect blend of passion and detailed craftsmanship in each model they produce. They have selectively expanded their offerings each year to offer not only key pieces of motorsports history, but to capture both classic street cars and the newest vehicles you admire on the road today. Relied upon by auto manufacturers and race teams alike to create highly-detailed models of each subject, they have launched new product lines such as the TopSpeed and MINI GT so they can offer something in every scale for every collector. For more information please visit www.tsm-models.com, www.topspeed-models.com or www.minigt.com for a full look at their product ranges.