2001-2004 JORDAN 1/43 DIECAST MODELS

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2001

 

JORDAN INTRODUCE THE SHARK LIVERIED EJ11.THEY STARTED THE SEASON WITH FRENTZEN AND TRULLI AS THEIR DRIVERS WITH RICARDO ZONTA AS THE 3RD/TEST DRIVER.HOWEVER,EDDIE JORDAN AND HHF FELL OUT BEFORE THE GERMAN GRAND PRIX AND ALESI WAS DRAFTED IN FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON WITH HHF GOING TO PROST-ACER.

HOTWHEELS PRODUCED EJ11 MODELS OF BOTH TRULLI AND FRENTZENS CARS,THEY CARRIED THE SLOGAN"BITTEN HEROES"INSTEAD OF BENSON AND HEDGES.MINICHAMPS RECENTLY RELEASED THEIR OWN EDITIONS OF THESE TWO MODELS.MINICHAMPS NUMBERS 010011(HHF),010012(TRULLI)BOTH LIMITED EDITIONS.

COMETE(AS MAGIC MODELS)PRODUCED A VERY LIMITED RUN OF 1000 MODELS COMMERATING ALESI 200TH G.P. IN THE USA.THESE WERE BASED ON THE HOTWHEELS MODEL BUT CARRIED THE AMERICAN FLAG ON THE AIRBOX AND THE NUMBER 200 WRIT LARGE ON THE SIDEPODS.THIS SAME CAR WAS LATER RELEASED BY MINICHAMPS AS A LIMITED EDITION OF 4,464.MINICHAMPS NUMBER 010112.

                                     

    FRENTZENS   HOTWHEELS                          ALESI    MAGIC MODELS               ALESI  MINICHAMPS 010112

 

2002

2002 SAW THE INTRODUCTION OF THE EJ12 WITH DHL BACKING.FISICHELLA REMAINED AND WAS JOINED BY JAPANESE DRIVER TAKUMA SATO.JORDAN ENDED THE SEASON ON 9 POINTS,7 FOR FISI AND 2 FOR SATO.TAKUMAS POINTS CAME FOR FIFTH PLACE IN THE JAPANESE G.P.,THE FIRST TIME HE HAD BEEN IN THE POINTS.

MINICHAMPS PRODUCED AN EJ12 AS PART OF THE T.SATO COLLECTION.IT REPRESENTS HIS CAR FROM THE JAPANESE G.P.WHERE HE SCORED HIS MAIDEN POINTS.IT IS MINICHAMPS NUMBER 518 024310.ALSO KNOWN AS #3 IN THE TS COLLECTION.

MINICHAMPS ALSO PRODUCED A STANDARD RELEASE OF THIS MODEL,400 020010.AND ALSO FISICHELLAS CAR WHICH IS NUMBER 400 020009.BOTH OF THESE MODELS ARE DIFFICULT TO GET HOLD OF.

                                        SATO CAR JAPANESE G.P.2002.(5TH PLACE)

2003

THIS WAS A DIFFICULT YEAR FOR JORDAN AS THE SPENDING GAP BETWEEN THE HAVE AND HAVE NOTS GREW EVER LARGER.FISICHELLA DID MANAGE TO WIN THE BRAZILIAN G.P. BUT JORDAN ENDED THE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH ONLY THE MINARDI TEAM BEHIND THEM.THE JORDAN CAR FOR THIS YEAR WAS THE EJ13.MINICHAMPS PRODUCED A BEWILDERING ARRAY OF THESE MODELS,INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING;

030011 FISICHELLA,030012 FIRMAN,030111 FISICHELLA 1ST WIN,030036 MOTOYAMA TEST,030136 WIRDHEIM TEST DRIVER,030112 BAUMGARTNER.MOST OF THESE ARE LIMITED EDITIONS.

             FIRMAN 030012      FISICHELLA 030111. 1ST WIN.

THE FISICHELLA 1ST WIN MODEL(030111) IS UNUSUAL IN THAT IT IS A "RACE DIRTY"VERSION.LIMITED TO 5,328 PCS.

2004

HAVING SURVIVED THE PREVIOUS SEASON JORDAN ENTERED 2004 WITH THE EJ14.THEY HAD A DRIVER LINE UP OF HEIDFELD AND PANTANO,NICK HEIDFELD WAS UNPAID AND BROUGHT VALUABLE EXPERIENCE TO THE TEAM.PANTANO WAS A PAYING DRIVER AND AFTER A DISPUTE ABOUT HIS SPONSORSHIP AND PERFORMANCES WAS LATER REPLACED BY TIMO GLOCK.SOME MAJOR SPONSORS WERE LOST AND MANY BELIEVE THE TEAM WERE FORTUNATE TO BE ABLE TO SEE OUT THE SEASON.

MODELS PRODUCED OF THIS CAR BY MINICHAMPS WERE,

400 040088 HEIDFELD SHOWCAR,400 040089 PANTANO SHOWCAR,400 040018 HEIDFELD RACE,400 040019 PANTANO RACE,400 040095 NIGEL MANSELL REGENT ST PARADE.400 040119 TIMO GLOCK.402 040018 HEIDFELD SPECIAL EDITION.

    HEIDFELD SPECIAL LIVERIES EDITION    GLOCK, CANADA.

THE LIVERIES EDITION ABOVE IS PRESENTED IN A LARGER THAN NORMAL CASE AND HAS ALL THE SLOGANS/LOGOES WHICH WERE FEATURED ON THE AIRBOX IN VARIOUS RACES, PRINTED ON THE INLAY CARD BASE.

THE GLOCK CAR FROM THE CANADIAN G.P.IS LIMITED TO 1,944PCS.

BELOW IS MANSELLS CAR FROM THE REGENT STREET PARADE ,6 JULY 2004.LIMITED TO 3,816 PCS.

                                                                     

THE MINICHAMPS NUMBERS PRESENTED HERE ARE NOT COMPLETE AND EXHAUSTIVE,I CAN ONLY QUANTIFY WHAT I HAVE IN MY OWN COLLECTION.HOWEVER ,HOPEFULLY THEY WILL ACT AS SOMETHING OF A GUIDE WHEN LOOKING TO BUILD OR INCREASE YOUR OWN COLLECTION.

IN MY NEXT FORRAY I WILL LOOK AT THE TRANSITION FROM JORDAN TO SPYKER VIA MIDLAND RACING.

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