Brief guide on Model makers: Minichamps
Minichamps is a die-cast car producer founded as Paul's Model Art in 1990 in Germany. The company officially changed it's name to Minichamps in 1996.
Minichamps produces die-cast models of the following categories:
- Formula 1
- Racing cars
- Street Cars
- Trucks & Buses
- Military vehicles
Car manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche and BMW, have entrusted Minichamps with the production of official car replicas.
Some very sought after models by Minichamps are the McLaren F1 GTR West Promotion (made the West cigarette company) and the Michael Schumacher Benetton B195 #17 which was recalled.