Collector, enthusiast, and trader of miniature cars, Gilbert Goyer was at the microphone of the issuance of The Guide of the self, led by Antoine Joubert and Germain Goyer on QUB radio.
The owner of the shop Auto-Suggestions, it has demystified the world of miniature cars collection.
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Asked about the scale of the most popular, Mr. Goyer has explained that “the 1/43 was born in Europe. If you’re talking about in the 1930s, it is called Dinky. In the 1950s, it speaks about the Corgi. The scale may vary a little, depending on the models. So, it was a european scale. In Europe, the houses [are] smaller, the houses smaller. The scale was practical. […] The scale 1/18, for a little bit of history, arrived in 1985-1990. The first companies, Burago, Solido, made already 1/43, especially for Europe. So, these are companies that have seen a north american market. […] We wanted a large format, here.”
Elaborating on the question of the value, he said, “the price difference [is based on] the three factors. [First] the scale. So, obviously, the bigger it is, the more it is expensive to produce. [Secondly] there is the level of detail. There are companies, which I call “entry level”: Maisto, Motor Max, Burago, Road Signature, that make very beautiful things, it must come. […] The quantity produced will also play on the price.”
During this broadcast, Antoine Joubert and Germain Goyer are back on the announcement of a partnership between Hydro-Québec and Mercedes-Benz, as well as the unveiling of the Chrysler Pacifica four-wheel drive and new engine for the Nissan Frontier. The two facilitators have also delivered their impressions on the GMC Acadia, BMW 850i, and Acura RDX.
To conclude the program, Antoine was introduced to his colleague, the new Continental tire designed for Canada, as well as the details surrounding the Cadillac Escalade 2021.
The Guide of the self, it is every Saturday at 10am on QUB radio.