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Living the Family Dream

The Brinkworth Models Story

A Biography by Al Brinkworth

1991 Newman/Haas Kmart Havoline Lola Chevy #2 PPG Indy Car Championship model presented to Kmart president Joseph Antonini

  The Newman/Haas Racing 1991 Championship Team Carl Haas - Michael and Mario Andretti with Paul Newman at Spago Restaurant in California

Nigel Mansell with Elza and I at the Vancouver Molson Indy race in 1994

N/H Star Havoline Lola Toyota #1 driven by Christiano Da Matta 2002 Cart FedEx  Champions N/H Racing Lily Lola Toyota driven by Christian Fitipaldi teammate on the 2002 Championship team 2003 N/H Lola Ford Pacificare # 1 driven by Bruno Junqueira
2004 Champ Car World Series Champion Sebastien Bourdais being presented with model 2007 Newman Haas Lanigan Racing #1 McDonald's DPO1 Panoz 2007 Newman Haas Lanigan Racing #2 Medizone driven by Graham Rahal who was making his debut into Champ Car Racing.
The Ferrari Dino 156 -1961 Phil Hill F1 Championship Sharknose Sculpture Hill family presenting Rick Mears with his 2011 RRDC Phil Hill Award Bill with the first Newman/Haas Racing 1993 1/5 scale Kmart red 5
Mansell - Andretti - Carl Haas Team of Champions 1/5 scale sculpture Our first F1 car was the British American Racing #22 Reynard Honda driven by Jacques Villeneuve. One Model built for Japan to introduce their new F1 Toyota team's paint scheme to the public in 2002
Canadian Coast Guard Samuel Risley 1:100 scale model Mauritius Coast Guard Patrol cutter 1:100 scale model The Family, with the Mayor of Vancouver, The Rt. Hon. Mike Harcourt.
Barry with five of the BC Ferries models built, of their Northern Expedition in 1:150 scale.

One of the nine, 1:100 models of the BCF Century Class ferries built for the corporation 

The Husky Oil Company's 1:100 scale model - of their Anchor Handling tug, the Bonavista Bay
Barry finalizing one of the BCF Spirit Class 1:150 scale model A BCF Pacificat design tool built for the ferry corporation during the design stage of their vessels Barry working on one of the Ill-fated BCF Pacificat models
Above: twenty 1993/4 1:10 scale Indy Cars and some of their builders on completion of part of the Japanese contract.   Right top: a number of the 1:8 scale Rolls-Royce Brewster's are part of the same commission.   Above: One of the four 1:5 scale Indy Cars for Japan.
The 1:5 scale models being prepared for shipping to Forsythe Racing - 1995 1994 One of the first 1:5 scales built for Player's Forsythe Racing, over the many years working with them.
Player's/Team Green #27 driven by Jacques Villeneuve, winning the Indy 500 and the Indy Car championship also in 1995

Player's Forsythe Racing *99 - Greg Moor's First 500 Mile win in 1998

Team Models - 2 cars on one base commissioned by Imperial Tobacco in Montreal in 1998

To commemorate the 1998 25th Anniversary of the KOOL Toyota Atlantic Championship series

the 1998 KOOL Toyota Atlantic Championship series winner was Lee Bentham, and above id the 1:5 scale commemorative

the 2001 to 2003 models commissioned by Player's Ltd. in Montreal Canada

Forsythe Racing's Reynard Honda #44 driven by Tony Kanaan claimed the US 500 in 1999 Presented to Bobby Rahal commemorating his 1992 World Championship win.

The only 1:5 scale Rahal model built for Bobby, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Miller's active involvement in the world of Racing

Forsythe Championship Racing's Back to Back 500 mile wins in 1998/99 Michael Andretti's #39 Reynard Honda Motorola

A 2000 Honda Special Presentation to Roger Penske & Gil De Ferran

Just one of a series of 10 built to welcome his new partner David Letterman Bobby's team mate in the #8 shell car was Brian Herta

A great new Miller Lite color scheme introduced by Team Rahal in 1997 on Bobby's #7 Reynard Ford.

Kenny Brack received the Indy Car Rookie of the Year award in the Rahal Shell #8 back in 2000 Scott Goodyear drive this very striking #15 Car which was sponsored by Mackenzie Financial, with team Walker Motorsport's

Driver Christian Fittipaldi displaying his Walker Racing 1995 Marlboro Chapico #15 Reynard Ford.

Two of the Team KOOL Green Champ cars driven by Paul Tracy and Dario Franchitti

Team Green #27 Alex Gurney KOOL Toyota Atlantic Swift 008A

The 2004 Toyota Tundra #17 was the first NAStruck model for us.  Driven by David Reutimann

Derrick Walker presenting Will Power & Simon Pagenaud their 2007 DP01 Champ Cars

Our 2007 prototype model for the then new Panoz DP01 on display in the Champ Car booth at the Rexall Grande Prix of Edmonton

 #33 Indy Lights 1:10 scale Player's Forsythe Racing   1995 Lola Buick commissioned by the driver  Mr. Bertrand Godin

Neal Jani drove the #21 Gulfstream Red Bull 2007 DP01 Panoz Ford Champ Car for PKV Racing

Robert Doornbos drove the #14  Muermans OZJet  2007 DP01 Panoz Ford Champ Car for Minardi Team USA

Meet the Family
1961 Ferrari Sharknose
1931 Rolls-Royce Brewster
British Railways



Marine Models
Public Displays
Contact Us
Mario' Andretti's farewell to Racing commemorative
Bill with the 1961 Ferrari Dino 156 Sharknose prototype
Barry with a Greg Moor - First Win 1:5 scale Player's Forsythe #99
Donna working on one of the models
One of the early larger models of an Atlantis subs
Our full size patterns for "Birks Jeweler's" bronze foundry castings
Elza with the first Pennzoil 1:10 scale model at Long Beach California
Elza with this classic Al Unser Jr. Galles Racing Valvoline #3 1:10 scale model

Barry finalizing some Greg Moore #99 Indy Lights 1:10 scale for Forsythe Racing

Greg Moor's Debut to Indy Car in 1996


The Early Years

Mabel & Albert William Brinkworth the founders of AWB Models 1946 UK

Elza and I Working on the AWB Models in the early 60's in the UK

  A special tribute to my late brother Bob
  A ship model built for Bassett-Lowke Ltd in Northampton 1961 UK
Working on a Cunard Steam Ship Company model RMS SAXONIA 1963 UK
The Building Center BC House Plan Models
Our very first scale model, built in Canada  - was a 7mm = ft Black Five,
Alcan Aluminum's Paste Plant model in Kitimat BC
Elza and I with the Westminster Pier project model
Our all metal Hiab cranes above and the SKB truck mounted cranes, were built in 1:25 scale
Our large scale Christmas Display in a Richmond BC Shopping Mall
  A 3/8" scale model built for the owners of the Famous Vancouver "Casa Mia Mansion"
Our local Indy Car Driver Ross Bentley with the 1:10 model of his 1992 Dale Coyne Lola #39
An Oil processing manifold built for Lindsey Models for Lockheed Petroleum in Brazil

Barry and I on the safety raft for the Dunlop Beaufort Large display

one only 1:150 (Waterline) model of a BC-Ferries S Class vessel built for Dunlop Beaufort Safety.

  My 1:32  GWR 1400 Class tank loco and auto coach standing at the platform.

My 1:32 scale model of the circa 1937 platform at Wallingford station back in the UK

  a work in progress for over 33 years, a CPR - 2860 & 2850 in 10mm to the foot scale "static" Royal Hudson

Elza and I with an early 1:8 scale Rolls-Royce Brewster Henley Roadster

The last 1:8 scale Rolls-Royce Brewster and the only one with the raised top


PLANNED "Limited Edition" BUILDS

Mario Andretti Nigel Mansell
A Brinkworth Fine Scale Models special build of the N/H Racing #2 Lola Ford 2004 Championship car driven by Sebastien Bourdais A Brinkworth & Sons Brookswood build of a Lee Bentham #33 KOOL Toyota Atlantic Swift 008a 1998 Championship car.


A Brinkworth Models Original prototype of the 1:8 scale Rolls-Royce Phantom II - Henley Brewster Classic Roadster.

No Longer Available

A Brinkworth Fine Scale  "Limited Edition build"   of 12 signed Models Farewell to Racing

N/H Racing #6 Kmart Havoline Lola Ford Cosworth 1994

A Brinkworth Fine Scale  "Limited Edition build"   of 16 signed Models 1993 PPG Champions

N/H Racing #5 Kmart Havoline Lola Ford Cosworth 1993

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