Raceland Gold Edition made by Spark. Exclusive model.
In 1972 Jägermeister director Günter Mast commissioned his cousin and racing driver Eckhard Schimpf to establish a new racing team in orange Jägermeister colours. Schimpf chose the popular Formula 2 and went all out by contracting none other than former Formula 1 World Champion Graham Hill. The Briton had his best years in Formula 1 behind him but still was regularly in the points for Team Brabham. With Hill’s connections to the British team it was obvious to choose the Brabham BT38 for the new F2 project. In 1972 this car was the strongest competitor for March and Surtees in Formula 2 with its strong line-up of Formula 1 drivers and talented young racers.
Monza had brought a sensational victory for Jägermeister and Graham Hill at the end of June so German fans had great expectations for the Hockenheim round early in October on home ground. The BT38 had been converted for this race with a wide nose and the former champion finished in 5th position behind Tim Schenken, Mike Hailwood, Ronnie Peterson and Wilson Fittipaldi. For this first Jägermeister racing car Brabham used the Porsche colour code blood orange so the BT38 appears a little darker than the later Jägermeister colour scheme. It was the beginning of one of the most successful and long lasting sponsorship stories in motor racing that ended only in 2000.