One of the latest editions of revell/Monogram's 1966 chaparral 2 D has a pre-painted driver figure with jet helmet an goggles in it, and Hasegawa has a "Racing figure set" with 2 each sitting and standing race drivers (helmet on or off-option) and grid girls with bathing suit and umbrella.
I still remember a "Super Mini Lindy Ford GT" prototype (first version) I had around 1970. It was 1/32 scale and molded in red plastic, IIRC. I think it was a kind of snap kit but I'm not sure about that. On the internet I found a picture of the very nice box that shows a white and blue car with # 20 and it reads "Build'n collect Series S102"
This is one of the kits I've been waiting for years - now I can sell off my Metro/Leo Models and Welly 1/24 die casts which I bought to convert them into a rally car and a touring car championship version. A plastic kit will make this much easier, and from Hasegawa you can expect right proportions and crisp detail!
Amazing skills, Phil - as a result a marvellous model came into being. I just your work-in-progress-thread - also top photography. Sports car racers of the 60's look by far the best ever, and you fully did the Lola T70 justice.