Retrofied! Applying Retro Styling Themes to Modern Cars

Dec 17, 2014 No Comments by

As automobile shapes become defined more by the science of efficiency-seeking aerodynamics than by the art of design, consumers have increasingly lamented the loss of character in the sheetmetal of modern cars. It has impacted enthusiasm for the real cars and for the scale counterparts in our hobby. To combat the boredom designers and customizers [...]

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24+10 = Awesome! Bond 24 features the Aston Martin DB10!

Dec 17, 2014 No Comments by

The “Spectre” of Bonds past looms large in 24th installment of the 007 franchise! From the classic nemesis reflected in the title to an all-new Aston Martin developed specifically for the film and debuting at the film’s official announcement. Meet the DB10–a taut and elemental Aston for a Bond of the same character. We can’t [...]

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Fanged Fastback! AutoWorld 1970 Ford Torino Cobra — Online Exclusive

Dec 17, 2014 No Comments by

Fanged Fastback! AutoWorld 1970 Ford Torino Cobra 1:18 | $89.99 With all the festivity surrounding the Mustang’s 50th anniversary, it would be easy to overlook the other great Ford models that have been coming out lately. That would be a real pity in the case of AutoWorld’s 1970 Ford Torino Cobra, which is based on [...]

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Online Exclusive: 1:64 Dodge and Mustang Anniversary Specials from GreenLight

Dec 17, 2014 No Comments by

Pretty much everyone knows about the 50th anniversary of the Mustang as it coincided with the launch of the all-new 2015 model. Mopar fans will note that this marks the 100th anniversary of the Dodge Brothers establishing their eponymous automobile brand. What better excuse then than to take a look at GreenLight’s 1:64 Anniversary Collection [...]

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Auto World 1965 Ford Mustang 2+2

Dec 14, 2014 No Comments by

Thirteen years after the original 1:18 Ertl/FoMoCo “Precision 100” 64 1/2 Ford Mustang convertible shook up the diecast collecting world, the current owner of the molds, Auto World, is releasing this 2+2 fastback pony in the same color — Rangoon Red — with many of the original’s operating features, including opening doors, hood, and trunk [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite F1-90 Mansell

Dec 12, 2014 No Comments by

1989 World Champion Alain Prost moved to Ferrari for the 1990 season, bringing his Champion’s #1 with him, and relegating Nigel Mansell to the position of second driver. When the season started the only noticeable difference in the Ferrari F1-90, or 641, was a taller biplane rear wing replacing the 89’s triplane arrangement. Ferrari introduced [...]

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AUTOart 2012 HINO GT500

Dec 10, 2014 No Comments

  This AUTOart 1:43 HINO GT 500 truck (yes, we said “GT” and “truck” in the same sentence) is patterned after the unit that’s been boinking through the sand in the Dakar Rally, and collecting Class Championships (four in a row, as of this year’s event) for Team Sugawara. No, this isn’t the same rig [...]

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ACME Trading “Mondello & Matsubara” 1937 Fiat Topolino

Dec 08, 2014 No Comments

Fiat is back on these shores again, and the little 500s of today harken back to a unit called the Fiat 500 Topolino. Like the modern version, the elder Italian was among the smallest road cars of its day – and that made the aerodynamic coupe a perfect candidate for use in drag racing. That’s [...]

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Minichamps Renault R86 “Vettel 2010 Brazilian GP”

Dec 06, 2014 No Comments

  Sebastian Vettel is one amazing Formula One driver: young, talented and very, very fast. Driving for Red Bull Racing, the 25-year-old German has finished on the podium in almost half of the F1 races he’s started, won more than one-quarter of them, has won the F1 World Championship in 2010, 2011, and 2012 and, [...]

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Tommy Boy GTX in 1:18

Dec 05, 2014 No Comments

GreenLight Collectibles is a great source for models of movie cars–whether it be in 1:64, 1:43 or in big 1:18. Now, you probably don’t think of comedians Davide Spade or the late Chris Farley as traditional car-guy film material, there actually were some pretty sweet muscle cars in some of their films. One such is [...]

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