AUTOart Brake Caliper Tape Dispenser

Jul 27, 2014 No Comments by

AUTOart is making a lot of noise these days by taking racing components — or decent facsimiles thereof — and giving them to us in useful, but still distinctly automotive forms for use in our everyday lives. Take, for instance, this six-pot racing brake caliper, scaled down and made to work as a tape dispenser. [...]

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Rich Boy’s Toy

Jul 27, 2014 No Comments by

SPARK Reventlow Scarabs 1:43 | $60 One day, Lance Reventlow, the young son of the world’s richest woman, decided to go sports car racing. Not content to pilot the European racers of the day, he assembled SoCal’s finest post-war hot rodders and built his own front-engined sports cars, nam- ing them Scarabs, after the sacred [...]

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ALL PLAY

Jul 26, 2014 No Comments by

AMERICAN MUSCLE 1978 Dodge Warlock 1:18 | $70 As the 1970s were nearing an end, the big three started catering to a developing performance truck enthusi- ast market. Trucks were being seen as more than just workhorses, and because they flew under the insurance nannys’ radar, they could be equipped and sold as fairly aggressive [...]

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AUTOart Center Lock Wine Bottle Holder

Jul 25, 2014 No Comments by

AUTOart knows how to take even the most mundane bit of automobilia and make it a lifestyle item. Take, for instance, this center-lock wine bottle holder, patterned after the hardware used to secure racing wheels for quick pit stops. Instead of wheels, however, this locking nut secures the bottle in a polished aluminum cylinder; all [...]

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Dwarf Cars!

Jul 25, 2014 No Comments by

These amazing machines are hand-tooled rather than diecast — and if anything that makes them even more cool. Not to mention the fact that they actually drive! Not remotely mind you. Builder Ernie Adams folds himself into his Dwarf Car creations (which look to be perhaps 3/5th scale) and drives them around — sometimes on [...]

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Stung

Jul 25, 2014 No Comments by

BROOKLIN’S Hudson Hornet 4-Door 1:43 | $125 Hudson extensively re-designed its “stepdown” body for 1954, giving it a modern rectangular look. It wasn’t enough to save the company, though, and the ’54 models are considered to be the last “real” Hudsons. Brooklin’s fine ‘54 Hornet convertible (BRK-140) is several years old, so this handsome fastback [...]

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Far, far and away the coolest thing to see at Comic-Con!

Jul 24, 2014 No Comments

Comic-Con is going on in San Diego this week, and the best reason to be there has to be this full-size sinister showstopper from Hot Wheels! The Darth Vader car is one of a series of Star Wars-themed Hot Wheels just released to celebrate the forthcoming Episode VII that is currently in production. And with [...]

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Weekly Wednesday Winner

Jul 24, 2014 No Comments

Its Thursday, which means we’ve selected a winner of our Die Cast X Weekly Wednesday Giveaway! Mr. Keith Kumpf of Missouri City, TX — come on down! You’ve been selected to receive this week’s prize car: the 1:43 AUTOart Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG. Congratulations! And all the rest of you who aren’t Keith, don’t forget to [...]

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Greenlight Collectibles Hollywood Series 3

Jul 24, 2014 No Comments

Take 3 GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES Hollywood Series 3 1:64 | $5 each “Lights! Camera! Roll take 3!” shouts GreenLight Collectibles, as this third sequel of its popular Hollywood series reaches collec- tors. Ask any screenwriter: it’s difficult for any sequel to outperform its predecessor. But this Hollywood 3 series stands out, with an intriguing cast, including [...]

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Brooklin 1960 Pontiac Catalina

Jul 23, 2014 No Comments

Although Pontiac’s widely advertised “Wide Track Ride” and flat-roof Vista four-door sedan styling were introduced in 1959, both were continued on the heavily face-lifted 1960 models.  Brooklin has used their chrome-plated birdcage window frame/roof support to model the Vista roofline in their new 1960 Pontiac Catalina four door sedan perfectly.  Although the body is a [...]

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