Sunstar 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible

Oct 20, 2014 No Comments by

Pontiac’s 1955 Star Chief convertible was the upper-crustiest offering from Flint, and though it wasn’t exactly a performance machine — remember, Bunkie Knudsen and the “wide track” days were still in the future — it was a great-looking car. Sunstar thinks so, too, and this isn’t this mold set’s first time at the rodeo. By [...]

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TSM Model Pit Crew “John Player”

Oct 17, 2014 No Comments by

We can’t recall who it was who wanted to thank the “little people,” but we’re happy to see this bunch of small folk, thanks to TSM Models. This is the latest iteration of their very cool pit crew accessory set, done in “John Player Special Lotus” costume. The cold-cast resin maquettes are caught in mid-move, [...]

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Lamborghini Veneno – first in a new Sealed Body Kyosho 1:18

Oct 17, 2014 No Comments by

Kyosho is launching a new series of 1:18 sealed body diecast aimed at providing some high-appeal supercars at a more affordable price. The Lamborghini Veneno will be the first, offered in metallic red or or grey with red highlights. We don’t have much info on it yet, but expect the Veneno to arrive around the [...]

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Slot-Car Heaven: Just The Thing to Finish Your Epic Man-Cave!

Oct 15, 2014 No Comments by

So how many slot-car fans do we have out there? You had better be a FANATIC — not to mention independently wealthy — to be willing to pony up $300-large for the Neiman Marcus replica of your favorite international circuit. You even get a party to help break the new track in — complete with [...]

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Minichamps BMW Z1

Oct 15, 2014 No Comments by

The BMW Z1 was built as a design study for the 1987 Frankfurt Motor Show, but the crowds loved it so much that BMW decided to take the car into production. As the first drop-top roadster to emerge from Ingolstadt in 30 years, it was loaded with groundbreaking design features, including doors that dropped down [...]

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GreenLight “Hollywood” Series 5

Oct 13, 2014 No Comments by

We’re pretty convinced that nobody ever gets a moment’s rest at GreenLight, what with their incredible knack for coming up with the coolest little (and some not so little) cars. On the small side of showbiz is this latest batch from their “Hollywood” series, and it’s a riot. Not only are the castings for each [...]

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Sunstar 1960 Plymouth Fury Hardtop

Oct 11, 2014 No Comments

A while back — Summer, 2012, to be precise — we got a late pre-production sample of Sunstar’s then-new 1960 Plymouth Fury convertible, and there was much rejoicing among the masses (okay, there were only a couple of us here, but we were really happy to see it). The reasons for the bliss were simple: [...]

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Automodello 1938 Packard Twelves

Oct 05, 2014 No Comments

Automodello makes impeccable models of well chosen subjects — like this pair of Packard Victorias. In 1938, Packard only made a handful of the gargantuan Model 1608 drop-tops, powered by a 473 CID / 175 horsepower V12 engine so refined that a nickel could be balanced on the motor’s intake while it was running. “Convertible [...]

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Auto World “True 1:64” Mustang and Camaro

Oct 03, 2014 No Comments

Auto World keeps re-inventing themselves in the smaller scale. First, it was the “True L.E.” series, with its promise of the model’s tooling being destroyed after each production run. Now, it’s this neat “True 1:64” series of painstakingly scaled miniatures of classic muscle cars. To which we say, “wow.” These little beasts are extremely nice, [...]

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M2 Machines “Moon Pie” Haulers

Oct 01, 2014 No Comments

Southern folks love moon pies. Mobile, AL, is so enamored of the chocolate-covered graham cracker and marshmallow confection that they hoist a 12-foot-wide replica of one to celebrate the new year. You’d understand if you tasted one. We were laughing out loud over this trio of classic trucks — a ’56 Ford COE, a ’58 [...]

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