Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 458

Nov 22, 2014 No Comments by

It wasn’t easy for Ferrari to nip the top on its 458 Italia, given the 202mph supercar’s speed, and, oh yeah … where to put the roof in its down position. Maranello’s answer came in the form of a moderate redesign starting aft of the doors, all the way back to the 458’s retro-bullet taillights. [...]

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Premuim X 1964 Ford Country Squire

Nov 18, 2014 No Comments by

As American families moved to the sprawl of the suburbs, a demand was created for a vehicle that could haul a sheet of plywood, carry the family, friends, or most of a Little League team when required, and look good while doing all of the above. The answer was the station wagon, and Ford fielded [...]

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Brooklin 1955 Chrysler Windsor Convertible

Nov 14, 2014 No Comments by

The all-new 1955 Chrysler lineup featured Virgil Exner’s “100 Million Dollar Look,” with design cues taken from the Parade Phaeton showcar. The longer, lower look was especially effective on convertibles, and the plated windshield frame and upper doorsills on Brooklin’s very accurate new Windsor Convertible (BRK-183) really enhance that look. Chrysler’s entry-level Windsor base engine [...]

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NEO 1961 Ghia 6.4

Nov 12, 2014 No Comments by

An American company, Dual Motors, built 117 Ghia-bodied GT cars based on the Chrysler Firearrow design from 1956 through 1958. But when Ghia designed a new, sleeker body, then dropped in the Chrysler 383 (6.4 liter) V-8 in 1960, the result was badged as the Ghia 6.4L. Dual Motors was the importer. Frank Sinatra bought [...]

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COPO v King at SEMA 2014!

Nov 06, 2014 No Comments by

The 2014 SEMA show is going on right now, and the new performance announcements are coming fast and furious! Fans of classic Ford vs Chevy factory doorslammer rivalry should be thrilled with this pair of ponies. Chevrolet has just announced its Central Office Production Order program for 2015. COPO, as it is universally known, is [...]

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Auto World Dodge Challenger SRT8

Nov 05, 2014 No Comments by

If you pine for those days of promo models, stop pining and start pointing and clicking. Auto World is offering a built-up AMT Dodge Challenger SRT8 that’s been cast in color and glued up for you — just like the neatly scaled handouts you’d get in the car showrooms when you were shopping with pop [...]

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Mattel Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari F355 Berlinetta

Nov 03, 2014 No Comments

Ferrari was on an upswing in the early 1990s, having weathered the storm of emissions vs. performance that had hit the industry throughout the late 70s and early-80s. In 1994, Maranello rolled out the successor to the 348, with a larger V8 engine, mildly smoother styling, and a new name: the F355. The car was [...]

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TSM Model 2012 McLaren P1

Nov 01, 2014 No Comments

TSM’s McLaren P1 is covered by the deepest, most fiery metallic finish we’ve ever seen on a 1:43 model… and as if that wasn’t enough, the stuff smells great. No, really: this is the scent of top-quality paint, and it took us right back to our building days. If you were lucky enough to be [...]

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Fujimi “Ultimat Vodka” Ferrari 458

Oct 29, 2014 No Comments

In a world of “Absoluts,” it’s refreshing to know that there’s an alternative for those who imbibe the clearer spirits. Ultimat vodka (what is it with these guys and a final “e”?) ran this chrome and blue Extreme Motor Sports 458 Italia at the Petit Le Mans in Atlanta in October 2012, and won in [...]

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Online Exclusive: The Last of the Royal Bloodline: AutoWorld’s 1969 Royal Bobcat GTO

Oct 28, 2014 No Comments

For enthusiasts in the 1960s Royal Pontiac was indeed the regal palace of Poncho performance. Tapped as the official factory-supported skunkworks by new Pontiac general manager Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen and marketing maven Jim Wangers (of GTO fame) in 1959 to help build the brand into a performance leader, Royal-campaigned Super Duty Pontiacs were soon winning [...]

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