M2 Machines Auto-Dreams Patriotic 1

Jun 20, 2011 No Comments by

What better way to honor the men and women of our armed forces than to dedicate a series of diecast vehicles to them. A 1949 Mercury, 1957 Chevy Bel Air, 1951 Studebaker 2R Truck, 1965 Shelby GT350, 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona and 1971 Plymouth Cuda were selected to do just that for Auto Dreams Patriotic Release 1.   M2 Machines designed each vehicle’s exterior to feature a red, white and blue American flag stars and stripes paint job.  As we have become accustomed to expect from M2 Machines, each vehicle is home to a detailed interior and engine bay.  All of the vehicles in the set are rolling on a set of chrome wheels and come with detailed chrome exterior trim.

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I have been a car guy since my early teens. From managing a performance center on Long Island NY to being a partner of the world’s largest traveling global car show series; my career path has taken me on an exciting journey. I have consulted for MTV, McDonalds, Turtle Wax, Dodge and other high profile companies and have been published in multiple automotive journals. Alpha Penguin Publishing recruited me to co-author “The Complete Idiots Guide to Customizing Your Ride” for which one of my cars graces the cover.My diecast addiction began about 12 years back. My girlfriend at the time knew I was saving for a Mustang Cobra. She thought it would be humorous and purchased a diecast version to hold me over for a while. What was an initial joke struck a chord because I was fascinated with how Hot Wheels could make such a cool replica for a buck. The next time we went shopping I stopped in the toy aisle and ended up purchasing additional Hot Wheels and a few Jada vehicles. Well you all know the story from here; one shelf led to a book case. The book case quickly became an apartment filled with hundreds of HotWheels, Jada and other 1:64th scale replicas. Next came my introduction to 1:24th and 1:18th scale die cast and twelve years later I am the proud owner of a collection that is displayed in a 2000sq foot facility with a current count of over 12 thousand unique pieces. My then girlfriend, now wife, has a lot of patience for my hobby and my two little girls enjoy it with us too.Today I find myself fascinated with all scales and all models of customized vehicles. From tuners to rat rods, lead sleds to pro street drag. I do have an appreciation for the well delivered OEM vehicles as well. Most of all I enjoy the hunt to complete a set or series of vehicles. I look forward to being a part of DieCast X Magazine and helping to strengthen, grow and deliver our hobby to people who do not know how rewarding it is to an individual and a family.
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