M2 Machines Detroit Muscle Series 18

May 03, 2012 No Comments by

Sean Taylor and the rest of the team at M2 Machines is at it again, as series 18 of their popular Detroit Muscle line gets ready to cruise into mass retail and hobby shops worldwide. Four of the six models in the series are reappearing with new skin colors;  however, for you classic muscle car fans two new castings will make their debut.  The first is a 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7G,  finished in high gloss black with black vinyl top.  It sports a very rare factory sunroof, a special hood, and factory fog lights up front. Power is provided by the new-for-1968 302 V8. Handling comes via Goodyear Poly Glas tires, wrapped around the rare (and recalled for safety) Radir wheels. The second is a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS in Hugger Orange with white Z/28 stripes. Options include a black interior, a cowl induction hood, a rear spoiler, a rear bumper with bumper guards, an RS grille in the open position and RS tail lights. The high-revving 302 engine sends power to Chevrolet Rallye wheels, also shod with Goodyear Poly Glas tires. Keep an eye out – these are coming soon.


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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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