M2 Machines Keep On Driving: Auto-Drivers Series 14

Jun 14, 2012 1 Comment by

Thanks to M2, collectors are about to go on the search again. Auto-Driver release 14 is on its way to your favorite mass market retailers and hobby suppliers world-wide.

You’d think that after fourteen releases, M2 might be running out of ideas. Nope. The inspirational juices are apparently still flowing at the M2 design tables, and the cars and trucks –  a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona packing some serious HEMI power, and a 1949 Mercury Custom with large, yet well-proportioned tires out back (making everyone wonder what’s hiding under the hood) are joined by a 1950 Studebacker 2R Truck with a classy “ten” interior and a set of Dragmaster wheels. The 1968 Pontiac Firebird Sprint rolls with a 400 snorkel hood, hood tach and a set of centerline Auto-Drag wheels, and the Daytona’s cousin – a HEMI powered 1969 Plymouth Road Runner – is followed by an older Mopar, a classy, classic 1957 Chrysler 300C Street Rod.

Hey? What are you waiting for? These are expected to hit the pegs at Wal-Mart any day now – and they won’t last long.


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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.

One Response to “M2 Machines Keep On Driving: Auto-Drivers Series 14”

  1. Mike says:

    I love the models from M2 Machines. Working features in 1/64! Unheard of! M2 produces models that no one else has touched. DeSotos, Dodges, Mercurys, etc. , all in two-tone or even tri-tone with chrome trim. M2s take up little space and are inexpensive to own.I wonder why there are no convertibles except for the 1953 Buick Skylark?

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