Ready Set Foose: M2 Machines Shares Some Pre-Production Images

Aug 21, 2012 2 Comments by

Richard Mena and the team at M2 Machines were kind enough to share some pre-production images of their latest endeavor.  As a company who redefined the small scale diecast market the question became how do they top what they already accomplished?  The answer – partner with one of the world most respected craftsman in the full scale automotive industry; Chip Foose. That’s right – under development now, the first release of M2 Foose diecast replicas will include some of his most respected creations as well as several vehicles from the “Overhaulin” television show.  Expected to be available spring 2013, enjoy this early first look for what’s to come.

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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.

2 Responses to “Ready Set Foose: M2 Machines Shares Some Pre-Production Images”

  1. Birdman says:

    Thanks for posting, Andy, but it would be very helpful if you would include scale, too. If these are going to be 1:18th, I’ll definitely consider them. Otherwise…

    • Andy Goodman says:

      To our understanding these will release in 1:64 scale first. We don’t have confimration on this but we have been told by M2 Machines that 1:24 versions may be produced as well.

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