Run Through The Jungle: Auto World’s 1:18 “Jungle Jim” Camaro Funny Car

Dec 12, 2012 2 Comments by

The Auto World “Legends of the Quarter Mile” series just keeps on chooglin’ along with this latest image – seen here as a factory-approved pre-production sneak peek. It’s “Jungle Jim” Liberman’s outrageous ’71 Camaro flopper in all its glory, right down to the Hemi engine and zoomie headers. The diecast chassis supports a plastic body shell, and that shell is deco’d in a dead-on match for at least a couple of photos we’ve seen of the real car campaigning at Irwindale; we’re hoping for an in-hand sample very soon so we can give you the full report.

In the meantime, check out these photos – and make some shelf space available. These will be here in March.  - DCX

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I was always crazy about toy cars and car-themed play sets, but I got hooked on car models when my cousin sent me a pair of built-up AMT kits - a '61 Continental and a '57 Thunderbird. I was six or seven years old when another cousin - Carl - showed me how to build and paint, and by the time I was nine, I had a pretty good collection and a great "spares box" on hand. The original Auto World catalogs were my dream books; my allowance was spent before it was ever earned, and I knew every hobby store and model retailer on Long Island. Then came slot cars, Cox .049-engined Baja Buggies and airplanes, and, ultimately, the real things. I still have some of those old models, and when time allows, I still build or detail scale cars. But it's the ready-to-display replicas and scale racing models that have really had me jazzed for the past fifteen years or so. The "mint" diecasts and the 1:18 American Muscle cars that I cut my serious collecting (and writing) teeth on back then led straight to the current crop of offerings from high-end makers and models in every scale. I also love scale model photography, and shooting, scoring, and producing videos of the models I love. I'm a proud member of the DiecastSpace Diecast Hall of Fame, as well as the Diecast Car Collectors' Club Diecast Scale Model Hall of Fame. I'm also proud to be a part of the Die Cast X Team, and as Editor-in-Chief, I'm looking forward to years of growing the publication and showing new collectors how much fun this hobby can be. And, yeah - I still have that spares box.

2 Responses to “Run Through The Jungle: Auto World’s 1:18 “Jungle Jim” Camaro Funny Car”

  1. greer headrick says:

    where can i find jungle jim car at?

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