Keep On Truckin’: M2 Machines “Auto Truck” Release 21 ready to hit stores

Dec 20, 2012 No Comments by

In the ‘fifties, the once-lowly pickup truck had started to become something more stylish and upscale. By the time the decade was drawing to a close, the vehicles were downright snappy looking, and as comfortable on the job site as they were in town.  M2 Machines’ “Auto Trucks” line celebrates that surge in style with a 1958 Chevy Apache as part of the series’ 21st release, as seen in these factory product cards. Done as a “Cameo” in Jet Black and Tartan Turquoise, or in a utilitarian Cadet Gray with a tow body out back (deco’d as a restored unit  with “Kennedy Brothers Bomb Factory” signage on its doors – good luck parking that one at the airport), each model features opening doors and hood, and a well-detailed (remarkably so) interior and engine compartment. A randomly-distributed – and highly collectible – “Chase” truck is based off the Cameo, but with gold wheels and trim.

Like the small scales? So do we, especially when they’re done this well. Keep an eye out at your local retailers, or visit the M2 Machines web site for more info.

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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.
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