HAULED! M2 Machines’ 1:64 Auto Haulers “MOPAR”

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M2 Machines “Mopar 75 Years” Auto Haulers Release 8  1:64 | $17.99


Car guys love car transporters. And why not? They’re the vessels by which our beloved rides make their way from the factory to the showrooms. M2 is on to something with its line of car haulers, and this pair takes the love even deeper, with a special “Mopar 75 Years” theme. Both trucks are 1957 Dodge COEs with deep detailing on their cabs and chassis; we really dig the crunchy and correct wheels and tires on the tractors and the trailers they’re towing. It’s the trailers themselves, and what’s stored inside each, that make the pair truly special: as part of M2′s celebration of Mopar’s 75 years in the business, one truck totes an old-school open trailer bearing a 1957 Chrysler 300, and the other a 1971 Hemi Charger in a glass-topped and sided vanity carrier. The cars have opening hoods and detailed engines, interiors, and chassis; the autos, trucks, and trailers all wear the black and blue color scheme and silver shield of this breakout series – right down to the blue streaks on the trucks’ tires. The haulers arrive on a faux diamond-plate display base with a clear, snap-on cover. This is one of the coolest sub-sets from this maker, and we can’t get enough of them. – Joe Kelly, Jr.


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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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