Road Rave: GreenLight 1:64 “Road Race” Series 3

Mar 24, 2013 No Comments by

 GreenLight Collectibles Road Race Series 3  1:64|$5.99 each

Trying to follow the many twists and turns of a road course takes a certain level of skill – and so does following the incredible pace at which GreenLight can make a series of cars appear, then disappear. No, it’s not magic – it’s savvy marketing and truly entertaining product that does the trick, time after time. With that in mind, we were tweaked (in the best possible way) by the maker’s “Road Race” release 3, an eclectic blend of six cars that includes real world rides: Warren Agor’s 1970 Camaro, TPN/Blackfroest Racing’s 2010 Dodge Challenger, Blackfroests’s 2011 Ford Mustang, Sebastian Bourdais’ 2008 McDonalds Champ Car, a Ford Focus ST “Racing Concept”, and probably the coolest of the bunch, a slick little take on Mark Donahue’s 1971 Javelin AMX. That last car comes on a different card, as a last-moment “surprise” release that celebrates GL’s tenth year. All but the Champ Car and the Focus have opening hoods, and all the cars feature full interiors and nice chassis detailing. The green wheels and chassis of our sample Challenger add another twist to the story – it’s a “Green Machine” chase car – but the overall fun of these metal-bottomed, highly detailed buggers is reason enough to seek them out. – 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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