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Racing Replicas That Should Have Been

Mar 17, 2015 No Comments by

Do It Yourself Decals to Fix Missing or Mistake Models Hardcore diecast collectors often lament editions of race car models that are missing from the market, or those that have been produced with imperfections or omissions in their livery. Sometimes the model manufacturers skimped on their research, or chose to omit sponsorship decals because of [...]

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Dan Gurney: Racing’s Renaissance Man

Mar 17, 2015 No Comments by

Dan Gurney was born with great genes. At Oberlin College where his mother Roma Sexton and father Jack did their undergrad studies, they were known as the “Golden Couple”: smart, athletic, rich, talented and beautiful. His father went on to earn his MBA from Harvard, but instead of joining Dan’s grandfather at Gurney Bearing, the [...]

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CMC 1:18 Maserati 300S Chassis: Naked Ambition

Sep 24, 2013 No Comments by

CMC Maserati 300S Rolling Chassis  1:18 | $356.00  CMC has given collectors two amazing versions of the 1955-1958 Maserati 300S draped in beautiful Carozzeria Fantuzzi bodywork, but the most impressive version of the 300S just might be this rolling chassis version, on deck for release sans body. It’s an important car, and this release of [...]

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Birth of the Sting Ray

Aug 18, 2011 1 Comment by

The 1963 model year brought a new body style to the Chevrolet Corvette, and introduced the Sting Ray “split-window” coupe, arguably the most iconic Corvette ever produced. And now AUTOart has brought us the most beautifully rendered model of this iconic car in 1:18 that I’ve ever seen. Over the first 10 years of the Corvette’s [...]

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Don Green’s “Rat Trap” AA/Fuel Altered by Acme

Jul 26, 2011 1 Comment by

The 60′s and into the ’70′s were the “Golden Years of Drag” racing and back then nobody, not the dragsters or funny cars, could deliver the raw excitement like seeing two of the AA/Fuel Altereds go at it toe to toe !  Drag racing is dangerous and the top level drivers are all considered heroes, but [...]

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Pagani Zonda R by AUTOart

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments by

  I have just added the most amazing 1:18 model to my collection:  The Pagani Zonda R by AUTOart !  This is a car that in 1:1 surely establishes a high water mark for visual impact, performance, expense and sheer impracticality !  In 1:18 scale it is nothing but a stunning testimony of how really great AUTOart can [...]

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The Legends of the Lotus

Jun 28, 2011 No Comments

During the 1960s and ’70s, Lotus was the most successful name in Formula 1 racing and won seven Constructor’s Championships and six Drivers’ Championships with Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti. Lotus even picked up a 1965 Indy 500 win in the process. But just as important as these achievements [...]

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