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Hot Wheels’ Drivers break Guinness World Record – Double Vertical Loop at 2012 X Games

Jul 19, 2012 No Comments by

Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy set a Guinness World Record racing two vehicles through a six-story double vertical loop at the 2012 X Games in Los Angeles! It’s Hot Wheels for real!

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AUTOMODELLO Griffith 600

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments by

It was to be the new beginning for Griffith, but, ironically, the Series 600 marked the end of the car once called the Cobra alternative. The 600 was created to be the Griffith that brought the company to a new level of sports car sophistication. Touting a handsome new styling from Turin-based Carrozzeria Intermeccanica, its longer and leaner lines were [...]

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M2 MACHINES 1958 Chevrolet Tractor/Trailer Rig

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments by

For the past few years we have sung the praises of Castline’s M2 Machines. From the classic ’50s cars to muscle and drag-racing versions, this upstart has completely changed the landscape of 1:64-scale collecting. So, it is not with great surprise that the Castline gang has found another avenue to explore and conquer. To be released shortly is a line of [...]

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GREENLIGHT Road Racers Diorama

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments by

The golden age of Trans Am lives on. The excitement of the series from 1966 until 1972 truly lit a fire under many muscle and Pony car enthusiasts. Today, vintage Trans Am cars are among the most popular at historic racing events. GreenLight continues to bring these cars to scale with its latest Road Racers Diorama set. This pairing features [...]

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NATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM MINT 1941 GMC Fire Truck

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments by

It didn’t take a great deal of time to come a long way. Technology has moved the quality of life forward in big ways. A few issues ago we presented a 1960s-era fire engine from National Motor Museum Mint. Setting the “Wayback Machine” to prewar, here’s what that same firehouse would have fought blazes with in 1941—the GMC [...]

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LIONEL NASCAR Sprint Cup cars

Jun 29, 2011 1 Comment by

With the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup series well under way, it’s time to stock your 1:64-scale collection with all of this year’s cars. Lionel NASCAR has released its line of Chevys, Ford, Dodges and Toyotas in premium versions. The castings are extremely high quality, and each livery is spot on. Each has a detailed molded interior with full cage. The [...]

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AUDI 1936 Auto Union Type C Racer

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments

At this past Nuremberg Toy Fair, Audi unveiled the latest in its range of e-tron concept studies—an all-electric, 1:2-scale version of the 1936 Auto Union Type C Grand Prix car. The electrically propelled version of the 1930s classic racer is based on the limited-edition pedal car. Its electric motor is capable of a top speed of 18mph and can cover up to [...]

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GREENLIGHT Country Roads 5

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments

Say goodbye to the dusty trails; GreenLight’s fifth installment of its popular County Roads series offers six 1:64-scale cars and trucks that look to travel on rural pavement. The three Blue Oval members—a ’70 Mustang, ’91 Mustang GT and fire department Crown Vic—are perfect examples. These, as well as a ’70 Chevy truck, ’71 Dodge Challenger and ’78 Plymouth Trail Duster all feature [...]

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AUTOART 1948 Porsche 356

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments

The fortitude of the human spirit is an amazing thing. One of history’s greatest examples of this is the Porsche 356. The two-seat sports car was introduced in 1948. Consider the fact that nearly all of Germany’s industry was completely destroyed by World War II. This meant that Porsche created an amazing little road car from the rubble and ashes [...]

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M2 MACHINES 1965 Shelby GT350R

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments

The image/legend of the Shelby GT350 is as storied and vibrant as any car’s in history. Likewise is the desirability of rare machines. Throughout the decades, the interest and admiration for the Shelby version of the basic production Mustang has reached a fever pitch. As part of its expanding line of 1:24-scale offerings, M2 Machines has released the Shelby [...]

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