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2015 Nuremberg and New York Toy Fairs

Jul 22, 2015 No Comments by

February is show time in the diecast world.  The New York International Toy Fair follows just a week or two after “Spielwarenmesse,” otherwise known as the Nuremberg Toy Fair—the biggest event of the year for the diecast community. Die Cast X was at both this year, and we snagged a few pictures of the [...]

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Replicarz Indy 500 Winners: Brickyard Champions Through the Ages

Jul 13, 2015 No Comments by

REPLICARZ INDY 500 WINNERS 1:43 | $90EA The Fothergill brothers at Replicarz are at it again, this time in 1:43 scale resin, and bringing us some of the most delicious cars that ever raced the Indy 500. Manufactured under their own Replicarz brand name, these will be a joy for anyone who loves spending that [...]

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Diecast Legend Jim Wangers: Godfather of the GTO

Jul 13, 2015 No Comments by

Usually, when a marketing executive is good at his job, it’s his client—his product—that becomes the legend. But Jim Wangers is far from just your usual marketing guy. Jim is a car guy through and through. He’s also a racer, a visionary—bold and creative and more than a little wily—and the principle architect of one [...]

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Handsome Hisso

Jul 11, 2015 No Comments by

Minichamps Mullin Collection Hispano-Suiza J-12 Cabriolet 1:43 | $95 Hispano-Suizas were designed by Swiss engineer/designer Marc Birkigt and most were built in Spain (hence the name), but the most luxurious were built in a Paris suburb. ˜ That’s the case with Birkigt’s final masterpiece, the V-12 powered J-12, which was sold only as a rolling [...]

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Ultimate Street Machine

Jul 08, 2015 No Comments by

ACME Trading Co. 1968 Pontiac “Blackbird” 1:18 | $135 As soon as 1968 Firebirds were available, the parts manager at aDetroit dealership ordered one he intended to build up for street racing. Delivered in black with “Light Peach Gold” trim, it had the Ram Air 400 engine, “three on the tree” column shift for its [...]

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Fine-Feline

Jul 07, 2015 No Comments by

Spark 1968 Series II Jaguar E-Type Coupe 1:43 | $75 Jaguar had a winner when they introduced the E-Type Coupeand Convertible (known on this side of the ocean as the XKE),in 1961. Even Enzo Ferrari called it “the most beautiful car evermade.” Jaguar made mechanical improvements on a running basis, but wisely left the shape [...]

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Superb Stutz

Jul 04, 2015 No Comments

Brooklin 1933 DV-32 Weymann Super Bearcat 1:43 | $129.95 Although already in financial trouble, Stutz introduced an all-new engine in 1931, the highly advanced “Dual Valve” straight-eight DV-32, along with a less powerful single-cam (SV-32) version at the 1931 New York Auto show. Hoping to revive sales, the Bearcat name was revived in 1932 for [...]

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Eye-grabbing Graber

Jul 03, 2015 No Comments

Automodello 1934 Duesenberg J Graber Tribute Edition 1:24| $334 Some would say that a Duesenberg is a one-of-a-kind machine by definition, but this release by Automodello proves that it is indeed possible to have a vehicle that is more specialized and even more exclusive than your ho-hum “production” Duesy! Witness the Duesenberg J Graber speedster. [...]

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Dan’s Last Riverside Winner

Jul 02, 2015 No Comments

Spark 1968 NASCAR Dan Gurney Ford Torino 1:43 | $75 Dan Gurney was so dominant in the NASCAR Motor Trend 500 race at Riverside Raceway that it became known as the “Gurney 500.” Driving a Wood Brothers Ford, Dan won 5 of the 6 races between 1963 and 1968; the last at the wheel of [...]

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Dan’s Last Riverside Ride

Jul 01, 2015 No Comments

Spark 1970 Plymouth Superbird “Dan Gurney” 1:43 | $75 Dan’s long association with Ford ended in 1969 and he switched to Plymouth Barracudas in the Trans Am and stock-block Plymouth engines in Indy racing. Naturally, Chrysler wanted him in a Plymouth at Riverside, so Petty Racing prepared a Superbird carrying no.42, but painted in Dan’s [...]

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