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Challenge This

Sep 15, 2014 No Comments

Greenlight Collectibles “2 Fast 2 Furious” Challenger 1:18 | $59.99    2 Fast 2 Furious, the sequel to the blockbuster film The Fast and the Furious, gave screen time to a lot of memo- rable machinery while doing some unforgettable (and not exactly legal) things. One such scene had this car, a 1970 Dodge Challenger [...]

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Memorial Metal

Sep 14, 2014 No Comments

M2 MACHINES Shelby Tribute 1:24/1:64 | $25/$5.99 each Carroll Shelby’s legacy remains one of the strongest in automotive history. M2 Machines’ “Shelby Tribute” 1:24 and 1:64 first-gen Shelby 1965 Mustang GT350s celebrate the life of the legend, and each car wears the number “89” (Mr. Shelby’s age at passing), a brace of reproduced Shelby signatures [...]

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AUTOart Laptop Case

Sep 14, 2014 No Comments

As an alternate to the everyman backpack, this molded nylon case is meant to carry a laptop computer in car style. The case comes with a handle and carrying strap, and closes with a double-sided zipper. Here’s the cool part: functional quick-release hood pins with lanyards. With an inner dimension of 14.5 inches by 11 [...]

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Pope’s Atlantic

Sep 13, 2014 No Comments

AUTOART 1938 Bugatti 57S Atlantic coupe 1:18 | $359.95 The Bugatti Atlantic is one of the rarest, most desired collector cars in the world. Designed by Ettore Bugatti’s son Jean in the mid-1930s, only four were built, and only two of the original cars are known to exist. Low and sleek, the two-door coupes featured [...]

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Name that Hoon

Sep 12, 2014 No Comments

AUTO WORLD “Legends” 1971 “Garlits” Dodge Charger 1:18 | $89.99 Gary Bolger was the hotfoot of choice for drag team owner Bud Richter, who put the talented Illinoisan behind the wheel of several of his cars- “Tension,” “Tension II,” and “Gold Digger” among them. When the legendary “Big Daddy” Don Garlits dealt Richter and company [...]

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AUTOart Silk Tie

Sep 12, 2014 No Comments

What could be more fun than going to a high-profile meeting sporting a classy floral patterned silk tie — especially when the “floral pattern” is really a bunch of brake and suspension parts? Yep — you have to look twice, but that’s the fun of it all. AUTOart loves products that subtly (and not so [...]

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GreenLight “Hot Pursuit” Series 11

Sep 09, 2014 No Comments

  It’s nice to know that someone’s looking out for you — unless you’re a bad guy, of course. GreenLight is continuing a celebration of the folks who wear the shield with release 11 of their “Hot Pursuit” collection. Once again, these pinpoint-accurate little cruisers are a mix taken from different counties and towns, with [...]

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Golden Girl

Sep 08, 2014 No Comments

ACME Trading Linda Vaughn Figure 1:18 | $30, $150 (with car) She’s held a lot of titles over the years, but for most of us, Dalton, GA’s Linda Vaughn will always be remembered for her years as “Miss Hurst Gold- en Shifter,” a public rela- tions gig that frequently required the otherworldly southern beauty to [...]

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True Love Hurts

Sep 07, 2014 No Comments

SunStar Russ Truelove 1956 Mercury stock car 1:18 | $95 Russ Truelove had made two (count ’em, two) payments on his brand new 1956 Mercury Montclair when he entered it into the 1956 Daytona 500, and before he got to mail the next coupon, he’d run out onto the sand at well over 100mph and [...]

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PremiumX 1975 “Freetown Police” AMC Pacer X

Sep 07, 2014 No Comments

AMC created “the first wide small car” in 1975 with the AMC Pacer, a sub-compact with compact car interior space. In addition to its wide track and excellent visibility (or goldfish-bowl styling, take your pick) the Pacer’s passenger side door was longer than the driver’s by 4 inches for easier curbside access to the rear [...]

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