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Hot Lanta Lights up the town

Jun 20, 2014 No Comments

Don’t miss the hot diecast action at the Hot Lanta 2014 Hot Wheels show at the Airport Hilton in Atlanta NEXT WEEKEND – June 26 thru 29. Come meet Hot Wheels guru (Die Cast X columnist) Mike Zarnock, Legends guest of honor Chris “Nightstalker” Walker, and enjoy many other show highlights. Click to read more!

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Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 458 Italia “Special LM Corse”

Jun 20, 2014 No Comments

  Because too much is never enough (and for many of the same reasons stated above), there’s another fast-freak Ferrari out from Hot Wheels Elite – this 458 Italia “Special LM Corse,” deco’d on HWE’s excellent (and frequently reviewed, here) 458 GT2 mold set, and patterned to look like the machine that Rui Aguas, Robert [...]

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Bubmobil Porsche 911 IROC 1974 set

Jun 18, 2014 No Comments

  If ever there was a set of model cars that had us wanting to zoom them around the tabletop whilst making screeching tire sounds, this tiny set of 1974 IROC 3-liter Porsche 911 Carrera RSRs — six in all, representing the rides of Peter Revson, A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, George Follmer, David Pearson, and [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite One “Flintmobile”

Jun 16, 2014 No Comments

Back in the mid-’fifties, The Honeymooners ruled the TV airwaves in glorious black and white. Folks loved the working-class characters, the everyday trials and tribulations of the Kramden and Norton families, and how things always worked out by the time the credits rolled. In the early 1960s, animation giant Hanna-Barbera took the Honeymooners formula and [...]

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Auto World/Lindberg Line 1957 Chevy model kit

Jun 14, 2014 No Comments

As stuck on ready-to-display automotive collectibles as we are, it’s hard not to enjoy the rattle of a box full of parts just waiting to become a finished model car – especially when the name on the box is as memory-inducing as this “Lindberg Line” kit of a 1957 Chevrolet Ragtop. Auto World sure knows [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite One Scooby Doo “Mystery Machine”

Jun 12, 2014 No Comments

  For folks of a certain age, Scooby Doo, Where Are You! remains a classic, and was must-see TV for the feetie-pajama’d masses. First airing in 1969 on CBS, it had action aplenty, and even a talking dog. This custom van, called the “Mystery Machine,” would haul Norville “Shaggy” Rogers, Velma Dinkle, Fred Jones, Daphne [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite One Dark Knight Rises “Bat”

Jun 10, 2014 No Comments

  The latest film in the Batman Dark Knight trilogy was pretty dark, indeed. There were forced blood transfusions, fellows getting thrown from airplanes, and all kinds of horrific attacks on Gotham — all done at the behest of a villain who spoke through what appeared to be a re-purposed drive-in movie speaker. When he [...]

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Minichamps “Red Bull” Renault RB7 “S. Vettel Japan GP”

Jun 08, 2014 No Comments

One of the best parts of poring over a model like this Minichamps’ 1:18 Renault RB7 is comparing the model to the real thing – a pretty easy task, given the virtual reams of photos and multiple cyber-shrine web pages that follow this one’s pilot, Sebastian Vettel. It’s even more fun when the model is [...]

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Auto World “Mountain Dew” 1956 Ford F100 Pickup Truck

Jun 06, 2014 No Comments

Auto World’s re-pop of this old Ertl mold is a true attention getter – exactly what the owners of the real hauler might have hoped for. Back in the ‘fifties, Mountain Dew was a big part of the soda market in the Southern U.S., originating in 1940 with a formula stirred up by Barney and [...]

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Minichamps “Mullin” 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante

Jun 03, 2014 No Comments

Some cars are so beautiful that they can cause folks to drop on one knee and bow. There are a few such machines parked within the Peter Mullin collection in Oxnard, California, and we’d wager that there are knee marks a-plenty surrounding this particular piece — a 1939 Bugatti Type 57C “Atalante” chassis number 57801, [...]

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