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Wide-Open Opel

Sep 06, 2014 No Comments

MiniChamps 2010 Meriva 1:43 | $55 The second generation Opel Meriva B minivan, introduced in 2010, featured front-hingedfront and rear-hinged rear doors that opened the passenger compartment from end to end.Minichamps’ model was first released as a promo piece for Opel, so we knew the overall shapeand all details were going to be right. Its metallic [...]

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Mighty Mouse

Sep 05, 2014 No Comments

AUTOART Alfa-Romeo Giulia TZ2 1:18 | $165 Many experts consider the Alfa-Romeo TZ2 one of the finest GT racers ever built, second only to its bigger cousin, the Ferrari 250 GTO. The lightweight little car had a 1570 cc four-cylinder DOHC twin-plug engine (modified for racing, or course), and it’s a rare ride, too: only [...]

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CMC Mercedes 300SLR Display Engine

Sep 05, 2014 No Comments

If there’s anything wrong with the models coming from premium maker CMC, it’s that a lot of the  coolest details are lost beneath the cars’ skins. The good news is that this maker occasionally releases a stripped chassis (like the Maserati 300 Bill Bennett reviews in this issue), or uncorks one of their engines and [...]

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Quick Work

Sep 04, 2014 No Comments

INTRO-TECH PitStop Furniture Home Accessories | $ varies Intro-Tech’s “PitStop Furniture” series of chairs, desks, and accessories is taking some popular automotive themes—and more than just a few auto parts—to make a line of comfortable, slick looking units to round out and complement your man cave/chamber/ toy room. The top line “Formula One” executive chairs [...]

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Old Rivalries Live On

Sep 03, 2014 No Comments

HOT WHEELS Snake and Mongoose Hauler sets 1:64 | $ 35 The “Snake” and “Mongoose” legend remainsone of drag racing’s most talked about rivalries,and now, thanks to Hot Wheels, everyone can own areplica piece of the story. These are exact scale copies of the 1967 DodgeD700 Crew cab haulers that Don Prudhomme and Tom McEwen [...]

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PremiumX 1972 Buick Riviera

Sep 03, 2014 No Comments

Buick introduced the third-generation Riviera in 1971, with a boat-tailed fastback body that you either loved or hated. It certainly was different from any other American car and bore much more than a passing resemblance to the 1963 Corvette, at least from the rear. It’s obvious that PremiumX has done their homework on this one; [...]

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License to Thrill

Sep 02, 2014 No Comments

AUTOart Lola/Aston Martin B09/60 (DBR1-2) #007 1:18/$220 Lola/Aston Martin’s Gulf Oil-liveried #007 LMP1 prototype dominated the 2009 five race Le Mans Series, winning theTeam, Constructors’, and Drivers’ Championships, and was the highest finishing gasoline-powered racer to complete the2009 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing fourth behind the diesel-powered cars of Peugeot and Audi. Powered by [...]

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Off-Road Twist

Sep 01, 2014 No Comments

Johnny Lightning Jeep Cherokee/DCS Event Car 1:64 / $5 Johnny Lightning has been a name synonymous with the 1:64 market for decades, and it’s no wonder why. With castings like this Jeep Cherokee on tap, who wouldn’t be impressed? Covered in olive green, the finish looks right on in comparison to military colors. Featuring a [...]

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Minichamps “Mullin Collection” Bugatti Atlantic

Sep 01, 2014 No Comments

Jean Bugatti’s “Aerolithe” body for the shortened, lowered, and supercharged Type 57SC chassis is easily his most striking design. Its lightweight Elektron alloy body couldn’t be welded, so the body and fenders were made in halves and riveted together, giving the car its identifying vertical spines. When the car went into production as the steel-bodied [...]

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The Last Big Six

Aug 31, 2014 No Comments

MINICHAMPS 1969 Aston Martin DBS 1:43 | $45 Aston Martin built two versions of the four-seat DBS Coupe in 1969, one with the long-awaited quad-cam V-8, and one with the classic DOHC six. Beautifully done photo-etched wire wheels and vent louvers behind the rear quarter windows identify this gor- geous model as one of the [...]

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