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It’s all in the details – Win a 1:18 Ferrari 575 GTC

Aug 23, 2012 12 Comments

So, you think you know the latest diecast releases? Can you name a model with just the tiniest clue? Show your diecast expertise in our new “Macro Mystery” contest. All you need to do is guess the manufacturers, the scale, and the model of the car (Ford, Chevy, Duesenberg, etc.) in each of the three [...]

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And The Response Was…

Jul 24, 2012 13 Comments

For many of us, diecast model collecting is a passionate pastime, a life-long hobby, and a way to enhance our love of cars and celebrate the lore (and lure) of automobiles. And nothing can be as funny – or downright wild – as the reaction of a non-collector who’s seeing your collection for the very [...]

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Grumpy and the Sleepers

Jul 03, 2012 No Comments

Supercar Collectibles 1966 “Grumpy’s Toy” Chevy II Novas 1:18 | $80 each Snow White? Not even close. But this fairy tale—about a wonderful little L79 Chevy II Nova that went to live with a guy named “Grumpy”—had a happy ending for race fans who appreciate a knockout punch delivered in a bow tie. Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins [...]

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Meet the Professor

Jun 20, 2012 No Comments

Come meet The Professor in his classroom at Designs In Motion, in Chesterfield, MO. Well, okay … Greg White, owner of the shop, isn’t really a prof. But he is a diecast aficionado and collector par excellence who could easily teach a university-level class on automotive and racing history. Greg works hard on a daily [...]

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Round 2

May 11, 2012 No Comments

South Bend, IN has been crazy about wheels of all sizes for a long time. The Studebaker Corporation called the city home in 1852, when blacksmiths Clement and Henry Studebaker, Jr. began making metal parts for freight wagons, then started manufacturing surreys and Conestogas. In 1902, Studebaker began building cars. John Teel and Frederick Badet [...]

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Sunrich Toys and Hobby

May 11, 2012 No Comments

Thirty-five miles due east of downtown Los Angeles lies the once-sleepy farming community of Chino, CA. If you’re a Grateful Dead fan, you’ll know it as the locale mentioned in their song “Friend of the Devil.” If you’re allergic to tie-dye, perhaps you’ll recognize the town (which had nothing at all to do with chino [...]

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Shirley Muldowney and George Barris at Die Cast X Expo!

May 01, 2012 No Comments

George Barris, Shirley Muldowney and the DieCastSpace.com girls pose for their fans in the Die Cast X Collectors Zone this past Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of fans waited on long lines to meet and get autographs from these and many other industry celebrities – and we’ll be posting pics and video here on the DCX site! [...]

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Daisy Duke appears at Die Cast X Expo

May 01, 2012 No Comments

Daisy Duke (Catherine Bach) brought back great memories for both young and older collectors as she spent her Saturday afternoon in the Die Cast X Collectors Zone greeting her fans and signing autographs.

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Foose Lets Loose

Apr 17, 2012 No Comments

Chip Foose is literally a chip off the old block—the block being Chip’s dad, Sam Foose, whose custom cars were frequently scaled down to model size in the heyday of plastic kits and rattle can paint. Chip first got his hands dirty at a tender age, working alongside Sam at Project Designs in Santa Barbara, [...]

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It’s ALIVE!: Die Cast X Digital Edition is HERE!

Apr 12, 2012 No Comments

Yeah… we know. It took a while. But the Die Cast X Digital Edition has launched – and we’re glad we took the extra time we needed to make it as cool as we have. If you’re a subscriber to the print edition, you’re already entitled to go digital; just click on the “Digital Edition” [...]

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