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To Infiniti … and Beyond

Sep 16, 2014 No Comments

PAUDI MODELS 2012 Infiniti G37S coupe 1:18 | $150 Ever hear of Paudi Models? You will. This maker of higher-end, highly-detailed modern ma- chinery is becoming a favorite of collectors who favor modern Asian-market automobiles, and images like this beautifully presented, newly tooled Infiniti G37S coupe is part of the reason why. The feature list [...]

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Without a Hitch

Sep 15, 2014 No Comments

MOTORHEAD MINIATURES “Out of Gas” figure set 1:18 | $25.99 Meet Lorraine and Cody, a couple of surpris- ingly cheerful ladies who manage a smile, despite the fact that they’re clearly stuck. This latest set of figurines from Motorhead Miniatures “1201” line (so named for its limited editions of 1,201 pieces/sets) is made from cold-cast [...]

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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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