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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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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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