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They’re Here

Aug 21, 2014 No Comments

Maisto Muscle Machines wave 12.1 1:64 | $6 From 1999 to 2005, American muscle car fans got their thirst for the outrageous quenched as a wildly styled line of chrome-engined, tough- standing diecast machines brought something different to the market. Thanks to the May Cheong Group (Maisto), the lineup is back again after a seven-year [...]

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Beast of Change

Aug 20, 2014 No Comments

JADA “LoPro” Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 1:24 | $20 Jada is known for sleek, low stance renditions of today’s most desirable vehicles, and their take on a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 sure fits the bill. The ground-hugging, aggressive, two-toned wheel and tire combo adds even more flair to the 632hp V12 beast; dressed in “Giallo Orion Yellow,” [...]

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Brooklin Buick-Based Ambulances

Aug 20, 2014 No Comments

The Flxible Company (yes, the spelling’s correct) won a contract to build ambulances on stretched 1938 Buick chassis for the 1939 World’s Fair, and of course added Flxible-Buick ambulances to their catalog. Brooklin has done the same with a pair of Flxible-Buicks from their Community Services Vehicle series. Flxible had to raise the Buick front [...]

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Watch Your Rearview

Aug 19, 2014 No Comments

GREENLIGHT Hot Pursuit series 10 1:64 | $5 GreenLight has had phenomenal success with its Hot Pursuit series, and it’s easy to see why. Each vehicle is a replica from an actual police department, and the latest series keeps the tradition going with models from the Wichita, KS Police, Henderson, NV Police, Milwaukee, WI Police, [...]

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For the Technophile

Aug 19, 2014 No Comments

AUTOWAVE Bluetooth Cars 1:43 | $100 Just when we thought that our smartphones couldn’t get any smarter, along comes AutoWave with a new app for your iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, or just about any portable wireless device. No, the app won’t help you locate sushi or organize your Springsteen bootlegs; this one uses Bluetooth to control [...]

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Turn Key Racers

Aug 18, 2014 No Comments

IN 1998, after winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans (overall) for the fifteenth time, Porsche shut down its factory-backed race effort. The official word was that the move had come in the name of saving some sorely needed cash. Though the years of victory had been sweet, the race program had proven hellaciously expensive. [...]

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Roam, Baby, Roam

Aug 18, 2014 No Comments

 Minichamps  1948 Land Rover 1:18 | $125   These days, Land Rovers are comfy— all frills, fine leather, and modern tech, they coddle occupants with heated cup holders as they bravely venture to Starbucks. But beneath the frou-frou, these trucks have been strong off-road performers since 1948. Those early Rovers were far more basic and bare-knuckled–and [...]

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Happy 45th

Aug 18, 2014 No Comments

 GreenLight Collectibles  45th Anniversary Camaro 1:64 | $8 each  General Motors recently unveiled the new Special Edition Anniversary Camaro, celebrating 45 years of the classic muscle car – and following right behind this announcement comes this scaled version presented by GreenLight Collectibles.  The concept was to take one of America’s favorite sports cars and all [...]

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Building Passion

Aug 18, 2014 No Comments

     Kyosho Ferrari Formula Car Kits 1:64 | $9 each A case of the giggles is what we got when we opened up the large box containing all of Kyosho’s 1:64 Ferrari Formula cars (series III)—mostly because we didn’t know at the time that this lineup of exacting little buggers is made up of do-it-yourself, pre-decorated [...]

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AUTOart Lancia Delta S4 “Monte Carlo”

Aug 18, 2014 No Comments

  It may be wearing “Martini” livery on its wild and wedgy body, but lux-level refinement was never part of the Lancia Delta S4’s DNA. This spawn of the hairiest days of Rally racing was born of loose Group B regulations and high ambition on the part of Lancia, who went fairly crazy on the [...]

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