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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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Celebrities appearing at the Die Cast X Collectors Expo!

Apr 09, 2012 No Comments

Don’t miss Jimmy Shine; Host of Car Warriors, Mad Mike from Pimp My Ride, Jarrod and Brandi from Storage Wars, and more appearing at the Die Cast X Collectors Expo at RCX, April 28 and 29. Discount tickets available now!

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AUTOart’s 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500

Apr 02, 2012 No Comments

Last of the Breed The 1967 model year marked the last time that Shelby-American actually built Ford Mustangs into Shelbys, and the resulting cars will always be remembered for their beauty and optional big-block engine punch. That punch is the reason many people consider the 1967 GT500 to be the best production Shelby ever made. [...]

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Open or Closed? THAT is the question….

Mar 21, 2012 5 Comments

“Mint in Box” has a nice ring to it, and for a generation of collectors the phrase has signified a perfect example of a desirable model, fresh as the day it was brought home. But for an equal amount of collectors, the thought of leaving a new diecast, slot, or resincast model in its box [...]

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Awesome Aston

Mar 14, 2012 No Comments

Minichamps 2010 Aston Martin Rapide 1:43| $55.00   The 2010 Rapide was named the “sexiest, sportiest 4-seater ever seen” by Road and Track magazine, and Minichamps’ new diecast model makes that statement easy to understand. Although the Rapide is almost 200 inches long, its sleek, flowing lines and big 20” wheels make it look much [...]

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Four Star TVR

Mar 14, 2012 No Comments

  Automodello’s 1970’s 2500M 1:43  $95.00 for red or yellow, $235.00 for black.   TVR was never a household name in this country, but the thoroughly British two-seater was a fixture in the sports car scene from the late ‘50’s well into the ‘90’s. Automodello has followed their fine Griffith 200 (a TVR Grantura with [...]

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Boattail

Mar 14, 2012 No Comments

Ixo’s 1933 Auburn 1:43|  $30.00   Auburn, like most American car makers, was losing money during the Depression, but they managed to introduce a new V-12 engine in 1932. Fred Leamey’s sleek Speedster body rode atop a long-wheelbase Auburn chassis, and the combination was about as sporty as you could get in 1933. Make no [...]

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Cat Power

Mar 14, 2012 No Comments

AUTOart’s Jaguar XJ-S Cabriolet 1:18/ $149.99 Jaguar’s XJ-S was a tough sell. Folks who hoped for a spiritual follow-up to the utterly lust-provoking XK were left cold, and the car toted a V12 at a time when oil embargoes were causing global heartburn. But Jaguar hung in there, and the car became a late blooming [...]

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Mini Champs 1/43 Porsche Old and New

Feb 27, 2012 No Comments

Minichamps has long held a huge part of the 1:43 car collectibles market, and models like this pair of Porsches is why. Fine details, great finishes, and a price that’s made them the choice of thousands of collectors keeps this company at the top of the “collector’s scale” year after year.

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