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Minichamps “Mullin” 1:18 Hispano-Suiza “Xenia” : Goddess on Wheels

Jun 06, 2013 2 Comments

Minichamps 1938 Hispano-Suiza H6C “Dubonnet” 1:18 | $295.00  Super collectors are a rare and wonderful bunch of folks. They have the money, time, and space to indulge in their passions, be they model cars, their full-sized counterparts, or both. Minichamps understands that, and the proof is this exquisite Hispano-Suiza “Xenia” in 1:18 resin, the debut [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Ferrari 348 TS: Top This

Jun 04, 2013 2 Comments

Around 8,500 Ferrari 348s were produced between 1989 and 1995 – a pretty serious number by Ferrari standards – and both the car, and Ferrari itself, went through a few changes during that time. For the 348, most were subtle, like the millimetric changes to its width and wheelbase, or the mild reshuffling of its [...]

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Hot Water: ACME’s 1:18 “Southern Speed” 1965 El Camino

Jun 03, 2013 No Comments

ACME “Southern Speed & Marine” 1965 Chevy El Camino 1:18 | $129.95 Those old story-tellers at ACME Trading Company are fielding a new and welcome  addition to a brand they first floated during the GMP days: the “Southern Speed & Marine” line. This 1:18 series is right up the Winder, Georgia, company’s alley, and the [...]

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Minichamps’ “Mullin” Atlantic ROCKS in 1:43

Jun 03, 2013 No Comments

Minichamps’ “Mullin Automotive Museum Collection” is really hitting its stride this past week. No fewer than three new models have appeared here at Die Cast X South, and that’s made for some deep-chested ooh-ing and aah-ing around here. In a word: amazing. Our sample of the Mullin’s 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic came out of [...]

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Maisto’s 1:18 2014 Corvette is HERE!

May 31, 2013 2 Comments

Deadline is always a crazy time for us. But sometimes, something comes along that tears us away from the files and photos. That time happened yesterday when an overnight package arrived here straight from Maisto, containing not one, but two examples of their 2014 Corvette. We’ve been following the development of this C7 since Maisto [...]

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ACME “Tom’s Garage” 1932 Ford: Join the Club

Apr 30, 2013 No Comments

ACME’s “Tom’s Garage” ’32 Ford five window is on deck, and we thought we’d share these photos of the pre-production piece that Mat and the ACME boys sent along. As you can see, the model’s got more of that classic old rod’s DNA, done with a new upper body and a classic scalloped paint job [...]

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Minichamps’ 1:18 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3: OMG AMG

Apr 27, 2013 No Comments

There a lot of letters attached to the track-ready version of Mercerdes-Benz’s  6.3-liter, mega-buck SLS, and to that jumble, Minichamps has added another three: ABS. As in plastic. That’s the material that the German maker has used for the sealed body shell of this latest model of the triumphant Teuton, seen here in its debut [...]

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Interview with Wayne Carini from Chasing Classic Cars

Apr 22, 2013 No Comments

Wayne Carini is one of those fortunate folks who has found a way to turn his passion – in this case, a love of classic automobiles – into his living. From the old Model A Fords that he and his dad (Bob Carini, world-renowned Model A Ford expert) wrenched when he was just starting out, [...]

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Bburago Fiat 500s: Say it in Italian

Apr 22, 2013 No Comments

It’s more than a little amusing to us that among the four Bburago Fiat 500s that arrived here for review, two were Abarths. Because nobody here can actually agree on how to pronounce “Bburago”. Or “Abarth”. That doesn’t matter. What really counts is that the funny, double-B name is appearing yet again on low-buck, high-giggle [...]

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Paudi Models: Say Hello

Apr 22, 2013 2 Comments

Paudi Models has, up until recently, been hard at work self-promoting their lineup of high-featured 1:18 diecast cars here in the United States. Here’s good news: the manufacturer now has a pipeline into the US – Taylor Sports Collector – and the going, crowing, and growing for this premium maker should get a lot smoother. [...]

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