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Century Dragon Land Rover “Huey”

May 23, 2014 No Comments by

1:43 | $129 It would be hard to quantify the accumulated love that’s been lavished on the oldest Land Rover. Over the past six-odd decades, millions of folks have heard of it, thousands have seen it, but only a select few get the chance to take this nigh-on-priceless piece of British motoring history out of [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite Alonso Malaysian GP Victory

May 22, 2014 No Comments by

Balance is a critical element in racing, and for every yin, there’s a yang. That was the takeaway when Fernando Alonso took the Malaysian GP in March of 2012 from behind the wheel of a Ferrari F2012 — a car that had been roundly criticized for its lack of handling in dry conditions. That was [...]

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Auto World Bruce Larson “USA-1” Funny Car

May 18, 2014 No Comments by

Speaking of the Legends series, this 1970s-vintage Camaro represents the bow-tie contingent as Bruce Larson’s particularly patriotic “USA-1” funny – one of the prettier cars Larson ran in his career, and, thanks to its Hemi engine and sleek shape, one that kept him running and winning match races in the early ’70s, despite the lack [...]

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AUTOart Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggera

May 18, 2014 No Comments by

The gonzo edge of supercars is a lofty place where mere mortals (read that: working stiffs like us) seldom get to play. Here, a specialty air intake can cost a few grand; specifying a different wheel, tire or brake combo, four times the amount. Want a special color with that, too? Better raid that lock [...]

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AUTOart Honda NSX Japanese Police

May 18, 2014 No Comments by

Anyone who’s been tailed by a trooper in a striped-up Mustang, Camaro or Hemi Charger can tell you that hot shoe cop cars aren’t uncommon. But when the lawman is rolling in an exotic … that’s a different story. AUTOart has taken one of their better recent mold sets —  a killer early ’90s NSX [...]

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Auto World 1972 Pontiac Trans Am

May 18, 2014 No Comments by

Back in the good old days of mass-market, twenty-buck  large-scale diecasts, the Ertl company ruled the roost with nice-looking replicas of popular muscle cars. In 1995 they debuted one of their best ever — a 1970 Pontiac Trans Am — and that mold still looks as good now as it did back then. When considering [...]

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Automodello 1977 TVR M-Series Turbo

May 17, 2014 No Comments

When Triumph quit building their U.S.-legal straight-six engines, TVR was left without a powerplant. Ford of England agreed to supply the 3-liter “Essex” V-6; with the bigger engine the TVR became the 3000M.  For those who wanted still more power, TVR had Ford tuner Broadspeed develop a turbocharged version, the 3000M Turbo.  TVR Chairman Peter [...]

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Auto World “Foster’s King Cobra” Funny Car

May 16, 2014 No Comments

The Legends of the Quarter Mile from Auto World just keep a-comin’, and that’s not a bad thing. AW’s model of Sid and Gerald Foster’s  1972 Mustang flopper is the latest take on the line’s FoMoCo funny car mold set, and it’s one of the flashiest in an array of anything-but-subtle models, thanks to a [...]

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LRP Mercedes-Benz DTM

May 15, 2014 No Comments

Another just-emerging runner from LRP is this Mercedes-Benz C-class AMG DTM – truly a trick sedan, thanks to accurate proportions, a low-slung stance, and the same S10 tub-style chassis used on the Porsche. That tub has a lot of advantages – strength being the principal benefit – and it makes for an adaptable platform that [...]

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LRP Porsche GT3 “Green Hell”

May 14, 2014 No Comments

If you know what “Grüne Höelle” means – and no, it’s not a Goth-metal act from Sweden – you’re  probably already taking a good long look at this LRP Porsche GT3 Cup racer from RC maker LRP. The model and the company are both new (they haven’t even figured out their pricing, yet) but it [...]

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