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Apr 23, 2015 No Comments by

180 supercars (and a Citroen) getting on it. Which do you think sounds the best? For us, its hard to beat those Italian V12s… …but the Z/28 Camaro gives it a go!    

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Big John Mazmanian’s ’41 Willys Gasser from ACME

Apr 16, 2015 No Comments by

For their second release in the Gasser series, ACME is producing the ’41 Willys of one of the most recognizable names in the Gasser class–that of Big John Mazmanian. Candy apple red and powered by a blown 392 Chrysler Hemi, it was as fast as it was pretty, and with a limited run of 996 [...]

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Ferrari Feud! Dueling Enzo Biopics slated for 2016

Apr 16, 2015 No Comments by

A proper big-budget movie chronicling the life of Enzo Ferrari and his amazing automotive accomplishments has been on virtually every car guy’s wishlist for decades. Rumors of such a film have circulated for years, and all manner of stars have been rumored to be attached to the project–from Al Pacino to Clint Eastwood to the [...]

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Foose-designed “Impostor” Impala wins Best Hot Rod at Detroit Autorama

Mar 30, 2015 No Comments by

Chip Foose’s “Impostor” ’65 Impala/C6 Corvette hybrid won the Ridler Award for Best Hot Rod at this year’s Detroit Autorama show a couple weeks ago. What do you guys think — did he improve on a classic? If it was made in diecast, would you buy one, or do you prefer the original like Autoworld’s [...]

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Fooled You: James Bond’s BMW Z8 Was a 1/5 Scale RC Miniature

Mar 26, 2015 No Comments by

Our buddies over at our sister publication RC Car Action sent this over. As it involves a highly detailed scale replica it definitely piqued our interest! It’s usually pretty easy to spot a special effects car shot; anytime the action is totally bonkers, it’s a fair bet you’re looking at a CGI car. Less obvious [...]

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Duesy Drags!

Mar 24, 2015 No Comments by

The Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival held, appropriately enough, in Auburn, IN every fall will feature Duesenberg drag-racing! Our friends over at Hemmings are reporting the return of this event — which is equal parts absurd and awesome — after a 5-year hiatus. (Check out their full story HERE.) But before you dismiss the race — designated officially [...]

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3D-Printed Precision Replicas — The Future is NOW!

Mar 16, 2015 No Comments

What we are looking at here may well be the future of models. If so, the future is going to be PRETTY FREAKING AWESOME! As this functioning 3D-printed Toyota engine/transmission demonstrates, the precision available from the technology is already astounding, and its getting better by the day! Just imagine the possibilities for micro-specialized runs of [...]

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5 Geneva Show Cars that WILL be Diecast, 5 that Could, and 5 that Should

Mar 16, 2015 No Comments

GENEVA CONVENTION The 85th annual Geneva International Motor Show went on this past week, and the event is chock full of headline-making, late-breaking, spectacular, lustworthy and sometimes controversial new cars and trucks. Many of these will be impacting the diecast world in the coming year. Some will definitely be made in model form. For others there [...]

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High-Caliber Bullitts: GreenLight’s 1:43 Mustang and Charger

Mar 02, 2015 No Comments

We just received the press release on GreenLight’s new 1:43 Bullitt duo — the 1968 Mustang GT fastback and the 1968 Dodge Charger R/T. Updated tooling, authentic movie decoration and movie-themed packaging are part of the deal, and each comes in an acrylic case. We’ve only seen photos so far, and these are pre-production (they’re [...]

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1953 Buick Wildcat I Concept – Next Release from Minichamps Bortz Collection

Feb 12, 2015 No Comments

The next in Minichamps’ Bortz Collection of 1:18 resin GM concept car replicas is set to drop this week — and its already closing in on being sold out! If you must have the 1953 Buick Wildcat I Concept — and you really must — better act fast!

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