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Racing Replicas That Should Have Been

Mar 17, 2015 No Comments by

Do It Yourself Decals to Fix Missing or Mistake Models Hardcore diecast collectors often lament editions of race car models that are missing from the market, or those that have been produced with imperfections or omissions in their livery. Sometimes the model manufacturers skimped on their research, or chose to omit sponsorship decals because of [...]

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Dan Gurney: Racing’s Renaissance Man

Mar 17, 2015 No Comments by

Dan Gurney was born with great genes. At Oberlin College where his mother Roma Sexton and father Jack did their undergrad studies, they were known as the “Golden Couple”: smart, athletic, rich, talented and beautiful. His father went on to earn his MBA from Harvard, but instead of joining Dan’s grandfather at Gurney Bearing, the [...]

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Out of the Box Online Exclusive! – Auto World American Muscle 1969 ½ Plymouth Road Runner 440 6bbl

Mar 17, 2015 No Comments by

Raise a Toast to the Six Pack! By Matt Boyd 1:18 | $85   How ironic is it that perhaps the greatest competitor to Mopar’s mighty 426 Hemi ended up being…another Mopar! In the late 1960s the Hemi was dominant on street and strip, but it was expensive—the $800+ it cost added a 25-percent premium [...]

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Out of the Box Online Exclusive! – Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 458 Speciale

Mar 17, 2015 No Comments by

Arrivederci Bella! By: Matt Boyd 1:43 & 1:18 | $65 & $130 It seems only yesterday that the 458 Italia stormed onto the supercar scene, but believe it or not it has actually been six years! Ferrari has announced its replacement—the forthcoming 488 GTB—so it’s time to say ‘arrivederci!’ to the 458. It’s not going [...]

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

Mar 16, 2015 No Comments by

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 by

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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Happy Friday the 13th!

Mar 13, 2015 No Comments

GreenLight made a timely announcement of its next Hollywood 1:64 scale release today — which includes this yellow ’63 Volkswagen Beetle from the cult classic Friday the 13th series of horror films. Movie fans and collectors will both appreciate GL’s attention to accuracy. It pairs well with their previous release of the Crystal Lake PD [...]

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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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Elgin Park – a scale slice of Americana! Taking diecast dioramas to a new level.

Feb 05, 2015 No Comments

With his creation of Elgin Park Michael Paul Smith has gone far, far beyond mere diorama displays of diecast cars. His miniature town is its own stylized world, complete with vignetted  stories told in magical photographic images that combine master-level model making, forced perspective and other optical illusion techniques to create the ultimate in scale [...]

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