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Gentleman Racers  and Weekend Warriors

Gentleman Racers and Weekend Warriors

The Grassroots Tradition of Amateur Motorsports In today’s world of corporate-sponsored professional motorsports, it is easy to overlook that auto racing originated with a small group of enthusiastic amateur sportsmen drawn to the thrill of competition for its own sake. There were no sponsors, and prize money for victory was a pittance compared to the […]
Lightning Strikes Again – The Return of Johnny Lightning!

Lightning Strikes Again – The Return of Johnny Lightning!

Fans and collectors of 1:64 will be very familiar with Johnny Lightning. The classic brand has ridden a rollercoaster of fortunes, having disappeared from the market in the early ‘70s only to be resurrected by Tom Lowe’s Playing Mantis Group in the 1990s, during which time it established itself as a source for scale accuracy […]

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Farewell to a King

Farewell to a King

[Editor’s Note: This story was originally published in 2012 when DCX’s Mike Zarnock visited with George in his custom shop in North Hollywood. We present it again here as we bid farewell to one of the greats–a brilliant designer, consummate showman, towering automotive world personality–and a man that was never too busy to share his […]
Sun Star 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409

Sun Star 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409

The Seminal Super Sport The most celebrated badge in Chevrolet Performance history—the legendary “SS”—started as anything but. Introduced with little fanfare late in 1961 as an option kit on the Impala sport coupe, the “Super Sport” package was overshadowed by the dramatic “Bubbleback” of the new-for-’61 body style.  The package itself was a tremendous bargain: […]

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What Car Is This — James Bond Edition – Day 3

What Car Is This — James Bond Edition – Day 3

For Day 3 of our 007 Edition of What Car Is This we’ve collected a quartet of…ah…”controversial” Bond cars. Hey–with 24 films in the series, not every car is going to be A-list! So take a look at these and see if you can recognize what they are (make/model) and in which feature film they […]
What Car Is This — James Bond Edition – Day 2

What Car Is This — James Bond Edition – Day 2

As we count down to the premiere of Spectre we are dishing up your next batch of Bond-themed ‘What Car Is This’ pics. Make your guess in the Comments as to what make/model/year, AND what film the car was featured in. Look carefully, as details really count on this batch!

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What Car Is This — James Bond Edition – Day 1

What Car Is This — James Bond Edition – Day 1

In honor of this week’s release of Spectre, the 24th (official) installment of the James Bond franchise, we thought we’d play a little 007 edition of “What Car Is This.” Each day we’ll post clips of prominently featured Bond vehicles–your task is to identify the vehicle pictured, along with the film in which it appeared. […]
Giant-scale Alfa for the well-heeled collector

Giant-scale Alfa for the well-heeled collector

This awesome 1:5 scale recreation of a 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza will cost you a cool $65,000. Unsurprisingly, that kind of money gets you a massive masterpiece that’s built just like the full-size car, and is so well-detailed that you think it is the real car until you see the scale of the […]

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Replicarz Indy 500 Winners: Brickyard Champions Through the Ages

Replicarz Indy 500 Winners: Brickyard Champions Through the Ages

REPLICARZ INDY 500 WINNERS 1:43 | $90EA The Fothergill brothers at Replicarz are at it again, this time in 1:43 scale resin, and bringing us some of the most delicious cars that ever raced the Indy 500. Manufactured under their own Replicarz brand name, these will be a joy for anyone who loves spending that […]
Diecast Legend Jim Wangers: Godfather of the GTO

Diecast Legend Jim Wangers: Godfather of the GTO

Usually, when a marketing executive is good at his job, it’s his client—his product—that becomes the legend. But Jim Wangers is far from just your usual marketing guy. Jim is a car guy through and through. He’s also a racer, a visionary—bold and creative and more than a little wily—and the principle architect of one […]
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