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UPDATE! Automodello’s “Mormon Meteor”, Painted, Tweaking, Closer to Production

Jul 28, 2012 No Comments

Remember that 1:24 Automodello Duesenberg “Mormon Meteor” we showed you pre-production pics of a few weeks ago? Well, Jim Cowen, Automodello’s president, sent along these factory-fresh (and un-retouched) photos of the car in its latest phase of development. You can almost smell the paint drying. “It still needs some chrome, instead of plating, and we’ll [...]

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FIRST LOOK: Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 “Launch Version”

Jul 28, 2012 No Comments

Hot Wheels Elite’s 1:18 Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 “Launch Version” is one hell of an impressive model, for reasons that became apparent while we were taking it (and a pair of race-liveried variants) out of the box from overseas. First – the heavy models were in a newly designed box featuring a proper styrofoam clamshell, [...]

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FIRST SAMPLE: ACME Trading Company’s 1:18 “Miss Hurst Golden Shifter”, Linda Vaughn

Jul 27, 2012 No Comments

Linda Vaughn – southern drawl, and all – is still a major force of nature at some of the larger car shows and industry events, and her legacy is as one of the leading spokeswomen in performance car history. Born in Georgia, Linda started out as a dental technician, but it didn’t take long for [...]

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ACME’s Bradford Brothers Altered Coming Soon

Jul 25, 2012 No Comments

ACME is at it again, this time delivering the Bradford Brothers 427 Chevy powered Fiat.  Following in the footsteps of ACME’s previously altered Fiat releases, this all new variation features correctly replicated livery, and an all new flip top with a removable body.  This is expected be a quick sell out, so be sure to [...]

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And The Response Was…

Jul 24, 2012 13 Comments

For many of us, diecast model collecting is a passionate pastime, a life-long hobby, and a way to enhance our love of cars and celebrate the lore (and lure) of automobiles. And nothing can be as funny – or downright wild – as the reaction of a non-collector who’s seeing your collection for the very [...]

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Scoomer.com Alert – Very Rare Hot Wheels Silver Cuda Treasure Hunt

Jul 24, 2012 2 Comments

Every once in a while I get a chance to scan through the popular auction sites to see what goodie I can find – well here is one that Hot Wheels fanatics can’t stop talking about.  A limited amount of Plymouth Cuda Treasure Hunts escaped the factory in Silver.  I don’t know the exact story [...]

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Hot Wheels’ Drivers break Guinness World Record – Double Vertical Loop at 2012 X Games

Jul 19, 2012 No Comments

Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy set a Guinness World Record racing two vehicles through a six-story double vertical loop at the 2012 X Games in Los Angeles! It’s Hot Wheels for real!

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First Look: GreenLight’s GL Muscle Series 5

Jul 18, 2012 No Comments

That’s right; GreenLight busted a sneak peek of GL Muscle series 5 out for us (as in, all 6, and see them here, first). Though you’re looking at pre-production pieces, and actual production models will vary a bit, you won’t have to squint too hard to get an idea of what’s to come.  The set [...]

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Lights! Camera! GreenLight…………..

Jul 17, 2012 No Comments

One of the American muscle era’s greatest accomplishments was the 1970 Dodge Challenger.  Using the Chrysler “E” platform, and sharing major components with the Plymouth Barracuda, the Dodge Challenger was Mopar’s answer to Ford’s Mustang and Chevy’s Camaro.  The performance model was the R/T (Road/Track), with a 383 CID Magnum V8, rated at 335 bhp. [...]

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FIRST SAMPLES: CMC’s 1:18 1960 Ferrari 250 California

Jul 12, 2012 4 Comments

Oh, we’ve tried. But we just can’t seem to keep the superlatives from flowing like a good red wine around here. CMC’s latest model has hit our table, and the words, most ending in exclamations, are just popping into our heads. Forgive the enthusiasm. This latest from the German/Chinese model maker is truly a standout [...]

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