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Kyosho Mini Cooper S Rally Monte Carlo

Jul 26, 2011 No Comments

In 1966, Mini went for their hat trick, the four Cooper teams being acknowledged as the favourites in the race and receiving lots of public interest. From the start, the teams lived up to this commitment, Makinen, Aaltonen and Hopkirk left all the others far behind and finishing first, second and third at the end [...]

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Don Green’s “Rat Trap” AA/Fuel Altered by Acme

Jul 26, 2011 1 Comment

The 60′s and into the ’70′s were the “Golden Years of Drag” racing and back then nobody, not the dragsters or funny cars, could deliver the raw excitement like seeing two of the AA/Fuel Altereds go at it toe to toe !  Drag racing is dangerous and the top level drivers are all considered heroes, but [...]

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Hot Wheels Toyota RSC Variation

Jul 25, 2011 No Comments

The 2011 Hot Wheels Thrill Racers-Ice `11 Toyota RSC is being found with and without the “Hollies” tampo above the rear wheel.

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Mattel Co-Founder moves on at 95

Jul 25, 2011 No Comments

It was a sad weekend for Hot Wheels enthusiasts as the man who started it all passed away this past Thursday.  Believed  to be due to heart failure Elliot Handler died at 95 years old at his home in Los Angeles California.  In the mid to late 60’s Mr. Handler found himself focused on diecast toys [...]

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GMP 1:18 “Satin ’32″: Good Call

Jul 24, 2011 2 Comments

A mold set that yields, say, ten models is considered a good call in the diecast industry. But one that yields over 20? That takes the meaning of the phrase “good call” to an almost  mythic level. Just such a model is GMP’s 1932 Ford, a bit of tooling that’s delivered a veritable fleet of [...]

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Danbury Mint 1:24 1964 Thunderbird: Fly Ford

Jul 24, 2011 4 Comments

In 1964, the Ford Thunderbird was a powerful personal luxury car, with standard engine displacement that started at 390 cubes. Depending on the carburetor and intake, the Ford FE “Y-Block” motor made either 300 or 330 horsepower – more than up to the task of hauling the freshly redesigned ‘bird with surprising alacrity. For serious [...]

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TWH 1:50 Seagrave Tractor-Drawn Aerial: Aerial Act

Jul 23, 2011 No Comments

Fire apparatus collectors are a serious bunch, especially when it comes to authenticity. That’s a no brainer; this is a crowd that depends heavily on things being right where they should be, in their day to day lives. The good news for smoke eaters is that TWH hasn’t missed a trick on its Seagrave Tractor-drawn [...]

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PhillyMint 1:24 1970 Hemi Challenger R/T: Basic, Black, and Badass

Jul 22, 2011 No Comments

One of the constants in the hobby these days is change, and we really can’t find fault in that – especially when the shifting tides bring along models like these PhillyMint 1970 Dodge Hemi Challengers. These are contract pieces – built by Diecast Promotions to specs sent along by PhillyMint – and they’re helping to [...]

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M4 Model Cars available in the US, thanks to William Tell International

Jul 22, 2011 1 Comment

Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 19, 2011 – William Tell International, Inc., a distributor of high-quality, imported collectibles, has been named the exclusive North American distributor for Italian die cast model car manufacturer M4. “We are thrilled to bring such unique replicas to this market,” said Rick Apple, chief executive of William Tell. “The broad range of [...]

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Minichamps 1:18 Fiat 500: Ciao, Baby

Jul 21, 2011 No Comments

Here’s an Italian lesson for you: Bring your jaw forward a bit, and say “cheen-quay-CHEN-toh”. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Add in a little hand language – a slow, loose-fingered rolling of the right hand in a circular motion, at around shoulder height, should do – and you might pass for a native. Show up to [...]

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