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Minichamps “Mullin Collection 1939 Bugatti 57C “Aravis”

Dec 30, 2014 No Comments

Only three Type 57C Aravis drophead coupe bodies were built to Jean Bugatti’s design, and Jean himself called it “the most beautiful Bugatti.” The last one, S/N 57768, was built for famed French driver Maurice Trintignant, and is now in Oxnard, CA’s Mullin Collection. It’s also the subject of this gorgeous — and accurate — [...]

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Minichamps Mullin Collection Type 54 Roadster

Dec 29, 2014 No Comments

A Most Unusual Bugatti 1:43 | $95  The Type 54 Grand Prix racer wasn’t one of Ettore’s best; although Achille Varzi drove one to win the 1933 Avus Grand Prix, only five were built and two drivers were killed in them. Czech Prince Lobkowitz bought the second one built and promptly died in the 1932 [...]

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Maisto 2013 Dovizioso Moto GP Ducati Desmosedici

Dec 28, 2014 No Comments

Dovi’s Duck! 1:10 | $23.00 | 1:18 | $10 The beginning of the 2013 Moto GP race season started a new chapter for rider Andrea Dovizioso. After three years riding factoryHondas, then one more year on a Yamaha, Dovizioso was hired by the factory Ducati race team to replace Valentino Rossi on their Desmosedici GP13. [...]

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AUTOart 1961 Jaguar E-Type

Dec 28, 2014 No Comments

The Jaguar E-type causes folks to stop and go glassy-eyed, especially if the observed machine is on the hoof. Few cars in the history of the automobile can lay claim to such perfection of line and detail; even fewer can back up the pulchritude with power. But the Jag could, and in scale, the car [...]

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Spark 1961 Austin Healey Sp rite Mk. II

Dec 27, 2014 No Comments

A Better Elf 1:43 | $70 Although they’d sold almost 50,000 of the original Sprites in just three years, Austin Healey introduced the Mk. II in 1961. It had a much more modern-looking body with an “alligator” hood (instead of a forward tipping nose section) and a trunk that could be reached trough a lid [...]

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ATC 1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II Limousine

Dec 27, 2014 No Comments

Stretched Silver Shadow 1:43 | $145 Introduced in 1965, the Silver Shadow featured unibody construction, disc brakes, independentrear suspension, and a hydraulic self-leveling system. The 1971 Silver Shadow II had improved front suspension and black energy-absorbing bumpers. Shadows were popular with companies that create stretched limousines, and ATC’s model is unusual in having only a [...]

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Spark Dunlop Bridge at Le Mans

Dec 26, 2014 No Comments

Iconic Racing Structure 1:43 | price varies The Dunlop Bridge at Le Mans is perhaps the most familiar and famous structure in all of the motor racing world. And Spark has given us a scale model of this magnificent structure that, even in 1:43 scale, is huge. The first pedestrian Dunlop Bridge at Le Mans [...]

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Spin Master NASCAR

Dec 26, 2014 No Comments

Model car makers are usually an energetic lot, but when we got on the blower with the fellows who made these first shots, we felt enthusiasm fairly pouring out of the handset. Spin Master is a toy company on the move. They started making well-regarded 1:64 NASCAR models in 2011, and these first shots of [...]

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ACME 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge

Dec 25, 2014 No Comments

Here Come da’ Judge! 1:18 | $140 By most accounts, Pontiac invented the conventional muscle car with its introduction of the GTO in 1964. The formula was so successful that virtually every American manufacturer introduced one in the following years. By 1970, Pontiac was getting a little lost in the crowd, so it decided to [...]

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Ix o 1989 Galant VR-4 1000 Lake Winner

Dec 24, 2014 No Comments

A Gallant Mitsubishi 1:43 | $35 World Rally Championship rules required Mitsubishi to build at least 5000 4-door, 4WD, 195-horsepower, turbocharged street Galant VR-4’s to qualify it for Group A rally competition. Exactly how much power the turbo-four produced in race trim wasn’t specified, but it was enough to win two major events in Mitsubishi’s [...]

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