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M2 Machines Mopar 75th Anniversary Set

Aug 27, 2012 No Comments

Honoring 75 years of MOPAR (1937-2012) M2 Machines will debut a commemorative series of their most sought after Dodge / Plymouth castings next month.  Included in the set are 6 vehicles all following a similar theme; featuring a mirror like gloss black finish with blue accents, blue interiors and a special anniversary logo on their [...]

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Auto World 1972 Chevrolet Vega “Grumpy’s Toy IX”

Aug 25, 2012 No Comments

In 1972, the late Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins traded his 1970 Camaro for a ’72 Vega. Substantial chassis work was done to modify the new Vega for drag racing; subframes were added to the unibody Vega to support the front and rear suspension, the car was “tubbed” to accommodate the huge rear slicks, and a complete roll [...]

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ACME 1:18 1932 Ford Coupe

Aug 23, 2012 No Comments

What a great time it was.  On any given Friday night at the local hangout, every little town in America has a ’32 running down the street looking for some traffic light trouble.  This would have been the one every kid wanted and had all their dad’s secretly dreaming of building one.  It was also [...]

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Minichamps’ 2009 Lamborghini LP670-4SV

Aug 22, 2012 No Comments

Take the latest all-wheel-drive Murcielago, add a big wing and some aero tweaks, pump the V-12 engine up to 670 Italian-born stallions, and you’ve got a 200-plus MPHhot rod Lambo capable of reaching 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds. That’s what Italians call “Super Veloce”.  Minichamps’ new 1/43 diecast model is an exceptionally precise scaling [...]

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Hard Boiled: AUTOArt Koenigsegg CCX

Aug 21, 2012 No Comments

With twin superchargers, 800-plus horsepower, undeniable style, and the kind of exclusivity that only cars in its price class can carry, the mid-engine CCX from Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg (say KER-nig-zegg) can roughhouse with any of the top supercars on the road today. AUTOart’s slick black model of the car is finished off to perfection [...]

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Ready Set Foose: M2 Machines Shares Some Pre-Production Images

Aug 21, 2012 2 Comments

Richard Mena and the team at M2 Machines were kind enough to share some pre-production images of their latest endeavor.  As a company who redefined the small scale diecast market the question became how do they top what they already accomplished?  The answer – partner with one of the world most respected craftsman in the [...]

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Rock With Brock: M2 Machines 1956 Ford F-100

Aug 20, 2012 1 Comment

Most classic truck enthusiasts agree: the 1956 Ford F-100 is one of the most recognized and respected pickup trucks from the 1950s. Its aggressive nose, wide body, and even wider wheel wells made it tough-looking back then – and these days, those same features make it one of the most desirable platforms on which to [...]

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The Great Cerritos Shrinking Machine: AUTOart’s Incredible 1:43 Countach

Aug 15, 2012 No Comments

It’s a fair bet that somewhere in Cerritos, California, there exists a massive – though well-hidden – machine that is capable of reducing full sized automobiles to scale models you can palm. We haven’t seen it – yet – but we’re pretty sure that it exists somewhere deep below the warehouses and offices of Gateway [...]

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Son of the Desert: OTTO Model’s 1:18 Citroen “Sahara”

Aug 14, 2012 No Comments

When Citroen decided to develop a four-wheel-drive system for their iconic, yet pokey 2CV, they did something typically Citroen: rather than engineer a set of troublesome rods, linkages and drive shafts to send engine power rearward, they simply installed another engine and transaxle in the car’s trunk. Voila! Four-wheel-drive. To say that it worked well [...]

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Hail, Victoria: Automodello Sees Red On Their ’38 Packard Twelve

Aug 13, 2012 No Comments

Automodello continues to surprise collectors with new releases of well chosen, beautifully executed model cars. Coming soon is this Chinese Red 1938 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria, based on an actual, mostly original car that’s on display at the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana. The museum car – the full-sized one – purportedly has less than [...]

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