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Camel Car: OTTO Model’s Citroen Saharas

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

OTTO Model Citroën Sahara   1:18 | $115.00 Pragmatism is a fine art in the automotive world, and the simplest solution to a given problem is usually the one that works best. That was certainly the case when Citroën decided to build a four-wheel-drive version of their rugged, if poky, 2CV (Deux Chevaux) sedan. Designs that [...]

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A Place in the Sun: Auto World’s 1:18 1956 Ford Sunliner

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

Auto World 1956 Ford Sunliner Convertible  1:18 | $79.99   Old Ertl molds never die – they just get re-appreciated. Auto World is once again making hay while the sun is shining with a classic tool from the zenith of 1:18, and they’re making the most of this 1956 Ford Sunliner’s good bones by adding [...]

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BACK ON TRACK: Auto World’s 1:18 1967 Shelby GT500

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

Auto World 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500  1:18 | $79.99  Shelby’s GT500 Mustang was a new kind of extreme muscle car. Not only did the pony’s performance rival that of some of the world’s premiere exotics – it topped most of those hard-riding, sweat-inducing pain chambers with its high level of creature comforts, a fact celebrated [...]

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SHIELDS!: Hot Wheels Elite 1:43 1989 Batmobile

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

Hot Wheels Elite 1989 Batmobile  1:43 | $65.99   What’s long, low, black, and powered by a jet engine? No, not the SR-71 Blackbird – but you’d deserve partial credit for thinking so. It’s the Batmobile created for the 1989 movie Batman and the follow-up Batman Returns. Yes, in reality, the car was powered by [...]

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Green Machine: Minichamps 1:43 “Mullin Collection” Bugatti Type 57C Van Vooren

Mar 20, 2013 No Comments

Minichamps Mullin Collection Bugatti Type 57C  1:43 | $95.00 At least one 1/43 scale model or kit of every Bugatti Type is available, and all the Atlantics, most Atalantes, and all 11 of the bodies carried at one time or another on the six Type 41 Royale chassis can be found. But this beautiful addition to [...]

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Top Liner: Brooklin’s 1:43 1955 Packard Four Hundred

Mar 20, 2013 No Comments

Brooklin 1955 Four Hundred 2-Door Hardtop 1:43 | $135.00  While Packard’s 1955 bodies looked new, they were in fact structurally the same as their predecessors, wearing a major external face-lift that created a longer, lower, slab-sided look amplified by horizontal trim and tri-tone color schemes. What was new was Packard’s first V-8 engine and torsion-bar [...]

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Stake Out: GreenLight’s 1:18 “Twilight” Ford Crown Vic

Mar 20, 2013 No Comments

Greenlight “Twilight” Ford Crown Victoria Police Car 1:18 | $50.00 Okay, look – we haven’t seen any of the Twilight movies, and we wouldn’t know a single character from those fang-fests f they were standing next to us picking their teeth. But GreenLight Collectibles is keeping fans of the vampire classics happy.  This latest – [...]

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IXO 1:43 Pierce Arrow “Silver Arrow” – BONUS PHOTOS

Feb 02, 2013 No Comments

Wayne Moyer has handed in his review of IXO’s 1:43 1933 Pierce Arrow “Silver Arrow” for the Summer 2013 issue of Die Cast X – but we couldn’t resist posting these bonus snaps of the model, which is patterned after a machine currently residing in the Blackhawk Collection. Only five 1:1 Silver Arrows were made; [...]

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Winning Streak

Dec 27, 2012 1 Comment

Automodello Mormon Meteor Speed records were big news in the 1920s and 1930s, in the air, on the ground, and on the water. Among the daring fellows who were pushing the envelope – to occasionally fatal levels – David Abbot “Ab” Jenkins was a bit of a celebrity on terra firma, with more automotive speed records [...]

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The Artist’s Way

Dec 27, 2012 No Comments

Tom Daniel’s life in design Like many accomplished automotive designers of the past 50 years, Tom Daniel graduated from Pasadena, CA’s Art Center School (now called the Art Center College of Design). His calling came during a junior high field trip to the campus that was set up by a teacher who’d recognized his penchant [...]

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