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Terrific Toronadoe

Terrific Toronadoe

Spark 1968 Oldsmobile 1:43 | $75 Oldsmobile’s Toronado, the first American front-wheel-drive car since the 1937 Cord, was everybody’s “Car of the Year” when it was introduced in 1966. But sales slumped in ’67, so for 1968 the Toronado got a whole new front end with Harley Earl’s “Hi-Low” bumper surrounding a mesh grille with […]
Modeling without the Metal

Modeling without the Metal

Monzo Digital Model Kits Here’s an interesting product we came across that melds the modeling world with the proliferation of mobile media technology. The idea is to take the hobby of model making into the virtual world by adapting it into an interactive app to run on popular mobile platforms like Android and Apple’s iPad. […]

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Brass-Era Beauty

Brass-Era Beauty

MINICHAMPS MULLIN COLLECTION 1902 PANHARD & LEVASSOR TYPE B1 REAR ENTRANCE TONNEAU 1:43 | $99 Brass-era models were not uncommon in1:43 when diecast collecting started in the 1960s, but in recent years they’ve become exceedingly rare. This is Minichamps’ 1902 Panhard & Levassor Type B1 is simply the best of its type I have ever […]
A Movie Mopar We’ve All Been Waiting For!

A Movie Mopar We’ve All Been Waiting For!

AUTOWORLD DIRTY MARY CRAZY LARRY 1969 DODGE CHARGER R/T 1:18 | $89.99 Here’s one you’ll surely recognize: the 1969 Dodge Charger made famous by the small-time hood and would-be NASCAR hero title character in 1974’s Dirty Mary Crazy Larry. Together with tagalong hitchhiker Mary and ace mechanic Deke who keeps the Mopar running fast enough […]

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Japan’s First Supercar

Japan’s First Supercar

AUTOART TOYOTA 2000GT 1:18 | $163.90 Toyota’s sleek 2000GT exploded onto the automotive scene on 1967, and virtually single-handedly redefined the image of the Japanese performance car. Built in a joint venture with Yamaha, the 2000GT was as capable as it was beautiful — a potent inline-6 engine, mounted back in the long nose, short […]

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Racing Replicas That Should Have Been

Racing Replicas That Should Have Been

Do It Yourself Decals to Fix Missing or Mistake Models Hardcore diecast collectors often lament editions of race car models that are missing from the market, or those that have been produced with imperfections or omissions in their livery. Sometimes the model manufacturers skimped on their research, or chose to omit sponsorship decals because of […]
Dan Gurney: Racing’s Renaissance Man

Dan Gurney: Racing’s Renaissance Man

Dan Gurney was born with great genes. At Oberlin College where his mother Roma Sexton and father Jack did their undergrad studies, they were known as the “Golden Couple”: smart, athletic, rich, talented and beautiful. His father went on to earn his MBA from Harvard, but instead of joining Dan’s grandfather at Gurney Bearing, the […]

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Out of the Box Online Exclusive! – Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 458 Speciale

Out of the Box Online Exclusive! – Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 458 Speciale

Arrivederci Bella! By: Matt Boyd 1:43 & 1:18 | $65 & $130 It seems only yesterday that the 458 Italia stormed onto the supercar scene, but believe it or not it has actually been six years! Ferrari has announced its replacement—the forthcoming 488 GTB—so it’s time to say ‘arrivederci!’ to the 458. It’s not going […]
5 Geneva Show Cars that WILL be Diecast, 5 that Could, and 5 that Should

5 Geneva Show Cars that WILL be Diecast, 5 that Could, and 5 that Should

GENEVA CONVENTION The 85th annual Geneva International Motor Show went on this past week, and the event is chock full of headline-making, late-breaking, spectacular, lustworthy and sometimes controversial new cars and trucks. Many of these will be impacting the diecast world in the coming year. Some will definitely be made in model form. For others there […]
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