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Long Live the King

Oct 02, 2012 No Comments

An afternoon with George Barris He may have penned the design for the world’s most recognizable automobile, but few living legends are as accessible to their fans as George Barris. Elfin, outgoing, and positively beaming when a pretty car (or lady) comes into view, the bespectacled 87-year-old is a constant presence on the show circuit, [...]

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NEW VIDEO! Minichamps’ 1:43 “Mullin Automotive Museum” Debut Cars

Sep 24, 2012 No Comments

Straight out of the pages of the Winter ’13 issue of Die Cast X, Minichamps’ 1:43 “Mullin Automotive Museum” Collection models offer a fans of French classics a great new lineup of resin-bodied images culled from the magnificent machines contained in Peter Mullin’s exquisite “French Curves” collection. Stay tuned for more from that collection in [...]

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California Dream

Sep 21, 2012 No Comments

CMC Ferrari 250 GT SWB Spyder California    Car geeks love to rattle off their dream rides: bombing around the ‘Ring in a Porsche GT3, for instance, or hooning a freshly restored Hemi Dart down Woodward Boulevard … maybe even pointing a Cobra toward Red Rock at dusk, with a nod to old Shel’s ghost [...]

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Hangin’ With Elwood

Jul 12, 2012 No Comments

Larry Wood opens up his shop to DCX Hot Wheels collectors know and cherish the name “Larry Wood” for a lot of reasons. Whether it’s the 40 years he spent designing Hot Wheels cars, the real-life cars that he’s built and driven around the streets of Southern California, or just the way that he enjoys [...]

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Grumpy and the Sleepers

Jul 03, 2012 No Comments

Supercar Collectibles 1966 “Grumpy’s Toy” Chevy II Novas 1:18 | $80 each Snow White? Not even close. But this fairy tale—about a wonderful little L79 Chevy II Nova that went to live with a guy named “Grumpy”—had a happy ending for race fans who appreciate a knockout punch delivered in a bow tie. Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins [...]

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Lovely Aston – Spark’s 1959 Mk. III DB2/4

May 22, 2012 No Comments

The clean lines of the Aston Martin DB2 made the Jaguar XK-150 look positively pudgy whenever they shared the road. The DB2 was introduced in 1950, with the “stretched” DB2/4, featuring two child-size “occasional” rear seats, appearing in ’53. By 1958, the DB2/4 (or DB2-4, both seem to be used) had a smoother body, with [...]

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Mo’ DeSoto – Brooklin 1954 Firedome Hardtop

May 22, 2012 No Comments

Since the entire DeSoto line had gotten new bodies in 1953, the ’54 models got just a mild facelift with fewer teeth in the grille, and a new side spear incorporating the “Firedome” name on Hemi-powered top-line cars. Brooklin has virtually re-mastered their earlier 4-door DeSoto sedan in order to make a 2-door hardtop coupe [...]

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Foose Lets Loose

Apr 17, 2012 No Comments

Chip Foose is literally a chip off the old block—the block being Chip’s dad, Sam Foose, whose custom cars were frequently scaled down to model size in the heyday of plastic kits and rattle can paint. Chip first got his hands dirty at a tender age, working alongside Sam at Project Designs in Santa Barbara, [...]

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Leave it Stock or Modify?

Apr 09, 2012 8 Comments

Many collectors are perfectly happy to bring home their latest find and place it on the shelf. But for some car folks, the real fun starts when the tools come out – and the modifications begin. It’s a trend that started when cars were cheap and easy to find; as the years went by (and [...]

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Auto World 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS 396

Apr 09, 2012 No Comments

Back in the bad old days of street racing, the serious contenders at the stop light didn’t try and scare off the competition with stripes and big-buck wheels. Unassuming cars with plain Jane paint and a bare minimum of flash were the ones to watch out for. Street veterans knew them as “sleepers” – and [...]

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