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CMC 1:18 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Engine: “Otto” Power

Sep 21, 2013 No Comments

 CMC Mercedes 300SLR Display Engine 1:18 | $147.00 (misquoted in the issue as $135.00) If there’s anything wrong with the models coming from premium maker CMC, it’s that a lot of the  coolest details are lost beneath the cars’ skins. The good news is that this maker occasionally releases  a stripped chassis (like the Maserati 300 Bill [...]

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Structo’s 1:8 Dean Jeffries Mantaray

Jul 17, 2013 No Comments

It’s not every day that a $2,000 diecast comes along, but we figured out pretty quickly that Structo’s mega-buck, mega-rare 1:8 replica of Dean Jeffries Mantaray isn’t just any diecast. At least one famous California customizer agrees: from what we gathered during an enthusiastic conversation just a couple of weeks before his passing, Dean Jeffries [...]

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NEW VIDEO! Minichamps 1:18 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 – in ABS!

Jul 13, 2013 No Comments

We’ve always appreciated Minichamps’ desire to try new things – and this 1:18 model of the hairy racing Benz, done in ABS plastic, shows that that trend isn’t slowing down any time soon.  

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NEW VIDEO! Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

Jul 11, 2013 No Comments

Mattel keeps putting out top-quality images of some truly drool-inducing supercars, and this riotous red model keeps the line going strong.

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NEW VIDEO! AUTOart 1:18 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Coupe

Jul 09, 2013 No Comments

Yep – we dug the roadster, and we couldn’t wait for the coupe to come along. Now, AUTOart’s latest entry in the Jaguar series has rolled through our studio with a slew of features, this maker’s typically perfect assembly, and, oh yeah, that classic Jag look.

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NEW VIDEO! Maisto 1:18 2014 Corvette Stingray

Jul 04, 2013 No Comments

We followed this 1:18 2014 Corvette’s progress from the day Maisto announced they’d be doing one – and we’re not surprised that the end result is yet another solid value for collectors who want the new ‘Vette on their shelves at a reasonable price. The model’s featured in the Fall 2013 Die Cast X – [...]

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NEW VIDEO! Danbury Mint 1:24 1948 Chevrolet “Aerosedan”

Jul 01, 2013 No Comments

To the faithful, Danbury Mint’s long dry spell has meant many a wrung hand and gnashed tooth. But the recent release of this stunner will save all that skin and dental work – at least until another all-new tool is announced. Hopefully, this wonderful piece will have company, and soon. Enjoy the video!  

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Jun 22, 2013 No Comments

It’s no secret that we like to take pictures – lots and lots of pictures – of model cars. And it’s a simple matter of available space that keeps us from printing them all in our pages every issue. So if you’ve been browsing the latest issue of DCX and saw a “Bonus Photos Online” icon, [...]

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Interview with Wayne Carini from Chasing Classic Cars

Apr 22, 2013 No Comments

Wayne Carini is one of those fortunate folks who has found a way to turn his passion – in this case, a love of classic automobiles – into his living. From the old Model A Fords that he and his dad (Bob Carini, world-renowned Model A Ford expert) wrenched when he was just starting out, [...]

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Auto World 1:18 “Jungle Jim”: Run Through the Jungle

Mar 27, 2013 No Comments

Auto World “Jungle Jim” Funny Car 1:18 | $95.99 “Jungle Jim” Liberman was an accomplished race driver, to be sure. But his true strength, and the thing that has kept his memory alive, was his uncanny knack for showmanship. From his immaculate racers to his easy-on-the-eyes burnout babe, the well-recruited Pam “Jungle Pam” Hardy, Jim [...]

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