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Boattail

Mar 14, 2012 No Comments

Ixo’s 1933 Auburn 1:43|  $30.00   Auburn, like most American car makers, was losing money during the Depression, but they managed to introduce a new V-12 engine in 1932. Fred Leamey’s sleek Speedster body rode atop a long-wheelbase Auburn chassis, and the combination was about as sporty as you could get in 1933. Make no [...]

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Cat Power

Mar 14, 2012 No Comments

AUTOart’s Jaguar XJ-S Cabriolet 1:18/ $149.99 Jaguar’s XJ-S was a tough sell. Folks who hoped for a spiritual follow-up to the utterly lust-provoking XK were left cold, and the car toted a V12 at a time when oil embargoes were causing global heartburn. But Jaguar hung in there, and the car became a late blooming [...]

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Newsletter Video Exclusive – Kyosho 1/18 Triumph TR3As

Jan 17, 2012 No Comments
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Mario Andretti Interview

Dec 29, 2011 2 Comments

Grazie, Mario: The legendary Mario Andretti shares his home—and his collection—with DCX  The November drive north into Nazareth was colorful. Working off bellies full of hotel lobby waffles and taking to the hills outside of Easton, we watched as the strip malls and roadside attractions were replaced with rolling country. Pennsylvania hadn’t yet lost her [...]

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GreenLight Collectibles’ 1:18 VW Surfer Specials

Dec 29, 2011 No Comments

Every hobby needs an entry point, and for a lot of collectors over the years, that portal into diecast has been low-cost offerings like those from GreenLight Collectibles. The company started out in 1:64, and still makes some of the better mass-market diecast cars in that scale. But it’s also true that they’ve gotten adept [...]

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Meet Scott Meyer of Hot Cases / Scoomer.com

Dec 12, 2011 2 Comments

Do you have thousands of Hot Wheels lying around your house? Are you like the tens of thousands of collectors who have their collections stored in ratty, musty old cardboard boxes? Don’t know where to turn? Meet the man behind “Hot Cases”, Scott Meyer. Scott’s devised what we think is the ultimate 1:64 accessory for [...]

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M2 Machines Detroit Muscle 1:24 1969 Camaro

Dec 12, 2011 No Comments

M2 Machines understands the value of a buck – and their 1:24 “Detroit Muscle” line proves it. These reasonably-priced machines offer opening hoods, doors, and trunks, brilliant paint, and a moderately detailed engine bay. Their all-new 1969 Camaro casting delivers many of the goodies a collector wants, at a price that most wallets can handle.

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Kyosho’s 1:12 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C: Silver Snake

Sep 30, 2011 1 Comment

Kyosho’s Cobra 427 S/C 1:12 I $550 EXCERPT FROM THE WINTER 2012 ISSUE OF DIE CAST X!  The Shelby Chronicles …. Thus was born the Shelby Cobra 427 S/C (Semi/Competition), and thereby a new chapter in the Shelby chronicles. Not all of the S/Cs went onto the public roads; out of the 53 cars built on a [...]

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The Legends of the Lotus

Jun 28, 2011 No Comments

During the 1960s and ’70s, Lotus was the most successful name in Formula 1 racing and won seven Constructor’s Championships and six Drivers’ Championships with Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti. Lotus even picked up a 1965 Indy 500 win in the process. But just as important as these achievements [...]

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Thunderbird: Ford’s Fabulous Flock

Jun 28, 2011 1 Comment

With an eye on the developing sports car market, in 1953 Chevrolet introduced the two-seat Corvette. That first Corvette took the European approach with a six-cylinder engine, roadster-style side curtains and a minimalist top. Ford’s Thunderbird followed two years later and offered a V-8, roll-up windows, a weatherproof soft top and an optional hard top. [...]

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