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Meet Scott Meyer of Hot Cases /

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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Birth of a Dynasty – Schuco Porsche Spider

Jun 28, 2011 2 Comments

In a blink of an eye on September 30, 1955, a tragic accident ended the life of a Hollywood icon and gave birth to an international legend. When James Dean was killed on a California two-lane highway, few people had heard of the diminutive car he was driving—a Porsche 550 Spyder. After that day, it [...]

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Fun, Fun, Fun

Jun 21, 2011 No Comments

One of the catchiest car songs ever recorded is not without its controversy. Brian Wilson and Mike Love penned a tune about a girl who tells Daddy she’s heading for the library when actually she takes the family T-bird to the local burger stand to hang out, cruise, and get into a bit of mischief. [...]

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Fun for Two

Jun 21, 2011 No Comments

Travel for two, no waiting. Nothing promotes the love of the automobile like a sports car. It is the greatest motoring feel on Earth—two seats, top down, the feel of the road, the oneness between you, the car and the open stretch of pavement ahead. Some call it magic, religious or inspiring. Anyone who has [...]

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Pierce Quantum Pumper

Aug 16, 2010 No Comments

          Few vehicles command the respect of a fire truck. The mere presence of one of these engineering marvel is enough to make any man, woman or child stop and stare in amazement. The Perce Manufacturing Company was established in 1913 in Appleton, Wisconsin by brothers Humphrey and Dudley Pierce with the express intent to [...]

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Lamborghini Reventón Roadster

Oct 01, 2009 No Comments

Kyosho, Maisto. AUTOart, Hot Wheels, Minichamps are just some of the diecast companies that have helped push the Lamborghini image to collectors. The Reventón, a top-line Lambo with plenty of style, was released in scale to rave reviews and rapid sales. A few weeks ago, Lamborghini debuted its latest ultimate speed machine, the Reventón Roadster, a [...]

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