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Cars of the Year

Oct 01, 2009 No Comments

In the Winter 2010 issue of Die Cast X were the best cars of the past 61 years —from 1950 to 2010. The cars that shaped not only an industry but the entire world. To complete the story, here are the contenders for the crown each year. Agree or disagree, you’’ll find some surprises along [...]

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GMP Plymouth Road Runner

Oct 01, 2009 No Comments

Back in 1968, no one in the automotive industry could have imaged the impact a bare-bones, stripped-down, all-muscle and no-fat performance coupe would have on the public. A few years earlier, the lowly Satellite, designed for businessmen, middle-income families as well for use as taxi cabs and police cars, was given an upgrade to create [...]

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Norscot’s Big Cat

Oct 01, 2009 No Comments

The new Cat 854K Wheel Dozer replica from Norscot includes a variety of realistic mechanical and visual details that will appeal to serious diecast collectors. Engineered for demanding work in major dozing applications, the 854K is the largest Caterpillar wheel dozer and is an ideal match for mining operations, power-generating utilities, the general contracting industry [...]

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EYE ON 1:64

Aug 17, 2009 No Comments

Mattel Hot Wheels; Larry’s Garage Series, Schuco Porsche 935 Jägermeister, Norev General Motors 1953 Futurliner and Maisto All Star Elite COE Flatbeds are all reviewed in this group of Eye on 1:64 scale.

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Racing Tall

Aug 07, 2009 No Comments

Porsche’s 917 series was the successor in the sports car racing kingdom when Ford retired its GT40 program. Made famous in the 1971 film “Le Mans,” the long-tail racers were making waves before winning Le Mans in 1970 and ’71. AUTOart offers a number of 917s (including the Steve McQueen model). For sports car racing [...]

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Die Cast Essentials

Aug 06, 2009 1 Comment

A. J. Foyt 1961 Watson Recently, while reviewing my collection of die cast racing cars, and I asked myself a very simple question – what am I missing? As a student of history – especially autoracing history –my collection of Indy racers almost to the point where I believed most of the definitive cars in [...]

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Rally around the diecast

Aug 06, 2009 No Comments

Citroën’s five-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb delighted Goodwood Festival of Speed crowds. Loeb performed an action-packed demonstration driving his specially prepared Citroën C4 WRC rally car at breakneck speeds through a closed course. Joined by former Junior WRC champion Dani Sordo, currently third in the WRC rankings, the Citroën Racing pair drifted up the [...]

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164th Street

Aug 06, 2009 No Comments

Working outside the mainstream is nothing new for JL. Consider these two unlikely 1:64 scale heroes, the 1969 Rambler S/C and Rad Rods by Troy’s Rumbler. To travel the road less taken can often be a bumpy and trying journey. If you make it through to the other side, you can truly call yourself a [...]

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The Real Wacky Racers invade Goodwood

Aug 06, 2009 No Comments

Just when you think you’’ve seen everything, along come those crazy Brits. The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the premier vintage racing events on either side of the Atlantic. Like similar events in Monterey, California, and Watkins Glen, New York, the event features the most significant racing cars in history along with [...]

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Kyosho’s Original Diecast Model

Aug 06, 2009 No Comments

After many years of dominating the radio control car hobby, in 1992 Kyosho turned its attention to producing world-class diecast cars. To date, Kyosho diecasts have appeared five times on the cover of Die Cast X—including the amazing 1:12 scale Lamborghini Countach headlining the Fall 2009 edition. Continuing Kyosho’s commitment to diecast excellence is this [...]

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