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Top Liner: Brooklin’s 1:43 1955 Packard Four Hundred

Mar 20, 2013 No Comments

Brooklin 1955 Four Hundred 2-Door Hardtop 1:43 | $135.00  While Packard’s 1955 bodies looked new, they were in fact structurally the same as their predecessors, wearing a major external face-lift that created a longer, lower, slab-sided look amplified by horizontal trim and tri-tone color schemes. What was new was Packard’s first V-8 engine and torsion-bar [...]

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Stake Out: GreenLight’s 1:18 “Twilight” Ford Crown Vic

Mar 20, 2013 No Comments

Greenlight “Twilight” Ford Crown Victoria Police Car 1:18 | $50.00 Okay, look – we haven’t seen any of the Twilight movies, and we wouldn’t know a single character from those fang-fests f they were standing next to us picking their teeth. But GreenLight Collectibles is keeping fans of the vampire classics happy.  This latest – [...]

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IXO 1:43 Pierce Arrow “Silver Arrow” – BONUS PHOTOS

Feb 02, 2013 No Comments

Wayne Moyer has handed in his review of IXO’s 1:43 1933 Pierce Arrow “Silver Arrow” for the Summer 2013 issue of Die Cast X – but we couldn’t resist posting these bonus snaps of the model, which is patterned after a machine currently residing in the Blackhawk Collection. Only five 1:1 Silver Arrows were made; [...]

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Winning Streak

Dec 27, 2012 1 Comment

Automodello Mormon Meteor Speed records were big news in the 1920s and 1930s, in the air, on the ground, and on the water. Among the daring fellows who were pushing the envelope – to occasionally fatal levels – David Abbot “Ab” Jenkins was a bit of a celebrity on terra firma, with more automotive speed records [...]

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The Artist’s Way

Dec 27, 2012 No Comments

Tom Daniel’s life in design Like many accomplished automotive designers of the past 50 years, Tom Daniel graduated from Pasadena, CA’s Art Center School (now called the Art Center College of Design). His calling came during a junior high field trip to the campus that was set up by a teacher who’d recognized his penchant [...]

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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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