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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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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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