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Japanese Classics: In Scale and at Auction

Dec 23, 2014 No Comments by

This morning we are reading Hemmings’ preview of the upcoming Scotsdale auction season in mid-January, specifically highlighting the emergence of classic Japanese cars as valuable collectibles. We in the diecast community have known of the appeal of Japan’s performance models from the 1960s and early ’70s, and now it seems the big auction houses are [...]

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AutoWorld 1970 Ford Torino Cobra, Fanged Fastback! — Online Exclusive

Dec 17, 2014 No Comments by

Fanged Fastback! AutoWorld 1970 Ford Torino Cobra 1:18 | $89.99 With all the festivity surrounding the Mustang’s 50th anniversary, it would be easy to overlook the other great Ford models that have been coming out lately. That would be a real pity in the case of AutoWorld’s 1970 Ford Torino Cobra, which is based on [...]

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Dodge and Mustang Anniversary Specials from GreenLight, 1:64 — Online Exclusive

Dec 17, 2014 No Comments by

Pretty much everyone knows about the 50th anniversary of the Mustang as it coincided with the launch of the all-new 2015 model. Mopar fans will note that this marks the 100th anniversary of the Dodge Brothers establishing their eponymous automobile brand. What better excuse then than to take a look at GreenLight’s 1:64 Anniversary Collection [...]

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COPO v King at SEMA 2014!

Nov 06, 2014 No Comments by

The 2014 SEMA show is going on right now, and the new performance announcements are coming fast and furious! Fans of classic Ford vs Chevy factory doorslammer rivalry should be thrilled with this pair of ponies. Chevrolet has just announced its Central Office Production Order program for 2015. COPO, as it is universally known, is [...]

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Online Exclusive: The Last of the Royal Bloodline: AutoWorld’s 1969 Royal Bobcat GTO

Oct 28, 2014 No Comments by

For enthusiasts in the 1960s Royal Pontiac was indeed the regal palace of Poncho performance. Tapped as the official factory-supported skunkworks by new Pontiac general manager Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen and marketing maven Jim Wangers (of GTO fame) in 1959 to help build the brand into a performance leader, Royal-campaigned Super Duty Pontiacs were soon winning [...]

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Online Exclusive: GreenLight 1967 Mustang notchback Specials

Oct 27, 2014 No Comments by

Not that any diecast company really needs an excuse to release a classic ‘60s Mustang replica, but this year’s 50th Anniversary of Ford’s foundational pony car has inspired a veritable stampede of scale ‘Stangs. Among the most prolific has been GreenLight, with several interesting variations on its 1967 coupe casting. When it comes to diecast, [...]

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Photo your Diecast like a Pro!

Aug 25, 2014 No Comments

Diecast models are all about scale realism—capturing the look of a full-size vehicle authentically in scale is an art. It is not unlike capturing a photo, which is why diecast lends itself so well to photography. That—and the proliferation of relatively high-quality digital cameras—is why so many collectors are moved to document their collections in [...]

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AutoWorld B-bodies

Aug 25, 2014 No Comments

In 1968 Chrysler Corporation was riding a Hemi-powered wave of success. King Richard had just driven his Petty-blue Plymouth to his second NASCAR championship the previous season, and Mopars were the toast (or terror, depending on what you drove!) of stock-class drag racing all across the country. On the street Chrysler redesigned its sales-leading B-Body [...]

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Vanquish — Kyosho’s superior (ad)Vantage

Aug 08, 2014 No Comments

Aston Martin looks to vanquish all competitors in the premium luxury grand touring segment with the 2015 Vanquish. Aston revives the ‘Vanquish’ name for its new flagship model, and with 568hp from its 6.0L V12 yielding a top speed of 201mph, it is by far the most potent street car Aston has ever built. Its [...]

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Hear hear! Here is our Wednesday Winner!

Jul 17, 2014 No Comments

As Thursday follows Wednesday, so follows our Thursday announcement of the winner of our Weekly Wednesday Model Giveaway. This week it is Pierre Boutin of Boisbriand, Quebec. A big congratulations to him for snagging the Minichamps Mercury Marauder! Two winners so far, but we still have two yet to go, and you could be one [...]

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