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M2 Machines Announces Auto-Dreams Centenial Release 1

Aug 22, 2011 No Comments

Chevrolet was founded in Detroit, in November 1911, by racer Louis Chevrolet and General Motors founder William C.“Billy” Durant, who developed cars that quickly earned reputations for performance, durability and value. Those traits remain at the core of Chevrolet, which is the world’s fourth-largest automotive brand. From the very start, Chevrolet brought technology and features typically [...]

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Supercar Collectibles SUMMER 2011 MOD CONTEST

Aug 19, 2011 No Comments

We’re only too happy to pass along a message from Jim Thoren at Supercar Collectibles (, as seen on The Diecast Pub ( There’s a new contest a-brewing, and the subject matter will make a lot of classic muscle fans happy. It’s called, fittingly enough, “The Supercar Collectibles SUMMER 2011 MOD CONTEST.” Past contests have [...]

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Hubley 1:18 Duesenberg Town Car: Zinc or Swim

Jul 30, 2011 9 Comments

Popping the box on a vintage Hubley metal model is a lot like entering a scale auto Oz. But to the less experienced modeler, the happy feeling can wear off quickly. Truth is, like that Merry Old Land, casual wandering amid the (parts) trees often resulted in panic attacks delivered not by flying monkey, but [...]

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Mattel Co-Founder moves on at 95

Jul 25, 2011 No Comments

It was a sad weekend for Hot Wheels enthusiasts as the man who started it all passed away this past Thursday.  Believed  to be due to heart failure Elliot Handler died at 95 years old at his home in Los Angeles California.  In the mid to late 60’s Mr. Handler found himself focused on diecast toys [...]

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M4 Model Cars available in the US, thanks to William Tell International

Jul 22, 2011 1 Comment

Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 19, 2011 – William Tell International, Inc., a distributor of high-quality, imported collectibles, has been named the exclusive North American distributor for Italian die cast model car manufacturer M4. “We are thrilled to bring such unique replicas to this market,” said Rick Apple, chief executive of William Tell. “The broad range of [...]

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Rare GMP Collectibles Get Bidders Into A Frenzy

Jul 18, 2011 No Comments

Online collectibles auction & retailer recently acquired an extremely large collection of rare diecast vehicles which were produced by the well respected, but now defunct, GMP. Included are pre-production samples, low-sequential serial numbers, prototypes, and even one-off variations that were never released to the public. A letter from former GMP president Tom Long is [...]

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Sunstar’s 1:12 Morris Minor and VW Cabriolet: Cheap Thrills

Jul 02, 2011 No Comments

In a lot of ways, Sun Star’s 1:12 offerings of late define their very own segment: heavily featured models of historic, humble cars. “Humble” is an understatement. These ain’t Lamborghinis, guys… if you somehow strapped the full-sized versions of this pair together and fed the result a diet of high octane fuel, you’d still be [...]

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NEO/American Excellence 1:43 1966 Cadillac Ambulance: Siren Song

Jul 01, 2011 No Comments

For a while, Dutch model maker NEO’s models were woefully hard to get here in the States. Then along came Stateside distributor-cum-storefront American Excellence, and things got better – just in time for cars like this 1:43 1966 S&S Ambulance. Sure, it looks familiar, especially to anyone who’s seen (or even better, owns) the 1:18 [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari FXX: Special FXX

Jun 30, 2011 No Comments

Given its rarity, the thought of taking a Ferrari Enzo and morphing it into a track-only machine (especially one that you can’t drive unless Ferrari says you can, despite a two-mil plus tip-in) almost seems criminal… until you actually see one of the 30 hyper-exclusive, close-to-800 horsepower FXX Evoluziones built in addition to the already [...]

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Kyosho 1:18 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan: Well-Warmed

Jun 30, 2011 1 Comment

Cadillac’s CTS is a solid performer in base, V6 trim; add in the V series’ supercharged 556-horsepower 6.2 liter V8 and hyper-performance bells and whistles, and you have a world-class sedan with “fastest production V8 sedan in the world” cred. This model of the vaunted V comes via Kyosho, and it follows up the sweet [...]

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