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Moss+Mercedes Mille Miglia Magic

May 12, 2015 No Comments by

Sir Stirling Moss reunites with the #722 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR and recounts one of racing’s most astounding feats in one of racing’s most important machines. The production quality of the Petrolicious video does justice to an exquisitely beautiful, ingeniously engineered race car. A parade of racing luminaries — heroes to generations of fans and [...]

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Sneak Peek at what we’re working on for the next issue…

May 12, 2015 No Comments by

   

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1/3 Scale Porsche Flat-6

May 12, 2015 No Comments by

Our friends over at RC Car Action found this. There are lots of functional miniature engines on YouTube, but most don’t sound nearly as good as this 1/3-scale replica of a Porsche Flat-6 circa late ’60s early ’70s. While most scale engine builders are happy to let their creations putt-putt, this builder (“a Dutch Porsche [...]

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Big John Mazmanian’s ’41 Willys Gasser from ACME

Apr 16, 2015 No Comments by

For their second release in the Gasser series, ACME is producing the ’41 Willys of one of the most recognizable names in the Gasser class–that of Big John Mazmanian. Candy apple red and powered by a blown 392 Chrysler Hemi, it was as fast as it was pretty, and with a limited run of 996 [...]

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Foose-designed “Impostor” Impala wins Best Hot Rod at Detroit Autorama

Mar 30, 2015 No Comments by

Chip Foose’s “Impostor” ’65 Impala/C6 Corvette hybrid won the Ridler Award for Best Hot Rod at this year’s Detroit Autorama show a couple weeks ago. What do you guys think — did he improve on a classic? If it was made in diecast, would you buy one, or do you prefer the original like Autoworld’s [...]

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Fooled You: James Bond’s BMW Z8 Was a 1/5 Scale RC Miniature

Mar 26, 2015 No Comments by

Our buddies over at our sister publication RC Car Action sent this over. As it involves a highly detailed scale replica it definitely piqued our interest! It’s usually pretty easy to spot a special effects car shot; anytime the action is totally bonkers, it’s a fair bet you’re looking at a CGI car. Less obvious [...]

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Duesy Drags!

Mar 24, 2015 No Comments

The Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival held, appropriately enough, in Auburn, IN every fall will feature Duesenberg drag-racing! Our friends over at Hemmings are reporting the return of this event — which is equal parts absurd and awesome — after a 5-year hiatus. (Check out their full story HERE.) But before you dismiss the race — designated officially [...]

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Out of the Box Online Exclusive! – Auto World American Muscle 1969 ½ Plymouth Road Runner 440 6bbl

Mar 17, 2015 No Comments

Raise a Toast to the Six Pack! By Matt Boyd 1:18 | $85   How ironic is it that perhaps the greatest competitor to Mopar’s mighty 426 Hemi ended up being…another Mopar! In the late 1960s the Hemi was dominant on street and strip, but it was expensive—the $800+ it cost added a 25-percent premium [...]

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Out of the Box Online Exclusive! – Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 458 Speciale

Mar 17, 2015 No Comments

Arrivederci Bella! By: Matt Boyd 1:43 & 1:18 | $65 & $130 It seems only yesterday that the 458 Italia stormed onto the supercar scene, but believe it or not it has actually been six years! Ferrari has announced its replacement—the forthcoming 488 GTB—so it’s time to say ‘arrivederci!’ to the 458. It’s not going [...]

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3D-Printed Precision Replicas — The Future is NOW!

Mar 16, 2015 No Comments

What we are looking at here may well be the future of models. If so, the future is going to be PRETTY FREAKING AWESOME! As this functioning 3D-printed Toyota engine/transmission demonstrates, the precision available from the technology is already astounding, and its getting better by the day! Just imagine the possibilities for micro-specialized runs of [...]

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