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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 by

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 by

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 by

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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Happy Friday the 13th!

Mar 13, 2015 No Comments

GreenLight made a timely announcement of its next Hollywood 1:64 scale release today — which includes this yellow ’63 Volkswagen Beetle from the cult classic Friday the 13th series of horror films. Movie fans and collectors will both appreciate GL’s attention to accuracy. It pairs well with their previous release of the Crystal Lake PD [...]

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High-Caliber Bullitts: GreenLight’s 1:43 Mustang and Charger

Mar 02, 2015 No Comments

We just received the press release on GreenLight’s new 1:43 Bullitt duo — the 1968 Mustang GT fastback and the 1968 Dodge Charger R/T. Updated tooling, authentic movie decoration and movie-themed packaging are part of the deal, and each comes in an acrylic case. We’ve only seen photos so far, and these are pre-production (they’re [...]

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1953 Buick Wildcat I Concept – Next Release from Minichamps Bortz Collection

Feb 12, 2015 No Comments

The next in Minichamps’ Bortz Collection of 1:18 resin GM concept car replicas is set to drop this week — and its already closing in on being sold out! If you must have the 1953 Buick Wildcat I Concept — and you really must — better act fast!

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