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Little Henry

Sep 19, 2014 No Comments by

LE MANS MINIATURES “Henri Pescarolo” figurine 1:18 | $29.95 Spark’s Le Mans Miniatures lineup recently expanded to include some neat little historical figurines, with a focus on famous drivers. This latest one is a hoot: it’s Henri Pescarolo, circa 1968, toting a very large bottle of Moët & Chandon after his ride for Equipe Matra [...]

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Subie Do

Sep 17, 2014 No Comments by

SUN STAR 1993 Subaru Impreza 555 1:18 | $90 Subaru’s Impreza 555 was born to be a rally car, and its hard-nosed capability on the most torturous circuits was proven worldwide. In 1993, whilst star driver Colin McRae was in Malaysia, Bruno Berglund and Ari Vatanen debuted the tough-as-nails sedan at Finland’s 1000 Lakes Rally, [...]

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Massalonzo

Sep 17, 2014 No Comments by

HOT WHEELS Elite Ferrari F2012 1:18 | $120 Ferrari’s F1 program has generated some of the most exciting race cars ever to turn a wheel, and its 58th single-seater – the step- nosed F2012 – is no different. Despite early handling problems, the naturally aspirated V8 cars were fielded with some success by Fernando Alonso [...]

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50th Anniversary T-bolt from AutoWorld

Sep 17, 2014 No Comments by

How’s this for perfect timing? This Hemmings Blog article arrived in my email this morning — just a couple of days after this sweet AutoWorld 1:18 Thunderbolt arrived in the mail. The diecast gods are obviously telling me its time to do an article on the Thunderbolt, and who am I to argue? So here’s [...]

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Bella’s Bomb

Sep 16, 2014 No Comments by

GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES’ Twilight Chevrolet pickup 1:18 | $59.99 Okay, here’s the checklist. She’s a hottie. She likes to ride motorcycles. She drives a beat- up, old Chevy pickup truck. And, as seen in the Twilight series of films, she also has a thing for bloodsuckers. Hey, three out of four ain’t bad. While we can’t [...]

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Axel Foley’s Chevy Nova from ACME

Sep 16, 2014 No Comments by

Beverly Hills Cop might not be the first movie you think of for automotive eye-candy–unless you really dig chase scenes with GMC Astro big-rigs squashing Ford Grenadas! But hero Axel Foley’s bedraggled 1970 Chevy Nova does get plenty of screentime–often puffing and snorting past Beverly Hills regulars from Mercedes, Rolls-Royce and Porsche. (And how many [...]

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BONUS COVERAGE: ACME 1:18 Shelby GT-350 WT 6066

Sep 16, 2014 No Comments

  WT 6066 Special Yellow Shelby GT-350 1:18 Scale $129.95 www.acmediecast.com       The second in ACME’s “WT” color series is this handsome 1968 GT-350 in WT 6066 Special Yellow. Externally the GT-350 varies little from its big block brother, save the name in the sill stripes and the absence of the “Cobra Jet” [...]

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To Infiniti … and Beyond

Sep 16, 2014 No Comments

PAUDI MODELS 2012 Infiniti G37S coupe 1:18 | $150 Ever hear of Paudi Models? You will. This maker of higher-end, highly-detailed modern ma- chinery is becoming a favorite of collectors who favor modern Asian-market automobiles, and images like this beautifully presented, newly tooled Infiniti G37S coupe is part of the reason why. The feature list [...]

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Without a Hitch

Sep 15, 2014 No Comments

MOTORHEAD MINIATURES “Out of Gas” figure set 1:18 | $25.99 Meet Lorraine and Cody, a couple of surpris- ingly cheerful ladies who manage a smile, despite the fact that they’re clearly stuck. This latest set of figurines from Motorhead Miniatures “1201” line (so named for its limited editions of 1,201 pieces/sets) is made from cold-cast [...]

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The Baby Lambo Grows Up: Bburago’s Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

Sep 15, 2014 No Comments

The survival of an exotic marque hinges on its…well… “exoticness.” Lamborghini, perhaps more than any other brand, has come to epitomize that elusive quality. Attention-grabbing extravagances like explosive engines and extroverted styling add mystique, which enhances desirability, which is the only way an exotic manufacturer can thrive. And while we’re all being dazzled by flagship [...]

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