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

Feb 12, 2015 No Comments by

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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GreenLight’s Great Gatsby roadster is a Duesy!

Jan 20, 2015 No Comments by

GreenLight? Yep. The company best known for its muscle cars has come out with a 1:18 Duesenberg II SJ from the 2013 release of The Great Gatsby. It too was plenty muscular–the ‘S’ in SJ denoted the presence of a supercharger, taking the 6.9L straight-8 engine output up to 320 horses–good for nearly 140mph! That’s [...]

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TSM 1977 Monaco GP Tyrrell P34 no.4

Jan 16, 2015 No Comments by

Singular Six-wheeler 1:18 | $210 One look at the legendary Tyrrell 6-wheeled P34 and you know that it’s one of the most groundbreaking and distinctive race cars in Formula 1 history. Ken Tyrrell was a fearless innovator and engineer, and the idea of using four small wheels in front in place of the conventional large [...]

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Top Marques Collectibles 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C

Jan 14, 2015 No Comments by

Awesome Alfa 1:18 scale | $220 The last Alfa Romeos sold in this country were small but sporty sedans whose focus was definitely utilitarian.  After a two-decade absence, Alfa has returned, this time with a two-seat sports car powered by a 240-horsepower turbocharged double-overhead cam four cylinder engine.  Its composite body is wrapped around a [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine

Jan 09, 2015 No Comments by

An 88mph Blast into the Silver Screen Past  1:50 & 1:18 | $20 & $160  Speaking of movie cars … has a film franchise ever done more to renovate a car’s reputation than the Back to the Future trilogy did for the DeLorean DMC-12? In a flash of time-traveling lightning the DeLorean went from a [...]

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CMC Aston Martin Zagato

Jan 08, 2015 No Comments by

A to Z in Scale Precision  1:18 | $498  Just as we were going to press CMC released this very first photo of the painted prototype of its forthcoming 1:18 Aston Martin DB4 Zagato. What a beauty! We have no specifics on the model, other than it will be designated Item no. M-132, it will [...]

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Minichamps Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3

Jan 07, 2015 No Comments

With all those post-nominal letters and numbers, it doesn’t take much to figure that the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 is a special car, before you even see it. Once you do, it’s apparent that this hairy variant of the retro supercar was made for track antics, with a racing 6-speed transmission mounted to the rear [...]

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ACME Diecast S&S Filthy Forty Gasser

Jan 07, 2015 No Comments

The Nitty Gritty on the Filthy Forty!  1:18 | $149.99 ACME has been teasing us with the archival pic of their forthcoming 40 Ford Gasser for a couple of months, but we got this spy shot of the early prototype just before press time. It’s nowhere near final yet, but we can already see this [...]

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AutoWorld Dirty Mary Crazy Larry 1969 Dodge Charger R/T

Jan 04, 2015 No Comments

A Movie Mopar We’ve All Been Waiting For! 1:18 | $89.99 Here’s one you’ll surely recognize: the 1969 Dodge Charger made famous by the small-time hood and would-be NASCAR hero title character in 1974’s Dirty Mary Crazy Larry. Together with tagalong hitchhiker Mary and ace mechanic Deke who keeps the Mopar running fast enough to [...]

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AUTOart Toyota 2000GT

Jan 03, 2015 No Comments

Japan’s First Supercar 1:18 | $163.90  Toyota’s sleek 2000GT exploded onto the automotive scene on 1967, and virtually single-handedly redefined the image of the Japanese performance car. Built in a joint venture with Yamaha, the 2000GT was as capable as it was beautiful — a potent inline-6 engine, mounted back in the long nose, short [...]

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