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Mighty Mouse – AUTOart Alfa-Romeo Giulia TZ2

Oct 04, 2012 2 Comments

  Many experts consider the Alfa-Romeo TZ2 one of the finest GT racers ever built, second only to its bigger cousin, the Ferrari 250 GTO. The lightweight little car had a 1570 cc four-cylinder DOHC twin-plug engine (modified for racing, or course), and it’s a rare ride, too: only 10 or 12 of the fiberglass-bodied racers [...]

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License to Thrill: AUTOart Lola /Aston Martin B09/60 (DBR1-2) #007

Sep 27, 2012 No Comments

Lola / Aston Martin’s Gulf Oil-liveried #007 LMP1 prototype dominated the 2009 five-race Le Mans Series, winning the Team, Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships, and was the highest-finishing gasoline-powered racer to complete the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing fourth behind the diesel powered cars of Peugeot and Audi. Powered by a raucous production-based engine, and [...]

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Auto World 1:18 1970 Ford Torino GT

Sep 20, 2012 1 Comment

Auto World’s apple-red American Muscle 1970 Ford Torino GT screams “catch me if you can” in big letters. Featuring fine details like a matte black shaker hood scoop, matching rear louvers, painted window trim, and chromed bumpers, door handles, and hood pins, the exterior compares well to Motor Trend‘s 1970 Car of the Year. The [...]

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Kyosho 1995 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta

Sep 14, 2012 2 Comments

Thanks to Kyosho, our holiday wishes for 2012/2013 will be a bit sweeter.  Coming this December is a 1:18 scale 1995 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta, to be released in both black and red.  With opening doors, trunk, and bonnet,  photo-etched wipers, 3D logos and tight shut lines, this is the kind of high-end luster Ferrari enthusiasts appreciate, from [...]

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Roam, Baby, Roam: Minichamps 1948 Land Rover

Sep 10, 2012 No Comments

These days, Land Rovers are comfy – all frills, fine leather, and modern tech, they coddle occupants with heated cup holders as they bravely venture to Starbucks. But beneath the frou-frou, these trucks have been strong off-road performers since 1948. Those early Rovers were far more basic and bare-knuckled – and Minichamps’ 1:18model of the [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite’s 1:18 “K.I.T.T.”: Mr. Hasselhoff, Your Ride Is (Almost) Ready

Aug 31, 2012 7 Comments

Hot Wheels Elite just sent along these photos of the first decorated  sample of their upcoming 1:18 Knight Industries “K.I.T.T.” – and suddenly it’s 1982, all over again. Sorry if we wax nostalgic; for a lot of viewers, the “Knight Industries Two Thousand” – a hyper-hyped-up 1982 Pontiac Trans Am with built-in Artificial Intelligence and [...]

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Kyosho’s 2010 Volkswagen Touareg

Aug 29, 2012 No Comments

Volkswagen’s first official four-wheel drive SUV for the public debuted in 2004 and quickly positioned itself as a serious contender in the market.  All of the qualities and craftsmanship that Volkswagen is so well known for complimented the Tourage and filled a void in the their line-up of vehicles. No longer available with a V8 [...]

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Bella is coming home…….with you! Thanks to GreenLight’s New partnership with the Twilight Franchise

Aug 29, 2012 No Comments

A must-have collector’s piece for any large scale diecast enthusiast, movie buff and/or Twilight fan!  Bella’s truck will feature the classic details seen in the movie along with that dirty, vintage feel of wear and tear from years of hard work.  Charlie’s police cruiser will feature authentic badging from the movie – a direct replication [...]

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Auto World 1972 Chevrolet Vega “Grumpy’s Toy IX”

Aug 25, 2012 No Comments

In 1972, the late Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins traded his 1970 Camaro for a ’72 Vega. Substantial chassis work was done to modify the new Vega for drag racing; subframes were added to the unibody Vega to support the front and rear suspension, the car was “tubbed” to accommodate the huge rear slicks, and a complete roll [...]

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ACME 1:18 1932 Ford Coupe

Aug 23, 2012 No Comments

What a great time it was.  On any given Friday night at the local hangout, every little town in America has a ’32 running down the street looking for some traffic light trouble.  This would have been the one every kid wanted and had all their dad’s secretly dreaming of building one.  It was also [...]

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