GMP 1:18 “Satin ’32″: Good Call

Jul 24, 2011 2 Comments

A mold set that yields, say, ten models is considered a good call in the diecast industry. But one that yields over 20? That takes the meaning of the phrase “good call” to an almost  mythic level. Just such a model is GMP’s 1932 Ford, a bit of tooling that’s delivered a veritable fleet of [...]

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Minichamps 1:18 Fiat 500: Ciao, Baby

Jul 21, 2011 No Comments

Here’s an Italian lesson for you: Bring your jaw forward a bit, and say “cheen-quay-CHEN-toh”. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Add in a little hand language – a slow, loose-fingered rolling of the right hand in a circular motion, at around shoulder height, should do – and you might pass for a native. Show up to [...]

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Minichamps 1:18 1983 VW Beetle: Humble is Good

Jul 21, 2011 1 Comment

Humble origins can make for noble ends, and few cars have ever enjoyed the loyalty and fervor bestowed on the Volkswagen Beetle. In return, it provided solid, thrifty transportation for millions of Volks folks worldwide for the better part of a sixty-five year production run. I really like this model of the VW, as done [...]

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GreenLight 1988 Pontiac Trans Am GTA

Jul 20, 2011 No Comments

GreenLight Collectibles will soon add two new 118 to their lineup . Both will be 1988 Pontiac Trans Am GTA Editions;  one black and one sterling grey.  Both replicas are detailed well with factory paint schemes and correct BBS wheels;  opening hoods, doors and trucks and have have serial numbered chassis too.      

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Auto World Silver Screen Machines General Lee, Mach 5 & Monkeemobile

Jul 19, 2011 No Comments

Auto World is bringing the silver screen to life in 1:18 scale by replicating these iconic Hollywood superstars with incredible authenticity. The Dukes of Hazzard’s General Lee is composed of well over 100 pieces with rotating driveshaft, steerable front wheels, and folding seat backs, but don’t even try to open the doors! Speed Racer’s Mach 5 [...]

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American Muscle 1:18 Chevrolet Centennial Chrome Editions

Jul 19, 2011 1 Comment

American Muscle is celebrating the 100th  anniversary of Chevrolet with these special chrome edition die-cast muscle cars.  These classic cruisers are impeccably recreated with serialized chassis and painstaking attention to detail.  The Chevy Centennial series includes the following cars: 1966 Chevy Chevelle SS 396, 1967 Chevy Corvette Convertible, 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS 396, 1969 Chevy [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari FXX: Special FXX

Jun 30, 2011 No Comments

Given its rarity, the thought of taking a Ferrari Enzo and morphing it into a track-only machine (especially one that you can’t drive unless Ferrari says you can, despite a two-mil plus tip-in) almost seems criminal… until you actually see one of the 30 hyper-exclusive, close-to-800 horsepower FXX Evoluziones built in addition to the already [...]

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Kyosho 1:18 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan: Well-Warmed

Jun 30, 2011 1 Comment

Cadillac’s CTS is a solid performer in base, V6 trim; add in the V series’ supercharged 556-horsepower 6.2 liter V8 and hyper-performance bells and whistles, and you have a world-class sedan with “fastest production V8 sedan in the world” cred. This model of the vaunted V comes via Kyosho, and it follows up the sweet [...]

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AUTOART 1948 Porsche 356

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments

The fortitude of the human spirit is an amazing thing. One of history’s greatest examples of this is the Porsche 356. The two-seat sports car was introduced in 1948. Consider the fact that nearly all of Germany’s industry was completely destroyed by World War II. This meant that Porsche created an amazing little road car from the rubble and ashes [...]

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GMP 1932 3-Window Coupe

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments

HOT RODDING, BY ITS VERY NATURE, was intended to be a raw form of unbridled performance. It was a no-frills, gut-wrenching affair with speed. As the genre grew from the ’50s to the ’70s, rods got more accommodating to everyday driving. In the ’90s and beyond, these machines were transformed into gadget-laden money pits that offered more comfort than [...]

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