FIRST LOOK! Minichamps 1:18 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental

Dec 28, 2011 1 Comment

In these days of double-century top speeds and planet-shifting torque, the horsepower and performance numbers put out by the Bentley R-Type Continental back in 1954 seem kind of quaint. But at the time, the car was deemed the fastest four-seater in the world. With a fastback body by H.J. Mulliner, it was also one of [...]

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BONUS PHOTOS: Tecnomodel 1:18 Aston Martin One-77

Dec 26, 2011 No Comments

This bonus gallery is dedicated to the finer things… like this 1:18 resin-bodied model of the famed (not to mention extremely scarce) Aston Martin One-77. The real thing tags in the multi-millions range; this curbside model will set you back around $500.00 – and every penny is on display atop a hand-finished alcantara-topped display base. [...]

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Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins Approved

Dec 23, 2011 No Comments

The approval is now in from Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins on these new 1:18 scale die cast replicas. His first “Grumpy’s Toy” lettered car, the red and white 1966 Nova, was the A/S National Record Holder. When that car was in a road trip crash and destroyed, the replacement car was a white 1966 Nova – [...]

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MOPAR Fans Beware: Have Rust, Will Travel

Dec 22, 2011 No Comments

It has become the norm in the auto industry to restore classics to their true original state. That’s even more true with race cars; especially those that raised the bar for the next generation drag racer. On the other hand, fans of wear and tear (and rarity in production) will like this piece from Supercar [...]

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Memory Lane: Ed Terry’s 1968 “Cobra Jet” Super Stock Drag Car

Dec 21, 2011 No Comments

Made by AutoWorld, this hard to find Ed Terry 1968 1/2 Cobra Jet Mustang Super/Stock (SS/E) drag car was produced specifically for Matco Tools. We’ll save you the trouble of flagging down one of those Matco Tool trucks; all you need do is contact the team at Supercar Collectibles.  The mighty Minnesotans were able to [...]

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GreenLight to Release Family/Indy Approved 1:18 Dan Wheldon Tribute Car

Dec 11, 2011 No Comments

The late Dan Wheldon was a figure who made a great and lasting impact on the sport of motor racing.  GreenLight is producing a 1:18 replica in tribute to Wheldon, featuring a specially deco’d Indy Car wearing an exclusive paint scheme approved by the Wheldon family and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  This tribute car will only be offered [...]

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Concept Crush: Minichamps’ 1:18 Porsche 918

Nov 21, 2011 1 Comment

As far as we can tell, there has only been a handful of people who have actually driven Porsche’s gas-electric hybrid 918 Spyder. That doesn’t include the thousands of game wonks who have burned out their thumbs running the car ragged in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. Even fewer folks have been allowed a peek [...]

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Greenlight Announces Two New 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback Decos

Nov 17, 2011 No Comments

GreenLight has recently announced the release of two new paint schemes on their 1968 Ford Mustang fastback tooling. The first car features a classic black paint job that accents the clean, aggressive lines on the iconic Ford; the second draws on the popularity of the race inspired Mustangs, with a “Jimbo’s Pure Oil ‘Go Go [...]

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Highway 61 at SEMA

Nov 10, 2011 No Comments

With more than 2 million square feet of exhibit space, and more than 1500 vendors, it becomes difficult to make one’s way through the entire SEMA show. But that doesn’t stop one from trying. Every year is a must; you never know what goodies you’ll find.  We knew that our friends at Luxury Diecast would [...]

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Ottomobile 1:18 Alpine A210: Resin Rocks

Oct 16, 2011 No Comments

Some car guys pride themselves on an ability to identify an engine solely by the sound it makes. When challenged, they can call out passing cars with their eyes closed, then wax poetic about everything from V12 Ferraris to small block Chevys and prop-engined fighter planes. If they’re an older example of the breed, they’ll [...]

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