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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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Hard Boiled: AUTOArt Koenigsegg CCX

Aug 21, 2012 No Comments

With twin superchargers, 800-plus horsepower, undeniable style, and the kind of exclusivity that only cars in its price class can carry, the mid-engine CCX from Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg (say KER-nig-zegg) can roughhouse with any of the top supercars on the road today. AUTOart’s slick black model of the car is finished off to perfection [...]

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Son of the Desert: OTTO Model’s 1:18 Citroen “Sahara”

Aug 14, 2012 No Comments

When Citroen decided to develop a four-wheel-drive system for their iconic, yet pokey 2CV, they did something typically Citroen: rather than engineer a set of troublesome rods, linkages and drive shafts to send engine power rearward, they simply installed another engine and transaxle in the car’s trunk. Voila! Four-wheel-drive. To say that it worked well [...]

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OTTO Know: New 1:18 Ford Fiesta XR2 from OTTO Models

Aug 11, 2012 4 Comments

People wonder why we love OTTOmobile models so much – if they’ve even heard of OTTO at all. Doesn’t ring a bell, huh? You’re not alone. OTTO – which is based in France – has been making hella-good scale models of cars most Americans have never seen, for the past several years. That’s not exactly [...]

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FIRST LOOK: Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 “Launch Version”

Jul 28, 2012 No Comments

Hot Wheels Elite’s 1:18 Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 “Launch Version” is one hell of an impressive model, for reasons that became apparent while we were taking it (and a pair of race-liveried variants) out of the box from overseas. First – the heavy models were in a newly designed box featuring a proper styrofoam clamshell, [...]

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FIRST SAMPLE: ACME Trading Company’s 1:18 “Miss Hurst Golden Shifter”, Linda Vaughn

Jul 27, 2012 No Comments

Linda Vaughn – southern drawl, and all – is still a major force of nature at some of the larger car shows and industry events, and her legacy is as one of the leading spokeswomen in performance car history. Born in Georgia, Linda started out as a dental technician, but it didn’t take long for [...]

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Lights! Camera! GreenLight…………..

Jul 17, 2012 No Comments

One of the American muscle era’s greatest accomplishments was the 1970 Dodge Challenger.  Using the Chrysler “E” platform, and sharing major components with the Plymouth Barracuda, the Dodge Challenger was Mopar’s answer to Ford’s Mustang and Chevy’s Camaro.  The performance model was the R/T (Road/Track), with a 383 CID Magnum V8, rated at 335 bhp. [...]

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FIRST SAMPLES: CMC’s 1:18 1960 Ferrari 250 California

Jul 12, 2012 4 Comments

Oh, we’ve tried. But we just can’t seem to keep the superlatives from flowing like a good red wine around here. CMC’s latest model has hit our table, and the words, most ending in exclamations, are just popping into our heads. Forgive the enthusiasm. This latest from the German/Chinese model maker is truly a standout [...]

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BONUS PHOTOS! Sunstar’s 1:18 1960 Plymouth Fury Convertible

Jul 08, 2012 3 Comments

Yeah, we know… it’s only digital. But even if the images we shoot for every issue really only exist on “the cloud” – wherever that may be – we hate to see all that photo setup and shooting go to waste just because we can’t fit them all into the print edition of DCX. This [...]

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