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OTTO Strikes Again: VW Corrado G60 Hauls Into Town

OTTO Strikes Again: VW Corrado G60 Hauls Into Town

You can stretch a bit to attach it to the name “Conrad”, but for the most part, “Corrado” is one of those exotic sounding handles that suggest a romantic back story… but basically mean nothing. Unless you’re a car guy. In that case, the word brings up a picture of one of Volkswagen’s greatest driver’s […]
STOP THE PRESSES! Sun Star 1959 Dodge Custom Royal Convertible is HERE!

STOP THE PRESSES! Sun Star 1959 Dodge Custom Royal Convertible is HERE!

Much as UK-based Brooklin have made themselves (not just a little ironically) the kings of classic American-themed model cars in 1:43, Asian model manufacturing giant Sun Star has made themselves the reigning rulers of the 1:18/1:12 mid-scale classics roost by choosing great subject matter and doing it really well. We have this outstanding new 1959 […]

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SPY SHOTS! Minichamps 1:18 1955 Lincoln Futura FACTORY PHOTOS

SPY SHOTS! Minichamps 1:18 1955 Lincoln Futura FACTORY PHOTOS

Now, we know you can’t see us. So, you’ll have to believe that we’re all smiling like a bunch of schoolkids at these spy shots of Minichamps’ in-process 1:18 1955 Lincoln Futura – the lead-off piece for their upcoming Dream Cars series. According to our source, this pre-production image is finalized in its shape – […]

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ACME Trading Opens “Tom’s Garage” for 2013 With a New Deuce

ACME Trading Opens “Tom’s Garage” for 2013 With a New Deuce

Oh, we’ve been waiting for this… ACME Trading has announced that enrollment is open for the 2013 “Tom’s Garage” model car club, and they’ve attached images of a planned TG exclusive – a ’32 Ford Five-Window Coupe with a trick scalloped paint job and polished Hallies with wide whitewall tires. The club hearkens back to […]
New Lux, Kyosho Style: Upcoming 1:18 Cadillac SLS Preview Pics!

New Lux, Kyosho Style: Upcoming 1:18 Cadillac SLS Preview Pics!

Kyosho has been doing some very good work on American luxury cars this past couple of years, thanks to an agreement with an outside vendor with a distinct flair for GM’s upper-crust brands. So far, we’ve been given a CTS sedan (and its CTS-V variant), and we’ve been promised a CTS coupe in both iterations as well […]

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Run Through The Jungle: Auto World’s 1:18 “Jungle Jim” Camaro Funny Car

Run Through The Jungle: Auto World’s 1:18 “Jungle Jim” Camaro Funny Car

The Auto World “Legends of the Quarter Mile” series just keeps on chooglin’ along with this latest image – seen here as a factory-approved pre-production sneak peek. It’s “Jungle Jim” Liberman’s outrageous ’71 Camaro flopper in all its glory, right down to the Hemi engine and zoomie headers. The diecast chassis supports a plastic body […]
2 Fast 4 U: GreenLight’s 1:18 “2 Fast 2 Furious” Challenger

2 Fast 4 U: GreenLight’s 1:18 “2 Fast 2 Furious” Challenger

2 Fast 2 Furious, the sequel to the blockbuster film The Fast and the Furious, gave screen time to a lot of memorable machinery doing some unforgettable (and not exactly legal) things. One such scene had this car, a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, driven by Eric Etebari (playing the role of “Darden”) in a tag […]

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Without a Hitch: Motorhead Miniatures 1:18 “Out of Gas” Figures Set

Without a Hitch: Motorhead Miniatures 1:18 “Out of Gas” Figures Set

Meet Lorraine and Cody, a surprisingly cheerful couple who manage a smile, despite the fact that they’re clearly stuck. This latest set of figurines from Motorhead Miniatures “1201” line (so named for its limited editions of 1201 pieces/sets) is made from cold-cast resin, and includes the figures, an “Out of Gas” sign (attached here to […]
Subie Do: Sun Star’s 1:18 Impreza 555 Impresses

Subie Do: Sun Star’s 1:18 Impreza 555 Impresses

Subaru’s Impreza 555 was born to be a rally car, and its hard-nosed capability on the most torturous circuits was proven worldwide. In 1993, whilst star driver Colin McRae was in Malaysia, Bruno Berglund and Ari Vatanen debuted the tough-as-nails sedan at Finland’s 1000 Lakes Rally, bringing the 300-horse turbo flat-four-powered hustler home in second […]
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