Alfa Male: Minichamps 1:18 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior

Jan 26, 2012 1 Comment

Minichamps’ model of the 1972 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior is an outrageous looking thing, much like the real car it’s patterned after. All bulging fenders, riveted-on bodywork, and molto bad attitude, it come out of its box looking… angry. And that would be just about right; these were ripping little cars. 1290cc DOHC inline fours, [...]

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Little People: Le Mans Miniatures 1:18 Classic Race Figures

Jan 15, 2012 No Comments

One of the funniest scenes in the Mel Brooks classic Blazing Saddles (aside from the campfire scene, of course) is the one in which the good folks of the town of Rock Ridge realize the replica town they’ve created to trick the bad guys is missing a critical element: replica people. It’s the same for collectors [...]

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BONUS PHOTOS: Spark 1:18 Dauer 962 Le Mans

Jan 10, 2012 5 Comments

Dauer’s answer to those drivers who dream of hammering a race car down the open highway is this 962. Sure, it’s been prettied up, and it’s had a few creature comforts and safety features added, but under the leather and added finery is an honest-to-gosh race car, right down to the 720-horse boxer motor. We [...]

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Replicarz Announces 1911 Marmon Wasp : The Original Indy Winner

Jan 05, 2012 2 Comments

Replicarz has announced the next release in their all new 1:18 scale Indy series and they couldn’t have picked a more significant race car. It’s the 1911 Marmon Wasp driven to victory in the first ever Indy 500 by Ray Harroun. Not only did the Wasp win the first ever 500 mile event at Indy, [...]

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FIRST LOOK! Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 “A-Team” Van

Dec 31, 2011 3 Comments

You have to hand it to Hot Wheels Elite. These guys have a knowledge of their audience that rivals Lady Gaga’s – and like the singer, they have a chart-topping talent for knowing exactly what to do and which buttons to press to get the crowds cheering. Take, for example, this 1:18 A-Team van, the [...]

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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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