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Axel Foley’s Chevy Nova from ACME

Sep 16, 2014 No Comments

Beverly Hills Cop might not be the first movie you think of for automotive eye-candy–unless you really dig chase scenes with GMC Astro big-rigs squashing Ford Grenadas! But hero Axel Foley’s bedraggled 1970 Chevy Nova does get plenty of screentime–often puffing and snorting past Beverly Hills regulars from Mercedes, Rolls-Royce and Porsche. (And how many [...]

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BONUS COVERAGE: ACME 1:18 Shelby GT-350 WT 6066

Sep 16, 2014 No Comments

  WT 6066 Special Yellow Shelby GT-350 1:18 Scale $129.95 www.acmediecast.com       The second in ACME’s “WT” color series is this handsome 1968 GT-350 in WT 6066 Special Yellow. Externally the GT-350 varies little from its big block brother, save the name in the sill stripes and the absence of the “Cobra Jet” [...]

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To Infiniti … and Beyond

Sep 16, 2014 No Comments

PAUDI MODELS 2012 Infiniti G37S coupe 1:18 | $150 Ever hear of Paudi Models? You will. This maker of higher-end, highly-detailed modern ma- chinery is becoming a favorite of collectors who favor modern Asian-market automobiles, and images like this beautifully presented, newly tooled Infiniti G37S coupe is part of the reason why. The feature list [...]

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Without a Hitch

Sep 15, 2014 No Comments

MOTORHEAD MINIATURES “Out of Gas” figure set 1:18 | $25.99 Meet Lorraine and Cody, a couple of surpris- ingly cheerful ladies 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 1,201 pieces/sets) is made from cold-cast [...]

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The Baby Lambo Grows Up: Bburago’s Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

Sep 15, 2014 No Comments

The survival of an exotic marque hinges on its…well… “exoticness.” Lamborghini, perhaps more than any other brand, has come to epitomize that elusive quality. Attention-grabbing extravagances like explosive engines and extroverted styling add mystique, which enhances desirability, which is the only way an exotic manufacturer can thrive. And while we’re all being dazzled by flagship [...]

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Challenge This

Sep 15, 2014 No Comments

Greenlight Collectibles “2 Fast 2 Furious” Challenger 1:18 | $59.99    2 Fast 2 Furious, the sequel to the blockbuster film The Fast and the Furious, gave screen time to a lot of memo- rable machinery while doing some unforgettable (and not exactly legal) things. One such scene had this car, a 1970 Dodge Challenger [...]

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Pope’s Atlantic

Sep 13, 2014 No Comments

AUTOART 1938 Bugatti 57S Atlantic coupe 1:18 | $359.95 The Bugatti Atlantic is one of the rarest, most desired collector cars in the world. Designed by Ettore Bugatti’s son Jean in the mid-1930s, only four were built, and only two of the original cars are known to exist. Low and sleek, the two-door coupes featured [...]

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Name that Hoon

Sep 12, 2014 No Comments

AUTO WORLD “Legends” 1971 “Garlits” Dodge Charger 1:18 | $89.99 Gary Bolger was the hotfoot of choice for drag team owner Bud Richter, who put the talented Illinoisan behind the wheel of several of his cars- “Tension,” “Tension II,” and “Gold Digger” among them. When the legendary “Big Daddy” Don Garlits dealt Richter and company [...]

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Fine scale Fiats

Sep 09, 2014 No Comments

When we think of Italian cars, we tend to think of mega-buck, mega-power, mega-exclusive high-tech sports cars, or even more mega-buck, mega-rare classic versions of the same. But Italy has a rich tradition of sporty but practical, affordable and compact cars that have entertained European drivers for decades. Laudoracing produces some of the favorites in [...]

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How do you say “Insane Speed” in Swedish?

Sep 09, 2014 No Comments

We just finished up a review of the AUTOart Koenigsegg Agera for the next issue of Die Cast X–due on the stands and in subscribers’ hands by the end of this month. What better time then to check out some of the things that make the Swedish supercar–and the company itself–so special.   Don’t miss [...]

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