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Minichamps LaSalle II Roadster Concept

Sep 26, 2014 No Comments

You have to hand it to Joe Bortz. Not only is he one of the car world’s most influential collectors, he’s also one of the best “carchaelogists” around. It was Bortz who located the cut-to-pieces wreckage of GM’s 1955 “LaSalle II” roadster moldering in a Michigan junkyard. And it was he who immediately got elbows [...]

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Savage Beast

Sep 21, 2014 No Comments

SWEDE SAVAGE’S Gurney Eagle/ Offenhauser by Replicarz 1:18 | $159.99 David Earl “Swede” Savage took the racing world by storm. A natural athlete, he’d first gained recognition racing motorcycles, then found himself under the wing of Dan Gurney. On his sec- ond trip to the Indy 500 in 1973, he teamed with Indy veteran Gordon [...]

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Michelin, Man

Sep 20, 2014 No Comments

OTTO MOBILE Citroen SM Proto “Michelin” 1:18 | $60 OTTO Mobile’s wedgy and muscular Citroen SM Prototype “Michelin” is a great image of a very edgy car – exactly the kind of subject that OTTO does best. This big, resincast (sealed) unit replicates a rolling test bed built circa 1973. With a 340-horsepower 24V V6 [...]

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Little Henry

Sep 19, 2014 No Comments

LE MANS MINIATURES “Henri Pescarolo” figurine 1:18 | $29.95 Spark’s Le Mans Miniatures lineup recently expanded to include some neat little historical figurines, with a focus on famous drivers. This latest one is a hoot: it’s Henri Pescarolo, circa 1968, toting a very large bottle of Moët & Chandon after his ride for Equipe Matra [...]

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Subie Do

Sep 17, 2014 No Comments

SUN STAR 1993 Subaru Impreza 555 1:18 | $90 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, [...]

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Massalonzo

Sep 17, 2014 No Comments

HOT WHEELS Elite Ferrari F2012 1:18 | $120 Ferrari’s F1 program has generated some of the most exciting race cars ever to turn a wheel, and its 58th single-seater – the step- nosed F2012 – is no different. Despite early handling problems, the naturally aspirated V8 cars were fielded with some success by Fernando Alonso [...]

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50th Anniversary T-bolt from AutoWorld

Sep 17, 2014 No Comments

How’s this for perfect timing? This Hemmings Blog article arrived in my email this morning — just a couple of days after this sweet AutoWorld 1:18 Thunderbolt arrived in the mail. The diecast gods are obviously telling me its time to do an article on the Thunderbolt, and who am I to argue? So here’s [...]

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Bella’s Bomb

Sep 16, 2014 No Comments

GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES’ Twilight Chevrolet pickup 1:18 | $59.99 Okay, here’s the checklist. She’s a hottie. She likes to ride motorcycles. She drives a beat- up, old Chevy pickup truck. And, as seen in the Twilight series of films, she also has a thing for bloodsuckers. Hey, three out of four ain’t bad. While we can’t [...]

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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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