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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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Golden Girl

Sep 08, 2014 No Comments

ACME Trading Linda Vaughn Figure 1:18 | $30, $150 (with car) She’s held a lot of titles over the years, but for most of us, Dalton, GA’s Linda Vaughn will always be remembered for her years as “Miss Hurst Gold- en Shifter,” a public rela- tions gig that frequently required the otherworldly southern beauty to [...]

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True Love Hurts

Sep 07, 2014 No Comments

SunStar Russ Truelove 1956 Mercury stock car 1:18 | $95 Russ Truelove had made two (count ’em, two) payments on his brand new 1956 Mercury Montclair when he entered it into the 1956 Daytona 500, and before he got to mail the next coupon, he’d run out onto the sand at well over 100mph and [...]

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Mighty Mouse

Sep 05, 2014 No Comments

AUTOART Alfa-Romeo Giulia TZ2 1:18 | $165 Many experts consider the Alfa-Romeo TZ2 one of the finest GT racers ever built, second only to its bigger cousin, the Ferrari 250 GTO. The lightweight little car had a 1570 cc four-cylinder DOHC twin-plug engine (modified for racing, or course), and it’s a rare ride, too: only [...]

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CMC Mercedes 300SLR Display Engine

Sep 05, 2014 No Comments

If there’s anything wrong with the models coming from premium maker CMC, it’s that a lot of the  coolest details are lost beneath the cars’ skins. The good news is that this maker occasionally releases a stripped chassis (like the Maserati 300 Bill Bennett reviews in this issue), or uncorks one of their engines and [...]

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License to Thrill

Sep 02, 2014 No Comments

AUTOart Lola/Aston Martin B09/60 (DBR1-2) #007 1:18/$220 Lola/Aston Martin’s Gulf Oil-liveried #007 LMP1 prototype dominated the 2009 five race Le Mans Series, winning theTeam, Constructors’, and Drivers’ Championships, and was the highest finishing gasoline-powered racer to complete the2009 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing fourth behind the diesel-powered cars of Peugeot and Audi. Powered by [...]

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