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Hot Wheels Elite Alonso Malaysian GP Victory

May 22, 2014 No Comments

Balance is a critical element in racing, and for every yin, there’s a yang. That was the takeaway when Fernando Alonso took the Malaysian GP in March of 2012 from behind the wheel of a Ferrari F2012 — a car that had been roundly criticized for its lack of handling in dry conditions. That was [...]

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GT Spirit Porsche 911 (993) Carrera RS Club Sport

May 21, 2014 No Comments

GT Spirit sent along this wicked-looking Carrera RS Club Sport as we were getting ready to wrap this issue, and it’s still sitting on the edit desk, all mean, low, and yellow. Boy, is it yellow. And wow, is it slick. This is our fourth sample from the company, and we have yet to see [...]

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Auto World Bruce Larson “USA-1” Funny Car

May 18, 2014 No Comments

Speaking of the Legends series, this 1970s-vintage Camaro represents the bow-tie contingent as Bruce Larson’s particularly patriotic “USA-1” funny – one of the prettier cars Larson ran in his career, and, thanks to its Hemi engine and sleek shape, one that kept him running and winning match races in the early ’70s, despite the lack [...]

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AUTOart Honda NSX Japanese Police

May 18, 2014 No Comments

Anyone who’s been tailed by a trooper in a striped-up Mustang, Camaro or Hemi Charger can tell you that hot shoe cop cars aren’t uncommon. But when the lawman is rolling in an exotic … that’s a different story. AUTOart has taken one of their better recent mold sets —  a killer early ’90s NSX [...]

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Auto World “Foster’s King Cobra” Funny Car

May 16, 2014 No Comments

The Legends of the Quarter Mile from Auto World just keep a-comin’, and that’s not a bad thing. AW’s model of Sid and Gerald Foster’s  1972 Mustang flopper is the latest take on the line’s FoMoCo funny car mold set, and it’s one of the flashiest in an array of anything-but-subtle models, thanks to a [...]

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Auto World 1977 Pontiac Trans Am

May 14, 2014 No Comments

The parade of new 1:43 resins continues to impress us, especially this emerging line from Auto World, whose recent foray into the scale and the medium has been extremely well received around here. This pair of 1977 Pontiac Trans Ams had us tearing into the packaging, thanks to what appeared to be a high level [...]

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AUTOart Alfa Romeo 33 TT 12 “Francorchamps 1975”

May 09, 2014 No Comments

AUTOart’s Signature Series Alfa Romeo Tipo 33TT12 demonstrates something close to detail overload in the sub-$500 category. For one thing, this model of the Derek Bell / Henri Pescarolo-piloted winner of the 1975 1000Km at Spa is a true high-ender: delicate, multi-paneled, and spidery, the car comes in a clamshell package that had us a [...]

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Auto World Spinout Shelby Cobra 427

May 06, 2014 No Comments

Comedian Eddie Murphy (yes, he used to be a comic) once did a bit about Elvis Presley’s string of campy (though hugely successful) movies. Elvis’ scriptwriters were never too taxed; whether The King’s character  was a pilot, a cowboy, or a hitchhiking hobo (we’re not kidding), it was never long before Elvis was hip-swiveling and [...]

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NEW VIDEO! Minichamps 1:18 “Mullin Collection” Hispano-Suiza “Xenia” and Delahaye 165: Curves Ahead

Oct 03, 2013 No Comments

Peter Mullin calls his collection of exotic French cars from the ‘thirties his “French Curves” collection – with good reason. The cars are almost exclusively the handiwork of top-tier coach builders from a bygone era. These Minichamps resincasts are the first in a series of large-scale models that the manufacturer will be fielding to complement [...]

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NEW VIDEO! Paragon Models 1:18 1971 Jaguar XJ6: Refined Find

Oct 03, 2013 No Comments

Paragon Models’ 1:18 1971 Jaguar XJ6 is the latest in a line of well-done, not-too-pricey cars from a maker that got its start at the lower end of the hobby. The real car was always a great value for sport sedan buyers and enthusiasts, and the model is a lot like the real thing – [...]

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