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ACME Trading “Mondello & Matsubara” 1937 Fiat Topolino

Dec 08, 2014 No Comments

Fiat is back on these shores again, and the little 500s of today harken back to a unit called the Fiat 500 Topolino. Like the modern version, the elder Italian was among the smallest road cars of its day – and that made the aerodynamic coupe a perfect candidate for use in drag racing. That’s [...]

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Minichamps Renault R86 “Vettel 2010 Brazilian GP”

Dec 06, 2014 No Comments

  Sebastian Vettel is one amazing Formula One driver: young, talented and very, very fast. Driving for Red Bull Racing, the 25-year-old German has finished on the podium in almost half of the F1 races he’s started, won more than one-quarter of them, has won the F1 World Championship in 2010, 2011, and 2012 and, [...]

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Tommy Boy GTX in 1:18

Dec 05, 2014 No Comments

GreenLight Collectibles is a great source for models of movie cars–whether it be in 1:64, 1:43 or in big 1:18. Now, you probably don’t think of comedians Davide Spade or the late Chris Farley as traditional car-guy film material, there actually were some pretty sweet muscle cars in some of their films. One such is [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 458

Nov 22, 2014 No Comments

It wasn’t easy for Ferrari to nip the top on its 458 Italia, given the 202mph supercar’s speed, and, oh yeah … where to put the roof in its down position. Maranello’s answer came in the form of a moderate redesign starting aft of the doors, all the way back to the 458’s retro-bullet taillights. [...]

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BBR Pagani Huayra “Saloon Geneve”

Nov 07, 2014 No Comments

The world of exotic cars has long been the playground of BBR, and this maker never ceases to amaze and engage collectors of high-end, low-production replicas. Recently, they’ve turned their attention almost exclusively to resin, and this factory image of their carbon-fiber Pagani Huayra – the $1.3 million dollar, 720-horsepower  star of the Saloon Geneve [...]

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Mattel Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari F355 Berlinetta

Nov 03, 2014 No Comments

Ferrari was on an upswing in the early 1990s, having weathered the storm of emissions vs. performance that had hit the industry throughout the late 70s and early-80s. In 1994, Maranello rolled out the successor to the 348, with a larger V8 engine, mildly smoother styling, and a new name: the F355. The car was [...]

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Online Exclusive: The Last of the Royal Bloodline: AutoWorld’s 1969 Royal Bobcat GTO

Oct 28, 2014 No Comments

For enthusiasts in the 1960s Royal Pontiac was indeed the regal palace of Poncho performance. Tapped as the official factory-supported skunkworks by new Pontiac general manager Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen and marketing maven Jim Wangers (of GTO fame) in 1959 to help build the brand into a performance leader, Royal-campaigned Super Duty Pontiacs were soon winning [...]

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Online Exclusive: GreenLight 1967 Mustang notchback Specials

Oct 27, 2014 No Comments

Not that any diecast company really needs an excuse to release a classic ‘60s Mustang replica, but this year’s 50th Anniversary of Ford’s foundational pony car has inspired a veritable stampede of scale ‘Stangs. Among the most prolific has been GreenLight, with several interesting variations on its 1967 coupe casting. When it comes to diecast, [...]

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Sunstar 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible

Oct 20, 2014 No Comments

Pontiac’s 1955 Star Chief convertible was the upper-crustiest offering from Flint, and though it wasn’t exactly a performance machine — remember, Bunkie Knudsen and the “wide track” days were still in the future — it was a great-looking car. Sunstar thinks so, too, and this isn’t this mold set’s first time at the rodeo. By [...]

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TSM Model Pit Crew “John Player”

Oct 17, 2014 No Comments

We can’t recall who it was who wanted to thank the “little people,” but we’re happy to see this bunch of small folk, thanks to TSM Models. This is the latest iteration of their very cool pit crew accessory set, done in “John Player Special Lotus” costume. The cold-cast resin maquettes are caught in mid-move, [...]

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