Minichamps BMW “Gösser Beer” BMW 3.5 CSL

Jan 01, 2015 No Comments

Team Schnitzer and their Gösser Beer-sponsored BMW 3.5 CSL had a good racing season in 1976, winning both the Nurburgring 1000km and the 6 Hours of Zeltweg on the Osterreichring circuit in Austria, finishing the season second to Porsche in the World Championship for Makes.  Nicknamed “Batmobiles” because of their outrageous body mods, the BMWs [...]

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AUTOart 1961 Jaguar E-Type

Dec 28, 2014 No Comments

The Jaguar E-type causes folks to stop and go glassy-eyed, especially if the observed machine is on the hoof. Few cars in the history of the automobile can lay claim to such perfection of line and detail; even fewer can back up the pulchritude with power. But the Jag could, and in scale, the car [...]

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ACME 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge

Dec 25, 2014 No Comments

Here Come da’ Judge! 1:18 | $140 By most accounts, Pontiac invented the conventional muscle car with its introduction of the GTO in 1964. The formula was so successful that virtually every American manufacturer introduced one in the following years. By 1970, Pontiac was getting a little lost in the crowd, so it decided to [...]

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Replicarz 1984 Indy 500 March-Cosworth “Tom Sneva”

Dec 24, 2014 No Comments

After winning the Indianapolis 500 in 1983, Tom “The Gas Man” Sneva returned to Indy in 1984 with a March-Cosworth sporting his reigning champion’s #1, and snared the prestigious pole position with a scorching 210.029mph — over 2mph faster than Howdy Holmes, who qualified second. Rick Mears was the third-place qualifier, and ultimately won the [...]

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Japanese Classics: In Scale and at Auction

Dec 23, 2014 No Comments

This morning we are reading Hemmings’ preview of the upcoming Scotsdale auction season in mid-January, specifically highlighting the emergence of classic Japanese cars as valuable collectibles. We in the diecast community have known of the appeal of Japan’s performance models from the 1960s and early ’70s, and now it seems the big auction houses are [...]

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BRE Datsun 510 from RetroMotoring & Co.

Dec 22, 2014 No Comments

One Small Car, One Giant Racing Legacy 1:18 | Price To Be Announced The story behind the Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE) Datsun 510s is one of pride, personality, and perseverance. The pride element came courtesy of Datsun’s arch rival Toyota. Founder Pete Brock had inherited an inroad to Toyota when the Japanese firm bought the Hino [...]

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AUTOart Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti DTM “Hockenheim”

Dec 22, 2014 No Comments

Some people refer to the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft) as the German equivalent of NASCAR. There are certain similarities these days, but in 1993, DTM racers were far more linked to their road-going counterparts than were their NASCAR contemporaries from the States. Say what you will, AUTOart’s 155V6 Ti, patterned after the car that won [...]

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AutoWorld American Muscle Charger and Road Runner

Dec 21, 2014 No Comments

Killer Bs  1:18 | $85 Back in the late 60s, Mopar’s B-bodies were some of the hottest muscle cars around, on track and on the street. King Richard had just driven his Petty-blue Plymouth to his second NASCAR championship the previous season, and Mopars were the toast (or terror, depending on what you drove!) of [...]

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Bburago 2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

Dec 20, 2014 No Comments

The Story of the Hurricane 1:18 | $35 They call it the “baby Lambo” but the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 is a serious machine. It’s packedwith the company’s latest technology wrapped in eye-catching yet refined styling, and delivers uncharacteristic civility without taking away from the extreme performance which is essential to thea Lambo’s identity. It [...]

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Replicarz 1984 March 84C

Dec 18, 2014 No Comments

For all the preparation and planning, Indy can be a cruel place. Gordon Johncock found that out in 1984, when the March 84C he was piloting crashed on lap 104, injuring his ankle and twisting the car up beyond repair. Powered by a Ford-Cosworth DFV turbo V8 making an impressive 800 horsepower, Gordon’s March wasn’t [...]

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