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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AutoWorld B-bodies

Aug 25, 2014 No Comments

In 1968 Chrysler Corporation was riding a Hemi-powered wave of success. 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 stock-class drag racing all across the country. On the street Chrysler redesigned its sales-leading B-Body [...]

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Cheap Kicks for ’66

Aug 24, 2014 No Comments

Shelby Collectibles 1966 Ford Gt40 MkII 1:18 | $50 Shelby-philes used to have to pony up heavy bucks for a top-shelf replica of the 1966 GT40 that took the ’66 Sebring with Jerry Grant and Dan Gurney at the wheel. Not any more. While it’s a few hundred pieces (and dollars) shy of the parts [...]

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Hard Core

Aug 23, 2014 No Comments

Auto World 1970 Ford Torino GT 1:18 | $80 Auto World’s apple red American Muscle 1970 Ford Torino GT screams “catch me if you can” in big letters. Featuring fine details like a matte black shaker hood scoop, matching rear louvers, painted window trim, and chromed bumpers, door handles, and hood pins, the exterior com- [...]

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Cobra Commander

Aug 22, 2014 No Comments

Maisto 1968 Ford Mustang Gt Cobra Jet 1:18 | $35 In 1968, Ford’s secret weapon, the 335hp 428 Cobra Jet big-block, made its debut in the Mustang, thanks to Bob Tasca. Ford, of course, made more of the cars, and the result was one of Dearborn’s most iconic factory race pack- ages. Maisto’s “Wimbledon White” [...]

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Roam, Baby, Roam

Aug 18, 2014 No Comments

 Minichamps  1948 Land Rover 1:18 | $125   These days, Land Rovers are comfy— all frills, fine leather, and modern tech, they coddle occupants with heated cup holders as they bravely venture to Starbucks. But beneath the frou-frou, these trucks have been strong off-road performers since 1948. Those early Rovers were far more basic and bare-knuckled–and [...]

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