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ACME Diecast S&S Filthy Forty Gasser

ACME Diecast S&S Filthy Forty Gasser

The Nitty Gritty on the Filthy Forty!  1:18 | $149.99 ACME has been teasing us with the archival pic of their forthcoming 40 Willys Gasser for a couple of months, but we got this spy shot of the early prototype just before press time. It’s nowhere near final yet, but we can already see this […]
AutoWorld Dirty Mary Crazy Larry 1969 Dodge Charger R/T

AutoWorld Dirty Mary Crazy Larry 1969 Dodge Charger R/T

A Movie Mopar We’ve All Been Waiting For! 1:18 | $89.99 Here’s one you’ll surely recognize: the 1969 Dodge Charger made famous by the small-time hood and would-be NASCAR hero title character in 1974’s Dirty Mary Crazy Larry. Together with tagalong hitchhiker Mary and ace mechanic Deke who keeps the Mopar running fast enough to […]

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AUTOart Toyota 2000GT

AUTOart Toyota 2000GT

Japan’s First Supercar 1:18 | $163.90  Toyota’s sleek 2000GT exploded onto the automotive scene on 1967, and virtually single-handedly redefined the image of the Japanese performance car. Built in a joint venture with Yamaha, the 2000GT was as capable as it was beautiful — a potent inline-6 engine, mounted back in the long nose, short […]
AutoWorld Dirty Mary Crazy Larry 1969 Dodge Charger R/T

AutoWorld Dirty Mary Crazy Larry 1969 Dodge Charger R/T

A Movie Mopar We’ve All Been Waiting For! 1:18 | $89.99 Here’s one you’ll surely recognize: the 1969 Dodge Charger made famous by the small-time hood and would-be NASCAR hero title character in 1974’s Dirty Mary Crazy Larry. Together with tagalong hitchhiker Mary and ace mechanic Deke who keeps the Mopar running fast enough to […]

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AUTOart Toyota 2000GT

AUTOart Toyota 2000GT

Japan’s First Supercar 1:18 | $163.90 Toyota’s sleek 2000GT exploded onto the automotive scene on 1967, and virtually single-handedly redefined the image of the Japanese performance car. Built in a joint venture with Yamaha, the 2000GT was as capable as it was beautiful — a potent inline-6 engine, mounted back in the long nose, short […]
Minichamps BMW “Gösser Beer” BMW 3.5 CSL

Minichamps BMW “Gösser Beer” BMW 3.5 CSL

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

AUTOart 1961 Jaguar E-Type

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 […]
ACME 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge

ACME 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge

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”

Replicarz 1984 Indy 500 March-Cosworth “Tom Sneva”

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 […]
Japanese Classics: In Scale and at Auction

Japanese Classics: In Scale and at Auction

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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