AUTOart Lancia Delta S4 “Monte Carlo”

Aug 18, 2014 No Comments

  It may be wearing “Martini” livery on its wild and wedgy body, but lux-level refinement was never part of the Lancia Delta S4’s DNA. This spawn of the hairiest days of Rally racing was born of loose Group B regulations and high ambition on the part of Lancia, who went fairly crazy on the [...]

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A Little Grumpy

Aug 17, 2014 No Comments

Supercar Collectibles 1972 Chevrolet Vega “Grumpy’s Toy IX” 1:18 | $80 In 1972, the late Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins traded his 1970 Camaro for a ’72 Vega. Substantial chassis work was done to modify the new Vega for drag racing; subframes were added to the unibody Vega to support the front and rear suspension, the car was [...]

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Mattel Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 458 Italia “China Special”

Aug 16, 2014 No Comments

Here’s a big surprise: Ferraris are wildly popular in China. If that last thought actually caught you off guard, here’s another: wealthy folks living there are willing to pay huge amounts of cash for special editions of the cars — which Ferrari is only too happy to supply. Thus the small run — 20 cars [...]

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Hard Boiled

Aug 10, 2014 No Comments

AUTOART Koenigsegg CCX 1:18 | $205 With twin superchargers, 800-plus horsepower, undeniable style, and the kind of exclusivity that only cars in its price class can carry, the mid-engine CCX from Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg (say KER-nig-zegg) can roughhouse with any of the top supercars on the road today. AUTOart’s slick black model of the [...]

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Auto World 1970 Chevelle

Aug 08, 2014 No Comments

  Another car that had us going back in the salad days of American Muscle was Ertl’s 1970 Chevelle, and it, too, was sorely in need of more detail and features. Which, thank the gods of diecast, is exactly what this heavily reworked Auto World version of that hoary old mold set offers. While not [...]

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King’s Car

Aug 08, 2014 No Comments

HOT WHEELS Elite “Presley” Dino 308 GT4 1:18 | $90 It comes in a window box, but Hot Wheels’ Elite model of the black 1976 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4, a vehicle that was once owned by Elvis Presley, all but disappears against its black packaging. No worries; this one comes alive once it’s been pulled [...]

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Auto World “Legends of the Quarter Mile” Camaro Funny Car

Aug 05, 2014 No Comments

  Jeg Coughlin started as a high-school wrench with a passion for speed, and it wasn’t long before he’d clinched a slew of trophies at the local tracks. By 1959, his ‘55 Chevy had taken him to a class win at a Nationals. But Jeg was about more than going fast, and in 1960, he [...]

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Otto Models Audi Coupe GT

Aug 03, 2014 No Comments

  OTTO’s Audi Coupe GT is one of those models that you pull out of its box and just kind of stare at for a while. Part of that is because it’s just so well done; the other part of the lingering gaze has to do with utter familiarity. Thanks to the resin body and [...]

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Mark Donohue

Jul 31, 2014 No Comments

Winning with The Unfair Advantage By Bill Bennett ROGER PENSKE SAID, “MARK WAS A THINKING DRIVER. He knew when to go and when not to go. He wasn’t going to win it on guts, he was going to win it on using his head.” Mark Donohue (March 18, 1937-August 19, 1975) was one of the [...]

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Family Jewel

Jul 29, 2014 No Comments

Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari FF 1:18 | $100 There’s just no telling what Enzo Ferrari would have had to say about the recently unveiled Ferrari FF, but the car’s four-seat “shooting brake” architecture and four-wheel- drive technology —the “F and F”—are making the tifosi take notice. Hot Wheels Elite has a hand-in-glove relationship with Maranello, [...]

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