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Bburago Fiat 500s: Say it in Italian

Apr 22, 2013 No Comments

It’s more than a little amusing to us that among the four Bburago Fiat 500s that arrived here for review, two were Abarths. Because nobody here can actually agree on how to pronounce “Bburago”. Or “Abarth”. That doesn’t matter. What really counts is that the funny, double-B name is appearing yet again on low-buck, high-giggle [...]

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SNEAK PEEK: Automodello’s 1:24 Mormon Meteor Lands!

Nov 02, 2012 No Comments

We’re starting to feel like proud parents. Well, a little, anyway. We’ve watched Automodello’s outstanding 1:24 resin replica of Ab Jenkins’ 1935 Duesenberg – the  ”Mormon Meteor” – go from sketch to tooling model to unpainted resin prototype. Now, it’s here on our table as a production-ready piece (and a featured car from our Spring [...]

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NEW VIDEO! Automodello’s 1:24 Phantom Corsair

Oct 02, 2012 1 Comment

Yes, we know: Automodello’s Phantom Corsair – the company’s very first effort in 1:24 – has been sold out at the factory for a few months, now. But that didn’t stop us from wanting to give the car some video time. With a perfect casting and a dead-on replication of the car’s every exterior (and, [...]

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Rock With Brock: M2 Machines 1956 Ford F-100

Aug 20, 2012 1 Comment

Most classic truck enthusiasts agree: the 1956 Ford F-100 is one of the most recognized and respected pickup trucks from the 1950s. Its aggressive nose, wide body, and even wider wheel wells made it tough-looking back then – and these days, those same features make it one of the most desirable platforms on which to [...]

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UPDATE! Automodello’s “Mormon Meteor”, Painted, Tweaking, Closer to Production

Jul 28, 2012 No Comments

Remember that 1:24 Automodello Duesenberg “Mormon Meteor” we showed you pre-production pics of a few weeks ago? Well, Jim Cowen, Automodello’s president, sent along these factory-fresh (and un-retouched) photos of the car in its latest phase of development. You can almost smell the paint drying. “It still needs some chrome, instead of plating, and we’ll [...]

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Automodello Gets Ready to Launch a Meteor

May 18, 2012 No Comments

Automodello’s number one man – Jim Cowen – sent along these pictures of the master resin for their upcoming mid-scale Duesenberg “Mormon Meteor”, and to say that we’re blown away is an understatement. Check out the unmistakable shape and sweep of the car’s aerodynamic body, and the stance of the replica on the as-yet-untooled wheels. [...]

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Darrin’s Darling: GreenLight’s 1:24 “Bewitched” Camaro RS

Apr 20, 2012 No Comments

When Darrin Stephens married Samantha on the classic TV show Bewitched (1964-1972), he had no idea she would turn out to be a witch – let alone drive such a classic, now historic, convertible. It was a good case of product placement on Chevys’ part; millions of viewers got to see Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery) looking [...]

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Number One with a Bullet: Danbury Mint 1:24 1950 Studebaker

Mar 17, 2012 2 Comments

They got their start building wagons for the American Trail, but in 1950, Studebaker was building some of the wildest cars on the American Road. Painted in sahara sand, this 1:24 1950 “bullet-nosed” champion convertible comes with a removable fabric top and a soft vinyl boot cover. Virtually everything works, including the doors, hood, trunk, [...]

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On Track: Lionel Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne

Mar 09, 2012 No Comments

Lionel – yes, that Lionel – is now a player in the NASCAR collectibles field, and they’re making some killer stuff. This pre-production pair of 1:24 Hendrick Motorsport Impalas is deco’d in 2012 liveries, replicating Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s forthcoming “Diet Mountain Dew” No. 88 and Kasey Kahne’s No. 5 “Farmers Insurance” – sponsored car. The [...]

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Look Back 1:24: Danbury Mint 1948 Chrysler Town & Country

Feb 05, 2012 4 Comments

In certain cultures, it is believed that wood is capable of absorbing and storing the essence of human contact, like some instant-on organic recorder. Perhaps it’s that mystical connection that makes old wood-bodied cars so attractive to car buffs… and makes the material so welcomed for use in a model. Danbury Mint’s 1948 Chrysler Town [...]

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