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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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Look Back 1:24: Yat Ming’s Presidential Limos

Jan 25, 2012 1 Comment

In case you’ve been dozing ‘neath the bituminous for the past several months (or you think those debates on TV are some kind of new reality show), we’d like to remind you that we’re gearing up for an election. For the really big job. As in, President of the United States. It’s with that in [...]

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The Phantom Rises: Automodello Releases the Phantom Corsair in 1:24 Resin

Jan 15, 2012 2 Comments

Rust Heinz’s Phantom Corsair was a standout machine at a time when streamlining and aerodynamics (or at least styling that looked aerodynamic) were making profound changes to car design – and, by extension, what folks considered stylish and modern. The Phantom cost twenty-four grand to build at a time when a mini-mansion could be had [...]

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Jada’s All New Lopro Series Rolls Out With Style

Dec 19, 2011 2 Comments

Jada is well known in the diecast market for delivering well-planned vehicles that represent the young, modern tuning movement: vehicles that scream “I’m here!” with loud paint, bright interiors, chrome accessories… and, of course, plus-sized wheel and tire combos. Jada’s newest line, called “Lopro” (low-profile… get it?) definitely fits right in, and even adds a [...]

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M2 Machines Keeps ‘em Coming

Dec 19, 2011 No Comments

Unveiling release 27 (yep – we said 27) in their 1:24 scale lineup, M2 Machines is reintroducing their extremely popular “Detroit Muscle” 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 casting in two new color variations – Pastel Blue and Grabber Orange. Rolling out along with those powerful ponies is a set of ground-hugging 1956 Ford F100 trucks.  If [...]

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The Phantom Menace: Automodello’s Corsair is on deck

Nov 19, 2011 No Comments

Those 57 Varieties must have been running pretty well when Rusty Heinz contracted Maurice Schwartz (of Bohman & Schwartz coach builders) to help design and build a special car, atop an already special machine. Thus the dashing coachwork of the Phantom Corsair, of which only one would ever be made, was built onto a Cord [...]

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