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Dan’s Last Riverside Winner

Jul 02, 2015 No Comments

Spark 1968 NASCAR Dan Gurney Ford Torino 1:43 | $75 Dan Gurney was so dominant in the NASCAR Motor Trend 500 race at Riverside Raceway that it became known as the “Gurney 500.” Driving a Wood Brothers Ford, Dan won 5 of the 6 races between 1963 and 1968; the last at the wheel of [...]

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Dan’s Last Riverside Ride

Jul 01, 2015 No Comments

Spark 1970 Plymouth Superbird “Dan Gurney” 1:43 | $75 Dan’s long association with Ford ended in 1969 and he switched to Plymouth Barracudas in the Trans Am and stock-block Plymouth engines in Indy racing. Naturally, Chrysler wanted him in a Plymouth at Riverside, so Petty Racing prepared a Superbird carrying no.42, but painted in Dan’s [...]

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Arrivederci 458!

Jun 27, 2015 No Comments

Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 458 Speclale 1:43 & 1:18 | $65 & $130 It seems only yesterday that the 458 Italia stormed onto the supercar scene, but Ferrari has announced its replacement—the forthcoming 488 GTB—so its time to say ‘arrivederci!’ to the 458. It’s not going out quietly, though. ‚ e fi nal variant is [...]

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More French Curves

Jun 27, 2015 No Comments

MINICHAMPS 1936 TALBOTLAGO T26SS “GRAND PRIX” 1:43 | $99.95 Minichamps Mullin Collection Talbot-Lago T26-SS (Super Sport) is one of only three of these cars, basically their Grand Prix race car with a widened chassis and two-seat bodywork. Two were built for the 1936 Le Mans but this one (chassis 90203) wasn’t seen until the 1939 [...]

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Big Beautiful Buick

Jun 25, 2015 No Comments

BROOKLIN BUICK COLLECTION 1939 CENTURY CONVERTIBLE PHAETON 1:43 | $129.95 Although Buick’s new 1937-38 bodies were very well received, they surprised the automobile industry by introducing completely new bodies again in 1939.  The mid-level Century series updated straight-eight actually produced more power than Cadillac’s V-8, while standard-equipment turn signals were an industry first. Buick [...]

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Elegant English GTs

Jun 24, 2015 No Comments

KYOSHO ASTON MARTIN DB9 AND VANQUISH 1:43 | $98 Aston Martin is having a pretty good year with its stylish main line grand tourer the DB9 being joined by the ultra-performance Vanquish. Kyosho, in signing on to produce both in 1:43 in a host of colors, is poised to enjoy the halo effect of these [...]

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Middle-Class Lincoln

Jun 20, 2015 No Comments

BROOKLIN 1955 LINCOLN CAPRI 4“DOOR SEDAN 1:43 | $138.95 By 1955, the clean body made famous by the “hot rod Lincolns” of Mexican Road Race fame were dated, so the ‘55s got a simplified grille, all-new side trim, and longer rear fenders with new taillights, and a new 225-horsepower, 341cid Y-block V-8. While everyone else [...]

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The Mustang That Wasn’t

Jun 19, 2015 No Comments

MATRIX INTERMECCANICA 1965 MUSTANG STATION WAGON 1:43 | $89.95 When the Mustang was unveiled in April 1964, New York ad agency VP Barney Clark decided that Ford should build a Mustang Wagon with his agency handling the advertising campaign. To show FoMoCo how easy it would be, he hired Bob Cumberford to draw up a [...]

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French Curves

Jun 19, 2015 No Comments

MINICHAMPS MULLIN COLLECTION 1939 DELAHAYE 165 CABRIOLET 1:43 | $99.95 The French built the sexiest cars in the world in the pre-WWII years; those who doubt need only to look at Minichamps Mullin Collection 1939 Delahaye 165 with its Figoni & Falashi cabriolet body. After selling the first one at the 1938 Paris Salon, a [...]

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Terrific Toronadoe

Jun 17, 2015 No Comments

Spark 1968 Oldsmobile 1:43 | $75 Oldsmobile’s Toronado, the first American front-wheel-drive car since the 1937 Cord, was everybody’s “Car of the Year” when it was introduced in 1966. But sales slumped in ’67, so for 1968 the Toronado got a whole new front end with Harley Earl’s “Hi-Low” bumper surrounding a mesh grille with [...]

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