ABC 1:43 “Hayworth” Cadillac: The Royal Treatment

Aug 27, 2011 No Comments

Hollywood royalty just ain’t what it used to be, especially when it comes to cars. Off-the-shelf blinged Escalades, store bought Ferraris, Bentleys, and Lambos (or their “green” nemeses – eco-friendly, celebrity-driven Priuses and Volts), simply lack star-level visual impact when heaving up to the curb. Back in the good old days, things were different – and [...]

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MiniMarque 1:43 Packards: Sweet and Elite

Aug 25, 2011 No Comments

MiniMarque (a/k/a MiniMarque 43) has been around for a long time, providing 1:43 collectors with a series of delightful, hand built white-metal bodied cars. These fetch a premium, but they’re bedecked with some very slick detailing, done, more often than not, with painstakingly rendered photo etched metal and sweet lensing. These three Packards – a [...]

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Minichamps 1:43 BMW Z4M: Ultimate Bull

Aug 12, 2011 No Comments

You would think that a German model car company making a model of a German car would be a perfect match – and in the case of this Minichamps BMW Z4M “Red Bull” racing coupe, modeled after the winning car shared by Quester, Mullen, Stuck, and Werner at the 2006 24 hours of Silverstone, you’d [...]

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Minichamps’ 1:43 Audi R8 LMS: Phoenix, Risen

Aug 10, 2011 No Comments

Stuck, Biela, Stippler and Basseng isn’t a law firm – but pity the unfortunate who comes before them on a track, especially if they’re taking turns piloting the likes of this Audi R8 LMS. That was on the docket in 2009, when Team Phoenix brought the car to the Nürburgring-Nordschleife to claim a GT3 victory [...]

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Minichamps 1:43 Porsche “Mark Donohue” Set: Calling Captain Nice

Aug 02, 2011 No Comments

Like Rudolf “Rudi” Uhlenhaut before him, Mark Donohue was an engineer who also happened to be a gifted race car driver – a dual personality that allowed him to return from the track with a head full of ideas on how to improve a car’s performance, and the nuts-and-bolts knowledge on how those improvements could [...]

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Kyosho announces new Lamborghini Jota SVR

Jul 13, 2011 No Comments

Two new 143 scale Jota SVR Lamborghini’s will be available by Kyosho mid October. The first is a metallic blue and black version the second a black and silver variation.  These little Lamborghini’s come fully detailed with opening doors, engine cover, rear storage compartment and fuel filler cap.  They also include a well crafted interior and working suspension. [...]

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Sneak Peak – New Kyosho Models Coming Soon!

Jul 11, 2011 No Comments

We received these teasers over the weekend from Kyosho.  They will be releasing two new Super 7 variations this year.  If you are a British motorsports fan you will want to consider adding one (or both) of these Caterham Super 7 to your collection. 1:43 Caterham Super 7 JPE Yellow 1:43 Caterham Super 7  Silver/Carbon Black

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Stylish Cars 1:43 Duesenberg JN Convertible: Silver (plated) Spoon

Jul 09, 2011 No Comments

1:43 is nothing if not diverse. If you’re an old hand at the scale, that’s not news. But if you’re a newbie, let it be said that there’s a model and a maker out there ready to serve you, whether you’re toting a twenty dollar bill or a trust fund account in your back pocket. [...]

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Minichamps 1:43 Porsche 918 Spyder: Electric Slide

Jul 08, 2011 No Comments

Any time you start to feel that the diecast hobby is getting out of hand – what with premium-priced limited editions, special runs, and all that good stuff – take solace in the fact that it doesn’t get any better in the real car world, especially if you’re skating in the supercar arena. Witness the [...]

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NEO/American Excellence 1:43 1966 Cadillac Ambulance: Siren Song

Jul 01, 2011 No Comments

For a while, Dutch model maker NEO’s models were woefully hard to get here in the States. Then along came Stateside distributor-cum-storefront American Excellence, and things got better – just in time for cars like this 1:43 1966 S&S Ambulance. Sure, it looks familiar, especially to anyone who’s seen (or even better, owns) the 1:18 [...]

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