Giant-scale Alfa for the well-heeled collector

Nov 02, 2015 No Comments by

This awesome 1:5 scale recreation of a 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza will cost you a cool $65,000. Unsurprisingly, that kind of money gets you a massive masterpiece that’s built just like the full-size car, and is so well-detailed that you think it is the real car until you see the scale of the [...]

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1/3 Scale Porsche Flat-6

May 12, 2015 No Comments by

Our friends over at RC Car Action found this. There are lots of functional miniature engines on YouTube, but most don’t sound nearly as good as this 1/3-scale replica of a Porsche Flat-6 circa late ’60s early ’70s. While most scale engine builders are happy to let their creations putt-putt, this builder (“a Dutch Porsche [...]

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Fooled You: James Bond’s BMW Z8 Was a 1/5 Scale RC Miniature

Mar 26, 2015 No Comments by

Our buddies over at our sister publication RC Car Action sent this over. As it involves a highly detailed scale replica it definitely piqued our interest! It’s usually pretty easy to spot a special effects car shot; anytime the action is totally bonkers, it’s a fair bet you’re looking at a CGI car. Less obvious [...]

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3D-Printed Precision Replicas — The Future is NOW!

Mar 16, 2015 No Comments by

What we are looking at here may well be the future of models. If so, the future is going to be PRETTY FREAKING AWESOME! As this functioning 3D-printed Toyota engine/transmission demonstrates, the precision available from the technology is already astounding, and its getting better by the day! Just imagine the possibilities for micro-specialized runs of [...]

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AUTOart Two-Stage Coilover Pen & Flashlight

Jan 03, 2015 No Comments by

Fans of go-fast hardware will like this pen and flashlight set. Resembling a racing coil-over shock with two-stage springs and a reservoir, this 4 1/2-inch beauty is the picture of precision, with a titanium gray or gold anodized housing, and red and black powder-coated springs. To use it, just unscrew the spring portion, reverse it, [...]

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Maisto 2013 Dovizioso Moto GP Ducati Desmosedici

Dec 28, 2014 No Comments by

Dovi’s Duck! 1:10 | $23.00 | 1:18 | $10 The beginning of the 2013 Moto GP race season started a new chapter for rider Andrea Dovizioso. After three years riding factoryHondas, then one more year on a Yamaha, Dovizioso was hired by the factory Ducati race team to replace Valentino Rossi on their Desmosedici GP13. [...]

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AUTOart Stainless Steel Brake Rotor Plate and Coffee Cup Set

Dec 04, 2014 No Comments

Car junkies run on caffeine, so it’s a natural that a man cave would benefit from having this  coffee cup, saucer, and spoon set around. These appear to have been stolen from somebody’s front suspension; the saucer looks exactly like a cross-drilled brake rotor, and the handles of the cup and spoon have lightening holes [...]

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AUTOart Carburetor Salt & Pepper Shaker

Nov 30, 2014 No Comments

What could be more fun than passing a fellow car nut a classic Weber DCOE when they ask for the salt, pepper, or sugar? Not much, say we.  AUTOart’s lively homage to stoichiometric metering comes with two chromed velocity stacks for the spices; look closely and you’ll see the “S” and “P” patterned in their [...]

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AUTOart “gearshift” Umbrella

Nov 28, 2014 No Comments

If you’re going to the races, this umbrella is the ideal take-along to fend off the weather in style. The umbrella’s eight-panel, silver-coated nylon canopy is 26 inches wide, so you’ll deflect mid-day rays or a light sprinkle with the best of them. Opening it is fun, too: a gearshift-like handle with a shock absorber [...]

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Auto World Dodge Challenger SRT8

Nov 05, 2014 No Comments

If you pine for those days of promo models, stop pining and start pointing and clicking. Auto World is offering a built-up AMT Dodge Challenger SRT8 that’s been cast in color and glued up for you — just like the neatly scaled handouts you’d get in the car showrooms when you were shopping with pop [...]

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