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Aug 29, 2014 No Comments

AUTOART F1 Paperweight 1:8 | $24.95 Accessories are what makes the car guy (or gal’s) auto decor stand out, and if your crossed-flags night light and checkerboard of- fice curtains aren’t cutting it anymore, try this on for size: a 1:8 Formula 1 tire and rim com- bination that can be used either as a [...]

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Crafty Caps

Aug 27, 2014 No Comments

SIGNATURE Replica Hood Ornaments 1:2 | $40   In the 1920s and 1930s, a car’s calling card rode atop its radiator shell. Pierce had its elaborate archer; Mercedes its three-pointed star; Duesenbergs wore a hand-formed, stylized bird—the “Duesenbird.” Whether it came as original equipment, or was an aftermarket add-on, having a hood or- nament on [...]

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“Piston Power Pack” Cooler

Aug 22, 2014 No Comments

  In the “Why didn’t we think of that?” section is this foam and plastic beverage cooler in the shape of a V8 engine, straight from the clever folks at U.S. Imagineering headquarters in Wisconsin. Big enough to hold 12 cans of your favorite drink (eight in the “cylinders” and four more in the well [...]

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Automodello embarks on a Noble venture

Aug 18, 2014 No Comments

Here’s some exciting news for fans of high-performance exotics. Automodello just announced an exclusive agreement with Noble Automotive to produce multiple models in multiple scales. Among the models being developed are the Noble M12, Noble M400 and, to kick things off, the Noble M600. The Noble M600 will be released in 1:43 scale in Demonstrator [...]

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Bubmobil Porsche 911 IROC 1974 set

Aug 14, 2014 No Comments

If ever there was a set of model cars that had us wanting to zoom them around the tabletop whilst making screeching tire sounds, this tiny set of 1974 IROC 3-liter Porsche 911 Carrera RSRs — six in all, representing the rides of Peter Revson, A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, George Follmer, David Pearson, and the [...]

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AUTOart Brake Caliper Tape Dispenser

Jul 27, 2014 No Comments

AUTOart is making a lot of noise these days by taking racing components — or decent facsimiles thereof — and giving them to us in useful, but still distinctly automotive forms for use in our everyday lives. Take, for instance, this six-pot racing brake caliper, scaled down and made to work as a tape dispenser. [...]

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AUTOart Center Lock Wine Bottle Holder

Jul 25, 2014 No Comments

AUTOart knows how to take even the most mundane bit of automobilia and make it a lifestyle item. Take, for instance, this center-lock wine bottle holder, patterned after the hardware used to secure racing wheels for quick pit stops. Instead of wheels, however, this locking nut secures the bottle in a polished aluminum cylinder; all [...]

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Dwarf Cars!

Jul 25, 2014 No Comments

These amazing machines are hand-tooled rather than diecast — and if anything that makes them even more cool. Not to mention the fact that they actually drive! Not remotely mind you. Builder Ernie Adams folds himself into his Dwarf Car creations (which look to be perhaps 3/5th scale) and drives them around — sometimes on [...]

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Ford Scale Skunkworks!

Jul 21, 2014 No Comments

Our colleagues over at RC Car Action came across this cool story about some 3/8-scale wind-tunnel models from the 1950s that Ford rigged for radio-control! The story, pics and video came courtesy of Mac’s Motor City Garage: “…Tremulis and a studio staffer, Romeyne Hammond, constructed radio control systems, adapting six-volt car batteries, convertible top motors, [...]

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Round 2 / AMT Tire Set

Jul 01, 2014 No Comments

  As if a set of Goodyear “Blue Streaks” weren’t nostalgic enough, AMT’s set of eight “Dragway Special” drag slicks comes in a package that looks pretty much like a hobby store foundling — which means that it’s cool as heck, and just the kind of thing that Round 2 embraces so well. The hollow [...]

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