Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 458 Italia “Special LM Corse”

Jun 20, 2014 No Comments

  Because too much is never enough (and for many of the same reasons stated above), there’s another fast-freak Ferrari out from Hot Wheels Elite – this 458 Italia “Special LM Corse,” deco’d on HWE’s excellent (and frequently reviewed, here) 458 GT2 mold set, and patterned to look like the machine that Rui Aguas, Robert [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite One “Flintmobile”

Jun 16, 2014 No Comments

Back in the mid-’fifties, The Honeymooners ruled the TV airwaves in glorious black and white. Folks loved the working-class characters, the everyday trials and tribulations of the Kramden and Norton families, and how things always worked out by the time the credits rolled. In the early 1960s, animation giant Hanna-Barbera took the Honeymooners formula and [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite One Dark Knight Rises “Bat”

Jun 10, 2014 No Comments

  The latest film in the Batman Dark Knight trilogy was pretty dark, indeed. There were forced blood transfusions, fellows getting thrown from airplanes, and all kinds of horrific attacks on Gotham — all done at the behest of a villain who spoke through what appeared to be a re-purposed drive-in movie speaker. When he [...]

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Minichamps “Red Bull” Renault RB7 “S. Vettel Japan GP”

Jun 08, 2014 No Comments

One of the best parts of poring over a model like this Minichamps’ 1:18 Renault RB7 is comparing the model to the real thing – a pretty easy task, given the virtual reams of photos and multiple cyber-shrine web pages that follow this one’s pilot, Sebastian Vettel. It’s even more fun when the model is [...]

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Auto World “Mountain Dew” 1956 Ford F100 Pickup Truck

Jun 06, 2014 No Comments

Auto World’s re-pop of this old Ertl mold is a true attention getter – exactly what the owners of the real hauler might have hoped for. Back in the ‘fifties, Mountain Dew was a big part of the soda market in the Southern U.S., originating in 1940 with a formula stirred up by Barney and [...]

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Minichamps “Mullin” 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante

Jun 03, 2014 No Comments

Some cars are so beautiful that they can cause folks to drop on one knee and bow. There are a few such machines parked within the Peter Mullin collection in Oxnard, California, and we’d wager that there are knee marks a-plenty surrounding this particular piece — a 1939 Bugatti Type 57C “Atalante” chassis number 57801, [...]

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Century Dragon Land Rover “Huey”

May 23, 2014 No Comments

1:43 | $129 It would be hard to quantify the accumulated love that’s been lavished on the oldest Land Rover. Over the past six-odd decades, millions of folks have heard of it, thousands have seen it, but only a select few get the chance to take this nigh-on-priceless piece of British motoring history out of [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite Alonso Malaysian GP Victory

May 22, 2014 No Comments

Balance is a critical element in racing, and for every yin, there’s a yang. That was the takeaway when Fernando Alonso took the Malaysian GP in March of 2012 from behind the wheel of a Ferrari F2012 — a car that had been roundly criticized for its lack of handling in dry conditions. That was [...]

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GT Spirit Porsche 911 (993) Carrera RS Club Sport

May 21, 2014 No Comments

GT Spirit sent along this wicked-looking Carrera RS Club Sport as we were getting ready to wrap this issue, and it’s still sitting on the edit desk, all mean, low, and yellow. Boy, is it yellow. And wow, is it slick. This is our fourth sample from the company, and we have yet to see [...]

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Auto World Bruce Larson “USA-1” Funny Car

May 18, 2014 No Comments

Speaking of the Legends series, this 1970s-vintage Camaro represents the bow-tie contingent as Bruce Larson’s particularly patriotic “USA-1” funny – one of the prettier cars Larson ran in his career, and, thanks to its Hemi engine and sleek shape, one that kept him running and winning match races in the early ’70s, despite the lack [...]

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