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IXO 1:43 Pierce Arrow “Silver Arrow” – BONUS PHOTOS

Feb 02, 2013 No Comments

Wayne Moyer has handed in his review of IXO’s 1:43 1933 Pierce Arrow “Silver Arrow” for the Summer 2013 issue of Die Cast X – but we couldn’t resist posting these bonus snaps of the model, which is patterned after a machine currently residing in the Blackhawk Collection. Only five 1:1 Silver Arrows were made; [...]

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OTTO Strikes Again: VW Corrado G60 Hauls Into Town

Jan 30, 2013 No Comments

You can stretch a bit to attach it to the name “Conrad”, but for the most part, “Corrado” is one of those exotic sounding handles that suggest a romantic back story… but basically mean nothing. Unless you’re a car guy. In that case, the word brings up a picture of one of Volkswagen’s greatest driver’s [...]

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STOP THE PRESSES! Sun Star 1959 Dodge Custom Royal Convertible is HERE!

Jan 26, 2013 2 Comments

Much as UK-based Brooklin have made themselves (not just a little ironically) the kings of classic American-themed model cars in 1:43, Asian model manufacturing giant Sun Star has made themselves the reigning rulers of the 1:18/1:12 mid-scale classics roost by choosing great subject matter and doing it really well. We have this outstanding new 1959 [...]

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SPY SHOTS! Minichamps 1:18 1955 Lincoln Futura FACTORY PHOTOS

Jan 23, 2013 2 Comments

Now, we know you can’t see us. So, you’ll have to believe that we’re all smiling like a bunch of schoolkids at these spy shots of Minichamps’ in-process 1:18 1955 Lincoln Futura – the lead-off piece for their upcoming Dream Cars series. According to our source, this pre-production image is finalized in its shape – [...]

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SNEAK PEEK! Minichamps’ New 1:18 “Mullin Collection” Hispano-Suiza “Xenia” is HERE

Jan 22, 2013 No Comments

Superlatives sometimes fall short. That’s the case with this latest venture from that old stalwart, Minichamps, as they introduce a new line-within-a-line of immaculate 1:18 resins. The line is the “Mullin Automotive Museum Collection” – which debuted in 1:43 a few weeks back – and the subset of images is the 1:18 variants of those [...]

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Lightning Strikes: JL Plays Some Faves With “Forever 64″

Dec 26, 2012 No Comments

Johnny Lightning’s “Forever 64″ series isn’t about being stuck in the ‘sixties – it’s about keeping the fun of little cars alive by offering up some cool subjects at a more than decent price. This time around, the series (with well over twenty releases) includes a GMC 6×6 tanker with “Union 76″ markings, a ’58 [...]

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Race Bred: M2 Shelby GT350 Comp Cars Roll Out

Dec 21, 2012 No Comments

Shelby was a prolific supplier of all kinds of race-ready cars, and M2 Machines’ release 20B of its Shelby GT350 mold sets honors the pumped-up ponies with three new takes on the classic Mustang’s legacy. The first is one of the Shelby factory drag cars, a ’65 GT350 in Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue stripes, [...]

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Keep On Truckin’: M2 Machines “Auto Truck” Release 21 ready to hit stores

Dec 20, 2012 No Comments

In the ‘fifties, the once-lowly pickup truck had started to become something more stylish and upscale. By the time the decade was drawing to a close, the vehicles were downright snappy looking, and as comfortable on the job site as they were in town.  M2 Machines’ “Auto Trucks” line celebrates that surge in style with [...]

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ACME Trading Opens “Tom’s Garage” for 2013 With a New Deuce

Dec 17, 2012 2 Comments

Oh, we’ve been waiting for this… ACME Trading has announced that enrollment is open for the 2013 “Tom’s Garage” model car club, and they’ve attached images of a planned TG exclusive – a ’32 Ford Five-Window Coupe with a trick scalloped paint job and polished Hallies with wide whitewall tires. The club hearkens back to [...]

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New Lux, Kyosho Style: Upcoming 1:18 Cadillac SLS Preview Pics!

Dec 17, 2012 No Comments

Kyosho has been doing some very good work on American luxury cars this past couple of years, thanks to an agreement with an outside vendor with a distinct flair for GM’s upper-crust brands. So far, we’ve been given a CTS sedan (and its CTS-V variant), and we’ve been promised a CTS coupe in both iterations as well [...]

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