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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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Run Through The Jungle: Auto World’s 1:18 “Jungle Jim” Camaro Funny Car

Dec 12, 2012 2 Comments

The Auto World “Legends of the Quarter Mile” series just keeps on chooglin’ along with this latest image – seen here as a factory-approved pre-production sneak peek. It’s “Jungle Jim” Liberman’s outrageous ’71 Camaro flopper in all its glory, right down to the Hemi engine and zoomie headers. The diecast chassis supports a plastic body [...]

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2 Fast 4 U: GreenLight’s 1:18 “2 Fast 2 Furious” Challenger

Dec 01, 2012 No Comments

2 Fast 2 Furious, the sequel to the blockbuster film The Fast and the Furious, gave screen time to a lot of memorable machinery doing some unforgettable (and not exactly legal) things. One such scene had this car, a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, driven by Eric Etebari (playing the role of “Darden”) in a tag [...]

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Kyosho sees a Ghost.. and a Phantom.. in 1:43

Nov 26, 2012 No Comments

Kyosho’s 1:18 Rolls Royce is getting some company in 1:43, thanks to this pair of extended wheelbase variants. First up is the 1:43 Rolls Royce Ghost, in “extended wheelbase” form, wearing a color called “Darkest Tungsten” – a fitting scheme for this more sporting Rolls. We like the added pieces all over the car – [...]

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Without a Hitch: Motorhead Miniatures 1:18 “Out of Gas” Figures Set

Nov 26, 2012 No Comments

Meet Lorraine and Cody, a surprisingly cheerful couple who manage a smile, despite the fact that they’re clearly stuck. This latest set of figurines from Motorhead Miniatures “1201″ line (so named for its limited editions of 1201 pieces/sets) is made from cold-cast resin, and includes the figures, an “Out of Gas” sign (attached here to [...]

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Subie Do: Sun Star’s 1:18 Impreza 555 Impresses

Nov 24, 2012 No Comments

Subaru’s Impreza 555 was born to be a rally car, and its hard-nosed capability on the most torturous circuits was proven worldwide. In 1993, whilst star driver Colin McRae was in Malaysia, Bruno Berglund and Ari Vatanen debuted the tough-as-nails sedan at Finland’s 1000 Lakes Rally, bringing the 300-horse turbo flat-four-powered hustler home in second [...]

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Legends Remembered: M2 Machines’ Shelby Tribute Cars

Nov 23, 2012 No Comments

Carroll Shelby’s legacy remains one of the strongest in automotive history. M2 Machines’ “Shelby Tribute” 1:24 and 1:64 first-gen Shelby 1965 Mustang GT350s celebrate the life of the legend, and each car wears the number “89″ (Mr. Shelby’s age at passing), a brace of reproduced Shelby signatures on its roof, and the stylized “CS” logo [...]

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Look Back and Remember: November 22, 1963

Nov 22, 2012 1 Comment

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we must also take a moment to remember another American moment – one not so happy – that happened on this day in 1963. It’s not very often that a model causes controversy. But when Minichamps  released a replica of President John F. Kennedy’s 1961 “X-100” Lincoln – replete with figures [...]

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