Scales

Test Pattern: Hot Wheels Elite 1:43 Enzo “Monza”

Mar 26, 2013 No Comments

Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari Enzo “Monza Test”  1:43 | $55.99 Only two Ferraris have been officially named for a person: the 1968 246GT, for Enzo’s son Dino, and the code-named F60 supercar that became the “Enzo” after Senor Ferrari’s passing in 1988. Based heavily on Formula One technology with the addition of active aerodynamics and [...]

Read more

Along Came a Spyder: Hot Wheels Elite’s 1:43 458 Italia

Mar 25, 2013 No Comments

Hot Wheels Elite 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder  1:43 | $44.99  Ferrari needed two years to develop a topless version of their 458 Italia, but fortunately for those of us who can’t afford a copy of the $257,000.00 car (magnificent though it may be), Hot Wheels Elite has created this beautifully made diecast model in [...]

Read more

Road Rave: GreenLight 1:64 “Road Race” Series 3

Mar 24, 2013 No Comments

 GreenLight Collectibles Road Race Series 3  1:64|$5.99 each Trying to follow the many twists and turns of a road course takes a certain level of skill – and so does following the incredible pace at which GreenLight can make a series of cars appear, then disappear. No, it’s not magic – it’s savvy marketing and [...]

Read more

Hunted: Auto World’s 1:18 “Bounty Hunter” and “Bounty Huntress”

Mar 24, 2013 No Comments

Auto World “Bounty Hunter and “Bounty Huntress”   1:18 | $95.99 each  While the reality was far from perfect, the ties between Shirley Muldowney and Connie Kalitta sure looked great when the two were campaigning their Nitro Funny Cars across America. The “Bounty Hunter” and “Bounty Huntress” were a pair of ’72 Mustang-bodied floppers with Hemi [...]

Read more

It’s The Word: Auto World’s 1:18 1950 “Grease” Olds 88

Mar 24, 2013 No Comments

Auto World’s “Grease” 1950 Oldsmobile  1:18 | $90.00  A young Ike Turner and his band (under the nom de tune “Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats” recorded a seminal rock ‘n’ roll song called “Rocket 88″ in March, 1951, with Brenston singing his heart out over his love for a hot-shoe Oldsmobile. The song went [...]

Read more

A “Heyer” Power: Minichamps’ 1:43 “Heyer Tribute Set”

Mar 24, 2013 No Comments

Minichamps “Heyer Tribute Set”  1:43 | $149.50  Watching vintage footage of Hans Heyer bombing around circa 1971 in a four-door, AMG-prepped Mercedes 300SEL is a lot of fun, and realizing that he had a monster 6.8 liter V8 motor under the car’s hood (all the better to suck the headlights out of his track mates) [...]

Read more

HAULED! M2 Machines’ 1:64 Auto Haulers “MOPAR”

Mar 22, 2013 No Comments

M2 Machines “Mopar 75 Years” Auto Haulers Release 8  1:64 | $17.99   Car guys love car transporters. And why not? They’re the vessels by which our beloved rides make their way from the factory to the showrooms. M2 is on to something with its line of car haulers, and this pair takes the love [...]

Read more

S2, Brute? Minichamps 1:43 Bentley S2 Cabriolet

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

 Minichamps Bentley S2 Cabriolet  1:43 | $72.00  Bentley made a big change in October 1959, when it added a new 6.2 Liter V8 as its main power source. The OHV motor offered better performance, for sure – but adding the aluminum engine to the mix also did much to improve the car’s somewhat cranky accessories, [...]

Read more

Camel Car: OTTO Model’s Citroen Saharas

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

OTTO Model Citroën Sahara   1:18 | $115.00 Pragmatism is a fine art in the automotive world, and the simplest solution to a given problem is usually the one that works best. That was certainly the case when Citroën decided to build a four-wheel-drive version of their rugged, if poky, 2CV (Deux Chevaux) sedan. Designs that [...]

Read more

A Place in the Sun: Auto World’s 1:18 1956 Ford Sunliner

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

Auto World 1956 Ford Sunliner Convertible  1:18 | $79.99   Old Ertl molds never die – they just get re-appreciated. Auto World is once again making hay while the sun is shining with a classic tool from the zenith of 1:18, and they’re making the most of this 1956 Ford Sunliner’s good bones by adding [...]

Read more
Copyright © 2015 Air Age Media. All rights reserved.