Scales

A Movie Mopar We’ve All Been Waiting For!

Jun 15, 2015 No Comments

AUTOWORLD DIRTY MARY CRAZY LARRY 1969 DODGE CHARGER R/T 1:18 | $89.99 Here’s one you’ll surely recognize: the 1969 Dodge Charger made famous by the small-time hood and would-be NASCAR hero title character in 1974’s Dirty Mary Crazy Larry. Together with tagalong hitchhiker Mary and ace mechanic Deke who keeps the Mopar running fast enough [...]

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Japan’s First Supercar

Jun 15, 2015 No Comments

AUTOART TOYOTA 2000GT 1:18 | $163.90 Toyota’s sleek 2000GT exploded onto the automotive scene on 1967, and virtually single-handedly redefined the image of the Japanese performance car. Built in a joint venture with Yamaha, the 2000GT was as capable as it was beautiful — a potent inline-6 engine, mounted back in the long nose, short [...]

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Undercover Uncovered! GMP’s FBI Pursuit Mustang

Jun 05, 2015 No Comments

GMP has just declassified pics of the prototype of their forthcoming FBI Pursuit 1992 Ford Mustang. The notchback looks pretty intimidating in black on black, with little to distinguish it externally except the extra trunk-mounted antenna and the partially blacked out alloy wheels. Inside its packing plenty of firepower, with a riot shotgun and an [...]

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Moss+Mercedes Mille Miglia Magic

May 12, 2015 No Comments

Sir Stirling Moss reunites with the #722 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR and recounts one of racing’s most astounding feats in one of racing’s most important machines. The production quality of the Petrolicious video does justice to an exquisitely beautiful, ingeniously engineered race car. A parade of racing luminaries — heroes to generations of fans and [...]

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Sneak Peek at what we’re working on for the next issue…

May 12, 2015 No Comments

   

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1/3 Scale Porsche Flat-6

May 12, 2015 No Comments

Our friends over at RC Car Action found this. There are lots of functional miniature engines on YouTube, but most don’t sound nearly as good as this 1/3-scale replica of a Porsche Flat-6 circa late ’60s early ’70s. While most scale engine builders are happy to let their creations putt-putt, this builder (“a Dutch Porsche [...]

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Big John Mazmanian’s ’41 Willys Gasser from ACME

Apr 16, 2015 No Comments

For their second release in the Gasser series, ACME is producing the ’41 Willys of one of the most recognizable names in the Gasser class–that of Big John Mazmanian. Candy apple red and powered by a blown 392 Chrysler Hemi, it was as fast as it was pretty, and with a limited run of 996 [...]

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Foose-designed “Impostor” Impala wins Best Hot Rod at Detroit Autorama

Mar 30, 2015 No Comments

Chip Foose’s “Impostor” ’65 Impala/C6 Corvette hybrid won the Ridler Award for Best Hot Rod at this year’s Detroit Autorama show a couple weeks ago. What do you guys think — did he improve on a classic? If it was made in diecast, would you buy one, or do you prefer the original like Autoworld’s [...]

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Fooled You: James Bond’s BMW Z8 Was a 1/5 Scale RC Miniature

Mar 26, 2015 No Comments

Our buddies over at our sister publication RC Car Action sent this over. As it involves a highly detailed scale replica it definitely piqued our interest! It’s usually pretty easy to spot a special effects car shot; anytime the action is totally bonkers, it’s a fair bet you’re looking at a CGI car. Less obvious [...]

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Duesy Drags!

Mar 24, 2015 No Comments

The Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival held, appropriately enough, in Auburn, IN every fall will feature Duesenberg drag-racing! Our friends over at Hemmings are reporting the return of this event — which is equal parts absurd and awesome — after a 5-year hiatus. (Check out their full story HERE.) But before you dismiss the race — designated officially [...]

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