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NEW MODEL MAKER! ESVAL Models Appears On The Scene

NEW MODEL MAKER! ESVAL Models Appears On The Scene

If you’ve never heard of model maker “ESVAL”, welcome to the club. But don’t be too hard on yourself. The company is a brand-new player in the burgeoning 1:43 market, and this group of factory photos – dusty though they may be – show a lot of promise from this spanking-new line of resincasts. The […]

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

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

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; […]
OTTO Strikes Again: VW Corrado G60 Hauls Into Town

OTTO Strikes Again: VW Corrado G60 Hauls Into Town

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Race Bred: M2 Shelby GT350 Comp Cars Roll Out

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

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

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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