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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To Infiniti… and Beyond: Paudi’s 1:18 Infiniti G37 Coupe

Nov 21, 2012 2 Comments

Ever hear of Paudi Models? You will. This maker of higher-end, highly detailed modern machinery is becoming a favorite of collectors who favor the current crop of Asian-market automobiles, and images like this beautifully presented Infiniti G37S coupe is part of the reason why. The feature list on the piece is impressive: opening doors, hood, [...]

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GreenLight Goes Vampy: 1:18 “Bella’s Chevy Pickup” Rises Up

Nov 20, 2012 No Comments

Okay, here’s the checklist: She’s a hottie. She likes to ride motorcycles. She drives a beat up old Chevy pickup truck. And, as seen in the Twilight series of films, she also has a thing for bloodsuckers. Hey, three out of four ain’t bad. While we can’t attest to character “Bella’s” taste in men, we [...]

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CMC Magic: 1:18 Maserati 300S is Another Bolt from the Blue

Nov 13, 2012 No Comments

CMC’s 1:18 Maserati 300S is another bolt from the blue (well, okay, it’s red, but you get what we mean) from a company with an almost Thor-like capacity to hit their target time after time. The selected subjects are always just edgy enough and historical enough to be worth doing, and the “CMC Effect” – [...]

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Highway 61 Debuts 1:43! Meet the Boss…

Nov 07, 2012 No Comments

Highway 61 made the scene several years ago with American classics like the 1951/51 Studebaker, a Hudson Hornet, and even a Nash or three. In between, they also broke out very detailed 1:18 muscle, carrying the torch for the Ertl releases that had founded the hobby. That shouldn’t have been a surprise: the company’s president [...]

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SNEAK PEEK: Automodello’s 1:24 Mormon Meteor Lands!

Nov 02, 2012 No Comments

We’re starting to feel like proud parents. Well, a little, anyway. We’ve watched Automodello’s outstanding 1:24 resin replica of Ab Jenkins’ 1935 Duesenberg – the  ”Mormon Meteor” – go from sketch to tooling model to unpainted resin prototype. Now, it’s here on our table as a production-ready piece (and a featured car from our Spring [...]

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GreenLight 2010 & 2011 Shelby GT500

Oct 17, 2012 1 Comment

Mustang fans better get their shelves ready; GreenLight has partnered with Shelby to deliver a pair of 1:18 2010/2011 Mustangs outfitted as Shelby GT500s.  It’s a cool looking pair – one black with red and white “performance” stripes, and the other Kona Blue with white stripes, both rolling on distinctive graphite-colored Shelby wheels and toting [...]

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DCX VIDEO! Auto World’s “Legends of the Quarter Mile” “Blue Max” Funny Car

Oct 16, 2012 1 Comment

Ahhh, yes – the funny car. ‘Glass bodied, tube framed, and powered by all manner of hellacious engines, these wild, flip-top  machines and their pilots defined the outlaw segment of the drag world, and pleased crowds from coast to coast in match races that pitted smack-talking rivals against each other in a nitro-fueled battle of [...]

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