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

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

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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) […]
HAULED! M2 Machines’ 1:64 Auto Haulers “MOPAR”

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

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 […]

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S2, Brute? Minichamps 1:43 Bentley S2 Cabriolet

S2, Brute? Minichamps 1:43 Bentley S2 Cabriolet

 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, […]
Camel Car: OTTO Model’s Citroen Saharas

Camel Car: OTTO Model’s Citroen Saharas

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 […]

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

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

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 […]
BACK ON TRACK: Auto World’s 1:18 1967 Shelby GT500

BACK ON TRACK: Auto World’s 1:18 1967 Shelby GT500

Auto World 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500  1:18 | $79.99  Shelby’s GT500 Mustang was a new kind of extreme muscle car. Not only did the pony’s performance rival that of some of the world’s premiere exotics – it topped most of those hard-riding, sweat-inducing pain chambers with its high level of creature comforts, a fact celebrated […]

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SHIELDS!: Hot Wheels Elite 1:43 1989 Batmobile

SHIELDS!: Hot Wheels Elite 1:43 1989 Batmobile

Hot Wheels Elite 1989 Batmobile  1:43 | $65.99   What’s long, low, black, and powered by a jet engine? No, not the SR-71 Blackbird – but you’d deserve partial credit for thinking so. It’s the Batmobile created for the 1989 movie Batman and the follow-up Batman Returns. Yes, in reality, the car was powered by […]
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