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Cars That Should Never – EVER – Be Made in Diecast

Cars That Should Never – EVER – Be Made in Diecast

Everyone’s got their favorite cars that they wish would get reproduced in scale. You guys send us messages to that effect all the time — asking us “why doesn’t sombody make the XYZ” — or “how come they make the ABC when they don’t make my DEF?” While there isn’t always a definitive answer, we certainly […]
Mopar Hero Car

Mopar Hero Car

DCX Online Exclusive: AutoWorld Christine 1968 Dodge Charger By: Matt Boyd In the Winter issue of Die Cast X we explored much of the history of and the fascination with the Cult Car Classic Christine in our feature “Wheels of Fury.” In that issue we also reviewed the newest release in Auto World’s Christine 1:18 […]

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ITA 1/72 Tornado "Gulf War" - 600x120

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The Lady in Red

The Lady in Red

DCX Online Exclusive: Auto World Christine ’58 Plymouth Fury By: Matt Boyd Make a list of the top ten most recognizable movie cars of all time. What’s on it? A silver Aston Martin? A black Trans Am? A green Mustang? Chances are you didn’t have to go very far down the list to find a […]
Heavyweight Collection of Factory Lightweights

Heavyweight Collection of Factory Lightweights

Mecum is getting set to auction an amazing collection of Detroit muscle, including several significant factory lightweight drag cars, all owned by enthusiast Don Fezell. A former racer, Fezell has amassed a truly exceptional assemblage of racing specials from the Big Three and beyond. Here are pics of a few of the factory racers coming […]

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ITA 1/72 Shawnee "Flying Banana" - 600x120
The Ultimate DIY Ferrari

The Ultimate DIY Ferrari

Lots of us love classic Ferraris. Some of us are practically obsessed. And then there is Peter Giacobbi. Giacobbi is no stranger to the automotive world; he worked as the Director of Engineering for the DeLorean Motor Company, but his passion has always been Italian sports cars. He won SCCA titles behind the wheel of […]
Porsche’s coolest, fastest, RAREST 928 heads to auction

Porsche’s coolest, fastest, RAREST 928 heads to auction

In 1987 Porsche built five very special versions of its V8-powered grand tourer, the 928. Designated the 928 Club Sport Prototype, they were delivered to Porche’s factory race drivers Jochen Mass, Hans Stuck, Jacky Ickx, Bob Wollek and Derek Bell. The 5.0L engine (out of the S4) had been massaged with higher-lift cams, a reworked […]

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The Mini Mini vs the not-so-Mini

The Mini Mini vs the not-so-Mini

By Ron Ruelle When BMW took over the Mini brand of automobiles, enthusiasts held their breath waiting to see what sort of shepherd they would be for the iconic marque. The good news is they kept the factory in Oxford, and they designed a car that echoed the proportions along with some of the quirky […]
16th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals

16th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals

America’s Racing Heartland Hosts a Hot Wheels Extravaganza Indianapolis is synonymous with the automotive world in more ways than one. It not only is the home of the Indy 500 but also has played host for the past couple of years to the annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals put together by Collectors Events Unlimited. From […]

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Diecast Masters Cat 390F L Hydraulic Excavator

Diecast Masters Cat 390F L Hydraulic Excavator

Caterpillar dominates the heavy industrial vehicles market like few other companies dominate any industry, and it has done it through a mix of quality, innovation, and an inherent understanding of what crews need on a job site to get their tasks done efficiently, safely, and with maximum effectiveness. The big yellow machines with their “CAT” […]
Models Make Better Cars

Models Make Better Cars

Many gearheads know that manufacturers often use scale replicas during the design process to refine the look and features of upcoming models. Various ‘design studies’ and styling prototypes are made–often by hand–to help designers and decision-making execs evaluate and refine their product line plans, as well as help with engineering aspects such as wind tunnel […]
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