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Hot Wheels Elite Nigel Mansell F1-89

Nov 16, 2014 No Comments by

Formula One’s turbo era of 1.5 liter engines producing upwards of 800 horsepower ended in 1988; 1989 regulations specified naturally aspirated engines with a maximum displacement of 3.5 liters. Ferrari, of course, went with a V-12 in a new chassis. Nigel Mansell joined the team and won two Grands Prix and Gerhard Burger another, but [...]

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Brooklin 1955 Chrysler Windsor Convertible

Nov 14, 2014 No Comments by

The all-new 1955 Chrysler lineup featured Virgil Exner’s “100 Million Dollar Look,” with design cues taken from the Parade Phaeton showcar. The longer, lower look was especially effective on convertibles, and the plated windshield frame and upper doorsills on Brooklin’s very accurate new Windsor Convertible (BRK-183) really enhance that look. Chrysler’s entry-level Windsor base engine [...]

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BBR Pagani Huayra “Saloon Geneve”

Nov 07, 2014 No Comments by

The world of exotic cars has long been the playground of BBR, and this maker never ceases to amaze and engage collectors of high-end, low-production replicas. Recently, they’ve turned their attention almost exclusively to resin, and this factory image of their carbon-fiber Pagani Huayra – the $1.3 million dollar, 720-horsepower  star of the Saloon Geneve [...]

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COPO v King at SEMA 2014!

Nov 06, 2014 No Comments by

The 2014 SEMA show is going on right now, and the new performance announcements are coming fast and furious! Fans of classic Ford vs Chevy factory doorslammer rivalry should be thrilled with this pair of ponies. Chevrolet has just announced its Central Office Production Order program for 2015. COPO, as it is universally known, is [...]

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Wheels of Justice: 75 Years of Batman in Scale

Oct 29, 2014 No Comments by

A newcomer to the US market, Eaglemoss is diving in headfirst with a subscription-based 1:43 series comprised of no fewer than Sixty(!) Batmobiles spanning the 75 years that character has been thrilling fans! Selections from comic books, TV and film are represented in this impressive collection. Click here to read the article!   And while [...]

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Five Ultimate Car-Guy Gifts for Your Holiday Wishlist!

Oct 28, 2014 No Comments by

It is Halloween week, and you know what that means… Christmas shopping season! As long as we have to endure all the premature holiday hoopla, we figured it would be fun to take a look at some of the dream gift items coming up for sale or auction this season from around the automotive world [...]

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Slot-Car Heaven: Just The Thing to Finish Your Epic Man-Cave!

Oct 15, 2014 No Comments

So how many slot-car fans do we have out there? You had better be a FANATIC — not to mention independently wealthy — to be willing to pony up $300-large for the Neiman Marcus replica of your favorite international circuit. You even get a party to help break the new track in — complete with [...]

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1/3-Scale James Bond Aston DB5 – Gold-plated Goldfinger Star

Sep 29, 2014 No Comments

Christie’s Auction House recently sold what is almost certainly the most elaborate, most expensive and most desirable scale replica of an Aston Martin ever made. This 1-of-a-kind 1/3-scale model was patterned after James Bond’s iconic DB5 that made its first appearance in Goldfinger, and returned for five more Bond films over the course of the [...]

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50th Anniversary T-bolt from AutoWorld

Sep 17, 2014 No Comments

How’s this for perfect timing? This Hemmings Blog article arrived in my email this morning — just a couple of days after this sweet AutoWorld 1:18 Thunderbolt arrived in the mail. The diecast gods are obviously telling me its time to do an article on the Thunderbolt, and who am I to argue? So here’s [...]

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Axel Foley’s Chevy Nova from ACME

Sep 16, 2014 No Comments

Beverly Hills Cop might not be the first movie you think of for automotive eye-candy–unless you really dig chase scenes with GMC Astro big-rigs squashing Ford Grenadas! But hero Axel Foley’s bedraggled 1970 Chevy Nova does get plenty of screentime–often puffing and snorting past Beverly Hills regulars from Mercedes, Rolls-Royce and Porsche. (And how many [...]

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