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Farewell to a King

Nov 10, 2015 No Comments

[Editor's Note: This story was originally published in 2012 when DCX's Mike Zarnock visited with George in his custom shop in North Hollywood. We present it again here as we bid farewell to one of the greats--a brilliant designer, consummate showman, towering automotive world personality--and a man that was never too busy to share his [...]

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Sun Star 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409

Nov 10, 2015 No Comments

The Seminal Super Sport The most celebrated badge in Chevrolet Performance history—the legendary “SS”—started as anything but. Introduced with little fanfare late in 1961 as an option kit on the Impala sport coupe, the “Super Sport” package was overshadowed by the dramatic “Bubbleback” of the new-for-’61 body style.  The package itself was a tremendous bargain: [...]

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What Car Is This — James Bond Edition – Day 3

Nov 04, 2015 No Comments

For Day 3 of our 007 Edition of What Car Is This we’ve collected a quartet of…ah…”controversial” Bond cars. Hey–with 24 films in the series, not every car is going to be A-list! So take a look at these and see if you can recognize what they are (make/model) and in which feature film they [...]

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What Car Is This — James Bond Edition – Day 2

Nov 03, 2015 No Comments

As we count down to the premiere of Spectre we are dishing up your next batch of Bond-themed ‘What Car Is This’ pics. Make your guess in the Comments as to what make/model/year, AND what film the car was featured in. Look carefully, as details really count on this batch!

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What Car Is This — James Bond Edition – Day 1

Nov 03, 2015 No Comments

In honor of this week’s release of Spectre, the 24th (official) installment of the James Bond franchise, we thought we’d play a little 007 edition of “What Car Is This.” Each day we’ll post clips of prominently featured Bond vehicles–your task is to identify the vehicle pictured, along with the film in which it appeared. [...]

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Giant-scale Alfa for the well-heeled collector

Nov 02, 2015 No Comments

This awesome 1:5 scale recreation of a 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza will cost you a cool $65,000. Unsurprisingly, that kind of money gets you a massive masterpiece that’s built just like the full-size car, and is so well-detailed that you think it is the real car until you see the scale of the [...]

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Auto World 1:18 2015 Ford Mustang GT

Jul 08, 2015 No Comments

A Five-Liter Fountain of Youth   The automotive media is all aflutter these days with the news of the forthcoming 2016 6th-generation Camaro. The announcement has overshadowed the 6th iteration of the Mustang—which beat the Chevy to market by nearly two years. After all, the pony-car paparazzi are perpetually a “what have you done for [...]

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Kyosho Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Jul 07, 2015 No Comments

A Soaring Scion of British Luxury Bentley motorcars have always been a study in contradiction. As a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce for most of the 20th century, stately British luxury and prestige have been central to Bentley’s identity. But the brand has roots in motorsport, having won Le Mans six times—including four consecutive events from 1927-1930—and [...]

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Star-Struck or Star-Crossed: 5 Controversial Movie and TV Diecasts

Jun 26, 2015 No Comments

An interesting news item showed up in our inbox this week: an announcement that the ’71 Chevy Monte Carlo that made such an impact (literally!) in the opening scene of the third Fast and Furious film — Tokyo Drift –  is coming up for auction this weekend. According to Hemmings, one of the 5 surviving (of [...]

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Japan’s First Supercar

Jun 15, 2015 No Comments

AUTOART TOYOTA 2000GT 1:18 | $163.90 Toyota’s sleek 2000GT exploded onto the automotive scene on 1967, and virtually single-handedly redefined the image of the Japanese performance car. Built in a joint venture with Yamaha, the 2000GT was as capable as it was beautiful — a potent inline-6 engine, mounted back in the long nose, short [...]

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