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Matchbox Vintage Video

Jul 21, 2014 No Comments

Check out this video of Matchbox manufacturing circa 1965, complete with period music and voice-over by the British narrator that did every filmstrip you ever watched in grammar school!

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Ford Scale Skunkworks!

Jul 21, 2014 No Comments

Our colleagues over at RC Car Action came across this cool story about some 3/8-scale wind-tunnel models from the 1950s that Ford rigged for radio-control! The story, pics and video came courtesy of Mac’s Motor City Garage: “…Tremulis and a studio staffer, Romeyne Hammond, constructed radio control systems, adapting six-volt car batteries, convertible top motors, [...]

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Hear hear! Here is our Wednesday Winner!

Jul 17, 2014 No Comments

As Thursday follows Wednesday, so follows our Thursday announcement of the winner of our Weekly Wednesday Model Giveaway. This week it is Pierre Boutin of Boisbriand, Quebec. A big congratulations to him for snagging the Minichamps Mercury Marauder! Two winners so far, but we still have two yet to go, and you could be one [...]

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Don’t Wait!! Just One Day Left to Enter…

Jul 15, 2014 No Comments

Its Tuesday, and that means there is just one day left to get your name in for the second installment of Die Cast X’s July Weekly Wednesday Giveaway. Enter now or forever hold your peace (well, at least until next week’s drawing!) 1. Click HERE 2. Like us 3. Tell us where to send your [...]

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Vanishing Point – from Greenlight and others

Jul 14, 2014 No Comments

While we’re talking desirable Challengers, we would be remiss if we did not discuss the all-time most famous Challenger star car from the counter-culture cult car classic Vanishing Point. Lone driver Kowalski blasts across the scenic western countryside from Denver to San Francisco at the wheel of an ivory 1970 R/T, banging shifts through the pistol-grip-equipped [...]

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Dodge’s new Challenger runs like a Cat out of Hell!

Jul 14, 2014 No Comments

You have to check out this video of Dodge’s 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat going Hemi-head to Hemi-head with a ’71 R/T. Spoiler alert: its fast. Really fast. Like, record-setting fast. We’re talking 10′s!   The classic Challenger is no slouch either: 13.68 uncorrected for a 43-year old Mopar! And its definitely prettier. Here are some [...]

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Weekly Wednesday Winner #1

Jul 11, 2014 No Comments

Howdy fellow diecast devotees! We would like to announce the first winner of our Weekly Wednesday Giveaway for the month of July! Join us in congratulating Susan Alles of Bernalillo, NM for being our first winner! (Its ok to be a little jealous…) But don’t forget that you have three more chances to win this month. [...]

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GMP Returns – Welcome Back Boys!

Jul 10, 2014 No Comments

A familiar friend is rejoining to the die cast world after a few years away, and that is fantastic news for fans of fine scale American Muscle and Hot Rods. Ladies and gentlemen, GMP is BACK! And the GMP guys are not tiptoeing back in – it is pedal to the diecast metal! Leading the [...]

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Bubmobil Porsche 911 IROC 1974 set

Jun 18, 2014 No Comments

  If ever there was a set of model cars that had us wanting to zoom them around the tabletop whilst making screeching tire sounds, this tiny set of 1974 IROC 3-liter Porsche 911 Carrera RSRs — six in all, representing the rides of Peter Revson, A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, George Follmer, David Pearson, and [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite One Scooby Doo “Mystery Machine”

Jun 12, 2014 No Comments

  For folks of a certain age, Scooby Doo, Where Are You! remains a classic, and was must-see TV for the feetie-pajama’d masses. First airing in 1969 on CBS, it had action aplenty, and even a talking dog. This custom van, called the “Mystery Machine,” would haul Norville “Shaggy” Rogers, Velma Dinkle, Fred Jones, Daphne [...]

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