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Porsche Past and Present: The Legacy of the 718

Porsche Past and Present: The Legacy of the 718

Another exquisite video featurette from the Petrolicious crew. This time, the original 1960 Porsche 718 Targa Florio winner comes alive, complete with gorgeous visuals and a spine-tingling rasp from its 1600cc flat-4. Racing legend Derek Bell narrates and drives the classic that inspired Porsche’s newest Boxster variant on the original Targa Florio course.

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1/3 Scale Porsche Flat-6

1/3 Scale Porsche Flat-6

Our friends over at RC Car Action found this. There are lots of functional miniature engines on YouTube, but most don’t sound nearly as good as this 1/3-scale replica of a Porsche Flat-6 circa late ’60s early ’70s. While most scale engine builders are happy to let their creations putt-putt, this builder (“a Dutch Porsche […]
Ear candy!

Ear candy!

180 supercars (and a Citroen) getting on it. Which do you think sounds the best? For us, its hard to beat those Italian V12s… …but the Z/28 Camaro gives it a go!    

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Big John Mazmanian’s ’41 Willys Gasser from ACME

Big John Mazmanian’s ’41 Willys Gasser from ACME

For their second release in the Gasser series, ACME is producing the ’41 Willys of one of the most recognizable names in the Gasser class–that of Big John Mazmanian. Candy apple red and powered by a blown 392 Chrysler Hemi, it was as fast as it was pretty, and with a limited run of 996 […]
Foose-designed “Impostor” Impala wins Best Hot Rod at Detroit Autorama

Foose-designed “Impostor” Impala wins Best Hot Rod at Detroit Autorama

Chip Foose’s “Impostor” ’65 Impala/C6 Corvette hybrid won the Ridler Award for Best Hot Rod at this year’s Detroit Autorama show a couple weeks ago. What do you guys think — did he improve on a classic? If it was made in diecast, would you buy one, or do you prefer the original like Autoworld’s […]

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Fooled You: James Bond’s BMW Z8 Was a 1/5 Scale RC Miniature

Fooled You: James Bond’s BMW Z8 Was a 1/5 Scale RC Miniature

Our buddies over at our sister publication RC Car Action sent this over. As it involves a highly detailed scale replica it definitely piqued our interest! It’s usually pretty easy to spot a special effects car shot; anytime the action is totally bonkers, it’s a fair bet you’re looking at a CGI car. Less obvious […]
3D-Printed Precision Replicas — The Future is NOW!

3D-Printed Precision Replicas — The Future is NOW!

What we are looking at here may well be the future of models. If so, the future is going to be PRETTY FREAKING AWESOME! As this functioning 3D-printed Toyota engine/transmission demonstrates, the precision available from the technology is already astounding, and its getting better by the day! Just imagine the possibilities for micro-specialized runs of […]

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Elgin Park – a scale slice of Americana! Taking diecast dioramas to a new level.

Elgin Park – a scale slice of Americana! Taking diecast dioramas to a new level.

With his creation of Elgin Park Michael Paul Smith has gone far, far beyond mere diorama displays of diecast cars. His miniature town is its own stylized world, complete with vignetted  stories told in magical photographic images that combine master-level model making, forced perspective and other optical illusion techniques to create the ultimate in scale […]
Bond 24 features the Aston Martin DB10! 24+10 = Awesome!

Bond 24 features the Aston Martin DB10! 24+10 = Awesome!

The “Spectre” of Bonds past looms large in 24th installment of the 007 franchise! From the classic nemesis reflected in the title to an all-new Aston Martin developed specifically for the film and debuting at the film’s official announcement. Meet the DB10–a taut and elemental Aston for a Bond of the same character. We can’t […]
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