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1/3 Scale Porsche Flat-6

May 12, 2015 No Comments by

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 [...]

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Ear candy!

Apr 23, 2015 No Comments by

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

Apr 16, 2015 No Comments by

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 [...]

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

Mar 30, 2015 No Comments by

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

Mar 26, 2015 No Comments by

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 [...]

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

Mar 16, 2015 No Comments by

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.

Feb 05, 2015 No Comments

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 [...]

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

Dec 17, 2014 No Comments

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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Tommy Boy GTX in 1:18

Dec 05, 2014 No Comments

GreenLight Collectibles is a great source for models of movie cars–whether it be in 1:64, 1:43 or in big 1:18. Now, you probably don’t think of comedians Davide Spade or the late Chris Farley as traditional car-guy film material, there actually were some pretty sweet muscle cars in some of their films. One such is [...]

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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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