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The Beatnik Bandit: Big Daddy’s Oldsmobile

The Beatnik Bandit: Big Daddy’s Oldsmobile

When Hot Wheels released their first 16 cars in 1968, it was clear that most of them were based on customized versions of recognizable street cars, but one of the most popular was a modified 1950 Oldsmobile. In 1961, customizer/cartoonist Ed “Big Daddy” Roth took an Olds frame, shortened it a bit, and added some […]
Camaro Crushes the ‘Ring!

Camaro Crushes the ‘Ring!

$70 Grand for 7 minutes and 16 seconds.   Sounds like a lot — until you consider that BMW asks twice that for its M4 GTS track car. The Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Ferrari 488 GTB cost $250k+.   And a bone-stock Camaro ZL1 1LE BEAT ALL OF THEM around the Nürburgring. Check out […]

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: AUTOart 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: AUTOart 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600

In the new issue of Die Cast X—on sale later this week and available now digitally HERE—we review a model of Mercedes most magnificent limousine, the legendary 600 Pullman. But that vehicle ended its 18-year production run twice that many years ago. In more recent times, Mercedes’ parent company Daimler put forth another of its […]
The UGLIEST F1 cars of all time?

The UGLIEST F1 cars of all time?

F1 has been hammered over the last several years for its ugly car designs like this unfortunate Ferrari F2012. This year has seen some improvement with the return of wider cars and bigger tires…  …but its worth remembering that it has been much, MUCH worse over the years. Check out the video below to see […]

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What Car Is This?

What Car Is This?

Yep, we’ve got another ‘What Car Is This’ brain-teaser for you. Show your car-guy cred by ID’ing the Make/Model/Year (and trim, if applicable) in the Facebook comments.
What Car Is This?

What Car Is This?

How’d you do on the last ‘What Car Is This’ quiz? Ready for another? Here’s your clue! List the Make/Model/Year (and trim level if applicable) in the Facebook comments.

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What Car Is This?

What Car Is This?

Think you know cars? Here’s your chance to prove it! Take a look at the highlighted feature in the upper right corner and see if you can identify the make/model/year (and trim, if applicable) of the car it came off of?
Custom 1/8-scale ’41 Willys

Custom 1/8-scale ’41 Willys

Henry Martinez is a hardcore Chevy guy going back decades — he currently owns a ’57 Nomad and a ’68 El Camino SS396 that he’s done full frame-off restorations on. He says he can’t do as much building and restoring of the full-scale stuff as he’d like to anymore, so he’s focused his talents on […]

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Little Big Healeys

Little Big Healeys

Becoming a little blasé about meticulously crafted scale models is an occupational hazard around the DCX office…and then we see something like this. We first read about Colin Rule in the blog at Hemmings Daily, who combined his occupation as a professional Austin Healey restorer in Australia with his passion for antique pedal cars to […]
It’s Official: Ford Bronco Returns for 2020!

It’s Official: Ford Bronco Returns for 2020!

Last February the internet was abuzz with the fan-renderings of a modern Bronco SUV published by Road & Track. This morning at the Detroit Auto Show Ford officially confirmed that a Bronco revival isn’t just fan fantasy — its actually coming to a dealership near you in 2020! Ford didn’t show any official photos or […]
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