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Minichamps “Mullin” 1:18 Hispano-Suiza “Xenia” : Goddess on Wheels

Minichamps “Mullin” 1:18 Hispano-Suiza “Xenia” : Goddess on Wheels

Minichamps 1938 Hispano-Suiza H6C “Dubonnet” 1:18 | $295.00  Super collectors are a rare and wonderful bunch of folks. They have the money, time, and space to indulge in their passions, be they model cars, their full-sized counterparts, or both. Minichamps understands that, and the proof is this exquisite Hispano-Suiza “Xenia” in 1:18 resin, the debut […]
Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Ferrari 348 TS: Top This

Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Ferrari 348 TS: Top This

Around 8,500 Ferrari 348s were produced between 1989 and 1995 – a pretty serious number by Ferrari standards – and both the car, and Ferrari itself, went through a few changes during that time. For the 348, most were subtle, like the millimetric changes to its width and wheelbase, or the mild reshuffling of its […]

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Hot Water: ACME’s 1:18 “Southern Speed” 1965 El Camino

Hot Water: ACME’s 1:18 “Southern Speed” 1965 El Camino

ACME “Southern Speed & Marine” 1965 Chevy El Camino 1:18 | $129.95 Those old story-tellers at ACME Trading Company are fielding a new and welcome  addition to a brand they first floated during the GMP days: the “Southern Speed & Marine” line. This 1:18 series is right up the Winder, Georgia, company’s alley, and the […]
Minichamps’ “Mullin” Atlantic ROCKS in 1:43

Minichamps’ “Mullin” Atlantic ROCKS in 1:43

Minichamps’ “Mullin Automotive Museum Collection” is really hitting its stride this past week. No fewer than three new models have appeared here at Die Cast X South, and that’s made for some deep-chested ooh-ing and aah-ing around here. In a word: amazing. Our sample of the Mullin’s 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic came out of […]

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Maisto’s 1:18 2014 Corvette is HERE!

Maisto’s 1:18 2014 Corvette is HERE!

Deadline is always a crazy time for us. But sometimes, something comes along that tears us away from the files and photos. That time happened yesterday when an overnight package arrived here straight from Maisto, containing not one, but two examples of their 2014 Corvette. We’ve been following the development of this C7 since Maisto […]
ACME “Tom’s Garage” 1932 Ford: Join the Club

ACME “Tom’s Garage” 1932 Ford: Join the Club

ACME’s “Tom’s Garage” ’32 Ford five window is on deck, and we thought we’d share these photos of the pre-production piece that Mat and the ACME boys sent along. As you can see, the model’s got more of that classic old rod’s DNA, done with a new upper body and a classic scalloped paint job […]

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Minichamps’ 1:18 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3: OMG AMG

Minichamps’ 1:18 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3: OMG AMG

There a lot of letters attached to the track-ready version of Mercerdes-Benz’s  6.3-liter, mega-buck SLS, and to that jumble, Minichamps has added another three: ABS. As in plastic. That’s the material that the German maker has used for the sealed body shell of this latest model of the triumphant Teuton, seen here in its debut […]
Master Caster: New Line Celebrates Classic Car Design

Master Caster: New Line Celebrates Classic Car Design

Back when car design was a hands-on process, in the good old days before CGI and hyper-real “in the tube” rendering,  car stylists were faced with a reality: what looked good on the drawing board didn’t always look so great in the light of day, or in any particular color. So, most car makers had […]

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Auto World 1:18 “Jungle Jim”: Run Through the Jungle

Auto World 1:18 “Jungle Jim”: Run Through the Jungle

Auto World “Jungle Jim” Funny Car 1:18 | $95.99 “Jungle Jim” Liberman was an accomplished race driver, to be sure. But his true strength, and the thing that has kept his memory alive, was his uncanny knack for showmanship. From his immaculate racers to his easy-on-the-eyes burnout babe, the well-recruited Pam “Jungle Pam” Hardy, Jim […]
GreenLight 1:43 Jeeps: Social Climbers

GreenLight 1:43 Jeeps: Social Climbers

GreenLight 2012 Jeep “Mountain” and “Arctic”   1:43 | $15.00 Cheap Jeeps are always fun to have around, and if you have a car kid on your short list – or just like the looks of the special editions that Jeep occasionally breaks out – these inexpensive, yet attractively done 1:43 models of the Jeep Wrangler […]
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