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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 […]
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 […]

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Shark Tale

Shark Tale

The Motormax 1961 Chevrolet Mako Shark by Ron Ruelle If you hear the name “Corvette,” what undersea creature immediately jumps to mind? Stingray, right? That name has been used on and off for over half a century on versions of the American sports car legend. The name first showed up on a 1959 race car, the “XP87 […]
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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Model of the Day: Sun Star Chevy Impala SS409

Model of the Day: Sun Star Chevy Impala SS409

End of the Classic Car era? Beginning of the Muscle Car era? Somewhere in between? Whatever the label, the ’61 Impala SS409 is undeniably cool. Before this Sun Star 1:18 beauty gets packed up its getting one more moment in the spotlight! Be sure to visit us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/diecastx
Model of the Day: Wait for it… waaaiiiit for it…

Model of the Day: Wait for it… waaaiiiit for it…

This one is a bit of a mystery — but only a bit. We unboxed it today in anticipation of featuring in the next issue. Check there for all the details! And be sure to visit us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/diecastx    

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NEW Feature: Model of the Day — Sox & Martin ’70 Cudas

NEW Feature: Model of the Day — Sox & Martin ’70 Cudas

Hey gang, To coincide with the re-launch of Die Cast X’s Instagram page, we are kicking off a new regular feature: Model of the Day. The idea is to show you regular snapshots and teasers of some of the models we get on a weekly basis here at the office. Many of these will be […]
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Review: 1:18 Kyosho Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Review: 1:18 Kyosho Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB

Loftiest of the High Rollers Author: Matt Boyd 1:18 | $279 Last year I reviewed Kyosho’s Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé, and just last issue I examined their Bentley Mulsanne Speed—exquisite 1:18 models of two of the most extravagant, exclusive conveyances known to man (or at least a very few, very rich men—and women—for whom these scions […]
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