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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 […]
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 […]

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GT40 Diecast Barn-Find

GT40 Diecast Barn-Find

By Ron Ruelle Technically speaking, I found this exotic car at a yard sale (rather than in a barn) a few weeks ago. It’s a 1:18 Jouef Evolution Ford GT40 in Gulf colors. It’s not perfect, but seldom do you stumble onto a pristine real GT40 for sale, either. On this one, the windshield wiper […]
Mopar Hero Car

Mopar Hero Car

DCX Online Exclusive: AutoWorld Christine 1968 Dodge Charger By: Matt Boyd In the Winter issue of Die Cast X we explored much of the history of and the fascination with the Cult Car Classic Christine in our feature “Wheels of Fury.” In that issue we also reviewed the newest release in Auto World’s Christine 1:18 […]

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The Lady in Red

The Lady in Red

DCX Online Exclusive: Auto World Christine ’58 Plymouth Fury By: Matt Boyd Make a list of the top ten most recognizable movie cars of all time. What’s on it? A silver Aston Martin? A black Trans Am? A green Mustang? Chances are you didn’t have to go very far down the list to find a […]
Toyota says Kon’nichiwa to the Sports Car World!

Toyota says Kon’nichiwa to the Sports Car World!

Kyosho’s 1:12 Replica of Toyota’s First Halo Car   By Andrew Adamides   The last few years have seen a new trend in large-scale models. From the moment 1:18 scale models first took off some 40-odd years ago, most have been made of Zamac (for an alloy of Zinc, Aluminum, Magnesium, and Copper). More recently, […]

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Hot Wheels Stunt Action

Hot Wheels Stunt Action

And after watching this video of POV action (via a custom Hot-Wheel’d GoPro), you’re gonna want to bust open a few of the blister cards on some HW Race Team cars, lay down some track and try some of these stunts yourself. Hat-tip to Gizmodo for link to the clip.
Popular AUTOart E-Type Poised to Return

Popular AUTOart E-Type Poised to Return

Certain AUTOart castings sell out quickly and leave collectors regretting that they missed their chance at these exquisitely crafted replicas. The iconic E-Type is one such model — Aa has done several variations on the venerable XKE — coupes and convertibles, in Series I, II, and III. The earlier short-wheelbase coupes are the most beautiful […]

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The Mini Mini vs the not-so-Mini

The Mini Mini vs the not-so-Mini

By Ron Ruelle When BMW took over the Mini brand of automobiles, enthusiasts held their breath waiting to see what sort of shepherd they would be for the iconic marque. The good news is they kept the factory in Oxford, and they designed a car that echoed the proportions along with some of the quirky […]
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