Matrix Intermeccanica 1965 Mustang Station Wagon

Jan 12, 2015 No Comments

The Mustang That Wasn’t 1:43 | $89.95 When the Mustang was unveiled in April 1964, New York ad agency VP Barney Clark decided that Ford should build a Mustang Wagon with his agency handling the advertising campaign.  To show FoMoCo how easy it would be, he hired Bob Cumberford to draw up a set of [...]

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Minichamps Mullin Collection 1939 Delahaye 165 Cabriolet

Jan 10, 2015 No Comments

1:43 | $99.95 The French built the sexiest cars in the world in the pre-WWII years; those who doubt need only to look at Minichamps Mullin Collection 1939 Delahaye 165 with its Figoni & Falashi cabriolet body.  After selling the first one at the 1938 Paris Salon, a second was built so quickly for the [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine

Jan 09, 2015 No Comments

An 88mph Blast into the Silver Screen Past  1:50 & 1:18 | $20 & $160  Speaking of movie cars … has a film franchise ever done more to renovate a car’s reputation than the Back to the Future trilogy did for the DeLorean DMC-12? In a flash of time-traveling lightning the DeLorean went from a [...]

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CMC Aston Martin Zagato

Jan 08, 2015 No Comments

A to Z in Scale Precision  1:18 | $498  Just as we were going to press CMC released this very first photo of the painted prototype of its forthcoming 1:18 Aston Martin DB4 Zagato. What a beauty! We have no specifics on the model, other than it will be designated Item no. M-132, it will [...]

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GreenLight Hitch & Tow Series

Jan 08, 2015 No Comments

GL Has The Hookup! 1:64 | Price to be Announced The guys at GreenLight have a cool new series of trailers paired up with tow vehicles in 1:64, and they sent us a few prototypes to check out. The red Dodge Ram 1500 Sport Quad Cab will come with the enclosed car hauler — the [...]

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ACME Diecast S&S Filthy Forty Gasser

Jan 07, 2015 No Comments

The Nitty Gritty on the Filthy Forty!  1:18 | $149.99 ACME has been teasing us with the archival pic of their forthcoming 40 Ford Gasser for a couple of months, but we got this spy shot of the early prototype just before press time. It’s nowhere near final yet, but we can already see this [...]

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Spark 1968 Oldsmobile

Jan 06, 2015 No Comments

Terrific Toronado 1:43 | $75 Oldsmobile’s Toronado, the first American front-wheel-drive car since the 1937 Cord, was everybody’s “Car of the Year” when it was introduced in 1966.  But sales slumped in ’67, so for 1968 the Toronado got a whole new front end with Harley Earl’s “Hi-Low” bumper surrounding a mesh grille with hidden [...]

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Monzo Digital Model Kits

Jan 06, 2015 No Comments

Modeling without the Metal   Here’s an interesting product we came across that melds the modeling world with the proliferation of mobile media technology. The idea is to take the hobby of model making into the virtual world by adapting it into an interactive app to run on popular mobile platforms like Android and Apple’s [...]

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Premium X 1950 Nash Ambassador

Jan 05, 2015 No Comments

Nash’s Airflytes were the most aerodynamic American cars when they were introduced in 1949, and boasted some of the first fully unitized bodies. All that technology was lost on the teenagers of the day, however; the car’s seats folded flat to make a large, comfortable bed. Do the math. Here’s more math: Premium X’s  take [...]

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Minichamps Mullin Collection 1902 Panhard & Levassor Type B1 Rear Entrance Tonneau

Jan 05, 2015 No Comments

Brass-Era Beauty 1:43 | $99 Brass-era models were not uncommon in 1:43 when diecast collecting started in the 1960s, but in recent years they’ve become exceedingly rare.  This Minichamps’ 1902 Panhard & Levassor Type B1 is simply the best of its type I have ever seen.  Its resin body has crisp louvers, deeply cushioned seats, [...]

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