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Evolution of the Pickup: Summer 2016

Choose Your Own Adventure: 7 Great New Jeep Concepts

1:18 Kyosho Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB

Gymkhana 8 [VIDEO] – The best 9 minutes and 5 seconds of your day.

Lightning Strikes Twice! 10 Questions with Johnny Lightning’s Tom Lowe

Diecast Legend Jim Wangers: Godfather of the GTO

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5 Great Gift ideas for Diecast Collectors

5 Great Gift ideas for Diecast Collectors

Dozens — even hundreds — of great diecast replicas get released each year, and which ones you cannot live without is largely a matter of taste…and budget. But as the holidays approach, we figured the time was right to narrow down a short list of our very favorites for this year. So hear it is […]
GreenLight is Back in Black

GreenLight is Back in Black

GreenLight Toys is fantastic about sharing advanced info on their forthcoming releases, but sometimes — like with these illustrations of the next release in Black Bandit series — its just more of a tease. So we’re passing the torture on to you. You’re welcome!

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New Look for Kyosho.com

New Look for Kyosho.com

Our friends over at Kyosho have revamped their website — now its super-easy to find pix and release info on all their models and lines. Check it out HERE!
From the “Never Be Diecast” files…

From the “Never Be Diecast” files…

Long before the controversial Escalade EXT showed its…”distinctive”…face, Cadillac had another hybrid pickup. The guys over at Hemmings dug up this one: the Cadillac Caribou — a coachbuilt adaptation of a Coupe de Ville into a sort of upscale El Camino (how they passed up the ‘El Caminorado’ moniker in favor of ‘Caribou’ we can’t […]

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Happy Veteran’s Day!

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Thanks to all those men and women who serve and sacrifice to protect us. And just like they serve for our benefit, for decades so too the venerable Willys Jeep served many of them. So we cap our salute to our soldiers with this pic of AUTOart’s 1:18 Willys Jeep. Happy Veteran’s Day!
Gentleman Racers  and Weekend Warriors

Gentleman Racers and Weekend Warriors

The Grassroots Tradition of Amateur Motorsports In today’s world of corporate-sponsored professional motorsports, it is easy to overlook that auto racing originated with a small group of enthusiastic amateur sportsmen drawn to the thrill of competition for its own sake. There were no sponsors, and prize money for victory was a pittance compared to the […]

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Lightning Strikes Again – The Return of Johnny Lightning!

Lightning Strikes Again – The Return of Johnny Lightning!

Fans and collectors of 1:64 will be very familiar with Johnny Lightning. The classic brand has ridden a rollercoaster of fortunes, having disappeared from the market in the early ‘70s only to be resurrected by Tom Lowe’s Playing Mantis Group in the 1990s, during which time it established itself as a source for scale accuracy […]
Farewell to a King

Farewell to a King

[Editor’s Note: This story was originally published in 2012 when DCX’s Mike Zarnock visited with George in his custom shop in North Hollywood. We present it again here as we bid farewell to one of the greats–a brilliant designer, consummate showman, towering automotive world personality–and a man that was never too busy to share his […]

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Sun Star 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409

Sun Star 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409

The Seminal Super Sport The most celebrated badge in Chevrolet Performance history—the legendary “SS”—started as anything but. Introduced with little fanfare late in 1961 as an option kit on the Impala sport coupe, the “Super Sport” package was overshadowed by the dramatic “Bubbleback” of the new-for-’61 body style.  The package itself was a tremendous bargain: […]
What Car Is This — James Bond Edition – Day 3

What Car Is This — James Bond Edition – Day 3

For Day 3 of our 007 Edition of What Car Is This we’ve collected a quartet of…ah…”controversial” Bond cars. Hey–with 24 films in the series, not every car is going to be A-list! So take a look at these and see if you can recognize what they are (make/model) and in which feature film they […]
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