Terrific Toronadoe

Jun 17, 2015 No Comments

Spark 1968 Oldsmobile 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 [...]

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Modeling without the Metal

Jun 16, 2015 No Comments

Monzo Digital Model Kits 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 iPad. [...]

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Brass-Era Beauty

Jun 16, 2015 No Comments

MINICHAMPS MULLIN COLLECTION 1902 PANHARD & LEVASSOR TYPE B1 REAR ENTRANCE TONNEAU 1:43 | $99 Brass-era models were not uncommon in1:43 when diecast collecting started in the 1960s, but in recent years they’ve become exceedingly rare. This is Minichamps’ 1902 Panhard & Levassor Type B1 is simply the best of its type I have ever [...]

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A Movie Mopar We’ve All Been Waiting For!

Jun 15, 2015 No Comments

AUTOWORLD DIRTY MARY CRAZY LARRY 1969 DODGE CHARGER R/T 1:18 | $89.99 Here’s one you’ll surely recognize: the 1969 Dodge Charger made famous by the small-time hood and would-be NASCAR hero title character in 1974’s Dirty Mary Crazy Larry. Together with tagalong hitchhiker Mary and ace mechanic Deke who keeps the Mopar running fast enough [...]

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Japan’s First Supercar

Jun 15, 2015 No Comments

AUTOART TOYOTA 2000GT 1:18 | $163.90 Toyota’s sleek 2000GT exploded onto the automotive scene on 1967, and virtually single-handedly redefined the image of the Japanese performance car. Built in a joint venture with Yamaha, the 2000GT was as capable as it was beautiful — a potent inline-6 engine, mounted back in the long nose, short [...]

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Undercover Uncovered! GMP’s FBI Pursuit Mustang

Jun 05, 2015 No Comments

GMP has just declassified pics of the prototype of their forthcoming FBI Pursuit 1992 Ford Mustang. The notchback looks pretty intimidating in black on black, with little to distinguish it externally except the extra trunk-mounted antenna and the partially blacked out alloy wheels. Inside its packing plenty of firepower, with a riot shotgun and an [...]

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What Car Is It?

May 15, 2015 No Comments

Got another brain-busting bit of automotive trivia for you, just in time for the weekend! Think you know what car this is? click HERE to enter your guess on the year/make/model in the Comments.

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Moss+Mercedes Mille Miglia Magic

May 12, 2015 No Comments

Sir Stirling Moss reunites with the #722 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR and recounts one of racing’s most astounding feats in one of racing’s most important machines. The production quality of the Petrolicious video does justice to an exquisitely beautiful, ingeniously engineered race car. A parade of racing luminaries — heroes to generations of fans and [...]

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Sneak Peek at what we’re working on for the next issue…

May 12, 2015 No Comments

   

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1/3 Scale Porsche Flat-6

May 12, 2015 No Comments

Our friends over at RC Car Action found this. There are lots of functional miniature engines on YouTube, but most don’t sound nearly as good as this 1/3-scale replica of a Porsche Flat-6 circa late ’60s early ’70s. While most scale engine builders are happy to let their creations putt-putt, this builder (“a Dutch Porsche [...]

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