By Wayne Moyer GM originally intended the 1958 Corvette to look very much like the ’56 Olds Golden Rocket Motorama car. But problems with a new truck line and demands of the all-new ’58 passenger cars took priority and the ‘Vette was relegated to a facelift and an expanded option list at the last minute. […]
1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator and 1971 Ford Torino GT Ford had the pony car segment covered with its industry-defining Mustang, but in other muscle car classes it battled for market share. Mercury was positioned as the mid-priced option in the Dearborn stable—more mature and upscale than Ford, but more youthful and energetic than […]
Many gearheads know that manufacturers often use scale replicas during the design process to refine the look and features of upcoming models. Various ‘design studies’ and styling prototypes are made–often by hand–to help designers and decision-making execs evaluate and refine their product line plans, as well as help with engineering aspects such as wind tunnel […]
Another exquisite video featurette from the Petrolicious crew. This time, the original 1960 Porsche 718 Targa Florio winner comes alive, complete with gorgeous visuals and a spine-tingling rasp from its 1600cc flat-4. Racing legend Derek Bell narrates and drives the classic that inspired Porsche’s newest Boxster variant on the original Targa Florio course.
Yup – that’s the real deal. The guys from PlayTape pulled some strings to get this original Beach Bomb to help launch their new Hot Wheels-licensed track tape. Valued at $100k+, this Beach Bomb is the most valuable Hot Wheels you’re ever likely to see!
Diecast Masters is the brand for highly detailed replicas of Caterpillar construction equipment. This is the 390F LME Excavator in 1:50 we just scored courtesy of 3000toys.com — so cool! Check out the Fall 2016 issue on sale in June for the full story on it! And be sure to check out our Instagram and […]
Spotted at Toy Fair. Maisto is coming out with a rowdy-looking Ford F150 Raptor extended cab, with a pretty sizeable lift, roof rack, a light kit, winch and other off-road goodies in 1:24. This is just a preproduction mock-up made for the show circuit — Maisto showed one red and one blue. The production piece […]
While we were at the NY Toy Fair recently we scoped out a pair of nice Fast and Furious film franchise alum–Dom’s Buick GNX and Brian’s Cosworth Ford Escort RS1600–both from GreenLight’s Artisan series. The GNX is 1:43, the Escort is 1:18. Be sure to check us out on Instagram/diecastx to see more Models of […]
Jeep has really come out swinging for the Easter Jeep Safari event, to be held later this month on the world-class trails in and around Moab, Utah. It has unleashed no fewer than seven concept vehicles to be debuted on this, the 50th anniversary of the event itself, which coincides with the 75th anniversary of […]