TSM Models 1932 Cadillac V16

Jul 15, 2014 No Comments

  Aisin-Gioro Puyi became Emperor of China at the age of two in 1908, was forced to abdicate in 1912, and then was established as the puppet Emperor of Manchuko by the Japanese in 1934. TSM’s beautifully made model of Puyi’s gold-trimmed limo is a bit confusing; it’s listed as a 1932 Cadillac “Tudor,”  but [...]

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Vanishing Point – from Greenlight and others

Jul 14, 2014 No Comments

While we’re talking desirable Challengers, we would be remiss if we did not discuss the all-time most famous Challenger star car from the counter-culture cult car classic Vanishing Point. Lone driver Kowalski blasts across the scenic western countryside from Denver to San Francisco at the wheel of an ivory 1970 R/T, banging shifts through the pistol-grip-equipped [...]

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Dodge’s new Challenger runs like a Cat out of Hell!

Jul 14, 2014 No Comments

You have to check out this video of Dodge’s 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat going Hemi-head to Hemi-head with a ’71 R/T. Spoiler alert: its fast. Really fast. Like, record-setting fast. We’re talking 10′s!   The classic Challenger is no slouch either: 13.68 uncorrected for a 43-year old Mopar! And its definitely prettier. Here are some [...]

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Brooklin 1940 Buick Estate

Jul 13, 2014 No Comments

  Buick’s first station wagon, the wood-bodied Model 59 Estate Wagon, was introduced as part of the mid-level “Super” line midway through the 1940 run, and it’s the subject of this really gorgeous white-metal beauty from Brooklin. The first releases have a very rare Brooklin error; the box end says “Special M59” (since corrected) but [...]

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Brooklin 1936 Convertible Coupe

Jul 11, 2014 No Comments

  1936 Buicks introduced hydraulic brakes, higher-horsepower engines with aluminum pistons, all-steel “Turret-top” bodies for the sedans, and more streamlined bodies with “Vee” windshields by Harley Earl.  The previously numbered series got names for the first time, with the entry-level Series 40 now called “Special.”  The Special Convertible (M-46C) Coupe’s rakish lines, wind-up windows, and [...]

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Weekly Wednesday Winner #1

Jul 11, 2014 No Comments

Howdy fellow diecast devotees! We would like to announce the first winner of our Weekly Wednesday Giveaway for the month of July! Join us in congratulating Susan Alles of Bernalillo, NM for being our first winner! (Its ok to be a little jealous…) But don’t forget that you have three more chances to win this month. [...]

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GMP Returns – Welcome Back Boys!

Jul 10, 2014 No Comments

A familiar friend is rejoining to the die cast world after a few years away, and that is fantastic news for fans of fine scale American Muscle and Hot Rods. Ladies and gentlemen, GMP is BACK! And the GMP guys are not tiptoeing back in – it is pedal to the diecast metal! Leading the [...]

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Minichamps 1955 LaSalle II

Jul 09, 2014 No Comments

GM discontinued the LaSalle line after 1940 but Harley Earl revived the name for two 1955 Motorama show cars, a sleek fastback sedan and a more radically styled two-seat roadster.  Neither made it into production, and their fuel-injected DOHC V-6 engines were non-functional. 1958 GM cars would use the sedan’s roofline while the Roadster’s side [...]

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Auto World 1969 Dodge Charger

Jul 07, 2014 No Comments

One of the late, lamented Ertl’s seminal mold sets was a 1969 Dodge Charger that weighed only slightly less than an anvil (a Hot Wheels 1:18 of the car weighed even more), and had about as much real detail. But we loved it — to the tune of tens of thousands sold, including some rarities [...]

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Auto World Richard Petty 1972 Roadrunner

Jul 05, 2014 No Comments

Richard Petty lost his Chrysler Corp sponsorship after the 1971 season, so STP president Andy Granatelli reached out and offered to pour STP money into King Richard’s team finances for 1972 — with the caveat being that Petty’s car would no longer wear its distinctive blue color, toting STP’s red instead. Petty said “no” — [...]

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