Danbury Mint 1:24 “Grabowski T”: Red, White, Blue, and Chrome

Jul 04, 2011 No Comments

Norm Grabowski’s “Kookie’s T” is among the most recognized hot rods ever built, and hands down, my favorite rod from Danbury Mint. And I thought that the red, white, blue and chrome scheme was just perfect for today. I’ve had this one a while, but it’s one of those models that you never get tired [...]

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Kevin Harvick / Budweiser 4th of July Theme

Jul 03, 2011 No Comments

In the spirit of July 4th Kevin Harvick ran the oval with a Red White and Blue paint scheme on 7/2/11

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Diecast Delight – Clean Sweep

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments

A lot of guys have been asking me about polishing their pride and joy models, and there have been a lot of products that have come through here. First we tried some off-the-shelf car polishes and waxes – which did a pretty thorough job of toasting the comparatively fragile paint on the models. Then, a [...]

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Kyosho 1:12 Ferrari: Mondo Enzo

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments

At over a million dollars US, per copy – pre-owned – any of the 400 Ferrari Enzos built to celebrate the life of company founder Enzo Ferrari are rare sights. Some are actually famous in their own right. For example, the very first Enzo, which was detoured from its debut at the 2002 Paris Motor [...]

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Minichamps 1:12 Maserati Type 61 Birdcage “Shelby”

Jun 28, 2011 2 Comments

The ghosts of Moreno Valley are a restless crew. Wearing spectral race suits and coveralls, they wander and glide amid the shopping malls and rows of houses where once a great road course track lay, chuckling at the minivans and SUVs, and nodding together in silent accord when a Ferrari, Aston Martin or Jaguar passes [...]

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CMC 1:18 Mercedes 300SLR “Uhlenhaut” Coupe (Original Release)

Jun 28, 2011 1 Comment

“Desmodromic” sounds like some sort of ‘fifties-era sci-fi rocket propulsion; the kind of thing a Brylcreemed Hollywood astronaut in a silver suit would mention as he flipped a switch. Replace the celluloid spaceman with a flesh and blood race car driver of the same vintage, however, and the whole thing rings true: Desmodromic actuation – [...]

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NEO’s 1:43 U.S. Luxury Cars: American Beauty

Jun 28, 2011 No Comments

Perspective is a powerful thing, especially in hindsight. Case in point: In the late 1970s and early 1980s, despite being rocked by a suitcase full of oil crises, corporate mileage mandates, and federal insurance and air pollution regulations, Detroit’s product planners and stylists somehow managed to keep the cars coming – and even made some [...]

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Jada Toys Hero Patrol World Premier

Jun 24, 2011 1 Comment

Jada Toys has offered DieCast X the first public look at their latest line of 1:64th vehicles.  Hero Patrol consists of 12 authentic police vehicles from various departments around the United States. From a New York State Troopers 2010 Chevy Tahoe to a Honolulu Police Department 2010 Chevy Impala 4 different casting make their debut [...]

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M2 Machines Detroit Muscle Release 17

Jun 23, 2011 No Comments

M2 Machines has announced that Detroit Muscle Release 17 will be available soon.  Featured in this release is an all new M2 casting of the 1968 Firebird Sprint.  Enjoy the pre-production pictures. Here is a pre-production sample of the chase car

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Attention GreenLight Variation Collectors

Jun 22, 2011 1 Comment

Greenlight will be reissuing 4 of the GL Muscle series 2 vehicles; each in two alternate schemes. Original 2010 Camaro SS White – new variations Green and Red Original 2010 Corvette ZO6 Steel Blue- new variations Red and Black Original 2010 Dodge Black – new variations Red and White Original 2010 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 Gray [...]

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