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Tonka Crater Crawler [REAR VIEW]

Tonka Crater Crawler [REAR VIEW]

Recalling a space-age tough truck By Ron Ruelle In the 1960s and ‘70s there was perhaps no toy more ubiquitous than the Tonka Mighty Dump tipper truck. Inexpensive and indestructible, these things were meant to be played with in back yards and sandboxes. The giant yellow truck had plenty of company, as Tonka made similarly […]
Minichamps 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 [Out of the Box Review]

Minichamps 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 [Out of the Box Review]

Zuffenhausen zeroes in on sporting perfection by Matt Boyd   [SPECS] Model: 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Manufacturer: Minichamps Genre: Modern Sports Car Scale: 1:18 Price: $160 What We Like: The latest in the prized GT3 line may be the best yet Meticulous care in replicating the 991.2 updates Gorgeous wheels give a great look at […]

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1938 Buick Y-Job Concept Car

Detriot’s Da Vincis

Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell, Virgil Exner, and the golden age of design Photos courtesy of GM Media Archive and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Today, we take it as given that design is an indispensable pillar of the automotive business, intertwining vehicle engineering and brand marketing into a cohesive whole to elevate status, stimulate demand, and—most of […]
Hot Wheels/Kellogg’s Terry Labonte Chevy Monte Carlos [Rear View]

Hot Wheels/Kellogg’s Terry Labonte Chevy Monte Carlos [Rear View]

Author: Ron Ruelle   If you were to rattle off a list of stock car drivers who have won multiple NASCAR titles, you might overlook Terry Labonte because he holds the distinction for the longest gap between titles—12 years—having won in 1984 and again in 1996. But the soft-spoken Texan’s combination of on-track success, nice-guy […]

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Diecast Review: DNA Collectibles Saab 9-3 Viggen Convertible

Diecast Review: DNA Collectibles Saab 9-3 Viggen Convertible

The Swan Song for a Sporty Swede by: Matt Boyd Here’s a model we just received in the office this week, and it’s the very first we’ve seen from new diecast company on the scene. How often do we get to say that? They’re called DNA Collectibles and they’re out of Switzerland. They do sealed […]
Jada Roars into Summer with New JDM and Hyper-Spec Releases

Jada Roars into Summer with New JDM and Hyper-Spec Releases

We’re really digging the direction Jada has been taking its various lines so far in 2018. The company is really focusing on detail and accuracy, both in its 1:24 releases and its huge range of 1:64. We’ve talked about how much we like the classic direction that they’re taking the JDM series, and one of […]

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Alonso says the Triple Crown is ON!

Alonso says the Triple Crown is ON!

Now Alonso sets his sights on Indy As one of three drivers at the wheel of the Toyota TS050 Hybrid (joining Sébastien Buemi and Kaz Nakajima) from Gazoo Racing at this weekend’s running of the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans Fernando Alonso and his team led from pole and was the dominant car for […]
Diecast Review: Welly Peugeot 403 [Rear View]

Diecast Review: Welly Peugeot 403 [Rear View]

Proletariat Pug by Ron Ruelle The mid-Twentieth Century was a golden age for European car design—full of lithe, sporty cars that exuded performance and class. In 1955, French manufacturer Peugeot debuted a saloon styled by famed Italian design studio Pininfarina, but its image was quite different. The Peugeot 403 was a pretty basic car. Its […]

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Cougar vs Torino: Classic Ford Muscle from Auto World

Cougar vs Torino: Classic Ford Muscle from Auto World

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 […]
Maisto Audi R8 LMP 1:18 Diecast Collectible [Rear View]

Maisto Audi R8 LMP 1:18 Diecast Collectible [Rear View]

The First R8 was a First Rate Race Car   The Audi R8 is one of those exotic cars that you swear you could actually own someday. In a world of Ferraris and McLarens that crack the half-million dollar mark, a new R8 is a relative bargain, and it comes with a racing pedigree that […]
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