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Pierce Quantum Pumper

Pierce Quantum Pumper

          Few vehicles command the respect of a fire truck. The mere presence of one of these engineering marvel is enough to make any man, woman or child stop and stare in amazement. The Perce Manufacturing Company was established in 1913 in Appleton, Wisconsin by brothers Humphrey and Dudley Pierce with the express intent to […]
GMP Plymouth Road Runner

GMP Plymouth Road Runner

Back in 1968, no one in the automotive industry could have imaged the impact a bare-bones, stripped-down, all-muscle and no-fat performance coupe would have on the public. A few years earlier, the lowly Satellite, designed for businessmen, middle-income families as well for use as taxi cabs and police cars, was given an upgrade to create […]

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Norscot’s Big Cat

Norscot’s Big Cat

The new Cat 854K Wheel Dozer replica from Norscot includes a variety of realistic mechanical and visual details that will appeal to serious diecast collectors. Engineered for demanding work in major dozing applications, the 854K is the largest Caterpillar wheel dozer and is an ideal match for mining operations, power-generating utilities, the general contracting industry […]
Lamborghini Reventón Roadster

Lamborghini Reventón Roadster

Kyosho, Maisto. AUTOart, Hot Wheels, Minichamps are just some of the diecast companies that have helped push the Lamborghini image to collectors. The Reventón, a top-line Lambo with plenty of style, was released in scale to rave reviews and rapid sales. A few weeks ago, Lamborghini debuted its latest ultimate speed machine, the Reventón Roadster, a […]

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Cars of the Year

Cars of the Year

In the Winter 2010 issue of Die Cast X were the best cars of the past 61 years —from 1950 to 2010. The cars that shaped not only an industry but the entire world. To complete the story, here are the contenders for the crown each year. Agree or disagree, you’’ll find some surprises along […]
EYE ON 1:64

EYE ON 1:64

Mattel Hot Wheels; Larry's Garage Series, Schuco Porsche 935 Jägermeister, Norev General Motors 1953 Futurliner and Maisto All Star Elite COE Flatbeds are all reviewed in this group of Eye on 1:64 scale.

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Racing Tall

Racing Tall

Porsche’s 917 series was the successor in the sports car racing kingdom when Ford retired its GT40 program. Made famous in the 1971 film “Le Mans,” the long-tail racers were making waves before winning Le Mans in 1970 and ’71. AUTOart offers a number of 917s (including the Steve McQueen model). For sports car racing […]
Die Cast Essentials

Die Cast Essentials

A. J. Foyt 1961 Watson Recently, while reviewing my collection of die cast racing cars, and I asked myself a very simple question – what am I missing? As a student of history – especially autoracing history –my collection of Indy racers almost to the point where I believed most of the definitive cars in […]

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Rally around the diecast

Rally around the diecast

Citroën’s five-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb delighted Goodwood Festival of Speed crowds. Loeb performed an action-packed demonstration driving his specially prepared Citroën C4 WRC rally car at breakneck speeds through a closed course. Joined by former Junior WRC champion Dani Sordo, currently third in the WRC rankings, the Citroën Racing pair drifted up the […]
164th Street

164th Street

Working outside the mainstream is nothing new for JL. Consider these two unlikely 1:64 scale heroes, the 1969 Rambler S/C and Rad Rods by Troy’s Rumbler. To travel the road less taken can often be a bumpy and trying journey. If you make it through to the other side, you can truly call yourself a […]
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