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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 […]
Diecast Review: Auto World 1968 Oldsmobile 442

Diecast Review: Auto World 1968 Oldsmobile 442

By Matt Boyd Long before alphanumeric model names became the norm in the luxury sports segment, Oldsmobile was ahead of the curve. And while Oldsmobile’s image slid into obsolescence in recent decades (unfortunately leading to the division’s demise in 2004), in the 1950s and ’60s, Olds was seen as a sophisticated performance machine. The heyday […]

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Anson 1963 Ford Thunderbird Roadster

Anson 1963 Ford Thunderbird Roadster

TWO-SEATER T-BIRD MAGIC RECAPTURED – TEMPORARILY by Ron Ruelle When Ford introduced the first Thunderbird in 1955, the car was an obvious response to the Chevrolet Corvette: A sporty looking two-place convertible–not a performance monster but a boulevard cruiser. While the Vette would undergo multiple redesigns as a two-seater (with increasing abilities), Ford made a […]
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 […]

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American Heritage trucks deliver!

American Heritage trucks deliver!

Whether its the company’s classic sedans, its historical buses, or its police and emergency vehicles, each replica American Heritage Models makes specializes in drawing connections to uses and eras. The latest releases to do so are a trio of commercial and construction trucks, many with livery that will speak to collectors. There are a total […]
Jada flexes its BigTime Muscle with 3 new models for 2018 [SPONSORED POST]

Jada flexes its BigTime Muscle with 3 new models for 2018 [SPONSORED POST]

The history of Jada’s BigTime Muscle series of diecast muscle cars traces back more than a decade, and of all the company’s lines it seems that BTM has cultivated one of the most consistent followings within the collector community. Other lines have come and gone, but whether its tricked out pro-touring style muscle cars, restomodded […]

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AUTOart Jaguar E-Type 3.8L Series 1

AUTOart Jaguar E-Type 3.8L Series 1

Throughout the 1950s, Jaguar sat atop the sports car world. The Coventry-based sports-car specialist had redefined the genre with its XK120, and the competition (C-Type) version of it delivered Jaguar its first Le Mans victory in 1951—the first of five wins over the next seven years—capped by three in a row (from ’55 to ’57) […]
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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Diecast Head-to-Head: Johnny Lightning vs Hot Wheels Ford Torinos

Diecast Head-to-Head: Johnny Lightning vs Hot Wheels Ford Torinos

Ford’s mid-size muscle machine underwent many changes in just a few years — transforming from Fairlane to Torino with no fewer than 5 major body style revisions in 10 years. The final 2 are arguably the coolest, so we’ve pitted Johnny Lightning’s 1970 Torino GT Fastback against Hot Wheels flaming 1972 Gran Torino coupe. Both […]
Diecast Head-to-Head: Hot Wheels Mini vs Fiat vs Honda

Diecast Head-to-Head: Hot Wheels Mini vs Fiat vs Honda

Well ok – make that a Head-to-Head-to-Head! Normally our Head-to-Heads are just two cars, but since these cars are so tiny we decided to make it a 3-way mighty microcar shootout. We’ve got the classic Brit Morris Mini versus the JDM hero Honda City Turbo II versus the modern Italian Fiat 500.  All feature racy […]
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