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Replicarz 1957 Vanwall VW57 Special [REVIEW]

Replicarz 1957 Vanwall VW57 Special [REVIEW]

Sterling recreation of Sir Stirling Moss’s British GP Winner By Matt Boyd   [SPECS] Model: 1957 Vanwall VW57 Special Mfr: Replicarz Genre: Classic Grand Prix Racer Scale: 1:18 Price: $200 What We Like: Rolling Piece of British Racing History Elegant and efficient design with Lotus DNA Beautiful Borrani wire-spoke wheels and tires Vanwall holds the […]
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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Maisto 1969 Dodge Charger R/T

Maisto 1969 Dodge Charger R/T

It’s no secret that Maisto has become the benchmark for entry-level 1:18 diecast. We regularly applaud the brand’s high content-to-value ratio and the tiered structure of its product lines, which allows novice collectors to gradually move up in price and detail within the brand they know and trust. The company has an extensive library of […]
Muscle Mods

Muscle Mods

Masterworks from the 1/18 Custom Diecast Syndicate We’ve been spending a lot of time lately on the Web and social media admiring the brilliant custom work being done by some genuine artists in the world of diecast. One place where many talented builders congregate is on the 1/18 Custom Diecast Syndicate Facebook group. After chatting […]

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1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale  – Best of Show

1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale – Best of Show

We all know the classic tale of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet ended tragically in Renaissance-era Verona, but one retelling—some 400 years later (give or take) and 200 miles west in Turin—ended in a much happier union. That one was penned not by Shakespeare but by Franco Scaglione, master designer at Bertone. And he worked […]
Supercar Collectibles 1967 Yenko Camaro

Supercar Collectibles 1967 Yenko Camaro

Road and Race Versions of the Original Super Camaro by Matt Boyd As most fans know, the Camaro was introduced to counter the runaway sales success of Ford’s Mustang. Chevrolet’s top brass wanted to best their crosstown rivals, but they were wary of threatening the status of their Corvette as the pinnacle of Chevy performance. […]

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Diecast Review: Maisto Design 1969 Dodge Charger R/T Restomod

Diecast Review: Maisto Design 1969 Dodge Charger R/T Restomod

1:18 | $39 (est) We applaud any diecast company trying something new that gives more detail, value or originality to a product line. These days, with the norm being cost-cutting, consolidation, or brands disappearing altogether, its refreshing to see a company like Maisto innovating and finding ways to give collectors more. That’s the idea behind […]
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 […]

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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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