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With Respect: Greenlight’s 1:18 Dan Wheldon Tribute Car

With Respect: Greenlight’s 1:18 Dan Wheldon Tribute Car

Dan Wheldon’s abbreviated life has been celebrated in many ways since his untimely departure in October of 2011, and GreenLight is joining the movement with this Wheldon family approved model of the #98 Bryan Herta Autosport car he drove to his second Indy 500 victory in 2011. This livery runs contrary to the simple white […]
Who You Gonna Call?: Ecto-1 In Collectors’ Hands at Last

Who You Gonna Call?: Ecto-1 In Collectors’ Hands at Last

Well, well, well – at last, one of the most desired movie car icons of the last quarter century has arrived in true 1:18, and the ripple effect is catching up “serious” collectors  as well as movie car fans. Hot Wheels Elite’s new 1959 Cadillac limousine-style Miller-Meteor Futura Duplex – a handful of a name […]

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Look Back 1:18: Lane 1968 “Nickey” Camaro

Look Back 1:18: Lane 1968 “Nickey” Camaro

Lane Automotive was – and still is – a supplier of high-performance automotive parts, based in Watervliet, Michigan. In the late 1990’s, they also became a supplier to the 1:18 diecast hobby, offering re-pops of Ertl molds that were built to spec for sale to an image-hungry musclecar collector base. Those early models were fairly […]
Little People: Le Mans Miniatures 1:18 Classic Race Figures

Little People: Le Mans Miniatures 1:18 Classic Race Figures

One of the funniest scenes in the Mel Brooks classic Blazing Saddles (aside from the campfire scene, of course) is the one in which the good folks of the town of Rock Ridge realize the replica town they’ve created to trick the bad guys is missing a critical element: replica people. It’s the same for collectors […]

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BONUS PHOTOS: Spark 1:18 Dauer 962 Le Mans

BONUS PHOTOS: Spark 1:18 Dauer 962 Le Mans

Dauer’s answer to those drivers who dream of hammering a race car down the open highway is this 962. Sure, it’s been prettied up, and it’s had a few creature comforts and safety features added, but under the leather and added finery is an honest-to-gosh race car, right down to the 720-horse boxer motor. We […]
FIRST LOOK! Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 “A-Team” Van

FIRST LOOK! Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 “A-Team” Van

You have to hand it to Hot Wheels Elite. These guys have a knowledge of their audience that rivals Lady Gaga’s – and like the singer, they have a chart-topping talent for knowing exactly what to do and which buttons to press to get the crowds cheering. Take, for example, this 1:18 A-Team van, the […]

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FIRST LOOK! Minichamps 1:18 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental

FIRST LOOK! Minichamps 1:18 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental

In these days of double-century top speeds and planet-shifting torque, the horsepower and performance numbers put out by the Bentley R-Type Continental back in 1954 seem kind of quaint. But at the time, the car was deemed the fastest four-seater in the world. With a fastback body by H.J. Mulliner, it was also one of […]
BONUS PHOTOS: Tecnomodel 1:18 Aston Martin One-77

BONUS PHOTOS: Tecnomodel 1:18 Aston Martin One-77

This bonus gallery is dedicated to the finer things… like this 1:18 resin-bodied model of the famed (not to mention extremely scarce) Aston Martin One-77. The real thing tags in the multi-millions range; this curbside model will set you back around $500.00 – and every penny is on display atop a hand-finished alcantara-topped display base. […]

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MOPAR Fans Beware: Have Rust, Will Travel

MOPAR Fans Beware: Have Rust, Will Travel

It has become the norm in the auto industry to restore classics to their true original state. That’s even more true with race cars; especially those that raised the bar for the next generation drag racer. On the other hand, fans of wear and tear (and rarity in production) will like this piece from Supercar […]
GreenLight to Release Family/Indy Approved 1:18 Dan Wheldon Tribute Car

GreenLight to Release Family/Indy Approved 1:18 Dan Wheldon Tribute Car

The late Dan Wheldon was a figure who made a great and lasting impact on the sport of motor racing.  GreenLight is producing a 1:18 replica in tribute to Wheldon, featuring a specially deco’d Indy Car wearing an exclusive paint scheme approved by the Wheldon family and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  This tribute car will only be offered […]
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