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Auto World 1:18 “Jungle Jim”: Run Through the Jungle

Auto World 1:18 “Jungle Jim”: Run Through the Jungle

Auto World “Jungle Jim” Funny Car 1:18 | $95.99 “Jungle Jim” Liberman was an accomplished race driver, to be sure. But his true strength, and the thing that has kept his memory alive, was his uncanny knack for showmanship. From his immaculate racers to his easy-on-the-eyes burnout babe, the well-recruited Pam “Jungle Pam” Hardy, Jim […]
Hunted: Auto World’s 1:18 “Bounty Hunter” and “Bounty Huntress”

Hunted: Auto World’s 1:18 “Bounty Hunter” and “Bounty Huntress”

Auto World “Bounty Hunter and “Bounty Huntress”   1:18 | $95.99 each  While the reality was far from perfect, the ties between Shirley Muldowney and Connie Kalitta sure looked great when the two were campaigning their Nitro Funny Cars across America. The “Bounty Hunter” and “Bounty Huntress” were a pair of ’72 Mustang-bodied floppers with Hemi […]

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It’s The Word: Auto World’s 1:18 1950 “Grease” Olds 88

It’s The Word: Auto World’s 1:18 1950 “Grease” Olds 88

Auto World’s “Grease” 1950 Oldsmobile  1:18 | $90.00  A young Ike Turner and his band (under the nom de tune “Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats” recorded a seminal rock ‘n’ roll song called “Rocket 88” in March, 1951, with Brenston singing his heart out over his love for a hot-shoe Oldsmobile. The song went […]
A Place in the Sun: Auto World’s 1:18 1956 Ford Sunliner

A Place in the Sun: Auto World’s 1:18 1956 Ford Sunliner

Auto World 1956 Ford Sunliner Convertible  1:18 | $79.99   Old Ertl molds never die – they just get re-appreciated. Auto World is once again making hay while the sun is shining with a classic tool from the zenith of 1:18, and they’re making the most of this 1956 Ford Sunliner’s good bones by adding […]

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BACK ON TRACK: Auto World’s 1:18 1967 Shelby GT500

BACK ON TRACK: Auto World’s 1:18 1967 Shelby GT500

Auto World 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500  1:18 | $79.99  Shelby’s GT500 Mustang was a new kind of extreme muscle car. Not only did the pony’s performance rival that of some of the world’s premiere exotics – it topped most of those hard-riding, sweat-inducing pain chambers with its high level of creature comforts, a fact celebrated […]

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Run Through The Jungle: Auto World’s 1:18 “Jungle Jim” Camaro Funny Car

Run Through The Jungle: Auto World’s 1:18 “Jungle Jim” Camaro Funny Car

The Auto World “Legends of the Quarter Mile” series just keeps on chooglin’ along with this latest image – seen here as a factory-approved pre-production sneak peek. It’s “Jungle Jim” Liberman’s outrageous ’71 Camaro flopper in all its glory, right down to the Hemi engine and zoomie headers. The diecast chassis supports a plastic body […]
DCX VIDEO! Auto World’s “Legends of the Quarter Mile” “Blue Max” Funny Car

DCX VIDEO! Auto World’s “Legends of the Quarter Mile” “Blue Max” Funny Car

Ahhh, yes – the funny car. ‘Glass bodied, tube framed, and powered by all manner of hellacious engines, these wild, flip-top  machines and their pilots defined the outlaw segment of the drag world, and pleased crowds from coast to coast in match races that pitted smack-talking rivals against each other in a nitro-fueled battle of […]

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Look Back 1:18: Precision 100 Ford Mustang Convertible

Look Back 1:18: Precision 100 Ford Mustang Convertible

There are a few milestone models in the 1:18 hobby. On the one hand, there are the early, inexpensive Bburagos and Ertls that attracted most collectors to the scale in the first place, and on the other, the super-detailed (and far pricier) one-to-eighteen offerings from makers like Exoto, Lane Exact Detail, and GMP that introduced […]
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