Some car guys pride themselves on an ability to identify an engine solely by the sound it makes. When challenged, they can call out passing cars with their eyes closed, then wax poetic about everything from V12 Ferraris to small block Chevys and prop-engined fighter planes. If they’re an older example of the breed, they’ll […]
All good things really do have to end, and that’s the case with Supercar Collectibles’ successful lineup of 1:18 1965 Plymouth AWB – “Altered Wheel Base” – drag cars. This trio – a Sox & Martin car, and a brace of “Golden Commandos” machines, in injected and carbureted form – are new to the market, […]
I’m looking forward to joining my Die Cast X Magazine pals as we bring the Die Cast X Road Show to the Matchbox Toy Show at the AACA Museum in Hershey, PA this Sunday, September 25th, 2011. I will be there along with Joe Kelly Jr. and Andy Goodman – stop in to the booth and say hello! See you […]
Oh, to be odd. To flip convention off like a bad pair of shoes. To break through the walls of normalcy with a loud crash… okay, scratch that last one. Crashing isn’t what most race car designers and engineers are aiming for, per se. But sometimes, it takes a trip far afield to cheat physics, […]
M2 Machines has announced the third release of their popular Auto-Haulers line. In this latest series, M2 debuts a trick, peek-a-boo multi-car auto hauler; all three sets in the series are dedicated to the 100 year anniversary of Chevrolet, and come with a sturdy base and acrylic cover.
It’s getting to the point that Sunstar’s origins as a maker of budget-minded models has started to fade into the past. Far be it for me to keep those hoary old days alive – especially in light of the maker’s far more successful string of exceptional, “Platinum Collection” cars. Here’s the 1956 Mercury Montclair they’ve […]
At over a million dollars US, per copy – pre-owned – any of the 400 Ferrari Enzos built to celebrate the life of company founder Enzo Ferrari are rare sights. Some are actually famous in their own right. For example, the very first Enzo, which was detoured from its debut at the 2002 Paris Motor […]
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 […]