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Das Zoot: Minichamps 1:43 Mercedes Streamliner

Das Zoot: Minichamps 1:43 Mercedes Streamliner

Minichamps 1938 Mercedes-Benz “Rekordwagen”  1:43 | $72.00  The Mercedes-Benz W-125 “Rekordwagen” epitomized streamlining when it first saw the light of day in late 1937, and in early 1938 the incredibly swoopy one-off machine set a world record for top speed on a public road – a heart-stopping 268 miles per hour, a record that it […]
A “Heyer” Power: Minichamps’ 1:43  “Heyer Tribute Set”

A “Heyer” Power: Minichamps’ 1:43 “Heyer Tribute Set”

Minichamps “Heyer Tribute Set”  1:43 | $149.50  Watching vintage footage of Hans Heyer bombing around circa 1971 in a four-door, AMG-prepped Mercedes 300SEL is a lot of fun, and realizing that he had a monster 6.8 liter V8 motor under the car’s hood (all the better to suck the headlights out of his track mates) […]

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S2, Brute? Minichamps 1:43 Bentley S2 Cabriolet

S2, Brute? Minichamps 1:43 Bentley S2 Cabriolet

 Minichamps Bentley S2 Cabriolet  1:43 | $72.00  Bentley made a big change in October 1959, when it added a new 6.2 Liter V8 as its main power source. The OHV motor offered better performance, for sure – but adding the aluminum engine to the mix also did much to improve the car’s somewhat cranky accessories, […]
Cup of Joe  – April 28 Recap: Watch it Here!

Cup of Joe – April 28 Recap: Watch it Here!

What’s that? You missed the April 28 “Cup of Joe”? No problem – if you didn’t catch all the action on Sunday morning, you can still see it here.  It went off without a hitch. ACME’s 1:18 1932 Ford five-window coupe was featured, as were a pair of IndyCars from Replicarz. We also looked at […]

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SPY SHOTS! Minichamps 1:18 1955 Lincoln Futura FACTORY PHOTOS

SPY SHOTS! Minichamps 1:18 1955 Lincoln Futura FACTORY PHOTOS

Now, we know you can’t see us. So, you’ll have to believe that we’re all smiling like a bunch of schoolkids at these spy shots of Minichamps’ in-process 1:18 1955 Lincoln Futura – the lead-off piece for their upcoming Dream Cars series. According to our source, this pre-production image is finalized in its shape – […]

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Look Back and Remember: November 22, 1963

Look Back and Remember: November 22, 1963

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we must also take a moment to remember another American moment – one not so happy – that happened on this day in 1963. It’s not very often that a model causes controversy. But when Minichamps  released a replica of President John F. Kennedy’s 1961 “X-100” Lincoln – replete with figures […]

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NEW VIDEO! Minichamps’ 1:43 “Mullin Automotive Museum” Debut Cars

NEW VIDEO! Minichamps’ 1:43 “Mullin Automotive Museum” Debut Cars

Straight out of the pages of the Winter ’13 issue of Die Cast X, Minichamps’ 1:43 “Mullin Automotive Museum” Collection models offer a fans of French classics a great new lineup of resin-bodied images culled from the magnificent machines contained in Peter Mullin’s exquisite “French Curves” collection. Stay tuned for more from that collection in […]
FIRST SAMPLES: Minichamps Mullin Collection 1:43 Hispano-Suiza “Xenia”

FIRST SAMPLES: Minichamps Mullin Collection 1:43 Hispano-Suiza “Xenia”

Sorry, gamers: “Xenia” is not a warrior queen from some cyber realm, and we won’t be seeing any curvaceous armor-clad vixens by that name toting barbed swords any time soon. What we will see, however, is this Xenia – a model of the one-off 1938 Dubonnet/Saoutchik Hispano-Suiza H6C that bore a body designed by Jaques […]
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