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Automodello Mormon Meteor Speed records were big news in the 1920s and 1930s, in the air, on the ground, and on the water. Among the daring fellows who were pushing the envelope – to occasionally fatal levels – David Abbot “Ab” Jenkins was a bit of a celebrity on terra firma, with more automotive speed records […]
SNEAK PEEK: Automodello’s 1:24 Mormon Meteor Lands!

SNEAK PEEK: Automodello’s 1:24 Mormon Meteor Lands!

We’re starting to feel like proud parents. Well, a little, anyway. We’ve watched Automodello’s outstanding 1:24 resin replica of Ab Jenkins’ 1935 Duesenberg – the  “Mormon Meteor” – go from sketch to tooling model to unpainted resin prototype. Now, it’s here on our table as a production-ready piece (and a featured car from our Spring […]

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UPDATE! Automodello’s “Mormon Meteor”, Painted, Tweaking, Closer to Production

UPDATE! Automodello’s “Mormon Meteor”, Painted, Tweaking, Closer to Production

Remember that 1:24 Automodello Duesenberg “Mormon Meteor” we showed you pre-production pics of a few weeks ago? Well, Jim Cowen, Automodello’s president, sent along these factory-fresh (and un-retouched) photos of the car in its latest phase of development. You can almost smell the paint drying. “It still needs some chrome, instead of plating, and we’ll […]
Automodello Gets Ready to Launch a Meteor

Automodello Gets Ready to Launch a Meteor

Automodello’s number one man – Jim Cowen – sent along these pictures of the master resin for their upcoming mid-scale Duesenberg “Mormon Meteor”, and to say that we’re blown away is an understatement. Check out the unmistakable shape and sweep of the car’s aerodynamic body, and the stance of the replica on the as-yet-untooled wheels. […]

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Tin Wizard Announces 1:43 Duesenberg SJ “Mormon Meteor” for Holiday 2011

Tin Wizard Announces 1:43 Duesenberg SJ “Mormon Meteor” for Holiday 2011

White metal has long been a material of choice for crafting 1:43 models, and though the aptly-named German model company Tin Wizard has also used resin in the past, we’re betting that they’ll be potting a batch or two of alloy for an upcoming holiday-time release – the 1935 Duesenberg SJ “Mormon Meteor”. The Meteor […]
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