RC2's impending withdrawal from the diecast market has been a blow to the diecast community, but the news has not been all bad -- for several weeks rumors have circulated that many of the American Muscle molds and tools were going to be leased by RC2 to another company. Some hard details on that deal has finally been made public -- special thanks to Jim at Supercar Collectibles for getting the word out.
The official press release from Auto World, the company taking over the licensing rights to RC2's tooling, reads:
The Mercedes-Benz 300SLR will forever be associated with one of the darkest days in motor racing history, its story began much more happily. It debuted at the Mille Miglia at the hands of Stirling Moss. Moss, with his co-driver journalist Denis Jenkinson, took the lead early, serving notice to favorites from Ferrari, Maserati and Aston […]
Over the last few weeks there has been some industry buzz about the future of Kyosho’s Ferrari license. After some intense negotiations, Kyosho has secured the rights to make and distribute Ferrari models at least through the end of calander year 2008. That is great news, as the company had a number of highly desirable […]