My first Skyline GT-R R32 diecast ever, and it’s a replica from the Furious 7 movie. A decent effort by Greenlight, albeit with minor flaws.
Bialbero is a well known name in the Italian automotive world. Alfa had a Bialbero engine and FIAT had one as well. It comes from Bi Albero, or “two shafts”. Camshafts that is.
The Fiat 131 Abarth stormed around rally tracks between 1976 and 1981 World Rally Championship seasons, winning the manufacturers WRC on three occasions.
One of the most distinctive looking sportscars ever. I’ve mentioned it before, as it is the successor of the HBR5 I wrote about a little while ago. Well, successor... The HBR5 was a DB with a Panhard engine, this one was a Panhard developed by Charles Deutsch.
One of Roger Moore’s ride in the 1981 James Bond movie, ‘For Your Eyes Only’, this particular white Esprit Turbo didn’t live to see the end of the movie. It got blown to smithereens when it’s own car alarm bomb thwarted a break-in by the baddies’ henchmen.
One of my favorite BMWs this one. What a profile. Like a clown’s shoe. Totally. Quite daring of the Bavarian brand to actually produce this one, you either love it or hate it. Although the love nowadays predominates, I feel. Especially on a car-enthusiast’s blog.
Last French Friday Dadurling asked me what diorama I used for the shots of the 205 GTI, I thought I’d share the answer. A bit.
I only found out this morning that it was 550 Spyder day, so I quickly grabbed the only model of it that I own, a 1:64 Maisto with terrible wheels that look like they are wooden wagon wheels, and took some photos in my car on the way to work.
I had other Teutonic plans for today but when I saw R32Rennsport’s announcement it’s 550 Spyder Day today I decided to skip the initial idea and tag along. A little throwback.
Happy May Day!
Welcome again to Forty 3rd which tackles models within the 1/43 scale and smaller. A few weeks ago I posted on Sunday a blue Datsun pickup. Today we have another Datsun but it is neither black nor blue and should be a favorite among JDM fans and LaLDers.
DTM cars are just simply VERY fast works of art. Just look at the winglets, wings and canards! Masterpieces!!!!!
I always felt this one to look a bit like a Coccinellidae. Or Ladybird. Or Ladybug, whatever it’s called over there: We call it a Lieveheersbeestje, freely translated into “Sweet lord’s little creature”. It comes without the black on red though.
It’s Kingsday today! So in the Netherlands, we party. I’m behind because I’m in the US, of course, but ain’t no party like a big engine in a little car, so here is a Donkervoort D8 GTO with it’s 2.5L turbocharged Audi 5 cylinder putting out 380hp!
... with their new classic bus collection. Classic buses, in 1/43 scale! Wooooo!!! Here are all the models:
Today I took my daughter to her first silver screen experience: the latest movie on il Puffi, the Smurfs. The Lost Village. Had a lot of fun doing so and I thought I’d take a small Italian diecast with me to shoot in front of the screen for Spaghetti Sunday. Epic fail. My phone couldn’t handle the backlight, whatever…
I think the last Renault R4 I showed was a red Sapeurs-Pompiers (Firefighters) version over a year ago. So it’s about time I did another. I’m sure I did quite the 2CV posts so it’s only fair to give the R4 some additional airtime. And there’s a reason I mention that 2CV as this R4 has somewhat the same roof.
“A real driver knows exactly what’s in his car.”
After my little teaser just before the long Easter weekend I feel obliged to deliver on my promise.
Ferraris catch fire. Mustangs crash at Cars and Coffees. So when I saw Matchthebox recreating a scene of one of my favorite movies I felt like setting up some sort of a scene as well. And there had to be Police. I don’t have a lot of Police cars, let alone an Italian one. So it had to be this Lamborghini. Or do these…