We all like our classics! Maybe they aren’t as nice as the cars built today, but, they speak to our inner childhood. They bring back memories of youth and make you smile. Sure there are faster things out there now, safer, more reliable, but, come on, who wouldn’t rock an 80's Corolla All-Trac Wagon? If it was good…
Efsi was a Dutch diecast brand in the 70s and 80s with quite an interesting story. Here are three of their models.
Welcome again to Forty 3rd which tackles models within the 1/43 scale and smaller.
What do you do with a suddenly obsolete, formerly pink Jaguar racing car that says Bud Light on the sides? Expatriate it to Germany, cut the roof off, give it a 15 year old engine, and win Le Mans twice. Easy, if you’re Porsche, TWR, and Reinhold Joest.
This is a really solid casting by MBX. A faithful replica of the “runny egg headlights” Porsche Turbo. And it’s so good that Matchbox is gonna release another variation of this model sometime this year.
Pete’s Model Garage in Lakeville MA is having a diecast show this weekend with 50 vendor tables. I’ve never been to one of his shows, but I have been to the shop and it has a great selection of stuff in a variety of scales.
After my little teaser just before the long Easter weekend I feel obliged to deliver on my promise.
I got his end of our trade yesterday and it was a real surprise! Our HWEP was for two cars but inside I found six! Here are the Teutonic ones, all from that famed town of Stuttgart:
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Hey guys, did you knew Lego produced actual die cast cars on the past? Neither did I, until I read the excellent piece on T-Hunted by a collaborator named Mauricio about this.
I had a productive “Motor Swap Monday”. I think it’s time to invest in needle files.
Im way too late for the M party... but as they say, its better to be late than never. :D :D So here’s another oldie but goodie... the black BMW 1M Coupe’, from the Best Of The World series.
Okay, let’s turn away from Hot Wheels for a couple days (don’t worry though, they’ll be back!!). Today we’re going to look at some Hot Wheels cars (whoops, sorry, force of habit!). I mean some Matchbox cars. These all appear to be fairly new castings and most of them don’t appear to be licensed...though there are a…
There are only a few castings I really try to get all editions of, but the foremost of them is really the Hot Wheels Porsche 911 (997) GT2. And in honor of a recent addition, here is the full lineup as I have it right now.
Normally, I’m not that much of a muscle or American fan. In fact, I would never ever own one in person... But this right here, is a beaut. Not only does it feature the Spectraflame chrome, but it sports some rather tasty whitewalled CDDRRs.
A couple of weeks ago I shared a Micro Machines R5 Turbo Shopteacher sent me for a iHWEP. But next to that awesome MM he put some others in the box as well, all of Teutonic descent.
The story of the 300SL is well known. Essentially, it was (at least in “Gullwing” form) a race car for the street. The Roadster version was introduced in 1956 as a more user friendly version as getting in and out of the Gullwings tended to be a bit of a challenge.
I had a bit of an automotive epiphany last night as I was thinking of this post. My two most favorite sports cars are the Chevrolet Corvette and the Porsche 911. And it occurred to me that the C4 generation Corvette is to Corvettes what the 996 911 is to 911s. They both brought significant change to their respective…