Who on earth comes up with Purple? This is somewhat Lilac right? No. I got nothing. And I’m of to Techno Classica in Essen anyway...
As my Instagram profile says, I am a Formula One fan torn between Mercedes and McLaren. And so for Silver Day, the fourth day of the LaLD Car Week 2018, I present to you the Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid.
On Blue Day, I am presenting one of my most favorite cars - a car that I’ve lusted after, for years. It is the Subaru Impreza WRC 2007, a car I keep getting in various scales & from different model makers.
This one is close to home. Our family car for the last 10 years has been a Honda Pilot. First a 2004, then a 2010, now a 2016. I’m guessing our next one will have to be a MY2022...
The Toyota GT-One is one of the special cars in my collection, ticking off most of the boxes on my check list - the scale, the car type and the back story.
I’ve never shared my favorite diecasts, but here they are. I’ve always loved 1/43 Bburagos, but they’re pretty scarce here in the US. Half of the ones here have been bought in Colombia.
I have one I was going to sell, but I figured I’d offer it here if anyone wants to trade for another 1/43 Bburago.
I originally wanted to include a shot like this in my post on the Tomica Dandy Lotus Europa Special, but I forgot to take it then, so here it is, separately.
Once in a while I run into such an odd thing I just have to get it. Like this SLS. Some of you may know my love for it but running into any car showing it’s internals a bit will make me weak.
Once in a while I’m truly remembered I have too much of this stuff... I’ve shown this one before, I know, but the other one had it’s mirror broken of so I thought I’d get another one if I could.
I don’t seem to have a lot of vintage stuff but at one day I got a bunch of Dinky Toys (1/43 re-release) for cheap that I showed casts from before. Like the BMW 1500 I showed during Shark week quite some time ago.
Darned. I hoped I’d be able to show it in it’s full finished glory. But I still need more appropriate bricks...
In my youth there was only one capo di tutti anatre, one king of 2CVs, the Charleston. Stylish and you actually spotted a lot in ‘80's Holland. So of course I have a few of those.
After a way-too-long hiatus I am finally continuing to build my Porsche race cars in 1:43 collection. In Episode 8 we will explore the #52 Porsche 907, which raced in the 1968 Daytona 24 Hours.
Last week Philipilihp announced on Instagram he’d post a 1/43 Spark Porsche Rennwagen from the Piëch era today. So I really hope he’s keeping that promise and thought: Let’s join the fun a bit.
Abarth is for FIAT. Gordini is for Renault. The world is awesome in it’s simplicity. Right? Wrong. Because SIMCA worked with ‘m both. Actually, despite Gordini is known for his creations for Renault, he started at SIMCA. Henri Pigozzi, the guy producing FIATs in Nanterre and therefor creating SIMCA, recognized the…
Well, maybe that’s a bit harsh on the first gen X5, Rodeo Drive Traktor. But it was BMW’s first attempt for a SUV and we Europeans only follow trends set on the other side of the Atlantic years, maybe even decades later.
The French term Fourgonnette is all about a small delivery vans. And you’d always see many Fourgonnettes en France. Every single French manufacturer had a pretty small car turned into one. Citroën had to come up with one based on the 2CV. You might have seen some before.
Just a couple of quick pictures of a little display I set up with some of my 1/43 models.
This here is Schuco’s BMW 520 in 1:43 scale, an example of the E12 generation of 5-series, which was the first 5-series generation.