Slowly, but steadily, the Altaya Lendas Brasileiras do Automobilismo (Brazilian Motorsports Legends) collection is getting to the newstands on my state. So I finally grabbed this awesome Brabham, driven by José Carlos Pace.
First of all, happy new year LaLD!!! I’ve got this awesome DeAgostini a while ago, but when I had time to snap photos, the weather was either too scorching, with almost 40ºC and the southern Atlantic magnetic anomaly with the highest incidence of UV rays on the planet where I live in Brazil, or pouring down in…
When I found out Salvat was releasing an Opala Caravan SS on their 1/43 Chevrolet Collection I had to get one. But, being an adored car here in Brazil, it sold out everywhere! Luckily, not like DeAgostini, Salvat has an online store to sell their collections, and I snagged two: One for me, this one, and the other for…
Truck Tuesday Trifecta, triple Ts! There are actually two Chevrolet 3100s, also called Chevrolet Brasil. The blue and white from DeAgostini and the tow truck from Eaglemoss, from a very short-lived series called “Nossas Queridas Picapes” (Our Beloved Pick-up trucks). The SUV is called Chevrolet Amazonas, built over…
Not only the DeAgostini version, but a custom Hot Wheels Brazilian Dodge Charger to match it!
September 7th is Independence Day here in Brazil, so let’s have some Brazilian cars to celebrate :D
Built in Brazil, by a German company, and styled by Carrozzeria Fissore, from Italia. Seems like an improbable mix, but this was a recipe that turned out very well. Ladies and gentlemen, I present the 1967 DKW-Vemag Fissore.
Bonjour, et bienvenues dans le dernier épisode de la semaine des Simcas! We are ending this series with the very last model from Simca do Brasil, made for a very short period between 1967 and 1969, the Esplanada.
Bonjour, et bienvenues dans la semaine des Simcas! Today we have a very special version of the Chambord, the sportier Rallye!
Bonjour, et bienvenues au semaine des Simcas! Today we’ll have a model of the first big wagon ever made in Brazil, the Simca Jangada!
Bonjour, et bienvenues au semaine des Simcas! Although I already showcased the Simca Chambord, by DeAgostini, I have still another Chambord, from Ixo, that I bought from the Bay of E way before DeAgostini even thought about their Brazilian car collection.
After the amazing response you gave me with last week’s VW Bus Bonanza, I’m excited to do more special weeks. So I’m announcing a 4 episode special, starting tomorrow, called Simca Semaine!
VW Bus Bonanza or Final Friday? Both names are incredibly accurate, since I’m ending this series with the final run of the VW Kombi, a limited edition of just 1200 cars.
Here, in Brazil, due to the tremendous success of DeAgostini’s Brazilian car collection, some other publishers followed their idea. One of them, though, surpassed DeAgostini in terms of quality. This is Salvat’s Chevrolet Collection.
How could I possibly leave such an incredible model on the news stand??? This thing is absolute-zero cool!
Can’t believe the Brazilian truck collection finally arrived at my state!!! This is a fridge truck from Kibon, an ice cream company. This model is so detailed, and it’s amazing!
Latest model from the Brazilian Service Vehicles: A VW Brasília from the Polícia Rodoviária (Brazilian Highway Patrol) from my state, Santa Catarina!!!! Although when I was a kid those were no longer in service, our Police restored some and keep them in pristine condition. I’m so in love with this cast...
When you think about cars named after big cats, what comes to your mind? Probably Jaguar, the most known brand named after a big feline. But Brazil had its cat share as well with the Puma, which is the subject of this Feijoada Friday. Want to know more? After the jump!
You probably know this car already, since the Jeep Station Wagon, called Ford Rural or just Rural Willys in Brazil was also sold on US soil. Actually, it was indeed the American version, but shipped in parts and assembled by Willys-Overland do Brasil S.A..
Greeting, everyone, and welcome to the first post of the new Feijoada Friday series! The title reads “The first truly Brazilian Chevrolet” in good english. As you had discovered from yesterday’s Brazilian Breakfast, the first car I’m featuring is the 1976 Chevrolet Opala. A bit of history after the jump.