My collection of Lego Speed Stars kits:
It’s still Sunday here in California, so dangit, I’m posting this for Radcast. This, if you didn’t know, is the single greatest car ever designed. It is perfect. There is no argument. I hear you saying, “but what about the...”. No. You are wrong. Pinifarina’s finest work, surrounding a transverse 3.0L V8 and a gated…
I love that blue color:)
I was updating the Live and Let Diecast Podcast Twitter feed one day and stumbled upon an estate auction. I thought it looked pretty interesting. The estate was from a man who lived in the Indianapolis area and was clearly a racing fan. I bid on several items, but lost out on the really great ones, however, I did win…
GTO. 3 letters that command a special reverence in the automotive world. Yesterday we saw the O.G. 250 GTO. Today we have it’s “successor” the GTO. Yep, just GTO, though it is more commonly referred to as the 288 GTO to differentiate it from the 250 GTO. As with the 250, the GTO is a homologation special, in this…
In this forced induction segment of Engine Week, I decided to dig up this Kyosho 1:43 Ferrari F40 from the archive. Almost four years ago, I wrote my first Concours d’Modella and was navigating in this new world of diecast photography.
Time to drop the REAL boom for on this Engine Week. Sure, Scott’s Miura Jota is nice, if you think a tractor manufacturer can make a sports car. But this here is the real Italian O.G. The Ferrari 250 GTO was produced between 1962 and 1964 to compete in the FIA’s Group 3 Grand Touring Car category. And it was with the…
I’m adding two cylinders, but sticking with the same twin-turbo theme. Today’s LaLD Engine Week 2018 entry is the venerable, the legendary, the unparalelled F40. A lethal combination of kevlar, fuel, cavalli rampanti, and a gated shifter.
My brother went to Italy, and he brought me this. I’ll break it open and get some nicer pics of it later.
This whole Live and Let Diecast Podcast thing has found me searching the boxes from our move, I was going to say recent, but that’s a lie, from Colorado to Maryland. Today I found this gem.
Continuing with the effs and the dark red theme, here’s an Enzo I got from good IG buddy socaldiecast562, which I merely added some exterior detailing to.
Hmmm. There are some good Engine Week candidates here.
Hot Wheels Speed Machines Ferrari FXX. In Nero, of course.
Last minute switch up! Today I have a 1:43 Jouef Evolution Ferrari 250 GT 61 “Tour of France” car. It’s the only 1:43 I own that isn’t a Honda lol.
For the 2nd day of this LaLD Car Week, I chose the most maniacal rally car of them all - the Lancia Stratos HF. Featuring the white, green and red Alitalia livery with yellow racing wheels, the Bertone designed Stratos was the 1st car designed from scratch for rallying.
Continuing my 1:18 adventure, today we have the Maisto Ferrari 488 GTB. Now, because this is a $14 model, the quality is not the on par with yesterday’s Autoart TA22 (below), but it’s still better than other Maistos I’ve seen.
It’s time for Car Week! The castings have been selected, the photos have been taken, and the posts have been written and scheduled. Well, for me at least. Now it’s time to start releasing those posts and vote! Good luck to everyone involved and surely we will all win this week as we get to see some fantastic diecast…
Alright! LaLD Car week ‘18. So my entry for today’s theme (which is red) is the 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO made by Hot Wheels for their 100% oil can . An absolute personal favourite car of mine, it also is one of the most beautiful and one of the most expensive cars ever sold in auctions ($38.1m in auctions) given its…
Kyosho has sucked me in (I blame eBay). I’ve been veeeery bad, but it feels sooo good:) Let’s begin.
Just a quick phone pic of one of my favorite 1/18s.