Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Though Matchbox may have lost its English ownership over the years, the little orange rectangle brand has never lost its English heritage as we’ll see today. This Thursday on the Thames I’ve got six British two-doors, all with storied marques and historic lineages, five of which hail from the little Match in the Box!

First up is one unabashedly patriotic Brit, the big Morgan Aeromax.

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Next up, from Britain’s most old-fashioned to Britain’s most new-fashioned—the cutting edge and often dangerous TVR Tuscan S!

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Next is a soon-to-be iconic Jag, the venerable new F-Type!

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The F-Type’s older brother, the XK, makes its return today in a gorgeous merlot!

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After these grand tourers we have Lotus’ little Evora which straddles between canyon carver and highway cruiser with its Toyota V6!

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And finally, for one non-Matchbox, we have my recently obtained Evora GTE from Tomica riding tall on its squishy suspension!

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So there are the six stars of today’s showcase! All of today’s photos were taken on a wonderful 1/43 diorama that Jobjoris showed us in the past and I just had to have and it happened to arrive in the mail today!

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I am quite excited to play around some more with this diorama so expect to see something on French Friday tomorrow!

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Thanks for looking, and see you around LaLD!

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