Friday, November 27, 2009
The Range Rover Sport is a handsome rather sleek machine that is noticeably smaller than both the lastest Range Rover and the new Discovery 3, which provides the Sports basic platform. If you cannot afford the Range Rover Sports hefty price tag, then how about this scaled down diecast version from Maisto in 1:18 scale. The model colour is red, and very nice it is too! The model captured all the lines of the real thing, and has probably represented the front end with its unique headlamp arrangement. This is an exceptional model from Maisto as it captured the brutish yet sleek lines of the car.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
In its early days this car suffered in comparison withthe Renault Gordini 8. Its reputation soon improved due to its competition wins. The model has opening doors. The interior is somewhat spartan by today's standards. The boot and engine compartment also opens.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The General Lee is without question the most famous car on television. The good of boys cousins Bo & Luke Duke raced around Hazzard county in the bright orange dodge with the confederate flag painted on its roof, relive the memory of this great series with this super model of the famous ' General Lee '. This Dodge Charger is an 11" long die cast metal car with openable doors & hood, spray painted mud for the dirty look, mounted on removable base.
Smokey the Bandits Trans Am famed from the late 70's comedy that not only capitalizes on the CB craze but also featured some of the wildest automotive stunts ever filmed. Etrls model features opening doors detailed interior, opening bonnet with detailed 6.6 litre engine. Model length approx 10.25 inches.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
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Saturday, November 21, 2009
The red and white ‘Starsky and Hutch Ford Gran Torino’ capitalized on the highly successful American ‘cop’series and captured the imagination well. However, its contours were a little crude and the wheels were far too small. The white stripe label was also prone to being poorly aligned. Early versions of this 1/35th scale model had clear windows and a yellow interior, and featured posed figures of Dave Starsky and Ken Hutchinson apprehending a suspect. Later versions had solid black windows without any interior or figures, but it did gain twin rear aerials due to the casting being altered slightly for the Corgi Torino Road Hog. Production ceased in 1985/86. A limited run included the Junior version in the same box.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Opulent, but also attractive and sporty the Roadster presents itself with a long sweeping bonnet finished off with a rounded rear which fires an enthusiasm that many a major manufacturer longs for. The cockpit is also dazzling, finished with top quality chrome and leather fittings from the firm's own workshop. It is not only the design of the MF 3 that satisfies the highest requirements. Dynamic handling characteristics prove the Roadster to be a real thoroughbred sportster. The technology, suspension, axles and gears come from the BMW M range, so that the MF 3 hides under its bonnet a powerful, water-cooled, 6-cylinder in-line engine with a capacity of 3.2 litres and 343 bhp.
The workmanship and harmony of all its parts give it a really spectacular performance. In addition to a powerful burst of speed, the Roadster offers perfect traction and accurate cornering, together with neutral handling characteristics at its performance limits. It sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5 seconds and has a top speed of 255 km/h See more
Minichamps 1/12 Lotus Renault 97T Ayrton Senna 1st GP Win Portugal 1985 # 540 851292 For the first time ever on an Ayrton Senna replica, this 1/12 scale Lotus Renault 97T from Minichamps features a cockpit fairing which lifts off to reveal the kevlar-carbon monocoque and Renault EF4B/15 engine in all their glory. Limited to just 6194 pieces worldwide and measures some 14 inches (32cm) in length.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Perhaps the most interesting of the Paramount release so far is this Green Line-liveried model in Maidstone & District's Invicta branding for the Maidstone to London Express service.
A new tool for 2008 the 1:76 scale Mini Van modelled here depicts the retro styling of the Corgi Toys of yesteryear. Like today’s Multi-Purpose Vehicle’s or MPV’s the original Minivan (1962-1969) was designed for maximum interior room and was introduced during the 1950s coinciding with the emergence of Corgi Toys. This model celebrates the decade that also saw Mettoy Playcraft Ltd launch Corgi Toys as its new toy range of die-cast model cars. They were the only toy cars on the market at that time so were a huge hit. See more
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The car sponsored by ‘Jomo’ and ‘Sports Graphic Number’ was driven to a third overall finishing position in the hands of its three Japanese drivers Motoyama/Kageyama/Kurosawa. Carrying racing number 33, the car carries the goodwill wishes of the sponsoring magazine’s readers on the top of each of its rear wheel arches.
The model shows the complete racing interior through the windows, which includes racing fire extinguisher. See more
Monday, November 16, 2009
It had black wheels and a black base which came with and without a patent number. A green interior was fairly common in Europe but soon all models had white interiors. The early European versions with green interiors are quite sought after in the US.
Friday, November 13, 2009
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Monday, November 2, 2009
This is a handsome model, available in a variety of colours and well finished. Opening doors and dicky seat, plus a separate trunk, are nice touches.
The dash is not totally convincing: yes, the actual thing was pretty minimalist, but there's not one gauge in the centre moulding. On the other hand, good interior touches include separate brake and gear levers and a detailed steering wheel incorporating the mixture control lever.
From the front, his is a handsome model: its imposing radiator is nicely finished, and the headlamps look as if they could be lit.
Perhaps a few chrome details are a little heavily done, just edging on the borders of being tacky, but attractive, nonetheless.