Over the years, many different marquees of vehicles have appeared in the famous Gerry Cottle colours of red and cream, and originally red, white and blue when he was first starting out. Britain’s famous Gerry Cottle’s Circus has been transported by Gerry’s preferred famous vehicle manufacturers, such as Atkinson, Scammell, Foden, ERF and Ford; all helping to ‘Get the Show on the Road!’. Shop here
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The Y12-1912 Ford Model T Van was released in 1979 and used no less than 18 different liveries and colours all of whiich had a plastic steering wheel. The Colman's Mustard van had a yellow body and black chassis and roof. It had black seats, gold plated radiator and windscreen frame. The wheels can be red 12 spoke, chrome 12 or 24 spoke or gold 12 spoke. The rear doors can be type 1 or 2 and the baseplate can be found with Y12 inscribed or with no Y number inscription. Shop here
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Automobile innovator Ransom Rli Olds formed the REO Motor Co. in 1904 after his penchant for the technical side of the business led him into confrontations that drove him from his name sake company, Oldmobile. With his new company, which Olds named by using his own initials, he set out to make luxury cars at reasonable prices, using the slogan "The Gold Standard of Value." The top-of-the-line model had a wheelbase of 126 inches with luxurious upholstery and seating for seven with its rear jump set. The three speed, six-cylinder engine was capable of producing 30.50 horsepower.
Synonymous with high performance sports cars, Porsche's radical change to an executive style off road vehicle has brought many admirers. Maisto's model finished in silver has captured the looks of the original very well.
This vehicle may be available in assorted colours and so vary from the one portrayed in the picture. If you require a certain colour please ask, or put in the notes section when ordering and we will try to fulfil your request if available.
British Leyland's internal politics meant that the MGB was not replaced in the early seventies as initially planned but was given small face lifts every year. It received standard Rostyle wheels, rocker switches, rubber-faced overriders, bright lurid colours reflecting the zeitgeist and in 1973 the grille centres and wipers became matt-black.
The car modelled is a famous press and publicity vehicle, photographed on 30th August 1972, and is reproduced as it was that day. The pictures appeared in brochures, newspapers, books and other publicity material. However, research by The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust shows that the number plate AKO 181L appeared on many other BL publicity cars. Shop here
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The first production Mustang rolled off the assembly line on March 9, 1964, and was introduced to the public at the New York World's Fair on April 17, 1964, via all three American television networks on April 19, and made an appearance in the James Bond film Goldfinger in September of 1964. It was one of the most successful product launches in automotive history. The Mustang nameplate has signified an American classic muscle car for generations. This beautiful 1964 Red Mustang Convertible Diecast Model Car is a great collection piece for any fan of the Mustang.
Austin Healey was a brand of sports car established through a joint venture arrangement set up in 1952 between Leonard Lord of the Austin division of the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and Donald Healey, a renowned automotive engineer and designer. The car came with a real 4 speed manual transmission, still with overdrive.
The unconventional fiberglass body of the Avanti coupe, which was designed by French born Raymond Loewy, still looks modern and contemporary today. The interior theme was aviation with some controls even on the ceiling. The car was built on the shortened version of Studebaker's Lark convertible chassis and was powered by Studebaker's 4.7 liter 289cid V8. However, because of production problems related to its fiberglass body, only 3,834 Avantis were built in 1963 and 809 in 1964. The problem meant the car was unable to be the promised savior of the trobled Studebaker, which ceased operations in 1966. However, two Studebaker dealers in South Bend, Indiana, bought the rights to the Avanti in 1965 and continued to produce their Avanti II until 1987.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
One of the most coveted cars of the 50s, it became an instant classic, just as sought-after by collectors today!
Die cast T-bird in 1:18 scale sports a porthole top, Continental kit, and wide white sidewalls. Realistic detailing, opening doors and hood, moving rubber tires, gleaming chrome-look trim, detailed engine compartment, and more. 9.5"L. Shop here
Monday, December 12, 2011
This is 1/43 rd scale diecast model, the Ford Crown Victoria. So far, 45 different versions have appeared, all with liveries from the various State and Highway Patrol police departments. Mostr of them are tempo printed and the quality and finish are excellent, especially if you consider the fact that a fiver! It is quite amazing. The tempo printing of the door crestes-some of which is quite intricate-is excellent. The range of bar lights is as varied as the chosen states. Shop here
Saturday, December 10, 2011
This magnificent detailed Royal Daimler purchased by King George V and delivered in August 1929 was for his personal use and only two were made - the second was for his wife Queen Mary. Painted in the Royal colours of black and maroon, the car also carried the appropriate heraldic decoration. The Royal 'identification' lamp was fitted on the canopy and the crowning glory has to be the mascot on the bonnet depicting Britannia sitting on the Globe and the Royal Standard features proudly above the front windscreen. Model is presented on a removable plinth with a removable hard plastic cover. Shop here
McRae’s 1995 season started badly, with no hint that he would end it as World Rally Champion and the youngest ever winner of the title. However, by dint of a superb winning drive in New Zealand, and a controversial second place in Catalunya, McRae and Ringer started the last event of the year, their home rally, equal on points with Subaru team-mates Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya. The result was never really in doubt, despite suffering a puncture in Pundershaw and losing two minutes, McRae simply pulverised the opposition to win the rally and become Britain’s first World Rally Champion. In Catalunya McRae and Ringer were classified second behind team mates Sainz and Moya after Dave Richards, Subaru’s team manager, imposed team orders. Colin initially did not agree with this and posted a series of fast stage times. However he finally assented and clocked into the penultimate time control late, giving Sainz and Moya the victory. Shop here
Introduction in 1955 it was produced until 1964. With a total length of 139ins (345cm) it had three rows of seats to accommodate six people. Powered by the Fiat the Fiat 600 saloon engine of 633cc, the little bus would happily do 50 mph and give 45 mpg. The rear-mountd engine meant luggage space was limited but the seats did not fold down. Used as taxis in their native Italy, the fully independently sprung minibus was original people carrier back in the mid 1950s, an idea that has been taken up by the Japanese car manufactures of today. Shop here
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
A mainstay of the Ford range for many a year depicted here. It looks very realistic, except on our version the rear nearside wheel was raised higher than the others. The basic interior has been well modelled. Superb wheels, rear light cluster and exceptional badging front and rear. Shop here
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The Dodge 330 was a large sized automobile sold by the Dodge division of the Chrysler Corporation in 1963 and 1964. The coupe often used a 6 cylinder engine. This is your chance to own this rare 1963 Red Dodge 330 Diecast Model Car.
A timeless classic, this 1968 White Camaro SS 396 Diecast Model Car is a stunning replica of one of Chevrolets greatest cars ever. Features opening doors, hood and trunk. No collection is complete without one of these finely crafted collectables.
1963 Cadillac Series 62 From Movie "Scarface" Diecast Model 1/18 Die Cast Car By Jada
The Cadillac Series 62 is remembered for its huge sharp tailfins with dual bullet tail lights. The engine was entirely changed for 1963, though the displacement and output remained the same. This is a stunning 1963 Yellow Cadillac Series 62 Diecast Model Car that Tony Montana drove in the movie Scarface. Features opening hood, doors, trunk and steerable front wheels and 1/18th scale figure of Tony Montana.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
The Spitfire complemented Triumph's successful 'TR' sports car range when it was introduced in 1962, and it was priced to compete with the MG Midget.The Mk3 was introduced in 1967 and brought a new 1296cc engine that produced 75BHP, which was more than enough in a car that weighed only 1652lbs.Shop here
Of the 2 Grand Sport Roadsters ever built, Roger Penske bought BOTH! Chassis 001 was picked up from the GM factory and prepped for the 1966 Sebring 12-Hour event. It made its racing debut against Ford GT40's, Ferraris, Chaparrals, and Porsches. After the 1966 Sebring race, George Wintersteen bought Grand Sport chassis 002 from Roger Penske and picked up his Roadster. The Wintersteen Roadster was immediately updated by Traco with a 427 ci engine equipped with a single Holley carburetor. This gorgeous car was recreated faithfully by Exoto! There are a ton of features crammed into this 1/18 scale beauty - here's just a few: - die-cast metal-body, full opening parts - carpeted interior - fabric seat belts with photo-etched hardware - steering function - special louvered hood with to-scale bungie strap - photo-etched radiator with genuine rod bracing - rubber-like Goodyear tires with genuine tread pattern - independent die-cast metal rolling chassis - working suspension & rear suspension trailing arms - ...and MUCH MORE! Here's a little more information on the Wintersteen Roadster, as provided by Exoto.com: Competing in the 1966 US Road Racing Championship, Wintersteen and chassis 002 delivered impressive results at Bridgehampton, Watkins Glen and Mosport, given that the competition was now two years ahead and far more sophisticated. The 1966 USRRC event at Watkins Glen, in particular, stands out from the other races. George remembers being bumped by Charlie Parsons' McLaren before moving over to give Parsons the racing line. "The next thing I knew, Parsons was off in the weeds amid great clouds of dust," Wintersteen recalls. He does not, however, recall stopping his Corvette to pull Mark Donohue from his crashed and burning Lola T70! Shop here
Thursday, December 1, 2011
As with most books of this type, this should not be regarded as providing an in-depth study of the subject. The main charm will come from the illustrations, and at a size which enables the beauty of the models to be fully appreciated.
After a chapter of introduction, the book deals with a selected range of subjects, namely automata (toys with automation to represent the movements of people or animals), metal toys, model railways, toy soldiers and diecast toys.
In each chapter, the text is sufficient to provide the basic information without going into great detail. Don't therefore expect to put down this book hoping to be an expert on the subjects covered. A work such as this hopefully will whet several appetites and lead to further collecting and/or reading. Shop here