Saturday, February 25, 2012

MATCHBOX YESTERYEAR No.YRS-01-1955 CHEVY 3100, “AAA” TOWING & SERVICE




The American Automobile Association (AAA) was founded in 1902 to serve the nation’s travelers. In the nearly 95 years since its inception, the number of vehicles on American highways has grown dramatically, and AAA has always responded to the challenge. One thing every driver needs is reliable road service when a vehicle breaks down. Sometimes AAA can service a car right at the sight by changing a tire, filling the gas tank, or charging a battery. But there are times when the automobile must be taken into the shop. That’s when the AAA Towing and Service vehicle has always been essential. In the ‘50s, the Sunset Gasoline service station’s Towing and Service truck was just such a vehicle. The station was part of the wide AAA network, and its truck came to the relief of motorrists with in its jurisdiction. After inspecting the problem and determining that the car must be towed, the mechanic used the powerful towing winch to bring the car back to the station where it was given the quality repair service that has always been a trademark of AAA. And now, the AAA Towing and Service vehicle 1955 Chevy 3100 is part of The Fabulous Fifties Road Service Collection. It has been crafted in die-cast metal by Matchbox Collectibles—“the Greatest Name in Die-Cast”

MATCHBOX YESTERYEAR No.YRS-02 – 1953 FORD F100 FLYING “A” TIRE SERVICE




A blowout is one of the most frightening occurrences that can happen on the open road because it usually comes without warning and makes the car difficult to handle. With hands firmly on the steering wheel, the driver must pull the wobbly automobile to the shoulder of the road, getting out to examine the damage to take care of this upsetting driving hazard was the Flying A Tire Service vehicle which was prepared for any type of tire repair. Fitted with a full rack of spare tires, an air tank with a pressure gauge, a  hydraulic jack and airhose, this service vehicle was capable of fixing or replacing tires, safely and quickly. At one time, the Flying A symbol a stylized winged A—was one of the most recognizable gas company logos. It was a symbol of quality and service and, for the traveler stranded on the side of a road, it was a sure sign that the car would soon be up and ready and cruising down the highway. And now the Flying ‘A’ Tire Service 1953 Ford F100 is part of The Fabulous Fifties Road Service Collection. It has been crafted in die-cast metal by Matchbox Collectibles—“the Greast Name in Die-Cast.”

Thursday, February 16, 2012

EFE 1/76 ALEXANDER Y TYPE - SELNEC CHESHIRE



This clessic vehicle shape is this time released in the simple but attractive SELNEC livery. This particular vehicle carries the registration number VDB 959 and fleet number 959 working route 124 to Hazel Grove. We caught sight of a pre-production model. Shop here

LUXURY DIECAST 1/43 2009-2010 CHEVY SUBURBAN



The Chevy Suburban has been a long time running model for General Motors. Each year they come up with new upgrades and features. The Chevy Suburban has also been used as a Presidential escort vehicle. This replica has been carefully re-created in great detail by Luxury Diecast! It feautres opening front doors, detailed interior, rolling wheels, and the Suburban decals. It measures about 5.5" long x 1.75" wide x 1.75" tall and comes with a black display base and clear acrylic cover. Shop here

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

LUXURY DIECAST 1/43 2009 CADILLAC DTS OBAMA PRESIDENSIAL LIMO



This is THE BEAST! Own a piece of history! Our 2009 Cadillac DTS Presidential Limousine from Luxury Die Cast is carefully re-created in highly collectible 43rd scale die-cast. The model measures 6.5 inches long, 2.75 inches wide and 1.75 inches tall. Outstanding features include four articulated doors revealing authentic wood trim interior, rolling wheels and Presidential seals and flags. The rear of the car is detailed with Presidential license plate #44 and twin antennae. Complete with crystal covered presentation base for years of protected, proud display of your Luxury Die Cast collectible. Shop here

Thursday, February 9, 2012

CORGI 1/50 BOWKER GUY INVINCIBLE





Guy Invincible Platform Lorry with Fruit Box Load & Shap Clock - W. H. Bowker Ltd. Started in 1919 with his first lorry initially to deliver for his own fruit and vegetable business . Demand for transport led Bowker to expand into general haulage. In 1989 the Company moved from his base at Blackburn up to Preston and operates a modern fleet of 150 trucks and 350 trailers specialising in international haulage. Shop here