• 18 Feb
    2007

The Less-Than Fairlady: Nissan’s 280ZX

by Brian Willoughby For almost 10 years, Nissan’s original Z car had dominated the American sports car scene, becoming, along the way, the biggest selling sports car ever made by anyone, anywhere. It was little wonder why: it was a first-rate performer that looked great and was reasonably priced and to top it all off […]

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  • 11 Feb
    2006

Military Vehicles Past and Present

Military Vehicles Past and Present by Ivan Delgado images by Ivan Delgado and Doug Breithaupt WC54 Ambulance (WWII), Johnny L. DINKY TOYS 22f Tank22c Motor truck 151a Medium tank 151b Covered wagon with cooker trailer (151c) 153 Military jeep 152a Light tank 152b Reconnaissance car 162a Light Dragon tractor 162c 18-pounder gun 161a Lorry-mounted search […]

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  • 11 Feb
    2006

1973 – A Glorious Time for Grand Touring Cars

By Doug Breithaupt To the French, they are the ‘Grand Routier’, to the Italians, ‘Gran Turismo’, and to the English speaking world, ‘Grand Touring’ cars. The definition of a GT car is that it is a fixed ortarga-top 2-door coupe with rear seats and sporting power, adequate to spirited driving. While the rear seats of […]

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  • 11 Feb
    2006

The Original Jeep: 50 Years in Miniature

By Doug Breithaupt One of the most-recognized of all vehicles, the original Jeep has been a popular choice for diecast producers. First built by Willys for use in WWII, it has also built under license by Ford, and later, Mitsubishi, as well as others. Willys became part of American Motors, which was bought by Chrysler, […]

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