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  • Jan 6 2009
  • 6 Jan 2009

Hot Wheels’ Goodwill Ambassador

At first glance, Bruce Pascal looks exactly like what he is: a respectable middle-aged commercial real-estate agent with a wife and family. But get him […]

  • Dec 22 2008
  • 22 Dec 2008

Hot Wheels—Still Blazing at 40

Mattel’s Hot Wheels, the ultimate stocking stuffer, turned 40 this year and is still the king of die-cast collectibles, with a staggering two cars sold […]

  • Jun 5 2008
  • 5 Jun 2008

Model Car and Toy Car Collectibles

As auto companies lay off employees and reduce the models they produce, and the price of gas has us wondering if that van or SUV was worth buying, we might begin to ponder where the auto industry is headed. It seems like fuel efficiency will be the priority in modern car design.

  • Feb 11 2008
  • 11 Feb 2008

The El Camino in 1:64

by Doug Breithaupt For many years, fans of Chevrolet’s El Camino have had little to collect in small-scale diecast. That has changed recently as the […]

  • Feb 18 2007
  • 18 Feb 2007

A Survey of Chevrolet Nomads in 1/64 Scale

by Dave Weber, images Doug Breithaupt The year was 1954 and was the first time a Chevrolet Nomad was introduced to the public. It was […]

  • Feb 18 2007
  • 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 […]

  • Feb 11 2006
  • 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 […]

  • Feb 11 2006
  • 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. […]

  • Feb 11 2006
  • 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 […]