New 1/64 wagon castings will be a highlight of 2018. We have seen Hot Wheels' new Skyline Wagon, and Matchbox has shared early versions of its upcoming 1964 Ford Fairlane Wagon. There is bound to be a lot more. Tomica Limited Vintage can always be counted on for a nice wagon or two, and I … Continue reading Some cool new wagons are coming in 2018. Auto World’s entry is looking great.
Mijo Exclusives is on a tear, with the M2 Auto-Japan Set, and now some beauties from Johnny Lightning and Auto World. Here is as look, along with a walk-through some Gulf GT40's and all the Auto World releases. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yNG9xRH-I8 These are available how at SURPLUSgoodies, and by golly they are worth it: SURPLUSgoodies on ebay
There are a few no-brainers in the car world. One of them is "everyone loves a Gulf Racing Ford GT40". It applies to diecast too. If a Ford GT40 replica is made, it will eventually go Gulf. And if a Ford GT40 replica goes Gulf, collectors will buy it. With that in mind, check this … Continue reading Not to be outdone, Auto World x MiJo Exclusives unveil their Gulf Ford GT40
As the Thanksgiving weekend came to a close, and as I was one of the kajillion road-tripping home, my mind turned to our old Grand Marquis Station Wagon. Wood Paneling, light tan, and, yes, power windows. My family of eight was living large. If you grow up in a wagon, that love will never die. … Continue reading Gettin giddy with some of my favorite premium brand wagons.
That title makes sense today, here on Thanksgiving. For those of you visiting this post any of the other 364 days of the year, now you know the context. It is a time to be thankful, and I am thankful for many many things, including all of you who make doing this blog/channel/etc so enjoyable. … Continue reading I am thankful that I didn’t damage this ultra rare car when I dropped it.
Black Friday is a thing, even in the diecast world. Many of you like to get out on the Friday after Thanksgiving to see what Super TH delectables Santa has left on the pegs, but there are a lot more deals online. So throughout the week, as we have done the last few years, be … Continue reading The week of deals begins. Let’s start with Tarmac Works & Premium Chases at SURPLUSgoodies.
2017 Release 4 will be here soon, and while the previews are done, I had to show off this beautiful pair of Mustangs. The '71 Mach 1 doesn't get the same amount of love that other Mustangs do, but Auto World shows why it should. It may not be as sleek or as cool as … Continue reading Check out this Mustang Mach 1 duo from Auto World
I have never seen Christine. I probably should. I like cars, but have never thought too much about haunted cars. So I don't know the story, but I do know the movie bred an automotive icon, along the lines of KITT and Eleanor. The Plymouth Fury is a character. And it has generated some stellar … Continue reading An Instant Classic: The Auto World x MiJo Exclusive “For Sale” Plymouth Fury from Christine
Auto World has had a tremendous 2017. If you have collected the brand for a few years now, I am sure the lack of new castings this year might be a knock, but I think you could agree that the releases themselves have been tremendous. The fact is the majority of collectors are new to … Continue reading Lamley Preview: Auto World 2017 Premium Release 4 Ver. A&B (Part 1)
It has been awhile since I found an Ultra Red. At least until the last couple of weeks. I have felt some heat coming from the collector world about Auto World. I think many people are starting to catch on as to how cool these classic American car castings are. And yeah, there are chases. … Continue reading That’s two surprising Auto World Ultra Red finds.