Preview: Auto World X MiJo Exclusives “Dirty” Ford GT40s

When I sit down to do a blog post I do what a lot of writers will tell you to do. I just start typing. For me, photos are usually done, and I just need to figure out what words to put around them. Since I don’t write as much as I used to, you …

Ohhhh you are REALLY going to like these Auto World X MiJo Exclusives “Ford v Ferrari” inspired “dirty” Ford GT40s

That’s a lot to get in a title, but it all needs to be there. I am working on video and photo features, but I really want to show these. They just arrived from Auto World for me to preview, and they will be at your favorite Hobby Store soon. Check. These. Out. The latest …

Preview: Two new Squarebody Chevys, the brand new Ford F-150 and Auto World Premium Release 4

Auto World is killing it. Truly hitting its stride. Releases are still sparse, which I actually like, giving AW collectors time to appreciate each one. This is the fourth of 2019, and like they've been doing lately, another home run. Release 4 marks the debut of the massive Ford F-150, the largest AW to date. …

Preview: The splendid Square Body Chevys make their debut in Auto World 2019 Premium Release 2

After a ton of fanfare, they are finally here. The first of will be many iterations of the 1973-1987 Chevy Pickup have been released by Auto World, and they are fantastic. https://youtu.be/fJ8tSttkZBQ This might sound a tad hokey, but falling for Auto World has been one of the more fun developments of my collecting life. …

Auto World makes its 2019 debut with Premium Release 1, and it is available at SURPLUSgoodies now.

Call it pre-Squarebody. The Auto World Chevy Trucks are coming, and from the vibe I am getting, it will be the Auto World equivalent of TLV's Ferraris. Something completely new, and very exciting. But as I have said with the TLV Ferraris, let the Squarebodies be the entry, and then immerse yourself in the fantastic …

The Masters of Scale, Part 1: Tomica Limited Vintage ɛ̃fini RX-7 TYPE R

If I could, I would show you a pic of my desk, but right now I can't.  But know it is full of Hot Wheels Convention and Car Culture models and upcoming 2019 Matchbox.  And everything that is sitting here is definitely exciting.  Both brands are on a roll, and collecting them has been a …

A look at the brand new Buick Estate Wagon, Impala, and the rest of Auto World 2018 Premium Release 3

You want new Auto World tools.  I do too.  They are delivering in a serious way. Many new tools to come, but it starts with the new Chevy Impala and Buick Estate Wagon.  Both are most welcome, but the Buick takes the cake for me, and further solidifies AW as the king of classic American …

Extreme DLM (Part 2): Ben Kiehn opens an Auto World Ultra Raw Ford GT40…Again!

Ben Kiehn caused a little buzz here a couple of years ago when he wrote a guest post for Lamley documenting his liberation of a super rare Auto World Ford GT40 Ultra Raw. This is a big deal, mainly because there are only 10 Ultra Raws produced of each AW release, when they even do …

Some cool new wagons are coming in 2018. Auto World’s entry is looking great.

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 …

Not to be outdone, Auto World x MiJo Exclusives unveil their Gulf Ford GT40

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 …

The week of deals begins. Let’s start with Tarmac Works & Premium Chases at SURPLUSgoodies.

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 …

An Instant Classic: The Auto World x MiJo Exclusive “For Sale” Plymouth Fury from Christine

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 …