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

The latest from Auto World is a pretty bunch of cars.

In our 1/64 world, maybe you can call Auto World a boutique brand.  They create only a small amount of new castings each year, and their releases can be a bit infrequent.  But when you do get one in hand, you can see all the effort that goes into each model.  And if you have … Continue reading The latest from Auto World is a pretty bunch of cars.

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

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

Saturday Showcase: MiJo Exclusives JL Toyota Land Cruiser & AW Gulf Ford GT40

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

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

Gettin giddy with some of my favorite premium brand wagons.

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.