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.
Auto World has jumped into 2018 with its first release, due in Walmarts and at hobby dealers this month. Round 2 send over the two versions, and here is a look. (That Dart though.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh-LIgcJrGA
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!
I love that Round2 does these videos. I'm always up for more classic American cars in the Auto World Premium, but there is more to see. Methinks the R34 slot cars might grab the attention of a few of you. Enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9Ai83zwbrg
Making space today, and I had these six beauties stacked up on my desk, just waiting to be opened. Mission accomplished: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN6BzmD_e4E The Challenger and Barracudas are out, and available at SURPLUSgoodies, as well as other hobby dealers. The Road Runners are coming.
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.