By “other” I mean not Chrysler, Plymouth, Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, Mercury, Buick, Cadillac, Pontiac, Oldsmobile or Lincoln, all makes I have looked at already.
These days there is a lot of talk of hybrid and electric cars, these vehicles haven’t really interested me, the Honda Insight did look slightly interesting, like a car Joe 90 might drive. The Prius just looks ugly. In America there is the Tesla Roadster which is like a Lotus Elise and boasts a 3.7 second time from 0-60mph. There is also the Fisker Karma “a plug in hybrid sports sedan”, during the storm and flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy on the night of October 29, 2012, 16 Karmas caught fire while parked at Port Newark-Elizabeth Terminal, not good karma!
One of the iconic American brands is Jeep (part of the Chrysler group), my Siku Jeep Wrangler is one of my few models sporting a trailer.
More Jeeps are here: Jeeps
The Callaway C7 was the ill-fated supercar built for GT1 category racing, developed between 1993 to 1996, it attempted to pre-qualify at the 1996 Le mans 24 Hour race which it failed to.
It was subsequently entered into the Daytona Rolex 24 Hour, where it led the race at the 12 hour point. However, an oil system failure prevented it from finishing, its first real long-distance test. Callaway is a company known for its modification of Chevrolet Cars especially the Corvette.
Packard was a luxury American automobile manufacturer producing cars in Detroit from 1899, until 1958.
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear have a 1:48 scale 1930 Packard Victoria from the prime of Packard’s manufacturing days. Between 1924 and 1930, Packard was the top-selling luxury brand. I have very few cars of the thirties but this is a rare beauty.
I don’t really collect trucks but I do have a weakness for cement mixers, here a Peterbilt Cement Mixer from Matchbox.
And finally…to boldly go and split infinitives, where no collection has gone before…
A couple of vehicles for exploring space from Hot Wheels: the Mars Curiosity Rover and the USS Enterprise,