Monthly Acquisitions: May 2014

This month was all about models in (approx) 1:64 scale. It began with a lot of Matchbox and finished with a lot of Hot Wheels, the only car that wasn’t from these Mattel stablemates was a Majorette Peugeot 206 WRC (1/57 scale). The final tally was 9 Hot Wheels, 8 Matchbox and 1 Majorette at a…

Solido

I found my first Solido cars in 2012 at the Ponte de Vanves fleamarket (marché aux puces) in Paris in April 2012.  This Renault Alpine A 310 cost me about 5 Euro. It is made in France, I didn’t discover the engine cover opened until I had the model a couple of months. I like discovering such…

Turning Japanese

In the sixties in UK, as I first started recognising cars, Japanese cars were something of a novelty. The Daihatsu was the first Japanese car imported but the cost of shipping meant it had to compete with more powerful local cars like Vauxhall Vivas and Ford Cortinas. Then shortly after came the small Honda cars,…

Preparing for an Expedition

Matchbox Chevrolet Suburban and Travel Trailer, Jeep (Matchbox), VW Saveiro Cross (Matchbox) Jeep and Boat trailer (Siku), Land Rover Defender 110 (Matchbox), Jungle Crawler (Matchbox) and Canoe Trailer (Maisto) and Toyota 4Runner (Matchbox)

Peugeot and Land Rover

After the diecast excesses of the last couple of months, i wonder if I can restrain my diecast collecting this month. It is 3 May and I have already bought these two diecasts so far: a 1:57 Peugeot 206 WRC (Majorette) and a 1:64 Land Rover Defender (Matchbox). The Peugeot was over twice the price…