Italian Cars: Maserati

Maserati:  Gran Turismo (Bburago), 4CLT Racer(Matchbox), MC12 (Bburago), Mistrale x 3 (Soviet made), Bora (Made in China),Indy (DeAgostini), Gran Turismo, Merak SS (Summer) and Bora (Matchbox) Maserati is one of my favourite Car Makes,unfortunately they are not served as well by diecast manufacturers as Lamborghini, Ferrari or Porsche. I have eleven models in my collection…

Italian Cars: Lancia

When I posted about other Italian brands; Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Lamborghini, I didn’t have any Lancias in my collection. Now I have two. Lancia like Alfa Romeo is a true brand for petrolheads. In the seventies and eighties, they were somewhat notorious for rust, but they did make some spectacular rally cars, first the…

Monthly Acquisitions: October 2014

The month started with a dilemma, I searched through the Hot Wheels selection at Pepela in Rustaveli, but saw nothing I really wanted, but I wasn’t prepared to leave empty handed, so I made a selection from the models which I had earlier passed over. Finally whittling it down to an Alfa Romeo 8C. You can…

Lotus Exige

It has been a month for red vehicles so far, four of the five I have bought have been red. Today, I bought this Lotus Exige S by Kinsmart the scale is 1:32. The cost 7 lari, as I hadn’t seen it in any 5 lari selections, it is an attractive casting. In the background the…

A Surprise amongst the Chinese toys

Usually there are many stores selling ჩინური ხარახურა (Chinuri Kharakhura), basically “Chinese crap”, a Georgian expression for the mass of shoddy goods coming from China: many knock off cars from the Disney film “Cars“, big plastic Lamborghini police cars, fake Hot Wheel (sic) and other weird plastic vehicles.  Around Varketili metro there are many small shops…

Porsche 911

I have 36 Porsches in my collection, mostly 911s. Like me the Porsche 911 was born in 1964, which makes us both 50, it has had many modifications since, but the iconic shape remains the same. Such an incredible car is popular with kids and adult collectors alike, so many diecast manufacturers have made versions of the 911…