Soviet Cars: Moskvitch

I have 5 Moskvitch models all 1:43, a nice selection including saloon, estate, van and pick up. The green models are “Made in USSR“, The others are made in China by DeAgostini. The only East European Car my father ever owned was a Moskvitch 427, during the brief window when they were imported to Britain…

French Cars: Alpine Renaults

Alpine is the sporting offshoot of Renault. I have five, made by Solido, Bburago and Deagostini in France, Portugal, Italy and China.The Bburago model of the Berlinetta is 1:24 scale, the Bburago model of the Alpine 110-50 is 1:64 the others are 1:43.

Vans

I generally prefer cars to vans but I have picked up a few vans lately. Vans can be used by diecast manufcaturers to advertise various products (the Matchbox Ford A Vans came in many liveries). That doesn’t interest me, I did pick up a couple of food trucks, it is interesting to compare Matchbox and…

Motorbikes

Motorbikes for me are a little like table tennis. Cars are like football. I love playing table tennis and riding motorbikes but I prefer to watch or look at cars or football. Maisto have a wide selection of model motorbikes, Hot Wheels have maybe half a dozen bikes in their range of 250 models in…

Monthly Acquisitions: November 2014

A crazy month of sustained collecting, which saw my wallet screaming out as over 200 lari was extracted (about $110). Pepela has a lot of new Hot Wheels in stock, an immediate danger to my wallet. The month began with four models: two Matchbox from Carrefour and two Hot Wheels from Pepela. The 2014 Matchbox range…