Mercedes Hot Wheels

Mattel has recently renewed its license with Mercedes after many years. Matchbox has put out a great model of the six wheeled G63 AMG 6 x 6, the first new Mercedes model from the Mattel brands since the license renewal. Hot Wheels are putting out a yellow AMG GT, which also looks fantastic. More details…

Porsche 911 Track Day

I have several models of the Porsche 911, a veritable motoring icon. These are the ones around 1:64 – 1:55 scale. This is not my first post about the Porsche 911. see also: Porsche 911 Some are still in their packaging. The most recent addition was a Bburago model here in blue next to a…

Custom Volkswagen Beetle

This is one Yellow Hot Wheels bug which looks a lot of fun….as we hit the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, this miniature is waiting for the return of Summer to have some fun on the beach with the Dune Buggies.

Meyers Manx Beach Buggy

The Meyers Manx Beach Buggy is 50 years old this year, like me. (1964-2014) There have been many models of Beach Buggies in diecast over the years, but the current Hot Wheels version is for me the ideal buggy, with simple lines and a stubby appearance. The dune buggy was designed initially for desert racing by engineer,…

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…

VW Beetle Police

This model gives me a tremendous nostalgia buzz. It is not an old model. It is a recent model from Chinese manufacturer, Kinsmart. But it depicts a Police Beetle from the late sixties…which stirs up some distant faded childhood memories…I’m wondering if Dinky or Corgi had a Police Beetle…it would be more likely to say “POLIZEI”…

Audi R8

On the left a model of the Audi R8 by Majorette (Made in Thailand) on the right a cheap model of the Audi R8 made in China (note the Audi Logo is missing a ring).