SYD MEAD PAINTED VEHICLES OF THE FUTURE YOU CAN’T WAIT TO SEE!

SYD MEAD PAINTED VEHICLES OF THE FUTURE YOU CAN’T WAIT TO SEE!

You know Syd Mead’s work.  He designed the city backgrounds and vehicles in Blade Runner.  He designed the spaceship in Aliens and Kubrick’s sequel 2010.  Those were his lightcycles and solar sailers in Tron.

He spent a lifetime showing us what the future will look like. He won’t have to wait to see what the future will say about him…

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WE NOW OFFER GMP AND ACME DIECAST MODELS !

WE NOW OFFER GMP AND ACME DIECAST MODELS !

Used to be if you bought 1:18 scale models, you bought diecast scale models.  For over a decade the makers fought to add more and more surprising detail to delight the collector.

And then in a few short years at the end of the first decade of the 21st century, the collector’s world turned upside down.

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DRAG RACING IS FLAMING ON IN 2017

DRAG RACING IS FLAMING ON IN 2017

Drag racing will never go away.  It can’t.  Because it’s too loud and raucous and dangerous and thrilling.

Just in case, we’re having an important sale on our dragster prints.

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BURNOUT SALE |[ DRAGSTERS & HOT RODS ARTWORK ]| ON NOW!

BURNOUT SALE |[ DRAGSTERS & HOT RODS ARTWORK ]| ON NOW!

You got a thing for dragsters and hot rods because you like the surreal.  You like “anything goes.”

But what’s that pix hanging on your wall?  You holding an unhappy fish from 20 years ago?  How about adding some action…

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“ASTONISHING” “ABSOLUTE PEAK” EMC MODELS HERE

“ASTONISHING” “ABSOLUTE PEAK” EMC MODELS HERE

Here is what serious collectors post about EMC scale models on the leading 1:43 scale forum Forum 43.

“At this moment I feel bad I just didn’t buy EMC … as they were extremely detailed and extremely beautiful.”

“… are amazing in their detail and quality even down to those carefully crafted headlight lenses.”

“I usually buy an EMC as soon as released … and have never regretted it.”  AND FINALLY…

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WHICH CARS DOES SUPERBOWL QB TOM BRADY OWN?  ANSWERS…

WHICH CARS DOES SUPERBOWL QB TOM BRADY OWN? ANSWERS…

All 111 million who watched Superbowl LI (#51) on Sunday witnessed what Tom Brady’s supreme self-confidence can accomplish.  You could just imagine him saying at half-time, when his team was down 23 points: “We got ’em just where we want ’em.”

What do the cars in his garage say about him? …

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GREAT TIME TO BE COLLECTOR! ILARIO ISSUES 1931 CADILLAC V16 ROADSTER & 1:18 BUGATTI ATLANTIC

GREAT TIME TO BE COLLECTOR! ILARIO ISSUES 1931 CADILLAC V16 ROADSTER & 1:18 BUGATTI ATLANTIC

The latest models by French modeler Ilario are a true tour de force.  Just released is his second subject in 1:18 plus a masterpiece in 1:43 that was the king of the 1931 jungle.

Don’t find yourself empty-handed if Ilario limited editions hit their limit…

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VIDEO COMPLETED OF AUTOMOTIVE ARTIST HAROLD CLEWORTH

VIDEO COMPLETED OF AUTOMOTIVE ARTIST HAROLD CLEWORTH

Automotive Artist Harold Cleworth talks about what has motivated him in his acclaimed career

In a just released video, Harold Cleworth talks about the arc of a career that has taken him to the pinnacle of automotive art.  You can watch it below.

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AMERICA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL ROADSTER GOES TO …MULHOLLAND SPEEDSTER

AMERICA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL ROADSTER GOES TO …MULHOLLAND SPEEDSTER

This is the roadster judged the most beautiful of them all for 2017.  At the just concluded Grand National Roadster Show,  Bruce Wanta’s Mulholland Speedster took the trophy as America’s Most Beautiful Roadster.

Not that it didn’t have plenty of stiff competition…

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DAN GURNEY & AAR GET HOLLYWOOD TREATMENT AT PETERSEN MUSEUM

DAN GURNEY & AAR GET HOLLYWOOD TREATMENT AT PETERSEN MUSEUM

Let this light a fire under you!  The Petersen Museum in Los Angeles has opened a show dedicated to Dan Gurney and his All American Racers.

Gurney knew how to race…

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SHELBY COBRA 427 SCHEMATIC HAND DRAWN BY CAIROLI

SHELBY COBRA 427 SCHEMATIC HAND DRAWN BY CAIROLI

It took Cairoli a year to complete his hand drawn schematic of the Shelby Cobra 427.

It took a year because he had to create the consummate pinnacle of a car that evolved within every few months.

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WHAT’S A HOT ROD? YOU ARE A HOT ROD!  (maybe a DRAGSTER)

WHAT’S A HOT ROD? YOU ARE A HOT ROD! (maybe a DRAGSTER)

Just the term “Hot Rod” or “Dragster” – sounds like you’re up to no good, don’t it?

So what if there’s a Cadillac CTS parked in your driveway. That doesn’t mean you only think inside a parking space, does it?

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ILARIO IS CHANNELING THE GREAT COACHBUILDERS in 1:43

ILARIO IS CHANNELING THE GREAT COACHBUILDERS in 1:43

Ilario adores Saoutchik.  The legendary coachbuilder – wherever in the hereafter he resides – must really dig Ilario right back.  Because the French modeler is pulling out all the stops to celebrate the legend’s work.

Latest releases are particularly kick-ass (pardon my French)

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NOW AVAILABLE & FREE: 2017 ONLINE RESOURCE LIST FOR CAR GUYS

NOW AVAILABLE & FREE: 2017 ONLINE RESOURCE LIST FOR CAR GUYS

To find a website that might interest a car guy like you, you go to Google and peck around for an hour or so until you find yourself on page 13.  And you’re thinking of clicking on an article about hedgehog mating.

Well, wait a second!  We have compiled a guide to websites buried in Google that car guys would like to find.

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WHAT WAS THE FIRST SPORTS CAR AND WHO SEZ?

WHAT WAS THE FIRST SPORTS CAR AND WHO SEZ?

We wanted to know which sports car would be considered the very first sports car.  So we started asking really smart car guys we knew.

Nobody seemed to know.  But we got some great answers…

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KEN EBERTS CHRISTMAS CARD 2016 IS TIMELESS

KEN EBERTS CHRISTMAS CARD 2016 IS TIMELESS

Just got the Christmas card from Ken and Liz Eberts.  This year it is specially poignant.

I mean, given all the erratic strife in 2016, it’s a warm touch to reach back.

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HAS HAROLD CLEWORTH PAINTED THE GREATEST AUTOMOTIVE ART EVER?

HAS HAROLD CLEWORTH PAINTED THE GREATEST AUTOMOTIVE ART EVER?

Harold Cleworth paints an emerald green 1959 Cadillac in front of some Southern California house.

No, it’s not your house and it’s not your emerald green 1959 Cadillac.  But it’s an image your mind will own forever…

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HOW DONALD TRUMP MIGHT REDECORATE WHITE HOUSE TO UNITE NATION

HOW DONALD TRUMP MIGHT REDECORATE WHITE HOUSE TO UNITE NATION

The White House is gilded enough that Donald Trump may feel quite at home when he gets there. There is gold and filigree and ornate framing of art. The decor wears the mantel of history.

Presidents get to select or influence which art adorns the 132 rooms.  That’s where we come in…

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NEW CMC DIECAST MODELS INCLUDE MERCEDES TRANSPORTERS FOR SILVER ARROWS

NEW CMC DIECAST MODELS INCLUDE MERCEDES TRANSPORTERS FOR SILVER ARROWS

CMC has been thinking big in diecast 1:18… Just in are Mercedes Transporters for two eras of Silver Arrows… and each includes a Silver Arrow!

Even their celebrated Maserati 300S comes with its own stage…

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FRENCH MODELER FORKS INTO 1:18 SCALE AFTER 30 YEARS AT 1:43

FRENCH MODELER FORKS INTO 1:18 SCALE AFTER 30 YEARS AT 1:43

Ilario stands at the precipice.  What will collectors say as the world’s foremost modeler in 1:43 creates his first replica in 1:18?

It’s like Bob Dylan picking up an electric guitar in 1965…

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DID EPISODE 1 OF GRAND TOUR LIVE UP TO FAN EXPECTATIONS?

DID EPISODE 1 OF GRAND TOUR LIVE UP TO FAN EXPECTATIONS?

Episode 1 of the Amazon salvation of the Top Gear franchise picks up where the BBC deposited it.  Good enough to want more, not good enough to expect more.

Made us ask “What really did we expect?”

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WHY MOVIE “2001” IS IMPORTANT TO THE CAR CULTURE

WHY MOVIE “2001” IS IMPORTANT TO THE CAR CULTURE

Stanley Kubrick made “2001: A Space Odyssey” in 1968. That means the actual year of 2001 was 33 years away.  That must have seemed plenty long enough for head-spinning advances in space travel.

But by the time  civilization actually reached 2001, we were just happy to have a reusable Space Shuttle…

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ILARIO COMPLETES TRILOGY OF FAMOUS BUGATTI 57S ATLANTIC

ILARIO COMPLETES TRILOGY OF FAMOUS BUGATTI 57S ATLANTIC

French modeler Ilario has completed all three versions of the most storied of the four Bugatti 57S Atlantic ever built.  Each model represents a chapter in the narrative arc of this car.

From the years before a horrific train crash, during its complex resurrection, and then its triumphant restoration to 1936 splendor.

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CHARLES MAHER AUTOMOTIVE ART: GRAB THE POPCORN

CHARLES MAHER AUTOMOTIVE ART: GRAB THE POPCORN

Get the best director you can, the best editor you can, spare no expense!  Give us a video of the automotive art of Charles Maher.

Here is a music video featuring this artist’s work…

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