Friday, August 27, 2010

TGIF!

Another week in the books!
Time flies when you're having fun huh?

OK, a few books of interest this week. Of course
you know the buzz in the Moto GP world is all about
Valentino Rossi making the jump to Ducati next year.

I don't read many books, but this one is on my list.
I'm going out on a limb here: Rossi is the Dale
Earnhardt of Moto GP: You either love him
or hate him.......fair analogy?

Another book that looks like some good reading material

Anything with a picture of King Kenny Roberts on
the cover gets my attention.......

New CMC 2010 catalog

We've been waiting a while for this one. Awesome
photos, detailed info and piece counts for all current
CMC models.

Senna Collection


In 1:43, 1992 McLaren MP4/5B. Special Senninha packaging.
We only have about 10 pieces left after filling all the pre-orders.
All of the Senninha editions are very limited.

Minichamps 1:43

Ford GT race versions are starting to arrive. These are
impressive, impeccable paint and decoration. Don't snooze
on these.....

Premium Classixxs 1:43

BMW Racing Transporter. PC is making some great
trucks. These look awesome when displayed with BMW
race cars.

HPI 1:43

New wave of HPI including the 1998 and 1999 Toyota
GT1 versions. Unlike most of their endurance models,
these are sealed body design so no opening features.
Also in this batch are the Ford GT concept and street
versions. These are pricey but look incredible.
Clicking on the image will bring you to the new 1:43 category
for this week.

That's about it for today......
Planning to work tomorrow but it's supposed to be gorgeous
weather....Hmmmm, have to see how that pans out? Work or
ride the Ducati? Will keep ya posted.
Have a good weekend!
MF

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fall is in the air........

Well I hate the thought of summer being over, but mid
40's at night and low 70's during the day means one thing:
The seasons are about to change again. End of story.
If I had to choose one season/climate, it would
definitely be fall. With that said, I'm heading out for
a little spin on the this old girl.

Since the 1098 joined the family, she doesn't see much
action. The knee is not quite ready for a long day on the
read head. This baby is comfy-cushy and built for clicking
off miles. Not even sure where I'm going, but those are
some of my best rides....
Will let ya know.
A good weekend to all.
MF

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New Bauer Bugatti

Well the rumors are true, Bauer has a new 1:18 Bugatti
in the works.


This is the 1932 Royale Esders Roadster
Jean Bugatti, Ettore's eldest son, designed this
dramatic two-seater. It features an open body
with Flamboyant style, over 1300 individual
pieces hand assembled to bring us another high
end Bugatti model. 15 inches long. The die cast
metal body is removable to expose the detailed
engine and chassis. Two tone turquoise paint,
white leather interior with authentic seats and
instruments.
We will have it set up and accepting orders shortly.
Waiting for confirmation on the pricing......
Stay tuned.
MF

Monday, August 16, 2010

Manic Monday.....

OK, I just found out that I actually do have a Twitter account. I created it like 3 years ago when nobody had a clue as to what Twitter was? Follow me here:

https://twitter.com/replicarz

Oh yeah, I'm getting into the whole social networking thing full bore, facebook too....

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Replicarz/141417770767?ref=ts

But you can still call or email too.......

MF

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Doctor makes it official.....

We knew it was coming......
http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2010/Ducati+announce+Rossi+deal+for+2011

Ducati & Rossi, sounds like a wine doesn't it?
MF

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

OK, I'm back in the saddle

Still suffering from an accute case of PVDD.
(post vacation depression disorder)
Slowly but surely gettin' back into the groove.
Today is knee surgery. All those years of running
injury free have finally caught up with me I guess. The
Doc tells me I'll be back at it in 3-4 weeks. Do you think
they would allow me to do a blog post from the O.R.?
OK, from last week we have a few interesting arrivals.

First, new 1:18 announcement from Autoart

This is the 1964 Lotus MK1 as driven by the legendary
Jim Clark. Should arrive sometime in September. Thanks
Don for the info on this one!

Black is in.........

1:18 Buick Grand National Streetfighter by GMP.
These GN models always sell out quickly.
Greenlight 1:18 Black Bandit series

VW Microbus in matte black

Or the original VW Beetle

For the 1:43 crowd this week:
McLaren M23 Long Beach GP James Hunt
Minichamps is still taking good care of the classic F1 collectors.

New from Spark

1969 Matra Racing Transporter
New shipment from IXO

'63 Corvette Stingray in black w/red interior
The last color sold out quickly, don't snooze
on this one!

New LaStoria release

When they announced this series 4 years ago,
we had no idea that it was going to be a 10 year plan.
But slowly but surely they are releasing all the models
that were originally announced. Better late than never
I guess. This is the 156/85 as driven to victory at the
1985 Canadian GP by Michele Alboreto.

New batch of LeMans by IXO

This link will take you to the new 1:43 category. The 2009
Aston Martin versions as well as the Oreca's are now in
stock. Corvette versions too including the class winner.
IXO continues to be the bargain brand in this day and
age of $60.00 ready builts ala Spark and Minichamps. But
don't let the half price thing throw you. These are exceptional
quality for the modest price tag.

OK, I will be out of commission for a few days but will be back at ya
on Friday. I have a feeling that I won't be riding this weekend......
Let's talk soon!
MF






Sunday, August 8, 2010

I'm still on vacation.....

For another 4 hours and 4 minutes.....so I can continue to post personal/leisure topics. I get constant requests about the DUC so instead of posting a bunch of pictures I figured a video would be so much easier. It was.......

It's true what they say, Ducati's are for those who can't afford a Ferrari. If you aren't a biker then this video won't appeal to you. Skip it. If you are, you know the sickness......enjoy!

video

back to the grind.....

Hey, technically I'm still on vacation! So I can't post anything
business related until Monday. Plus, I don't even know what
came in new this past week. For the first time in I don't know
how long, I totally un-plugged from the biz for an entire week.
Nobody called me, no emergencies at the office. So I owe my
staff a great big thank you for allowing me some worry free
time away from it. Any of you that are small business owners
know what I'm talking about.

We had incredible weather the whole week, we were right on
the water in near by Lake George, NY. We also had the use of
a boat all week so we made good use of that.

Being an early riser, I was out on the water several of
the days while it was still dark out. Early enough to catch
a few awesome shots of the sunrise.

This is looking east back at Vermont.

If you get up early enough to see some of these,
you might also run into......

a few chunky large mouth bass....

I'm a firm believer in catch and release fishing.
So every fish I caught is still alive and well.
In my previous life (before Replicarz) I would
say I was an avid fisherman. I had the bass boat,
I was fishing tournaments and that whole gig. I
haven't dropped a line in the water in over ten years.
Beginner luck or do I still have it? I'll go with pure luck.
Catch ya tomorrow.
MF