Saturday, October 30, 2010

Bunch of new arrivals

Popped in for a few hours, catching up on some email
and just enough time for a quickie post.
By the way, I was recently referred to by a long time
customer as his "model pimp". Laughed like hell, never
heard that one before. I like to refer to our relationships as
"you're all junkies and I'm you're dealer".

OK, ton of stuff this week. Well worth the time to hit the new
1:18 and 1:43 categories.
Autoart dropped a 1:18 bomb on us and Minichamps backed
that up with a slew of 1:43, Street cars, race cars, old cars, new
But before that, let's go big to small this week.

CMC brought us Lucybelle 2 in 1:18 scale, well Amalgam has
just announced it in massive 1:8 scale. Complete opening features
and engine detail which isn't always the case with these over the
top resin monsters.

Speaking of Autoart, in that same shipment was this color
variation of the Bugatti Veyron in 1:12 scale. Autoart is on
a relentless journey to dominate this scale.

Just click this picture of Jim Clark's Lotus Cortina to see
all the 1:18 arrivals we got this week.

And click on the Hippie Porsche to see all the new 1:43 arrivals
from Minichamps.
OK, gotta get ready to go out for cabbage night.......
Hope ya'll have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Few links

I have been meaning to throw out a few PR plugs for some of
our friends. If you're like me and you like to watch motorsports
then you will benefit from my friend Tom at:
This site lists all motorsports action on every major network.
Easy to navigate and well worth having this one on your favorites.

In the market for a custom slot car track lay out? Well, these are a
bit pricey but oh so cool. Check out:
Dave can replicate any famous track or build to your custom specs.
I'm hoping that Santa will bring me a Watkins Glen lay out.

I constantly get requests for the Minichamps and Spark master listings.
So here they are:

If you want to stay up to speed on the latest in the automotive world:

And of course one that I visit often is:

OK, that's it for today. Be back at ya tomorrow with the latest greatest
from the model industry.


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Up late tonight?

Any body staying up late for the Korean GP?
My money is on Webber. Would love to see him as F1 World Champ.
Rossi gets the OK to test the Ducati...woo-hoo for the red team!
It's almost time to put the bikes away and get the sleds out. We
had snow on the ground this morning.
Many of you know that brother Brian is a pure bred-motor head.
Anything that has a motor, he wants to modify it.
In the winter months we ride these crazy things called snowmobiles
to fill our need for speed.
Here's one of our latest ventures inspired by Brian's passion.
Brian designed and mfg. the first ever carbon fiber muffler for a
snowmobile. We specialize in Ski-Doo after market performance
parts, but plan to branch out to other brands soon.
Many thanks to all you crazy Canadians to the "nord" that are
supporting us.
Will keep you updated as the season gets closer.
Guess that's it....

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

crazy weather.....

The fall foliage is still in full bloom, but try to tell mother nature that!
At near by Killington Ski Area, they were reporting 10 inches of snow
at 1:00pm today.

Don't think it will last, but this is a sign of an epic winter coming.......

The ever trecherous Killington Pass. This place is not kind to truckers.

OK, let's throw a little biz in before I call it a day.

The Tokyo Hobby Fair is going on this week. Here are a few spy photos
that the model paparazzi leaked. 1968 Mark Donohue Sunoco Camaro
Trans-Am Champion. If this one is of interest, get your pre-orders in now.

Spark was also showcasing the 2010 F1 models.

SP3001 Virgin of Timo Glock

SP3005 Sauber of Kamui Kobayashi

SP3007 Lotus of Heiki Kovalainen

OK, I'm intomorrow. I have more but gotta fly.
Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Getting close......FINALLY

1:18 Ferrari 512BB by BBR

We have been waiting almost 2 years for this one.....
It's being shipped as we speak, so if you don't have an order
in now is the time to pre-order. Limited edition of only 509
pieces, already pre-sold out from BBR. We won't have many
left after we fill all the pre-orders, so this is last call for you
high end 1:18 Ferrari collectors. This one is definitely in the
running for model of the year.
Happy Tuesday!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

TGIF again?

Wow, doing track days on Wednesdays really makes the
week fly by huh? Well, we got one dry session to start the day,
the rest was run in the wet. I did get the award for most laps
completed at 147. Oh yeah, I was one of the idiots that they had
to pull off the track at 4:30 and tell me to go home now. Even in
the wet it's a blast. Kept it upright all day so I'm considering that
a moral victory. OK, I will be in over the weekend, but I couldn't
wait on this one......
We only have a few cases arriving next week.
Autoart 1:18

'69 Watkins Glen Winner Redman/Siffert
Click the image to check it out on the site.
A good weekend to all.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

If you missed it.....

Moto GP from Japan this past weekend.

The doctor is taking some heat for his "riding style"
while dicing with potential World Champ and team mate
Jorge Lorenzo. There is no love lost between these two,
which made for some of the best action of the season......