Greenlight 1/64 -2011 Ford Shelby GT500

This is another example of where Mattel just nuke a casting to death, when all you really need is one decent one. From the Greenlight stable comes this version of the Shelby GT500. Whilst this is a decent casting, I am once again not fully convinced with the wheels for this car, but then again it seems…

Autoworld 1/64: Top Gear 2011 Callaway Corvette

So Callaway make things go a little faster than normal. According to their website they also supplement the GM Warranty as well. Well, probably a good thing as the C6 version of their tuned Corvette pumps put almost a daft amount of BHP as well – have a look at the figures below (for the…

Bothering with blisters?

This annoys me. As much as I like Autoworld models, the packaging is just a load of bollocks. So, for those who want to keep this as a MOC, then case closed. But to get these models out of the blister you need a blowtorch and sledghammer – and the packaging shows little or zero…

Autoworld 1/64 – 1976 Pontiac Firebird T/A

I guess that one of the reasons that I am quite fond of the Pontiac Trans Am was that MB4 Pontiac Firebird was one of the first diecast cars I can remember. Add to that Ryan O’Neal’s character in the 1978 film ‘Driver’ chased one to destruction within the end sequence and not forgetting the…

Chevrolet Kingswood Estate

Autoworld 1/64 Chevrolet Kingswood Estate

I wrote the other day that on first glance I was very impressed with the look of 1/64 Autoworld models, with my first venture being this car, the Chevrolet Kingswood. The car reminds me somewhat of the Nissan Stagea – purpose built as an estate but very capable on the road. From 1969 to 1972,…

Autoworld – first glance

Bloody hell. My first purchase of Autoworld 1/64 and I have to say that I am very impressed. I will look at this Chevy estate in more detail at some point in the future, but what I see is a full metal bodied model – diecast, with a opening bonnet. A wee box to put…

More 1/64 additions……

Well, I can’t really help myself when there is a sale on and add to the fact that the Garage must expand with cars from all over the world, Wheel Collectors serves me well. This little lot arrived on Friday and I am very pleased to welcome them into the Garage. Once again the musings for…