Oversteer 1/64 Mazda Axela

I have been looking at Oversteer 1/64 for some time now. They look very good in terms of stature and presence, so I took another punt with a new brand to The Garage from 829 Japan. The Mazda Axela is the same as the Mazda3 in Europe. In perfect 1/64, Oversteer really give Tomytec a…

Oversteer arrivals……

I have been looking at Oversteer 1/64 models for some time now, so finally placed an order with 829 Japan to add two additions to the Garage. On first look these seem top notch. More to be blogged about shortly once unboxed.

2016 Matchbox New Models…

I have no paid too much interest in Matchbox this year at all – namely for the fact that the product is pretty crap. Poor choice of castings and lack of real cars has made me stop completely and move on. I have blogged about this before. The Gathering in Albuquerque has come and gone,…

25 years of the Mazda MX-5

In February 1989 at the Chicago Auto Show, Mazda pulled the wraps off a lightweight, affordable sports car that would go on to be the biggest-selling two-seater convertible in history. The Mazda MX-5. Standing for Mazda Experiment and project number 5, the MX-5 went through seven years of heavily critiqued design, engineering and testing before being…

History of the Mazda rotary engine

I am going to be pasting in these series of history articles from Autocar as I think they are really good and some folk may never know about them as they may not subscribe to the magazine, etc. Enjoy:  In the summer of 1919 a young, impressionable German called Felix Wankel had a dream; he…

Hot Wheels Mazda RX-7

The IMSA Mazda is the closest I can think of a Matchbox casting that honours the original Firstgeneration (SA/FB) Wankel engined RX-7. Yet again, Hot Wheels seem to have got another premo casting. Matchbox could have really done with something like this to freshen up the range. What I like about this casting is the…

Geneva Motor Show, 15.03.2012

The annual pilgrimage to the Geneva Motor Show is always a good one. Since I am now living in CH, it is far more accessible than ever. And one of the most important motor shows in the world today. I have been going to Motor Shows since 1985 but this one is quite special as…

Tokyo Drift – AutoArt Japanese additions

As regular readers may know, the Garage is split into different sections – namely Europe, Australia and Japan. (I have no time for US&A models unless they are in 1/64 or Americana from the late 1970s, early 1980s). ModelZone has become of a bit of a bargain centre over the last few months – and…