Matchbox: MB8 – Volvo V60 Polestar (2016)

As a rule now, I no longer collect Matchbox. If you look at the line ups for this year, it is loaded – mostly – full of generic tut. Compare this with 2008 line up with a richness of proper cars. Of course, there is a lot of noise claiming that Matchbox is back. I…

Finally!  

There has been a huge amount said about the distribution of Matchbox in the UK. Some believe it is great and really positive for the brand, led by the Mattel Patsy John Lambert. The brand is exclusively available in Asda so no problem getting all the castings you need. Indeed, on the MCF FB page,…

Matchbox getting it right again – or will they

This really does annoy me. Via Aaron in NZ, Matchbox produce this little gem – the Volvo V60 Estate. Would love to know if it is marketed as the Polestar version. Volvo cars seemed to have been absent from the 1-(fill in number here) line for some time, but from initial pics, this looks a…

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,…

12 Legendary Bathurst Cars

Well, congrats to Ford on winning the Great Race this weekend – but here is a good little article from Triple M: only one car stands out for me: 12 Legendary Bathurst Cars The cars that have gone down in Bathurst history. This weekend’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 got us thinking about the legendary cars of…

Volvo’s new X5………….

Is it me or does this new XC90 just have too much of a hint of X5 about it………..?? I think that the car loses some of the Volvo character in an attempt to lure those away from the BMW. “Computer says no………………” (coughs). 

Geneva Motor Show 2014 – The Concept cars

More and more people drool over the Lambo, Porsche and Ferrari stand these days and it is near impossible to get a decent shot of any of these luxury supercars. But for me more and more increasingly, the concept cars of the Geneva Motor Show are taking more prominence for their design and innovation. I…