Tuesday, October 28, 2014

1967 Chevrolet Impala SS 4door

The 1967 model was redesigned with enhanced Coke bottle styling which featured Corvette-inspired front and rear fender bulges. The curves were the most pronounced with the 1967–1968 models. In keeping with federal regulations, safety features were built into Impalas during the 1967 and 1968 model years, including a fully collapsible energy-absorbing steering column, side marker lights, and shoulder belts for closed models.

This is a 1:64 scaled diecast model by Greenlight from their Black Bandit series.

A black 1967 Sport Sedan 4-door hardtop was used in the television series Supernatural, and as such, this model has seen a substantial increase in value to collectors.

Friday, October 24, 2014

1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro 427

The 1969 Yenko Camaro 427 was built by Chevrolet but dreamed up by car dealer and renowned bow-tie tuner Don Yenko.
To Ford fans, Carroll Shelby is the high-priest of performance. Chevy loyalists revere a Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, car dealer named Don Yenko. Yenko had a deserved reputation for driving, building, and selling dominating Chevrolets, starting in '65 with well-crafted super Corvairs. He advanced to installing 427-cid Corvette V-8s in '67 and '68 Camaros, performing 118 of the transplants. These $4,200 ponys ran in the low 13s right off his shop floor.

This 1:64 Chevy Yenko Camaro 427 was produced by Racing Champions.

...and a real 1969 Chevy Yenko Camaro in an auto show.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My First Diecast Swapmeet in 4 years!

I think its about that long, and the club I attended wasn't my regular club, it was the PHWCC (Pinoy Hot Wheels Collectors Club) which is a group that is starting its roots, they just had if I'm not mistaken, their 2nd anniversary last Sunday.

So my bike friends who are also diecast collectors accompanied me to the place, its about 16kms away and took us just about less than an hour to travel by bike.

Enjoy the pics!

And with our trusty bikes locked to a post!

Good to see a few friends again and had a great chat! :-)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

1968 Ford Mustang GT "Bullitt"

At the time of the film "Bullitt" first release, the car chase scene generated a great amount of excitement. Leonard Maltin has called it a "now-classic car chase, one of the screen's all-time best." Emanuel Levy wrote in 2003 that, "Bullitt contains one of the most exciting car chases in film history, a sequence that revolutionized Hollywood's standards.

Any vehicle driven, ridden or even stood next to by Steve McQueen was instantly made cooler. But the Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 didn't need much help. The movie's chase scenes on the streets of San Francisco, tailing a 1968 Dodge Charger, are some of the best ever recorded on film. And the stripped-down look of the movie Mustangs made them subtly meaner-looking than regular production 'Stangs. The original magnesium American Racing Torque Thrust wheels give McQueen's car its aggressive stance.

You know that a car has transcended its cult movie status and become an icon when a car company makes a limited edition version twice, as Ford has with the Bullitt Mustang.

This 1:64 diecast was produced by Greenlight Collectibles for the Hollywood series.

picture clips from the movie...

Friday, October 10, 2014

1/64 Simple Diorama

Hey guys, its been a long time since I customized or scratch built anything, I found recently an old link about creating cool dioramas. The link is http://www.carrera4fun.de/4_gebaeude/diorama2.htm. 

They made awesome dioramas for slot cars scaled 1:32, I downloaded there scaled format in their site

I then added a few tweaks to make the garage more retro with a few signs left and right
and Ialso printed the file at 65% less of the original size just to match the 1:64 scale scene.
And here is the result...

Testing it with a few cars...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

1973 Chevy Vega

The Vega was one of the best-selling cars in America for most of its production run, with a total of nearly two million units out the door over seven model years. If you also count the badge-engineered Pontac Astre and the Monza/Sunbird/Starfire/Skyhawk quartet that shared the same platform, the grand total is probably well over three million.

"Chevy's New Little Car" was the brainchild of one of the most successful executives in the automobile industry. It had an advanced overhead-cam engine employing the latest in cutting-edge materials science. It was built in the most highly automated assembly plant in the Western hemisphere, at a breathtaking pace of 100 cars per hour.

This 1/64 diecast version was made by Johnny Lightning.

Friday, October 3, 2014

1973 Dodge Charger

The 1973 Charger sported a new look which included some front and rear cosmetic changes together with enlarger rear quarter windows. The optional Rallye package added loud side stripes, a pinned-down hood with power bulge, anti-sway bars front and rear, fat tires with raised white lettering, and special instrumentation.

This 1/64 diecast model was made by Johnny Lightning for their Muscle Car series.

A real 1:1 version being sold in the net for $18,000
from the oldride.com website