Recent Hot Wheels

by jclevering

by Arian Smits images by Arian Smits and Doug Breithaupt

15CV - Matchbox

2CV6 - Buby

2CV - Corgi

2CV6 - Corgi

2CV - Tomica

2CV6 - Siku

2CV6 - Edocar (plays Happy Birthday)

2CV6 - Maisto

2CV6 - Darda

Dyane - Corgi

Dyane - Majorette

Dyane Raid - Majorette

Acadiane - Majorette

GS - Norev

GS - Majorette

GS Camargue - Majorette

Visa - Norev

Visa (1789-1989 commemorative) - Majorette

BX - Norev

BX - Guisval

BX Racer - Majorette

XM - Majorette

Xantia 1.8X - Siku

André Citroën was born in Paris in 1878, he was not French, but of Dutch Jewish origin. His parents moved from Amsterdam to Paris two years for his birth. The history of the French brand of Citroën dates back till 1902. The factory produced cogs with a special tread in a V-shape that operated more silent than the normal treads. This tread became the symbol of the Citroën factory and is carried on all the cars. (the double Chevron)

Doosan CL

This is the Doosan CL. Or as real as it is going to get. The CL, or Concept Loader, is a concept of how a loader might look in the year 2020. It is the sister model to the CX or Concept eXcavator. Both miniatures come with a DVD showing the special features of the machines. In this case, the loader has a moving counterweight at the rear, a head-up display and independant suspension. Also the bucket construction is different to contemporary designs in that the bucket can slide over the ends of the bucket arm.

I hope to showcase the CX soon as well. Both miniatures actually exist for some time already, but seem to be quite limited in distribution.

Sun Star's 1:12 models are amazing! The trafficators work, the windows wind up and down and the roofs on the conertibles fold up and down! There are Morris Minors: a Traveller, a Minor 2-door saloon, a convertible and a fabulous Minor 1,000,000 in authentic purple, VWs: Beetle, Beetle Cabrio & asorted T1 Transporters, plus Minis.

Lesney Matchbox Regular wheels 1-75

by tigerboy81

   I thought it would be good to start a blog about the originals.  there are many subjects we could discuss including restoration, the rare ones, and variations of course.  also I love the great stories of receiving them as a child.  if you collect these,  feel free to contact me.

   I will try to put some pics of my collection soon.  I have been busy this past year and a half educating myself on Lesneys.  I look forward to hearing from some of you soon.  until next time....

Towing in small scale

by jclevering

Unlike the bigger scales, especially in small scale we have seen historically many vehicles that tow trailers. In the early days of SIKU, when they were making miniature cars out of plastic, we already had vehicles with trailers. Oter manufacturers too always seemed to like towing. Brands like Majorette, Edocar, Matchbox but also the "Made in China" variety always seemed to have liked selling these.

Greenlight recently released a set of 1:64 cars with trailers.