This record-breaking sale places the original 1966 Batmobile as the most expensive vehicle sold at the Barrett-Jackson Car Auction this year. Make the jump over to autoblog.com to see video footage of the auction itself.
The votes have been tallied and the results are in! The Diecast Hall of Fame would like to thank all the collectors and fans who participated in this year’s voting process. This was the first year that the general public was invited to vote on all the major Hall of Fame categories, and it was [...]
The LA Times posted a nice video retrospective of George Barris’ greatest achievements – narrated by the King of Kustoms himself.
via The LA Times
Our favorite quote from this article?
“It was my idea to go to Hot Wheels,” McEwen told the audience. “It changed our lives completely.”
Its great to see Revell keeping the model kit hobby fresh (and alive!) with a new licensing deal with Chip Foose!
We are excited to announce that Revell USA is releasing the very first Foose Design 1:25 Scale Model Kit this Fall! These kits are authentic vehicle replicas of Chip Foose creations and incorporate actual CAD data to ensure a proper recreation.
Get a private tour of Larry Wood’s personal collection of Hot Wheels and 1-to-1 scale vehicles at Elwood’s Garage, courtesy of Mike Zarnock, Die Cast X Magazine and of course, Larry himself!
“This year, we’re upping the ante and building two vehicles – one that pays tribute to WD-40 Company’s history and one that celebrates some of its newer specialty products that help auto pros like me get the job done right,” said Foose. “With the help of some great aftermarket partners and a lot of WD-40 brand products, we’ll be able to build two vehicles that honor those who work hard everyday.”
Here’s to hoping these two cool builds become available to collectors via the new M2 Machines Foose line! Jump to the article for a peek at the concept art for each vehicle.
Congratulations to Courtney Force!
Force, youngest daughter of 15-time Funny Car champ John Force, ran a career-best pass of 4.049 seconds (317.27 mph) to earn the first provisional No. 1 of her career during the final qualifying session on Saturday.
Naturally, the entire Force family and race team has had a major impact on both the world of drag racing and the die cast collecting hobby. John was the recipient of our 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Pro Customizer and Diecast Hall of Fame Inductee Bryan Pope keeps his Christmas season tradition going this year with a limited edition 2011 Santa Express VW Drag Bus that goes on sale Friday, November 25th at 9pm EST via the Pope Designs eBay page. The 16 bus run features 12 Standard Edition and 4 “Diamond [...]
The legendary “King of Speed,” Kenny Bernstein has been honored for the first drag strip run to break the 300mph barrier. 20 years ago in March 1992, Bernstein blasted down the track at Gainesville Raceway at 301.70-mph during the NHRA Gatornationals. That amazing run was recently voted the #5 Greatest Moment in NHRA Drag Racing [...]
The folks at KnightRiderOnline.com spent some time with the King of Kustoms, George Barris, where he revealed some cool behind-the-scenes stories of the original Knight Rider TV series. Here’s Part 1 of the interview. Enjoy!
Thursday, November 3rd marked the grand opening of the Troy Lee Designs Boutique & Design Center. Over the last 3 decades, Lee has created custom-painted helmets for some of the biggest names in motorsports. His creations have permeated almost every sport that requires a helmet, and over the years Troy Lee Designs has evolved into [...]
Several changes have been made to the Class of 2012 Inductee line up. The current roster of inductees includes: Automotive Legends Mario Andretti Parnelli Jones Doug Herbert Kenny Bernstein Sam Bass Thom Taylor Diecast Designers Otto Khuni Mike Heralda Harry Bradley Bruce Schultz Justin Wilkinson Lifetime Achievement Award Kyle Petty Intriguing Collectors Jay Leno Dave [...]