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History Through Model Cars: Citroën Traction Avant

A Guest Blog from Patrick Wehr, owner of Pat’s Modellauto and carcollectorsgarage.com, hosted by our friends at hobbyDB.

 

Though looking to the untrained eye like so many other 30’s creations, the Citroën Traction Avant represented a new wave in mass-produced automobiles, a radical move for a then still-young manufacturer on the verge of bankruptcy. This seemingly humble car pioneered three features still in use today: four-wheel independent suspension, front-wheel drive and unibody construction. The Traction helped save Citroën and solidified its future as one of the most innovative automotive manufacturers…

 

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Citroën DS: A History Through Model Cars

A Guest Blog from Patrick Wehr, owner of Pat’s Modellauto and carcollectorsgarage.com, hosted by our friends at hobbyDB.

 

The Citroën DS19 was the successor of the Traction Avant and was first presented at the Paris Motor Show on October 5, 1955. During the first 15 minutes of the Motor Show, 743 orders for the futuristic new car were taken, and a total of 12,000 orders was reached at the end of that day. By the end of the show, after 10 days, some 80,000 cars were ordered, which was a record which stood for over 60 years, though Insiders think that those selling numbers were only a marketing trick.

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Fireball Tim’s all-new Mustang Coloring Book

Fireball Tim’s all-new MUSTANG Coloring Book is 20 pages of outrageously awesome MUSTANGS to Color. From the 1964 Pony Car and modern day Muscle, to Movie Mustangs and crazy Fireball designs, this book will ignite the passion of the Mustang in all kids and Hot Wheels Enthusiasts! Get all of Fireball’s Coloring Books on Amazon and check out his Vlog at http://www.fireballtim.com

M2 Machines: New Model Kit Release

If you like tinkering, if you like to build and create, then we got something new for you. M2 Machines is excited to announce our 1:64 scale Model Kits release 18. The release features 4 newly dresses castings and 1 chase piece all broken down and ready for personalized assembly. The set should be making its way into our mass market partners stores and into the hands of our hobby dealers early May.

Included in the 1:64 scale Model Kit Release 18 are the following castings:

1) 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop “Custom” – Bright White Body w/Yellow and Orange Stripes with Black Back

2) 1956 VW Beetle Deluxe USA Model – Gulf Blue w/Pastel Blue Sides

3) 1968 Shelby G.T. 500KR – Gloss Black w/Yellow Stripes

4) 1970 Dodge Super Bee 383 – Plum Crazy w/Semi-Gloss White Stripe

CHASE MODEL KIT – 1956 VW Beetle USA Model, Gulf Blue w/Pastel Blue Sides.Since this is a Chase Car all the Trim, Bumpers, and Rims are now Gold.

Limited Production World Wide – 750 Pieces. GOOD LUCK!!!

M2 Machines Datsun 510

The Datsun 510, continues to be one of the most desirable current castings in M2 Machines library. With the accuracy and attention to detail that M2 Machines put into their 1970 Datsun 510, by 3D scanning the full -sized version, M2 Machines made it possible to offer a precisely replicated die cast model at an affordable price point.

Coming in March is M2 Machines latest version of the Datsun 510 as part of the 40300-JPN01 collection. Release B will include one 1970 Datsun 510 casting in Yellow with black hood, powered by an SR20 engine and rolls on a set of Volk Wheels and Advan Tires. Also keep an eye out for the randomly inserted black with gold trim chase version.

Automodello Announces 1963 Ford Mustang

This little beauty will sell for $249.95 which includes Free Shipping, and it is limited to 299 pieces worldwide. Also, there will be a Tribute Edition which will be finished in Tribute Red (Item # 24F041), limited to 50 units with a retail price of $349.95 and also include Free Shipping.

Visit the Diecasm website today where you may place your order. Or if you prefer call DIECASM toll free at 877.DIECASM (343.2276)