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Model Truck of the Year – Mercedes-Benz Racing Car Transporter

Think back to the cars of the 30’s. You think Tatra’s, Cords, Duesenberg and maybe open-wheeled racers. The speed wars were really beginning to take hold, cars were beginning to exceed 100mph and introduce many of today’s advancements. Mercedes Benz, having created the world’s first motor car a few decades earlier, was at the forefront. […]

Slot Car of the Year – Slot Classic Alfa Romeo 8C

Today, most cars have largely settled into a groove and whatever you buy, it’s more likely than not to be similar to most other cars on the road. The 30’s were a different story. There were 4 cylinders larger than 10 liters. There were gear levers mounted outside of the car. There were straight 8’s, […]

Model Kit of the Year – 2CV Fourgonette

The 2CV is in many ways a car in the right place at the right time. Through production was interrupted twice by world wars, the basic premise of the 2cv: a cheap and capable car for the masses, continued to propel it forward against all odds. The 2cv radically changed the whole idea of car […]

1/87 Scale Car of the Year – ’61 Impala

A big American car in a small scale? Yup, the Oxford 1/87 Scale Chevrolet Impala works. The ’61 Impala was in many ways a forward looking car. Instead of huge tail fins, massive chrome bumpers and powerful yet leisurely engines, the impala heralded the sportier future of many American cars. You could get the Impala […]

1/64 Scale Car of the Year – ’64 Ford Galaxie 500 XL

Like so many of the best automotive advancements, muscle cars were born from racing. What do you do to make your car good at racing? Well, if you’re an American manufacturer in the 60’s, you keep the big v8, preferably make it even bigger, and ditch as much of the remaining car as possible. Such […]

1/43 Scale Car of the Year – Cadillac Broadmoor

What’s your idea of luxury? Is it a resort getaway, tucked in one of the country’s most beautiful regions, is it experiencing incredible natural scenery, or wafting about in extreme comfort inside one of the worlds most sumptuous cars? With the Cadillac Broadmoor, you could do all three. Based on the 1959 Cadillac El Dorado […]