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Construction Model of the Year: Caterpillar Blasthole Drill

Yes, this is not a supercar. It’s not a regular car either, or a truck, or a bus. What it is, though, is undeniably cool. Remember being a kid, when you had Erector Sets, or when you asked your dad what those giant orange machines were moving around construction sites, building the very city in […]

Slot Car of the Year: Scalextric Ford GT Gulf GTE

We’ve written a few times about Ford GT40’s and GT’s. Beginning with the GT40, Ford created a pure racing machine with a single-minded purpose: Dominate at LeMans (and beat Ferrari). The marque brought together some legendary names to aid in the effort, and in 1966 accomplished their goal. GT40’s continued to win at LeMan, including […]

Model Kit of the Year: Tamiya LaFerrari

Supercars are always some of the best models. Usually produced in no more than handfuls, the real stuff is often unobtanium for many, but kits can bring scaled down versions into a lot more hands. The LaFerrari is the supercar’s supercar. With an 800hp V12, a formula-one style kinetic energy recovery system providing an electric […]

Model Truck of the Year: Mercedes Argentina Bus

Let’s just get this on the record: Buses can be cool, too. Yesterday’s Inductee, the 1/87 Scale GM 1404 from Iconic, distinguished itself as the most advanced bus of the time. Today’s Model Truck of the year is also a cool bus, representing a different milestone for a different manufacturer. Mercedes had been making heavy-duty […]

1/87 Scale Car of the Year: Iconic Replicas ’59 Greyhound Bus

For larger vehicles that take up too much space at bigger scales, to model Train builders who want realistic cities in HO scale, 1/87 is a small, but important niche for diecast. It’s also a place for model car builders to flex some skills, bringing in tons of detail despite a small palette, especially when […]

1/64 Scale Car of the Year: Buick Century Caballero Estate Wagon

Just like our 1/43 Inductee, this ’57 Buick Century Wagon represents the ultimate in American, stylish family transportation. Based on the Chevy 2-door body style, the Century was Buick’s more luxurious interpretation of the more humble Chevy. Named “Caballero” after the term for a Mexican Gentleman, the Century Wagon was suitably plush, with more chrome, […]