Month: June 2017

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If you’re a car enthusiast who went to amusement parks with your kid, then it’s probably happened to you. Likely you made your way past roller coasters or merry go rounds and straight for the driving ride. While bumping each other or racing was at best frowned upon and more likely not even possible, getting…

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Okay, so 1:1 scale Lego build cars on display at automotive events isn’t necessarily a new thing. Volvo did it with their first generation XC90 and Porsche did it with their 911 RSR at Le Mans. There’ve been numerous others, but to our knowledge no one’s ever attempted to enlist event attendees to help in…

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Earlier this week we highlighted the Rolex watches gifted to the victors of Le Mans, in this case Porsche LMP Team drivers Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard and Earl Bamber. Given the victory on the part of this trio and the team behind them, it seems appropriate to examine the chronographs worn by Porsche Motorsport on…

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When it comes to scale model cars, what’s old is new again. Vintage cars in pristine condition are the norm. There are options though for those who, like the collector car market themselves, prefer a patina so as to suggest an original condition well-used sort of appearance. Take for example SandlundArt and this particular 5-door Golf…

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When it came to E3 (Electronics Entertainment Expo), the video game industry’s annual conference and trade show in L.A., it was obviously Forza Motorsport‘s reveal of the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS that grabbed headlines in the auto enthusiast world. That there’s a new installment for Forza Motorsport on the way was also the point of…

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Car manufacturer tie-ins with cultural or sporting events make for some of the coolest branded apparel going. For starters, main line clothing manufacturers tend to design the lineup versus some promotional contractor working wit the brand for gratuitous goods. Also, the clothing tends to be a…

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We’re big proponents of the Lego arts, particularly designs submitted to the brick toy manufacturer’s Lego Ideas website for official model kit consideration. Sure, anyone can put four wheels on a hodgepodge of bricks and call it a car, but it take special talent to create something truly notable. The internet is rife with such…

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We’re always fascinated by the gratuitous scale model production photos often posted by manufacturers on their Facebook pages. The great thing about platforms such as Facebook is that they’re always looking for a bit of content, and these sorts of galleries are great for enthusiasts curious about how the process takes place. Case in point…

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It’s not that we’re not always fans of the slot car race circuit craftsmanship going on over at Slot Mods, because we very much are, but when the Michigan based firm is commissioned by none other than Formula One to create a one-off highly detailed track for the series’ VIP Paddock Club, we sit up…

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Automobile racing and watches have been synonymous for as long as most car enthusiasts can remember, so it’s not uncommon to see watch companies pair with teams, races and racing series in their marketing. For Rolex, one of the Swiss brand’s strongest alignments is with 24 hour racing, and in particular the 24 hours of…