9/29/05 - Welcome to Our
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I get an e-mail newsletter on a regular basis. Look for any TV or
movie-related die-cast news from Movie Car Mania to be posted right here.
Let's start with Steve McQueen's Le Mans Porsche 917K in 1:18 scale from
AutoArt, back in stock:
9/29/05 - Interesting,
Possibly Even Exciting News!
I contacted AutoArt and asked them to
confirm or deny a rumor regarding the possibility of the company releasing a
1:18 scale V8 Interceptor from Mad Max. Here is their response:
Thank you for your inquiry.
We are intended to make the
Interceptor in the movie Mad Max but it is too early to talk about
release time and price. In any case, we will announce this
officially if we confirmed to make the car.
By the way, do visit
to see details on our new releases and current models.
Gateway Global Ltd
If I receive news of
any developments, you can be sure I'll post the info right here!
9/28/05 - Collectors'
I've update the
Collectors' Collections section with some new
submissions. Wayne Chandley of the UK submitted pics of his impressive
1:18 collection and Oliver Kuy sent me a new pic (above right) to add to his
gallery of Batman collectibles.
9/14/05 - Cool Custom!
Using a Johnny Lightning '73 Cadillac
Eldorado, Metro Privratsky customized an obscure and unusual car from the
Smokey & the Bandit films. He writes:
After looking at the '73
Cadillac Eldorado I recently purchased, I noticed it looked
incredibly similar to the car Big Enos, and Little Enos drove in the
Smokey and the Bandit movies. I thought it would be fun to do some
customizing, so I took it upon myself to try. I'm not very good at this
sort of thing but it was fun nevertheless.
My oldest brother Bruno, who
collects farm toys, was nice enough to give me his 1/64 scale long horned
steers for the project. I used the horns for the hood ornament, as well as
for around the license plate. I used some chrome pieces from an old
model kit to make the car horns, and I made the MR. BIG license plate from
at site on the Internet. Although, it's very hard to read, it's there.
I attached the pieces with a hot glue gun. It worked better than if I
would've used glue because when ever I messed up, I could just peel the
glue off, and start over.
I know it's not a very popular
movie car, but I find it humorous, especially considering the characters
that used it. Enclosed are a couple of pics. Have a good day!!
Nice job Metro.
If anyone else has a cool custom they want to share, send me photos and
details on how it was made.
9/9/05 - Talking Cars
Wow! Where did the summer go?
It's September already and time for another edition of Talking Cars.
This month's topics include: Tommy Boy, Corvette Summer, The
Wraith, Knight Rider, The Man from UNCLE, The Transporter, Ghostbusters
and I'll share with you an excerpt from an e-mail from legendary drag-racer
and actor TV Tommy Ivo! Click HERE and