Despite the 301T’s propensity to be mocked by the automotive press, the turbo-powered Trans Ams of 1980-1981 were good performers in their day. They were so good, that they were chosen to be pace cars in both years! That’s something few, if any, cars can claim. Also, the Turbo T/As didn’t need many mods, just […]

The Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden was an attempt to create an interceptor for dealing with the very real threat of heavy, high-altitude bombers. Sadly, it was only availble too late, and in too few numbers, to make much difference. That hasn’t stopped it from being kitted lots, though. One of the more unsung models of the […]

Sometimes, a weapon is so big and cumbersome that just getting it up and into position isn’t enough to make it work. Not everything is just point and shoot, and this applied ever-so-truly to early tactical rocket systems. (What? What did YOU think I was talking about?) A perfect example of this was the US […]

The evolution of armoured warfare during the Second World War saw tanks evolve from lightly armed and armoured scouts and infantry supports to become massively armed and armoured battlefield titans. This was the case for most combatants’ tanks, at least. However, Japan’s requirements and particular war situation didn’t result in this. Thus, even their “Kai” […]

While it never replaced the Mustang, the Ford Probe GT, first issued in 1989, was a popular sporty car that did well for Ford and gave people something fun and a bit futuristic to toot around in. With a turbocharged engine and smooth lines, the Probe GT was well-suited to takeon its rivals like Daytonas […]

The old adage of not judging a book by its cover is sound. Sometimes, some of the most interesting things are found in the most ¬†unlikely, or least attention-grabbing places! A perfect example of that is the Revell 1/25 1964 Chevy C/K Fleetside. With clean but not-overly-exciting styling and a box so boring it makes […]

That was the heart of the question behind the ad campaign for Xevious, a video arcade game from the early 1980s. This game was so popular in Japan that is spawned many sequals, and even led to the model company WAVE issuing a commemorative kit of Solvalou, the main fighter the player uses in the […]