Tag Archives: 1/25 Car

Slot Mags and Shotguns. Pick Up Your Toys!

All good things must come to and end, and so it was with the once-illustrious “Chevy Nova” nameplate. Bowing out in 1979, the final Nova was a de-tuned, lacklustre ghost of it’s former self. Now, MPC had always had a way to taking outdated models and making them into something fresh and new, or at […]

Wheezing off into the Sunset

The end of the ’70s saw the final nails driven into the coffin of automotive excitement and performance. The Gas Crisis and government-mandated emissions standards choked all the fun out of driving. However, as the sun set on what had been a glorious chapter in the history of the car, a few car makers were […]

The winner is a real BRAT!

Thanks to everyone who took part in the poll regarding what they wanted to see out of my London Model Show haul over the past week and a bit. I was completely overwhelmed by all the amazing, everyday losers and weird stuff I had managed to acquire, and I needed cooler heads to help me […]

Pinto Update 2: Body Issues

I’m sure that the words “Pinto” and “Fundamentally Flawed” are already permanently linked in the psyches of anyone who follows automotive history or grew up in the ‘70s. Ford’s “explosive” issues with the Pinto runabout/hatchback/Pacer-wannabe-whatever-it-was are well known and oft-mocked, even today. Thankfully, the wagon versions of Ford’s desperate econobeater were a bit better, at […]

’64 Chevy Fleetside Update 1: Good Foundations

If it’s one thing that pickup truck ads are always going on and on about, it’s how tough their respective products are. Of course, in today’s world, being tough isn’t enough; luxury, power, economy and style all have to meld together. There was a time, though, when that wasn’t the case. Trucks were simpler, and […]

Road Runner’s Last “Meep”

By the time 1980 came around, the Mopar muscle car was well and truly dead. The final nail in the coffin was also the last Road Runner until the advent of that badge on Acclaim. The 1980 Road Runner was just a gussied up Volare with some decals and a few appearance options. It is […]

Frog Prince from Kenosha

We all know that the 1970’s were a weird time for the auto industry. Choking emissions standards and big bumpers were the main design points of the day, and style and performance suffered accordingly. However, AMC could be counted on to take things that wee bit further and came up with some of the oddest […]

Wide Open, but Still Awfully Slow!

It’s hard to argue with the overall appeal and mystique of the Corvette. That’s why there are so many kits of them. So, does the world really need another one? Well, I think it does, especially when that model is the Round 2 re-release of the 1/25 MPC ’75 Open Corvette Roadster! That’s right, you […]

Shameless Self Promo-tion

The Chrysler Sebring convertible was a big styling and design improvement over the previous LeBaron convertibles. Sleek and sophisitcated, it was a good seller for Chrysler, and it’s surprising that no one else bothered to kit it. Thankfully, Lindberg got their hands on the promo and were able to make it into a kit. Literally! […]

Sunset Super-Stang!

Well, if there’s one thing MPC knows how to do, it’s push a mould for all it’s worth! The 1/25 Wild Breed Cobra is a first generation FoxStang with a radically late ’70s/early ’80s panelled paint scheme, custom wheels and side pipes! It’s also able to be built stock, and comes with everything you need […]