Tag Archives: Model Car

This One Labels Itself

Segment-crossing vehicles are all the rage these days. You’ve got Sport-Urban-City-Ute-Crossovers that are everything BUT cars acting like they want to be cars, and cars that get jacked up suspension and cladding trying to pretend they’re all rugged like trucks. It’s really a bit confusing, but it’s nothing new. One vehicle was doing this kind […]

Monza Mania!

They say you can’t get enough of a good thing. However, if good things are in short supply, then you have to turnĀ  your attention to what’s available. Thankfully, it seems that Chevy’s sporty-looking Monza 2+2 was available when it was needed! For reasons beyond current human understanding, everybody and his brother made a kit […]

A Fool and His Money…

You know what they say, right? Well, a great place to separate modellers and their money is, of course, a model show’s vendor area! The HeritageCon 13 show on March 24, 2019, was no exception. Of course, it would have been foolish NOT to have snapped up the epic kits I found! For more info […]

I’ve got Sunset… on a Cloudy Day

Not much screams “lame ’70s performance package” like trying to cover up a lack of power and refinement with stripes and graphics. A common theme in this era was the “Sunset Stripe”, a combination of many small stripes in the colours of a sunset, often found in some rather inappropriate places! Even the mainstream manufacturers […]

Stealthy? Yes! Invisible? Try Again!

Born out of the aftermath of the Automotive Dark Ages, the Dodge Stealth was a very interesting hybrid. Part Japanese-engineered supercar and part Mopar brawler, the Stealth was an affordable car that, in it’s most extreme form, could blow the doors of almost anything in its day. Combining Japanese and American sensibilities and making judicious […]

Small Pick, Big Ups

The gas crunch of the ’70s gave the Japanese an excellent opportunity to invade North America with decent quality, cheap, efficient and overall reliable cars. Against their bigger American opponents, these lightweights did well. However, it was surprising how well Datsun’s small pick up resonated with a buying public more used to big, burly, open-back […]

Expanded Horizon!

When it comes to cars from the late ’70s and early ’80s, one name that a lot of people will know is the Dodge Omni. The Omni’s seemingly less-well known brother is the Plymouth Horizon, and together they were the cars that kept Chrysler in business long enough to produce the K-Car. However, there was […]

Get Out and Vote, this Notchvember!

November is a month often associated with choices. In the United States, the elections are always held in November, and for the rest of us, our choices are often centered around what weight of coat to put on or whether to try and get one more week out of our summer tires or switch, begrudgingly, […]

Ford’s Fox-Stang Misfit

Sometimes, trying new things works out, and you have a hit on your hands. Things like colour TV and the iPod prove this. Sometines, though, it isn’t all roses, and an unusual approach can lead to something that’s very good, but just doesn’t quite grab everyone’s attention. Good examples of this are Beta VCRs, Moon […]