Tomica time, Land of the Rising Sun-day is here once again. It’s been a while since we’ve seen a racing car, no time like the present for another. This is Tomica 71-2, the Shiden 77 BMW. This casting was in the range from April 1978 until July 1981, and is something not seen every day:
I thought this might be interesting to those of us who follow rental cars. Last month I spent a couple weeks on the road, based out of ORD, and had a rental car odyssey, driving 4 cars during the period. Here’s car the first:
Lesney Matchbox time is here again. The last Matchbox review featured a boat, here is the car I pictured towing it. Today we examine Lesney Matchbox 57b, the Chevrolet Impala. This casting entered the range in early 1961, remaining until early 1966, and is a real classic:
Tomica time, Land of the Rising Sun-day, once again only for the origin of the model. This is Tomica F34-1, the Citroen SM. This casting entered the range in November 1977, remaining until February 1983, and contains the expected Gallic design splendor, and then some:
As long as everyone else is doing it, why not.
Lesney Matchbox time is here again, time something different, a boat. Today we examine Lesney Matchbox 48b, the Sports Boat and Trailer. This casting entered the range in 1961, remaining until 1966, and is an uncommon vehicle in the diecast world:
Spotted less than a block from where I saw the Paseo convertible a couple months ago:
Tomica time, Land of the Rising Sun-day, is here once again. Today we examine a model that had been on my list, and is now in the hoard. This is Tomica 3-1, the Toyota Crown Super Deluxe. This casting entered the range in September 1970, remaining until October 1974, and is a nice example of the early days of Tomica:
I’m on the last leg of my trip, and visited the Gilmore Car Museum today. Amazing place, well-worth the 2 hour drive from the insane traffic zoo known as Detroit:
I’ve been on the road for most of the past 2 weeks, visiting a friend in Chicago and taking a road trip in the region. Along the way I have visited a few automotive museums, and encountered some diecast. I thought some may like to see what is out there, so I’ll share a little.
Lesney Matchbox time is here again. The last Matchbox review featured a passenger car, now it’s time for a commercial vehicle. Today we examine Lesney Matchbox 47a, the 1 Ton Trojan Van. This casting entered the range in 1958, remaining until early 1963, and is another one of those eye-catching models representative…
Tomica time is here again. Also known as Land of the Rising Sun-day, but this one is on that theme only due to the maker, otherwise, this is all stars and stripes. Today we examine Tomica F42-1, the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. This casting entered the range in February 1978, and is definitely an icon of its era:
Lesney Matchbox time is here again. Today we look at a model that is a newer release relative to most of my Matchbox collection. This is Lesney Matchbox 56b, the Fiat 1500. This casting entered the range in 1965, remaining until 1969, and is a good example of a model made during the period when Matchbox sales were…
It’s been awhile since we’ve had a Surprise Saturday. Prior Yesteryears have been well-received, no time like the present to see another. This is Lesney Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y10-1, the 19o8 Mercedes Grand Prix racer. This casting entered the range in 1958, remaining until 1963, and I’ve always seen it as a…
Tomica time, Land of the Rising Sun-day is here again. Today we examine Tomica 50-3, the Mazda Savanna RX-7. This casting entered the range in January 1979, remaining until April 1986, and is quite a nice car:
~ February-March 1980:
Lesney Matchbox time is here again, this installment concluding the current batch of unboxed Matchbox. Today we examine Matchbox 35a, the ERF Marshall Horsebox. This casting entered the range in 1957, remaining until 1964, and is something of a bookend to the 35a reviewed in the past:
Out in podunk visiting, took a short walk in the old neighborhood.
Land of the Rising Sun-day, Tomica time is here again. Today we examine an iconic vehicle everyone should recognize. This is Tomica 2-2, the Toyota Land Cruiser. This casting entered the range in May 1975, remaining until August 1979, and there is no mistaking what it is: