Happy Easter LaLD!
Mazda was founded in Hiroshima Japan in 1920. The company quickly became a major player in Japan’s new automotive industry. The name Mazda was derived from the Asian god Ahura Mazda, the god of intelligence, wisdom, and harmony. They need to add rotary engines and carbon-ceramic brakes to that list.
A.J. Foyt was the man to beat throughout his racing career. Known as Super Tex, or The Tough Texan, Foyt was one of the best drivers on the track no matter what discipline of motorsports he was competing in. He was also very outspoken. He is know for some of the greatest racing stories and quotes in motorsports. Foyt…
A few years ago I belonged to a Forza fan page on facebook. The group wasn’t unlike LaLD in that we members were all automotive fanatics. Sure, we all have our favorite marques, tracks, driving disciplines, but the love of these machines drew us together.
UPDATED!! Once again the LaLD community comes through!! Thank you Plasticprints and R32rennsport!
I’ve gone to a few of estate sales and never really saw anything I wanted. Rusty, neglected tools, musty old books. I did see an MGA in rough shape that I considered, but in retrospect I’m glad I passed. But I never see Hot Wheels to this extent. A few here and there, maybe some NASCAR diecasts or old tractors, but…
Months ago I began a quest. It was an ill advised and misguided quest, but a quest nonetheless. I have decided to collect (at least) one of every paint variation of the Hot Wheels ‘77 Plymouth Arrow Funny Car casting.
In the late 1980’s, Nissan wanted to be more competitive in the upper echelon of sports car racing, the GT1 class. To develop the new car, Nissan turned to the English company of Tom Walkinshaw Racing. TWR had a long, successful history in racing, having designed and built winning cars for Jaguar and Aston Martin,…
I got to spend the afternoon with a friend I don’t see nearly enough.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day LaLD’ers!!
This week I got to check off one of the cars that has always been on the “must see” list. The Ferrari F40. Ever since the F40's introduction in 1987, I have been fascinated by its complex simplicity.
I spent my Thursday amongst the Gods.
Sure, I’m a bit early. I still haven’t gotten the correct orange for the front lip and rims. I still need to finish the widows and trim. But I just had to share this one now.
Another boring Saturday at work.... Here, have another shirt idea!
Since Saab wagon is best wagon-now with no Chinese funding at all, pointed out the t shirt designer at Custom Ink’s design lab, I’ve been throwing around a few more ideas.
Another digital diecast of one of my favorite group B cars, the Renault 5 Turbo.
In case you were hoping to spend 4 minutes of your day watching 1/64 diecasts burn.
Sunday I posted my LaLD NASCAR Ford in honor of the running of the Daytona 500.
Here’s my LaLD NASCAR Ford making it’s debut in the LaLD 250 at Daytona.
Yesterday we made our weekly trip to Meijer for groceries.