Ryan and I had a really nice brunch today in Maryland. He stopped by on his way to his vacation. We compared our 1:1 VWs and Ryan even took my GTI for a little spin. Ryan also came with some surprises for me! I especially love the Tomica Limited Vintage 911 and the ZIL Limousine, but they’re all fantastic!
The Model Car Hall of Fame is an organization dedicated to model cars of all types, collectors, designers, and entrepreneurs. Each year they open up for nominations to celebrate the best in the community. We featured John O’Neil from the Hall of Fame on the Live and Let Diecast Podcast, which turned out to be one of…
Tonight at 7 PM Eastern, Ryan, Dan, Lloyd and Andy will be recording another LaLD Podcast. We need your questions!!
This is a brand new model I purchased recently. I haven’t even discussed it yet on the podcast!! It is really nice. The detail is terrific. It is a KYOSHO 1/18scale BMW M3(E92) in Laguna Seca Blue. It features GTS Wheels. The interior is carpeted. It is a very nice model overall. The V8 in the E9X cars was fantastic.
This really is a Rad-worthy car. Think of all the preppy folk who drove them after all! This comes out of my collection from long ago. It’s a Maisto 1:18 scale model. It’s really pretty nice.
I’ve had this BBurago M Roadster for quite some time. I’m not a huge fan of the Z3, but it does have a nice bulbous rear end. This is a 1:24 scale model.
This is a good week for me. I have a couple of BMWs and have owned a string of them over the years. I’ve always had an affinity for any of the Shark Nose cars. I’m not really a Hot Wheels collector, but I do play Forza Horizon. This 1973 CSL would be a dream to own.
We are on Stitcher for the podcast. And I would like to thank Philip for the great review!!
If you’ve watched The Godfather, you’ll understand the title of this post. If not, watch the movie. Seriously. Watch it.
From Mosqvich: I interviewed the Model Car Hall of Fame’s Community Director John O’Neil for the next episode of the podcast. I stumbled upon the Hall of Fame serendipitously. I immediately made some nominations, and so should you! It’s super easy and a way to flex our diecast voices. The Model Car Hall of Fame’s blog…
On one my trips to see Toys R Us before its demise, I bought a 6-car 1/64 display case for super cheap. It was from Auto World, which I didn’t know was a diecast maker. We were just discussing this on the podcast, which is when I found out it was a pretty good brand.
Ryan, Lloyd and I have been recording episodes for the Live and Let Diecast Podcast since early February. Time has flown by. We have 14 recorded and 12 published. We really are having fun. It’s actually a lot of work overall. We try to do some prep for each episode, we chase down guests and coordinate with them for a…
I was driving down the road through our neighborhood. A house recently sold and they’ve been putting stuff on the roadside in front of their house with a sign saying “Free”. I drove by it and ignored it. Until I saw this railroad diorama. I had to have it.
We have some great guests lined up, but they are upcoming, so Ryan, Lloyd, and I are going to record an episode tonight. We’d love your questions. Our topics are going to be:
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I spent the day working in Washington DC today. During a break I walked over to the Capitol and took some pictures of my new Majorette Mk 7 Golf GTI. In some past photos I noticed the paint was sort of dull. It didn’t get any better with sunlight.
I live outside of Baltimore in Historic Ellicott City, Maryland. Ellicott City was founded in 1772, a little bit before the US. It’s oozing with charm. We have a few small museums, but I finally made my way into the EC Fire House Museum. The building itself was built in 1889 for a grand total of $500, which would be…
I stopped by Toys R Us again and picked up less than $10 in cars. The first one is the Matchbox 1969 Cadillac Seville pictured above. My dad had this car when I was I was little.
I was updating the Live and Let Diecast Podcast Twitter feed one day and stumbled upon an estate auction. I thought it looked pretty interesting. The estate was from a man who lived in the Indianapolis area and was clearly a racing fan. I bid on several items, but lost out on the really great ones, however, I did win…
Today I did a friend a favor and test drove a used 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63S. Yes, I’m that good of a friend, willing to take the tough jobs. It was awesome. The car was at Porsche of Annapolis. As Ryan, Lloyd and I have discussed many times, the only practical way to find really nice diecast models in person is to…