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…
I bought this guy at an O’Reilly’s in Denver when I was buying lead additive for my Turo rental car, a 1980 Austin Mini. I have to say, it’s really a crappy model. But, I was using some advice from Engrrrrrrr on photo settings and I do like the result.
We recorded Episode 12 last night for the Live and Let Diecast Podcast. Our guest was TE71 Xin. I walked away being inspired by his ability to photograph 1/64 scale cars. I’m impressed by a lot of the great photography on these pages, but the small cars are really hard to shoot.
We had so much fun with Sn210(Scott N.) when he was on the podcast as a guest that I felt it necessary to have him on the program during the breaks. You might wonder “why on earth do these guys need breaks?” The answer is technical. Right now we are using a free-to-me platform that cuts us off at 40 minutes. So, by…
This is Dan, I’ve been out of town on business, so I fell behind and I’ve now published “And Tubbed” featuring Bradley Brownell from Cammed and Tubbed, as well as Jalopnik.
Recently I posted about a purchase I made on eBay for what was supposed to be an IXO diecast motorcycle. When I received it, it turned out to be a Leo Models bike, and not a very good one. I reached out to IXO and they replied to me: