Yay. I bought a thing.
I’m doing some research into small/mid trucks for a family member. He sort of wants a Tacoma TRD pro or ZR2 Colorado. He was asking about the 2.8 Duramax since GM is so keen to hide their details about this mystical engine.
Decided to try something different. Unexpected, but still OE~ish.
Safety u-pull image.
Almost completely forgot the joy of picking parts. Today I picked up an Uplander master cylinder, an interior trim piece for it, and grabbed two IS300 front ABS sensors for a grand total of $51. Much happiness. Thought I would have to drop $450 on Amazon for this stuff before coming to the conclusion that a trip to a…
My last nice american car for your time. Have a great day down there.
Another one of my father’s survivor Lesney’s. This one has been through a lot. It likely has spent a number of nights under the stars, rain, and possibly at some point spent a Canadian winter nearly forgotten in a sandbox.
These two little guys came to mind when everyone was posting breadboxes. Neither are bread-mobiles, but are both hard workers, and very very play worn by my father.
I was happy that the Majorettes where coming back to Canada, but I haven’t really fallen in love with much of the lineup. Mostly due to the rampant use of matte paint. I decided to do a little experiment.
Finally dropped into Walmart (after a long wait) to see if any Majorettes would finally show up. A co-worker had told me his local store was carrying them, but my two usual stores I occasionally stop at have been completely vacant of anything good for a long time. I don’t think the red Alfa Giulietta will make it to…
I picked this Silverado for my son as we breezed through the toy section at Wal Mart. Didn’t realize it had no windows!?
I was quite into following Toyota in WRC back in the days of the WRC Corolla. Was excited to get my hands on one of these.
Yes, it’s French! It’s a France production Hot Wheels Poison Pinto! Believe it or not, it also came totally un-tampo’d in this odd green. A google search proved it was actually sold like this. By today’s standards, and even the excellent 80's HW standards, this was not very good at all.
This is one of my father’s toys. It’s near and dear to me, and has had some history.
I was 11 in 1993, when I first fell in love with the XJ220. I saw it in a Road and Track article in my school library (yes, school libraries are better with car magazines). I later managed to spot the silver Hot Wheels XJ220 at a grocery store and buy it myself.
If you’ve never seen a Tomy Bit Char G, they are about the size of a chubby 1/64, and slightly shorter. They are cute chunky but detailed little Japanese RC cars.
I added this to my few favorite 1/64 F1 cars after some contemplation. I’m not a big Vettel fan, more of a RB10 Ricciardo fan really (After his win in Canada in 2014).
A 1/64 Kyosho Lotus 98T. I opted for the much cheaper #11 car. Obviously Senna is a factor in my love of the 98T, but as usual, it’s my fondness for the 98T itself, (and just a handful of specific F1 cars) that brought the 1986 98T to my tiny growing Kyosho 1/64 collection.
A bunch of the fun, wide Majorette cars I had when I was a kid. 1/55, 1/56 and 1/57 scale, haha!
I have loved this car since getting to know it in the PC Sim Assetto Corsa for a long time now. I knew this Kyosho 1/64 version was a must have.