From Live & Let Die Cast: I can't stop admiring the detail on this lovely 1:18 Kyosho model of the Ferrari 250 GTO Le Mans car. What are some of your favorite miniatures for reliving the 24 Hours Of Le Mans in small scale?
Enter the world's largest miniature car collection and the mind of the man who owns it. Check out the video after the jump for a tour of Billy Karam's 30,000 model cars and 400 dioramas, the current world record for the largest collection of car toys.
If there's one thing to take away from the commercialized part of the holiday season, it's that Hot Wheels and Matchbox aren't the be-all and end-all of miniature cars. Just as trees are decorated to suit owners' tastes, cars have come out in ornament form to help with that.
A couple of weeks ago we asked you to show us the smallest V8s ever made, and there were plenty of great answers. 3.8L, 3.0L, hell even a 2.6 motor made out of two Hayabusa engines. But none topped this, a 45 cubic centimeter masterwork – and it even sounds like a V8 should.
While many of the chase scenes in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight may have looked larger than life, some were actually quite a bit smaller. Take a look at the model mobiles that sped and smashed through the streets of Gotham.
German medical and precision parts manufacturer Böhm just released two new model cars, both powered by an engine that's seriously old school — a Stirling air engine. Not only are they amazingly detailed, but these models can actually drive around, completely without electricity.
Call it hyperrealism or just mucking about with
figurines Photoshop. Either way, these scenes show portray an attention to detail that's hard to find outside of an architect's shop or CSI crime lab. [UPDATE: Though they're Photoshop fakery.] Maybe we'll start that slot-car project after all. [Flickr via Motorpasion]