I’m really, really lucky, because just this year some switch flipped in my little boy Otto’s head and now he adores cars. He liked them okay before, but like he liked a lot of other things. Now, he draws pictures of tiny Peel P50s and Jaguar E-Types and loves every single car toy he gets or steals off my desk. That…
If you’re like me and have a bunch of half-finished art and other projects all around you, get ready to feel that strange, heady mix of inspired and feeling like a loser. This is Geraldo Pereira, and he builds charming toy cars. With his feet. Because he has no arms.
The holidays are drawing close, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone and yet, nothing in this great consumer nation of ours has caught your beady eyes. It’s time now to turn to the Shangri-La of catalogs from the completely sane and practical goods distributor, Hammacher Schlemmer.
The owner of the largest collection of Matchbox model vehicles in the world can now drive one vehicle from his collection on the road, after acquiring the ultimate 'matchbox van' at Barons' sale at Sandown Park on October 29th.
One catch — it's half the size of the original.
A very clever UK-based guy named Witold Mielniczek has started a Kickstarter for an RC flying car. We're at a point now with flying cars that every time I hear about a new one my eyes instinctively start rolling, but this one actually seems an original and novel idea. Let's see why.
There are some vehicles you probably won't own in this lifetime. Things like an active nuclear submarine, a Space Shuttle, or even something a bit less powerful, like a Pagani Zonda. With the first banch of Huayras already delivered for those willing to fork out twice of the list price for them, used Zondas have…
When I was 21 my friend's parents invited me to go to Disney World with him. It was sort of a joke, since he'd been able to take other friend with him when he was younger and technically it was sort of my turn. But I was 21, fresh out of college, and had some vacation to burn. Why not say yes?
Two years after building a 1:1 scale version of Japanese R/C model manufacturer Tamiya's iconic and unbelievably cool 1979 "Sand Scorcher" Volkswagen Beetle, German tuning company "The Bug Box" has brought another of the company's famous models to life in full size.
Paul Boratko's been a Lego maniac since he bought his first set in 1977. In the year's since he's perfected his craft and built insane models like the awesome Vampire GT Supercar, which has a working five-speed transmission and a dash switch that lets you select drivetrain configuration. We're a big fan of his work…
Chrysler's Mopar aftermarket division is now the first automaker to offer in-vehicle wireless charging for your mobile devices. Yes, for just $199.99 (plus installation cost), you can get something like a Powermat for your car.
If you're like most of the population, all your troubles can be traced directly back to the fact that, when attempting to build a Morgan 4/4 out of Lego, you just can't do it accurately enough for your needs. Well, friends, I'm happy to say your problems are over, thanks to the Free Universal Construction Kit from…
I love the idea of reducing the number of devices I own. The thing I carry in my pocket already takes pictures, plays games, gives me alarms and reminders, browses the web, and even makes phone calls, sometimes. But there's just some things I do that need their own stuff. Working on my cars is one of them.
I was in a drug store last night, and passed by the rotating display of cheap die-cast cars. Occasionally, you'll see something actually fun in one of these, something interesting that somehow snuck by the Mundanity Inspector of the Quality Control department in the colossal Chinese factory-city that cranks these out.…
Like most car-obsessed folks, I have many more toy cars around than a reasonable person with a mortgage should. It's a limited way of satisfying car-ownership urges without turning your yard into an oil-soaked scrapyard. Well, turning it into more of one, I mean.
I was with my 15-month old son, Otto, at the playground in Griffith Park the other day and saw something that reaffirmed my faith that maybe, just maybe, some of this current generation of kids will grow up appreciating cars the way I do.
I've been putting off any Lego purchases until my nephew gets old enough to build with non-Duplo sets without potentially swallowing any pieces. The new Lego Technic 4x4 Off-Roader might have me breaking that policy. Hey, his 11th birthday is barely a decade away!