It could be placed where Superchargers aren't available.
When Dennis Erickson died, he had no one to bequeath his collection of toy cars. So he left it all to his church - all 30,000 miniatures, and a few full-scale ones too.
This year's Monaco Grand Prix saw the usual "grid girls" replaced with male models, and four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel was less than impressed with the change.
This year's Shanghai Motor Show has not ruled out banning promotional models that normally accompany cars on show stands, after models' racy attire at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show was chastised for having "a negative social impact."
Tesla Motors shares dropped Monday after reports of a second fiery crash involving the company's Model S electric car.
The head of the national car dealer's industry trade group warned Wednesday that if automakers start selling directly to consumers -- rather than through a middleman, like today's dealership system -- car makers will jack up prices and ignore customers.
Our post on China's "Tiger mom" phenomenon was illustrated with that above picture; it's the Jeep Wrangler Dragon Design Concept at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, accompanied by a booth professional. The model – her, not the Jeep – made a fair few friends in the Autoblog Comments section, but it turns out she and her kind attracted the ire of the Chinese authorities.
GreenLight Toys has unveiled a series of foam-paper car puzles for 2012, five American muscle cars and one muscle truck. The MotoBuildz aren't exactly models, they're more like those 500-piece landscape puzzles you find at educational toy stores, only with fewer pieces and less frustration.
Maybe you've seen My Fair Lady – the musical story of an ordinary girl turned into someone altogether more elegant. Now meet Miss Fairlady.
That there's a Santa Claus and an "elf" riding some sort of contraption behind a miniature big rig is intriguing enough. In reality, the downsized big rig is the story. Built by model maker Luca Bordin, the 1/4-scale Peterbilt 359 isn't a kit, it's made from scratch.
Finally, something from our youth returns in a good way, not another Incredible Hulk reboot or power balled Cure cover. Tomica (or Tomy), which left the U.S. in the Eighties after some financial troubles, is coming back next month – and almost just like it was before. A line of miniature diecast cars will be sliding into an as-yet-unnamed retailer next month on their little plastic wheels. They'll be sold alongside playset combinations like the Hypercity Gas Station, pictured, so your chil
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