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  1. Citroen Ami. The first car ever to sport 'architectural headlights'. America had a Nazi style headlight dictate imposed by their Central Soviet, aka "The Feds", in 1940, which dictated 7 inch (whatever that is, I guess it's half a pink Flamingo's leg) diameter round Sealed Beam headlights. This was there the only legal headlighting until 1958, when 5 3/4 inch (whatever that is, I guess it's 3/4 of a half a pink Flamingo's leg) round low beam and high beam headlights became legal. Ever wondered why all American cars had dual headlights all of a sudden in 1958? Yep. That's why.
  2. As far as I'm aware based on personal experience, Glencoe is a one man show, run by a guy who traced his roots to Glencoe in Scotland. I once approached him about reissuing the S.S. France, which is a 1/450 scale model originally made as an assembled shop window display for travel agencies in the early Sixties. He told me well, that's actually a good idea, all that needs to be done is throw the moulds into the machine, get some plastic dye and order some cartons from the printer. This made me think, if it's that easy, then what are the likes of Round2 dicking about all the time? Any
  3. You are comparing apples with oranges. You wouldn't be able to make a downpayment on a '69 Grand Prix for the price of a Triumph.
  4. BTT. This is my current daily. It's the newest car I've ever owned and it is just now that I begin to realise that it isn't a modern car anymore. I find that its Pininfarina styling has aged extremely well and there is a number of millennials out there appreciating that even more, going by the increasing number of comments I receive lately whenever I become stationary. After a little car/garden wall interface I had to replace the front bumper cover. I deliberately chose the one from a saloon, since I find it prettier, and the millennials do recognise that, while the giffers
  5. Well, I do understand that someone living 500 miles from the nearest twisty B road prefers muscle to handling, but I fail to comprehend that standing still while spinning the rear tyres could possibly be considered 'driving'. British sports cars? Why, assuming I were in that income bracket, given the choice between a muscle car and an Aston Martin DBS Vantage I'd always opt for the latter, is a phenomenon that will never cease to amaze me.
  6. The article is dead on. The millennials around me drive this newfangled 80s-90s chod every day and long for a brass era car for the weekends, two of them now having bought one. One a 1904 Wolseley, the other a 1916 Chevrolet. Of course they dressed in what they thought is period garb until my mother, fashion designer and historian, set them straight. They have now thankfully corrected their attire accordingly, but it's in fact even more outlandish. Those young lads have immense fun hooning their old heaps while masquerading for the occasion, all the while attracting the ladettes to join
  7. You'd be surprised. Many of the car savvy millennials I know are well aware of the Corvair and it having been bashed by Nader. It becomes apparent in sentences like 'ah, bugger off with your NCAP rating, I'd rather swing a Corvair backwards into a tree while giving Nader the two finger salute, because looking cool is much more important than all that safety nonsense'.
  8. My '13 Revell Camaro largely fits that description, and it even has an engine. Still, for the young folks it's just a model of a used car at the bottom of its depreciation cycle, rendered with an obsolete technology.
  9. I have meanwhile largely switched to diecast, because I just can't get model kits of the cars I like anymore. No big loss, since I'm not really a modeller at heart. I rather view building plastic kits as an ordeal necessary to obtain miniature representations of American cars and actually always preferred to work with metal. But if you wanted models of American cars in the 70s and 80s, 1/25 scale plastic model kits were the only game in town. Sadly it was also the time when the American kit industry suffered its first big blow, from which it never really recovered, and obsolete kits bega
  10. You nailed it. All who think I did something wrong, plesae go ahead and order from them.
  11. What warrants a bunch of posts all over the internet is that they conveniently left away the bit about replacement of the model being dependent on further purchases. Imagine you receive a new toaster that doesn't work and the vendor tells you he'll only replace it if you also buy a microwave oven from him. EU law is automatically ratified into national law of each and every EU member country and won't just disappear from national law of a country if it leaves the EU.
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