With the Lamley Group indulging in "TLV Week" recently, the masters of Japanese scale diecast have enjoyed plenty of exposure and discussion amongst collectors. Before I get onto the latest Tomicarama (which you can pre-order here at Ami Ami or here from Japan Booster) indulge me as I editorialise about my favourite premium diecast brand. I'm... Continue Reading →
Well, I just had to take a few photos of this Lesney Lincoln Continental. https://www.instagram.com/p/BRoIRvGBDxC/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BRoGhAhBRTQ/ Notice that I'm on Instagram? Yes, I find it strange too, but there's a heck of a big car collecting scene on that app. We'll see what it yields.
In continuing with the previous post's theme of "very old models I got for a very reasonable price because the person selling it wasn't exploiting collectors online/didn't know very much about Matchbox cars", the next model I get to showcase is the original Matchbox "American Ford Station Wagon". Once again, here is a model I... Continue Reading →
I don't know what it is about blue, but it has always been my favourite colour. I've always loved the calmness that exudes from it. There are so many shades and variations, and all of them are beautiful when executed right. And Matchbox seem to be brilliant at executing blue cars - the latest iteration... Continue Reading →
It was difficult coming up with a way to end the year. It's been a bad one for most people... what with all the celebrity deaths and the political upheaval both here and across the seas, there've been complaints aplenty. For me, it's not been so bad! Especially for Jasmine's Garage, which has grown more... Continue Reading →
Once upon a time, gas was cheap. Once upon a time, Britain had credibility on the world stage. Once upon a time... France made good cars. If you've already seen my post about the Citroën CX, you know I go crazy for wacky French cars. First there was the DS, then there was the SM,... Continue Reading →
Launched in 1962, the MG 1100 was for many years Britain's best selling car - but it's hard to say if the Matchbox equivelant here matched the success of BMC's delightful compact. If you're going to buy a compact car, then and now it's the same - the Europeans do it best. The Car: MG... Continue Reading →
Dazzling me with its metallic-gold paint, this car was one that ached to be picked up. Found in an antiques store in Horncastle, this is not the first time I have found a Mercedes-Benz in the exact same cabinet - the last one was the 230 SL roadster. The Car: Mercedes-Benz W111/112 There are so few... Continue Reading →