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#485 of 507 Re: 1/18 Scale fans> [fintail]
Feb 27, 2013 (2:16 pm)
I bet a Porsche in the early 80s would have been cool. Exotic cars back then were not as common as they are today, so it was a rare sight seeing a Porsche, Ferrari, or Lambo on the street, let alone riding in one.
My favorite memory as a child was back in Poland when a family friend came to show us a Fiat 131 Supermirafiori.
In the 80s in Poland where all you had was communist Ladas, Trabants, and Polish Fiats, this car blew me away. Sunroof, power windows, cool styling for that time, and he took us for a spin, promptly getting the speed up to about 180km/h which I remember vividly. It was a cool experience!
#486 of 507 Re: 1/18 Scale fans> [boomchek]
Feb 27, 2013 (4:20 pm)
Exotics really were exotic then. A Ferrari or Aston today barely makes me look - but I remember it was a huge deal when I saw my first Ferrari on the road, and even things like MBs and BMWs were unusual enough to turn my head. The cars being cheaper and easier to acquire today has changed the landscape.
Your story reminds me of something I watched on TV when the wall fell - someone in Hungary or Czech had somehow acquired an 80s Celica, which was apparently a real exotic, and he was driving it to Austria or Germany.
I remember there was a Fiat 131 wagon in town when I was maybe 11 years old - it was even badged "automatic", probably not a good thing.
#488 of 507 Re: Corgi Toys chief designer dies at 86 [roadburner]
Apr 20, 2013 (11:27 am)
My favorite old Corgi - the coupe with the box that shows a fintail (Corgi didn't make a fintail, it was an illustration error that was never corrected):
Corgi was prolific later than Dinky, I had several new Corgi toy cars when I was a kid in the 80s. My favorite was the 190E with a sliding sunroof:
#489 of 507 Here's one I would like!
Apr 20, 2013 (2:38 pm)
Looks like a 1962 model by the details.
#490 of 507 Re: Corgi Toys chief designer dies at 86 [fintail]
by steve_ HOST
Apr 20, 2013 (2:39 pm)
You probably aren't seeing the second pic message that the rest of us see, but it's accusing you of "image deep link = bandwidth theft". Oh, the humanity.
#491 of 507 Re: Corgi Toys chief designer dies at 86 [fintail]
Apr 20, 2013 (6:22 pm)
I had Dinkys, lots of 'em and frankly IMO they were much better, more realistic than Corgis which always seemed crude by comparison to me.
#492 of 507 Re: Corgi Toys chief designer dies at 86 [steve_]
Apr 20, 2013 (6:26 pm)
Bandwidth theft from a sub-100K jpeg....some people are stuck in 1995
Here's the neat Corgi W201 I had these were an odd scale, something like 1:36
#493 of 507 Re: Corgi Toys chief designer dies at 86 [andys120]
Apr 20, 2013 (6:25 pm)
Dinky was better at fine line detailing and proportion, for sure.
Apr 21, 2013 (7:48 pm)
I finally got a decent copy of Dinky 186, this one with apparently rare (for the model) white tires:
I like this model, as it is a good match for my car: