1976 Ford Gran Torino “Starsky & Hutch” – 1/18 ERTL model car

History of the car The “Starsky & Hutch” car was a third generation Ford Gran Torino. Although the third generation was built from 1972 to 1976, the cars used in the 70’s TV series and 2004 movie were ‘74 to ‘76 models. Due to US Government safety regulations their front and rear bumpers, as well … More 1976 Ford Gran Torino “Starsky & Hutch” – 1/18 ERTL model car

1974 Dodge Monaco Sedan “Bluesmobile” – 1/18 RC2 model car

History of the car The third generation Dodge Monaco was sold from 1974 to 1976. It was a complete redesign compared to the previous generation with an all-new unibody platform and all-new sheet metal. It came with three different engines, all of them being V8s: a 360 cu in (5.9 L), a 400 cu in … More 1974 Dodge Monaco Sedan “Bluesmobile” – 1/18 RC2 model car

1969 Dodge Charger R/T “General Lee” – 1/18 ERTL model car

With this article I’m starting a series of model car reviews, with a special focus on movie and TV show cars. What better way to start with the iconic 1969 Dodge Charger R/T “General Lee” of the Dukes of Hazzard TV show. Since I’m lucky to have two seemingly identical General Lees, they will also … More 1969 Dodge Charger R/T “General Lee” – 1/18 ERTL model car

Autobau Erlebniswelt Romanshorn – Part 1: Introduction

From alcohol to fuel The brick buildings in which “Autobau” is located today belonged originally to the Federal Alcohol Administration in Romanshorn, Switzerland. In 1996, the Federation lost the exclusive right and a couple of years later the buildings were assigned to the town of Romanshorn. Fredy Lienhard, a Swiss entrepreneur as well as race … More Autobau Erlebniswelt Romanshorn – Part 1: Introduction

2015 Peugeot 308 GTI & 2015 RCZ R Swiss Racing – 2015 Zurich Auto Show

Hitting the rev limiter Peugeot is being serious about continuing and improving their sports models. After the 208 GTI, it’s time for the 308 GTI to put its wheels (19”) on the tarmac. Since the launch of the second generation 308 in September 2013, Peugeot has developed an entire 308 family, as well as improved … More 2015 Peugeot 308 GTI & 2015 RCZ R Swiss Racing – 2015 Zurich Auto Show