I recently came across these great classic product reviews from Home Racing. Slot cars are available in a variety of styles, sizes, and body types!!! We are excited to offer so many fun licenses and designs.
Have you seen the new Auto World Garage?
This interactive site is the place where serious collectors of Auto World die-cast vehicles can organize their collections and keep track of the vehicles they have and the ones they need.
Every time we release a new range of 1:64 scale die-cast vehicles we will put them in the garage – Including our exclusive UltraRed chase vehicles! Just check back to see what’s new and where to get it.
As you purchase new cars just add them to your garage to keep track of what you’ve got and to maintain your bragging rights with your friends.
We’re just getting started so there’s plenty of excitement to come! We’ll continue to update the Garage with breaking news, exciting subjects and new features so you will always be up-to-date on the latest cars and the hottest news from Auto World.
By selecting either Deluxe, Premium, or Licensed Premium viewers can review the assortments, see what colors are available, and get the latest news about upcoming releases.
The 1:64 reception has been huge so far and we cannot wait to release more!
There are many people who don’t know that there are typically three different kinds of slot cars, generally based on the size of the slot cars. 1:24 scale cars are equivalent to 1 unit of measurement being 24 units on an actual car; they are the largest and are usually used only on commercial or club tracks because of their size being a hindrance to those who want to use slot cars at home.
The 1:32 scale cars are more common, as they can be used at home or on commercial tracks. The last size are the HO-sized cars, which are much smaller and can range from 1:87 scale to 1:64 scale. The Aurora Thunderjets were slot cars that generally fit into this size range and are among the favorites of many collectors of slot cars today.
1:64 die-cast is fun to collect and these gems are no exception. Check out these licensed products from Auto World
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2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302
The 2012 Mustang Boss 302 graced the cover of Car and Driver Magazine in January of 2012. We chose this car simply because it’s a modern classic that needed the Auto World treatment. Again, we correctly scaled the wheels and tires to complete this perfect replica.
2011 Callaway Corvette
Callaway vehicles are legendary for their speed and performance. We chose this car because Auto World is all about getting the details right but we’re also big into the horsepower and handling. This car represents all those elements. Adding the fact that it hasn’t been produced in 1:64scale is a win-win situation.
2011 Hennessey Camaro
Hennessey vehicles are rarely tapped in the die-cast market. Their aftermarket performance modifications transform mere supercars into the ultimate performance machines. The 2011 Hennessey Camaro has never been produced in 1:64 scale. We truly feel Hennessey did an awesome job with their high performance version of the Camaro.
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
We decided to tool the 1971 Mach 1 so we could give this under-appreciated classic muscle car the die-cast it has always deserved—Auto world style. The wheels and tires are meticulously scaled to match the car as if it just rolled into the dealership showroom. The smallest details make the difference between good die-cast and great die-cast. Check out the front grille and rear panel of this beauty. You also might want to sit down before opening the hood. It gets intense.
1966 Olds 4-4-2
The 1966 Olds was another car missing from this scale of die-cast. We listened to you, the collector, and decided to grant your wish. The details that were developed under the hood will amaze you.
1965 Ford GT40
The GT40 is a body style ahead of its time. There are many, many variations of this car, but this one in particular was raced in the 1965 Daytona 2000 and placed third overall. This is another car that was fun to scale to true 1:64. Place it next to the 1976 Caddy, and the length difference is staggering. A complete exhaust system is actually fully tooled but mostly hidden inside the rear of the car. If you look close, you’ll see the ridiculous amount of detail.
When I was younger, I loved to race slot cars with my friends. It was one of the first hobbies that I ever really got into. Eventually, that hobby started to expand into different yet somewhat similar territories. For instance, I wound up getting interested in building larger models including cars, trains, and spaceships. But I never completely forgot about my original interest in slot cars.
Even though I drifted away from using slot cars for quite a long time, I stumbled upon my old ones again when I was emptying out some boxes at my parents’ house. I decided that I would grab up my slot car sets, remembering how they broadened my horizons towards new hobbies, so that I could show them to my son or daughter someday.
New York Comic con is just around the corner – October 10-13, 2013!
Round 2 will be there – stop by and see us at booth 443. You won’t want to miss our new model kits, die-cast cars, slot cars, Forever Fun, Captain Action, and even the Wicked Witch of the West will be in display.
The Republic F-84 Thunderjet was a fighter jet that was used by the United States Air Force in the 1940s and 1950s. The Thunderjet operated as the United States’ primary strike aircraft in the Korean War. It was unique at the time as the first fighter aircraft with in-flight refueling and that was capable of carrying a nuclear weapon, particularly the Mark 7 nuclear bomb.
Though less than eight thousand of these planes were produced, the Thunderjet is still an iconic aircraft in regards to United States history. It is quite common for model Thunderjets to be made and there are a number of Thunderjets on display throughout the United States in various aviation museums.
Have you ever wondered why certain cars were created in die cast? We picked the brain of our designers and they shared with us how they decided which cars to feature in release 1.
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2013 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Convertible
We chose this car because it was a brand-new, top-of-the-line Camaro. As an avid Camaro enthusiast, our line manager Tony Karamitsos had already developed tooling for this car for our 1:24 AMT promo models, so he was very familiar with this car. The Camaro ZL1 convertible had never been done in 1:64 scale, so it was a natural fit.
2012 Chevy Corvette Z06
In keeping with the modern muscle theme, we thought the C6 Corvette was a good addition. When we were kids, the Corvette’s sleek lines and speed of that era always intrigued us. This new Corvette surely has the same effect on kids of today. Roll these cars! Play with them!
1966 Pontiac GTO
One of the classic cars of the muscle car era, the ‘66 was a staple of the Chevy line-up. We all just love this car and had to develop it Auto World-style.
1967 Buick Gran Sport
The ’67 Buick is another of the classic muscle cars from the heyday of horsepower. The GS received an all-new 400 cubic engine rated at 340 horsepower that year. Add the cool styling and this is one hot car we had to do!
1967 Chevy Corvette 427
Any Corvette gearhead knows that the ‘67 427 is THE Corvette to own. It was the last car of the second generation, and by far the most powerful. Just sitting still, it means business. We chose this one because it’s such an iconic car and some will argue it’s the best-looking Corvette ever. We’ll let you decide that, but this was one Vette we had to do!
1984 Camaro Z28
We chose the third generation Camaro body style because it’s the quintessential 80s-era design. Angular styling, low stance, and they were everywhere! Chances are, you owned one or knew someone who did. They evolved seamlessly into the early 90s as one of the most popular muscle cars. We actually tooled all the body options to fulfill every option between 1982 and 1992.
When I was younger, I was growing up in the age of electronics and spent a lot of time watching television and playing video games. My parents were not always happy about this and there would be times where they would kick me outside or push me towards pursuing other hobbies so that my life wouldn’t be consumed by ‘screen time,’ as they referred to it.
Most hobbies that my parents tried to introduce me to didn’t interest me. I was never a particularly athletic kid and they often tried to push sports and things like that on me that I just wasn’t interested. They also tried to start collections for me, but that didn’t do anything for me either. I did start to get interested in putting together plastic model kits, however, and that was good enough for them.
Listed below are the premium 1:64 Die cast from Auto World and why the designers chose them
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1961 Dodge Dart Phoenix
The ’61 Dodge was selected simply because it is one beautiful automobile, and had not been made in 1:64 scale as a hardtop. The bodylines make for an interesting piece of die-cast from all angles as if it’s a rolling sculpture. In addition, our cars are scaled to perfect 1:64 scale, so this HUGE ride looks way cool sitting next to some of our smaller replicas.
1976 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
Why would we NOT choose this steel beast? Never made in 1:64 scale, this land yacht dwarfs most die-cast at nearly 3 5/8 inches long. Driving a ’76 Caddy was like rolling down the road in a giant waterbed. We also liked the fact it has a 500 cu. in. motor!
1971 Dodge Dart Swinger
The ’71 Dart is another car chosen since it’s new to true 1:64 scale. This Dart was often modified by adding a Dodge Demon hood with the dual scoops. Of course, we also tooled this option, so look for this variation in the future. Little known, the dual scoop hood was available stock in the Canadian market.
1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
The ’69 Trans Am is rarely seen in this scale die-cast since technically it was only available in 1 color. GM only produced it in white with blue stripes. That said, we HAD to make this car better than anyone and correctly scale the tires as well. We feel we’ve succeeded. The orange variation would be considered a custom color.
1967 Ford Mustang GT
We chose the ’67 because it’s without a doubt a classic. We wanted to make it right! We scaled it perfectly, including the wheels and tires. The result is one of the finest Mustangs available in 1:64 die-cast.
1966 Chevy Impala SS
When collectors talk about their Impala collection, there has always been a void in their stable. The 1966 was missing. Auto World has changed that. Behold, the 1966 Impala SS has been authentically replicated in true 1:64 scale with matching rims and tires. Rejoice!