Thursday, May 21, 2009

Solo Fun Run

Beating the showers: Part 1, The Trip

Impromptu out-of-town trips are always the best.
Not only are they thrilling, they are usually the ones that do materialize.
Sometimes we plan too much for one, but they end up just that, mere plans.
Deciding at the spur of the moment is the way to get this done. Pronto adventure!
This best describe this road trip; one that is meant to beat the coming of the rainy days.

So we set out to test how well our old-school VW waterwagen eat up this road meal with gusto. All captured from inside the vehicle at high speed, the travel scenery is a joy in itself.

The road fun views

Nice road cut through the hill

More hill cuts

I love the country-side...

...and the mountains

Trip curiosity made me smile

The destination's first view...

...and a sneak preview...

...why we came here...
up next in future post!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Japan-released MB VW

The first wave of Superfast MB’s are really charming pieces of diecast miniatures.
More so is the era they represent for a certain age of collectors.
Most of us have in one way or the other share a common experience with them.
A point in time of childhood memories and carefree clean-fun days!
During the 70’s and 80’s, this enjoyment broadened worldwide.
It’s exciting for collectors to acquire versions of their favorite MB’s,
released specifically in another country, to understand its worldwide appeal.
This, I do share the fascination.

My Collection of and Fascination with Japan-released Superfast Matchbox.

VW Bug in Japaneses box

VW Bug in Japanese blister

VW Golf 1 in Japanese box

VW 4x4 in Japanese box

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Cool Gama Minette

Holy grail series

After 3years of looking and waiting…
Finally got this Gama Minette Porsche Carrera.

It’s a bit dirty, some nicks and all, but I’m very pleased with this one.

Decals have yellowed already, the front one torn thus showing cleaner paint.
Should I restore the torn portion? Come to think of it, I’ll keep this as is!

The Minette’s shape captures the Porsche 906 very well…although

…the wheels are curious in their proportion. They looked like push-pins!
But then again, I liked these very unique wheels. They won’t roll fast, the rods are thick.

I’ve been also searching on detail info about this model before I got this, but the web doesn’t have much. So I’m sharing some for others that might be interested. The rear plastic has an “H” marking of sorts, …really don’t have a clue what it means.

Engine bay showing the gold paint cover and the carb stacks.

So much joy having this already...and the trill of the hunt that went into it....
This the next holy grail!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Gulf Thing

Now the team is complete.
My previously done McQueen race bug has a matching car for the pit crew .
The MB VW Thing color is perfect, even the license plate color….
and good for a ‘lazy custom’ quickie transformation.