some posts just write themselves, others, you just need a visual…
sesto elemento = 6th element. the 6th element: carbon. as in carbon fiber. and it sounds so cool… sesto elemento. like a techno band from the 80s.
just a concept for now. but that is 1 bad ass car. and here is the press release from our friends in Sant’Agata…
and so it begins. the greatest contest in the history of mankind. a contest so enormous in proportion it will make the world cup, the super bowl, the world series, the olympics (summer, not winter), and the pba world championship, if all rolled up into 1, look microscopic in comparison. maisto announces the first ever rock crawler contest.
it is a contest so simple, even i could win it. except i can’t, cuz i am an employee of the company, and the government frowns on that kind of stuff. besides, i can crawl rocks all on my own…
of course i think Rock Crawler would have beat my sorry a** up that mountain, and with less recharging breaks. and guess what, we don’t want to just give you as rock crawler, we are throwing in a AUDIOBAHN car audio system, and a years supply of ROCKY ROAD candy bars! Whoa – now I got your attention, didnt i?
want to know more – hit the link for the detes:
don’t want to read so much – here is what you absolutely need to know:
- on-line consumer promotion starts oct 15
- maisto will have a new website by then (pray, and pray again)
- promoted on the new web-site, www.audiobahn.com web-site, yahoo.com, facebook.com, motortrend.com, twitter, etc
- it is a simple, enter-to win sweepstakes, with a grand prize winner and 2 runners-up awards
- the grand prize includes: 1 R/C Rock Crawler, 1 assortment of Die-cast from Maisto, 1 Audiobahn car stereo system, 1 1 year supply of Rocky Road Candy.
mark your calendars – october 15th is the date. let’s get ready to rock and crawl!!!!!!!
Got a chance to hit up Brooklyn Projects and Jae Bueno’s event on Saturday evening. There were a lot of people in attendance to check out Jae’s work, have some drinks, listen to some great music, and peep some fine lookin’ lowriders out front! The wife and I made the trek all the way from Victorville to Pasadena because Jae and Steph are friends of ours and well, we love his work.
There were a couple of limited edition shirts with Jae’s photos on them for sale, if you’d like more info about the show, or picking up the tees, check out JaeBueno.Com.
i promise this is the last of the pics i have from my trip to hong kong. and it is of an item we are not even making.
yes, we are producing a 1:10 R/C Audi R8, and it looks sweeeeet. but then walking around the cubies in hong kong, i spotted this version. apparently they had someone try this out to see what it would look like – the look is unreal, but so is the cost, unfortunately. so no go, but a few fotos for your viewing pleasure.
A friend of ours, photographer and die-cast collector, Jae Bueno is having a solo photo exhibition at Brooklyn Projects in Pasadena tonight. If you’re in the area, stop by and show your support. I’ll be in attendance for sure.
Brooklyn Projects & Jae Bueno Present “Quiet Storm”
A Jae Bueno Photo Exhibition…This Saturday 9/25 6p-10p
Open Bar Sponsored by Sino Tequila…Live Music By DJ Wrex;
Free Giveaways from Acrylick, and More….
Also there will be a special Brooklyn x Jae Bueno x LABELS collaboration tee for sale at the event…so make sure you come out!
alright – thankfully the distributors from around the globe are starting to perk up and see that our friends in the Czech Republic should not be hogging all the spotlight! roberto from a.w.e.c.o. sent us some photos from the ferrari store in the ukraine – our Ferrari Race & Play is looking pretty sweet…
love that last shot especially. thanks roberto!
For those of you keeping track, here is the complete 2010 release of the 1:64 Elite Transport International Durastar flatbed. Thank you for following this tool from beginning to end here on the Maisto DD. If you missed it, here is the original post showing the tooling model.
International Durastar with the Hummer Hx
International Durastar with the 50 Merc
International Durastar with the Audi R8
International Durastar with the 29 Ford
International Durastar with the ’57 Chevy Bel Air
International Durastar with the ’64 Ford Galaxie 500
The 2011 release are already being produced so stay tuned for that, of course we’ll be posting those pics when those arrive!
Fresh out the box and just landed here at CAPD.
New GT1 Vette came in to CAPD today, had to roll outside to capped some pics. Here is some background to these commemorative edition cars.
Chevrolet used the 12 Hours of Sebring race to show off the new Corvette GT1Championship Edition. This makes sense considering this limited edition is commemorating the Corvette C6.R’s victories in the GT1 class of Le Mans series racing.
The point of the GT1 package is to make the street Vetts look like the race-only cars. Some details of the package include C6.R-inspired graphics featuring Corvette Racing “Jake” mascot and driver flags, ZR1-style body,full width spoiler, chrome wheels, and special engine cover with carbon pattern and yellow Corvette lettering. The colors available are yellow with black trim or black with yellow trim.