Clean Out Your Camera Weekend Day 2

day 2 of this week-end brings us back to germany, the autostadt specifically. if you remember, we were the guests of volkswagen at their famous autostadt, kind of a museum/amusement park for car geeks. 40% of the new vws sold in germany are delivered to customers at the autostadt dc, where many guests come to take a few days and enjoy the sites. here is what we saw…

there are a few more I will publish tomorrow…

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

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…

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

Rock Crawler Contest

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, web-site,,,, 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!!!!!!!

Rock Crawler Video

On The Road in Hong Kong

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.

On The Road – Next Stop: Kiev, Ukraine

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!