Revell’s Back-Firing Hot Rod toy car should have come with a holster

The Revell toy company was founded by Lewis H. Glaser circa 1950. One of Glaser’s first toys in 1951 was an inspired merger of two of young boys’ favorite playthings: cap guns and cars. The toy has a 1/16th-scale mid-’teens Maxwell roadster that had a wire cable topped with a thumb-and-two-finger grab handle. Its chassis had a contact through which a roll of caps could be fed.
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Chevrolet Super Service milk-glass neon sign brings $20,000 at Mecum sale

As part of Mecum Auctions’ 24th annual Spring Classic sale in Indianapolis, Ind., May 17-22, a separate auction arena was enlisted in addition to the vehicle podium for the purpose of offering several  prominent collections of automobilia. Among these items of automotive collectibles was the 400-piece, 30-year collection of Mike Guarise that was offered for sale on May 21, 2011
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Plastic Cadillacs: Going upscale in the sandbox

Simplicity. Functionality. Durability. This trio of words, for the most part, has disappeared from the promotional blitz of modern toy cars. In our Swiss-army-knife-is-so-yesterday-unless-it-comes-with-built-in-GPS-and-carbon-dating-capabilities rush to capitalize on advancing technology, even among childrens’ toys, the plastic play cars from the late 1940s through the early ’60s reminds us of these three very important characteristics. Read More +