Until the 1870s whaling was a very important industry in New England. Sailing half way around the world to hunt the Sperm Whale in the Western Pacific ocean for its oil, the typical whaling vessel made terribly long 3 to 4 year voyages to fill its barrels with the rendered oil that provided the fuel for oil lamps and lubrication for machinery before the...
Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship. Built on the River Clyde in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, she was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, coming at the end of a long period of design development, which halted as sailing ships gave way to steam propulsion.
The Toyota 88C colored in a bold pattern of fresh yellow with white and black left and right sides in an asymmetrical design, is a Group C racing car participating in the All Japan Sport-Prototype Car Endurance Championship sponsored by Taka-Q. The position of the radiator and the lights give the front of the vehicle a unique design all its own.
The DeLorean time machine was Doctor Emmett Brown's most successful invention, a plutonium-powered time machine comprised of a DeLorean DMC-12 sports car that had to reach 88 miles per hour in order to time travel.
The S13 Silvia, introduced in mid-1989 the 1990 model year, was immensely popular in Japan. At its introduction in 1989, it won the Car of the Year Japan Award. The Silvia was no longer exported, however; rebadged 180SX were instead sold in most markets.
The London Taxi has an old-fashioned design with a classic appearance and a high body. The History of London taxis straight back over more than 300 years to the era of horse-drawn carriages. Although this vehicle was officially approved as a "designated taxi cab" by the British Government in 1958, the basic styling had changed little from previous model...
Latest flagship machine of Lamborghini, "Aventador LP700-4" officially publicized in March 2011 as a subsequent car model to the previous one "Murcielago." Named after a bull which was active in bull fights in Spain, its body consists of a carbon fiber frameless construction and front and rear aluminium subframes; a new-generation supercar full of cutting...
The Sileighty originated through early street racers in Japan who owned Nissan 180SXs with damaged front ends. Because the Silvia's front panels and lights were lighter and cheaper than the 180SX replacement parts, many drifters used these parts instead.
The GF-BNR34 (R34) was released in January 1999. The R34 GT-R was also shorter (from front to rear), and the front overhang reduced. A new feature on the R34 GT-R is a 5.8" LCD multifunction display on the center of the dashboard, which shows seven different live readings of engine and vehicle statistics such as turbocharger pressure (1.2 bar max), oil...
The Z car is perhaps the most iconic sports car that Nissan has ever made. Its history dates back to October 1969, when it premiered in Japan as the Nissan Fairlady Z. Nissan’s Z car is notable because it beautifully combines style, performance, and speed at a relatively affordable price.
The fourth-generation Crown Majesta received a complete redesign when it was introduced on July 6, 2004. It introduced the first Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) integrated vehicle handling and software control system and radar adaptive cruise control with low-speed tracking function. The engine was upgraded to the 3UZ-FE, shared with the...
The third generation of the RX-7, FD (chassis code FD3S for Japan), featured an updated body design. The 13B-REW was the first-ever mass-produced sequential twin-turbocharger system to export from Japan, boosting power to 255 PS (188 kW; 252 hp) in 1993 and finally 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp) by the time production ended in Japan in 2002.
The GT/GF-BNR34 Skyline GT-R and GT-R V-spec models were released in January 1999, with the concept of "absolute driving pleasure", inherited for 10 years of 1000 raps in Nuremberg circuit by 3 generations, R32, R33 and R34. In October 2000, V-Spec was replaced with The V-Spec II which has a carbon fiber hood equipped with a NACA (present NASA) duct.
The Toyota 86 is a series of 2+2 seater sports cars that was jointly developed by Toyota and Subaru and solely manufactured by Subaru. It features a boxer engine, front engine, rear wheel drive drivetrain, 2+2 seating and a fastback coupé body style.
Introduced as a concept car in 1989 at the 28th Tokyo Motor Show, the AZ550 Sports became a huge phenomenon, which led to the 1992 release of the AZ-1. Although a kei car, AZ-1 resembled specs of a supercar. Along with the Honda Beat and Suzuki Cappuccino of the same era, the 3 kei cars were refereed to as the "ABC Trio" from their initials.
This is the McLaren F1 GTR, the chassis number 20R, raced by Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren, with the livery raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1997. The number #41 car won the 2nd position for the famous French endurance race and was driven by Jean-Marc Gounonand, France Pierre-Henri Raphanel, and Anders Olofsson.
Japan saw a new version of the Silvia (S15) in 1999. It included aggressive styling inside and out, updating the previous Silvia styling in-line with modern car design trends. The body dimensions were reduced from the previous generation so that it would comply with Japanese Government compact class, which had an effect on sales of the previous model.
Released on August 1968 as a full-model change 3rd generation Skyline, the C10 series became an instant hit and was widely familiarized with commercial copies. Later in October of the same year, the 2000 GT-R model was added and in May 1969, debut the JAF Grand Prix. From the first match, it placed 1st in the TS division and continued to win matches which...
The Toyota HiAce is a light commercial van produced by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota. First launched in October 1967, the HiAce has since been available in a wide range of body configurations, including a minivan/MPV, minibus, panel van, crew van, pick-up, taxi, and an ambulance.
This model has been decalled by Hot Company
The Datsun Truck is a compact pickup truck made by Nissan in Japan from 1955 through 1997. It was originally sold under the Datsun brand, but this was switched to Nissan in 1983. It was replaced in 1997 by the Frontier and Navara. In 1980, Nissan introduced the Datsun 720 as successor to the 620.
The Nissan GT-R was launched in December 2007. Since then, while it mostly looks like the same, it has been made continuous updates under the hood. The 2014 model year GT-R sees a conspicuous change. The headlamps, Taillights, Side emblem and Shift knob are newly designed, it also gets upgrades on the chassis, suspensions.
From the Italian car maker Pagani comes the Huayra, announced as the successor to the Zonda in 2011. The Huayra is named after the god of South American aboriginal beliefs. Its distinctive features include stylish gull wing doors and variable flaps in the fore and aft sections to increase aerodynamic performance.
One of the first projects designed and completed by Chip Foose before he established his own shop, the "Eldorod" is based on a 1948 Cadillac Eldorado, extensively modified and armed with a 502 cubic inch Big Block Chevy® engine. The whole frame was handmade and incorporates some suspension parts from a C4 Corvette®. It's one of the baddest rides on the road.
The full-size racer features a reliable and powerful 6.3-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine harnessing 558hp. Its carbon fiber body overhauls the road car version and has a prominent grille inspired by the classic 300 SL. The race car is also fitted with racing essentials such as a large rear wing, air intakes, splitter, canards and diffusers...
When it was released in 1979, the Kawasaki Z1300 had a larger engine than any of its Japanese-made competitors. The 1,286cc liquid-cooled inline-6 DOHC engine had an output 120hp, in a shaft-driven system, and the results were outstanding: a top speed of 220km/h, with a 0-400m time of 12 seconds.
With its low handlebar and forward-leaning rider position, the Honda CB750F captured the attention of the Japanese public immediately upon its release in 1979. Its air-cooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4 engine was boosted to 70hp in a minor update in April 1981, at the same time as the addition of air shocks. At its peak, the CB750F was one of the leaders in...
This 2-door car was known as the XT coupe in North America and Europe, and the Alcyone in Japan. Its highly distinctive wedge-shaped body featured retracting headlights, and had a 0.30 drag coefficient. Air suspension and electronically-controlled ACT-4 active torque split 4WD were also on offer. The Alcyone VR was the top spec sold in Japan, with a 135hp...
This set has been developed to update the various heavy trailers in the Italeri 1/24 Scale range. It comprises a full set of six modern style mudguards and related supports, suitable for both old and new style trailers as indicated in a full list showed on the packaging. Also included four new concept wheels rims for the rear axle of the truck with...
A great way to get started into the fun world of model railways, with your very own Hornby train set. Construct your layout and accessories, then press the run start button and create your own railway adventures.
Adult assembly assistance recommended
Batteries not included
The US-truck manufacturer Peterbilt, located in the State of Washington, represents one of the oldest and best known names for heavy haulers. The historic 377 A/E, has been meticulously sculpted to minimize aerodynamic drag, but it still maintains the impressive look of a classic Peterbilt. This model is equipped with spacious sleeper cab.
The Volvo F-16 is a very common base for a variety of reefer trucks. Generally those trucks are used with trailer for long distance trasport and without trailer for local distribuction. The cooling-unit is normally located in front of the reefert container. Volvo offers these trucks with 2 series of engines ranging from 12-16 litres and from 340-520 HP.