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Hour Rule - Feeling Relieved! Hour Rule - Feeling Relieved!

Have you ever suddenly realized that you cant find some of your most treasured cars in your collection? And have you felt that feeling of relief wash over you when you finally find out that you have actually kept them safe somewhere due to lack of space in your display? That’s what I’ve been going through today.

McLaren Monday - Ayrton Senna Edition McLaren Monday - Ayrton Senna Edition

In the 80s, when there were no satellite/cable TV in India, our state run national TV station (we had a grand total of 2 TV channels) used to show F1 highlights and full race recordings each Sunday evening at 4 pm. That was the time I got into Formula One, watching Ayrton Senna power his McLaren Honda around the…

Murica Monday - Nate 13 Appreciation Edition Murica Monday - Nate 13 Appreciation Edition

So my mother came east after 6 months, carrying with her goodies from the lands due west. And that was how Nate 13's Secret Super stash for me made it home.

Wanted - Akihabara Diecast Shopping Tips Wanted - Akihabara Diecast Shopping Tips

So a friend is visiting Tokyo and I have shamelessly asked him to get me some model cars from Akihabara, where he is gonna go for dinner some 12-15 hours from now.

Ferrari Friday - Testarossa and the 512 Berlinetta Boxer Ferrari Friday - Testarossa and the 512 Berlinetta Boxer

So I decided this year to get over my Ferrari aversion and add a few to my collection. The additions to Tomica Premium’s catalog was one catalyst for this. I got the Testarossa first, but when the 512 BB showed up on my usual Japanese retailer’s site, I snapped it up too.

Teutonic Tuesday: Original-Teile Mercedes Benz CLK-GTR Teutonic Tuesday: Original-Teile Mercedes Benz CLK-GTR

After finishing as the overall team champion in the ‘97 FIA GT Championship with the CLK-GTR, Mercedes-Benz started development on the CLK-LM during the off-season. When development of the new car extended well into the ‘98 season, Mercedes continued running their older CLK-GTRs to win the 1st two rounds of the ‘98…

Hour Rule - CK Model Cars Sale Hour Rule - CK Model Cars Sale

So my friend who helps me get models that I can never get in India, just emailed me. Thanks to him placing orders for me, he just alerted about CK Model Cars running a sale on 1/43 scale models by Altaya.

Ferrari Friday - Tomica Premium 512 BB Ferrari Friday - Tomica Premium 512 BB

Admittedly I am not a Ferrari fan, but this take on a classic by Tomica Premium semed too good for me to pass on. I dont have much to talk about, so let me shut up and let you see the photos.

Hour Rule: Opening my 2019 account... Hour Rule: Opening my 2019 account...

So the Gulf series finally showed up in my neck of the woods.

Secret Super Update: Nate 13 Rules! Secret Super Update: Nate 13 Rules!

So on Friday, after my bugging her for a few days, my sister finally went and checked her mail box to see what has shown up during her long vacation when she was out gallivanting across the South West. So she finally confirmed yeserday that my Secret Super had delivered. And how!

Hour Rule: Thunted spreads holiday cheer among Indian collectors Hour Rule: Thunted spreads holiday cheer among Indian collectors

Looks like the wide availability of the 1st of 50th Anniversary Favorites here in the mother country was not a flash in the pan after all. Hopefully these won’t be marked up & I will go call my local guy that stocked the aforementioned set to get him to source these too.

S.O.S - The Gulf Series is the new Japan Historics S.O.S - The Gulf Series is the new Japan Historics

Is this the new Japan Historics? Looking at the price on Wheelcollectors, can’t send a SOS to sister to place an eBay order (like I’ve been doing on recent Car Culture sets) either when all I want is that McLaren and perhaps that Mustang.

Ferrari Friday - The Testarossa Edition Ferrari Friday - The Testarossa Edition

It’s still Friday somewhere in the world and so I am going to sneak in a Friday themed post! I absolutely hate Ferraris on race tracks, but I have to grudgingly admit that they make for some gorgeous road cars. Here is one of my favorite cars to sport the “Prancing Horse” badge - the Testarossa.

Land of the Rising Sun-day: Racing Cousins From Gunma Edition Land of the Rising Sun-day: Racing Cousins From Gunma Edition

This month’s mail from Japan showed up on Friday with two premium Tomicas that I’d been waiting for a couple of months now - the Subaru BRZ R&D and the Ferrari Testarossa. Since the Testarossa has been featured already by my brother from across the Palk Strait, Nirmala_L91, I thought I’d let the BRZ out in the wild…

Hour Rule: Lego Speed Champions Markdown at Walmart Hour Rule: Lego Speed Champions Markdown at Walmart

I have not tracked these prices, but this showed up a deal on Kinja Deals and so I thought I’d show you guys. The link is at the bottom.

Hour Rule: The Great Indian Sale Haul - 2018 Edition Hour Rule: The Great Indian Sale Haul - 2018 Edition

It is that time of the year in India and I ended up splurging. At $8 a pop, the price/discount was a little too good to pass up even though 1/32 is not my scale of choice when it comes to race cars, but

Thursday on the Thames - Majorette McLaren 675LT Thursday on the Thames - Majorette McLaren 675LT

As a McLaren fan, I’ve been hunting for this model for quite some time. I finally found it on Amazon India and here it is.

Hour Rule - Weird promotion edition! Hour Rule - Weird promotion edition!

So this showed up omy Twitter feed. The color looks cool, all right, but I have so many questions!

Formula One Friday - Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid Formula One Friday - Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid

Now that Lewis Hamilton has all but ensured his 5th Formula One Drivers Championship with 4 races to go, I wanted to post one of this cars this week. I had already posted the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W05 Hybrid as part of the LaLD Car week. and so it is time for the W07 Hybrid that he drove in 2016.

Rennsport Reunion: 1/64 Hot Wheels Car Culture Track Day Porsche 935/78 Rennsport Reunion: 1/64 Hot Wheels Car Culture Track Day Porsche 935/78

I do not know what you guys think of Magnus Walker teaming up with Hot Wheels, but I think, two years since it began, the collaboration has lost steam and been diluted with the entry of other cars (the Mini?) into the mix. So am no longer as enamored as I was.

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