The 356 era of posters is an exploration into the evolution of poster design by one of the greatest posterists ever: Erich Strenger. His work could be impressionist, might combine photography with graphic elements, or art for its own sake. Three of my most favorite posters by Strenger were in the 1955/56 era and of […]
Christian asked for 10 and I could not narrow it down… so here are my 20 most favored postcards showing Porsche 356s in daily life. They are rather scarce despite the saying ‘where’s a Volkswagen there’s a Porsche, I must have some 400 of them and most happily there are thousands left to discover! Every […]
We’d like to introduce you to Jasper Bynens, car enthusiast, Volkswagen and Porsche collector and latest investor in hobbyDB. Jasper shared some of his time recently to chat with us about his collection and personal history in the diecast industry. How did your love of cars begin? Hi fellow collector! My name is Jasper […]
Few vehicle brands have had a more of an impact on the world of performance, style and power than that of Porsche. The same can be said for Porsche collectibles. Since its inception in 1931 at the hands of Ferdinand Porsche, the German company is among the kings of the auto industry along with some […]
The earliest Lego blocks did not lend themselves to building vehicles. In fact, wheels were kind of an afterthought at first. But as different size wheels and tires became available, all you needed to build an awesome car was some imagination and maybe a few special new bricks. There have been many automotive building sets […]
Throughout the late 1960s and early 70s, the factory Porsche race team was extremely successful with their 908, 917, 917/10 and 917/30 models. However, these larger capacity prototypes were extremely expensive for the small Porsche factory team to build and develop, and, as a result, Porsche did not have a competitive car ready for the […]
The diecast database on hobbyDB just got a huge boost, as Maisto is the latest company to host their Official Archives. Maisto is a major player in large scale diecast, offering models in scales from 1/18 through 1/64. Including planes and other vehicles, there are over 3,000 Maisto items listed on hobbyDB. Maisto made their mark in […]
Over the past two years, we’ve contributed articles to Die CastX magazine for publication on their website and in their quarterly print edition. We hope you enjoy reading about a pair of Porsches that have more in common than it seems. Porsche has always charged a premium for high performance cars, but every now and […]
Philippe de Lespinay started with Heller, the French model kit company in the 1960s as a designer and project engineer. He also also worked for Cox, who are now known for their remote control and gas powered vehicles, but also created many kits over the years. More recently, he was the curator of the Los […]
In their earliest days, Lego offered some car models that were really well designed and detailed… that’s because they weren’t kits and didn’t include the familiar bumpy studs on the roof. No, the first Lego sets were city building sets and some included European cars like this nifty Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. It’s cleanly detailed, though […]
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