Pro Touring

Long time collectors of 1:18 scale die cast have come to consider scale models from GMP (Acme Trading) to be some of the industries best for detail and subject matter. Tom Long and the group from Winder GA. have also been one of the most innovative in terms of creative subject matter for their model offerings. One such model that exemplifies this creative approach is the 2005 release of the 1968 “Street Fighter” pro-touring Camaro.Teaming up with Billet specialties, GMP

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Big John Mazmanian

Mazmanian Corvette[/caption]Hot Rod Magazine featured “Big John” Mazmanian’s beautiful candy-apple red, drag racing Corvette on their March 1963 cover and called it the “Double-Threat ‘Vette” referring to how it was equally capable at being a racer and show car. Once you seen this car, you’ll know they hit the nail right on the head! John Mazmanian began his “Corvette” adventure” when “Dyno Don” Nicholson, who ran the dynamometer at C.S Mead Chevrolet in Pasadena, California, told him about a 1961

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1967 Corvette L88

1967 L-88 Corvette Although the early years of in the American Muscle series from Ertl lacked what can be called high or great detail, they did offer some great subject matter. Many of these early models set the stage for companies such as Hwy 61 (Trademark Models) Lane, GMP and Greenlight. One such model that for what ever the reason never seemed to get the nod for reproduction from the newer companies is the Corvette series. Many of the Corvette

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