FIVE CLASSIC JAPANESE CARS WE'D LIKE TO SEE IN 1:18 SCALE

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It's no secret that we're huge advocates of the Japanese classic car movement here at Model Citizen. We're thrilled that vehicles from the Land of the Rising Sun are gaining mainstream acceptance in the collector car world, and we're encouraged that more and more "J-tin" is finding its way into upscale vintage car shows and driving events. We're especially proud to be a sponsor of Touge California, the only tour rally in North America exclusively for pre-1980 Japanese cars. As the Japanese "nostalgic" scene grows, we hope to establish Model Citizen as the premier dealer of scale-model classic Japanese cars...

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NEW RELEASES: THE ULTIMATE CORVETTE BY TSM

1:43 Scale Corvette New Releases

One of the oldest axioms in automobile manufacturing is that "racing improves the breed," but with a voluntary corporate ban on motorsport in effect at General Motors in the 1960s, it was up to renegade engineers to develop race cars as technological test beds in secret. One such engineer was the legendary Zora Arkus-Duntov, who in 1962 launched a clandestine program inside GM's Warren Tech Center to create a Corvette capable of conquering the world's finest sports racers. The result of his top-secret effort was the Grand Sport, a 1,800-pound, tube-frame variant of the C2 Sting Ray packing a 377...

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THREE OFFBEAT MODELS UNDER $50 TO SPICE UP YOUR COLLECTION TODAY

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Perhaps the best thing about collecting 1:43-scale model cars is the sheer variety of models available. With a history stretching back to the 1930s, it seems that almost every make and model of car has been replicated in 1:43, so that there is truly something for every automotive taste in this smaller scale. The thing about model car collectors, though, is that sometimes we fall into a rut. Despite almost unlimited choices in 1:43-scale cars, it seems like we keep reaching for the same car over and over again. Here at Model Citizen, we love Porsche 911s and V12 Ferraris...

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COMING ATTRACTIONS: 34TH ANNUAL L.A. LIT AND TOY SHOW

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Collectors of Porsche paraphernalia, rejoice: the time has come once again for the annual L.A. Lit and Toy Show at the LAX Hilton. Now in its 34th year, Lit and Toy brings together over 300 international vendors to present a selection of Porsche and vintage VW-related memorabilia that defies belief. Spread across two huge ballrooms at the Hilton, shoppers will encounter a seemingly endless variety of Porsche books, artwork, original race posters, small trim pieces, and of course thousands of scale models. Drawing vendors and shoppers from around the world, L.A. Lit and Toy has become the anchor event of...

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: THE 2017 SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO ROTARY-CARE CAR SHOW

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The San Juan Capistrano Rotary-CARE Car Show has become an annual tradition here at Model Citizen. Usually taking place the first Saturday in February, this charity event provides us with a fun, low-key way to ease back into the SoCal car show scene after the mania of the winter holidays. With proceeds benefitting the Capistrano Animal Rescue Effort, the show welcomes well-behaved dogs along with well-behaved people to the emerald green grounds of the SJC Rec Fields, making for a uniquely playful car show experience. Of course, without an impressive assortment of automobiles, the San Juan Capistrano Car Show would...

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