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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COMING SOON: WANGAN MIDNIGHT BLACKBIRD 930 BY AUTOART

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Last year, AUTOart stunned us with their 1:18-scale diecast Nissan Fairlady "Devil Z," hero car of the Japanese manga series ´╗┐Wangan Midnight.´╗┐ Well, every hero needs a villain, and in this beloved graphic novel that villain is the Porsche 930 Turbo "Blackbird." In the story, the Blackbird is piloted by a surgeon with a speed jones who takes his modified Porsche to the Shuto Expressway's Wangan section for a nightly dose of high-speed illegal street racing. AUTOart have picked up the mantle of producing premium-quality diecast replicas of iconic cars from Japanese pop culture. Besides the Devil Z, they've also...

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FIVE CALIFORNIA CAR EVENTS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS IN 2017

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One of our favorite parts of rolling into a new year is setting up our event schedule for the months to come. Being a vendor at car shows and other automotive events is one of the most fun aspects of our line of business, because we sincerely love hanging out with our customers, talking cars and building relationships...we'd get pretty lonely if Model Citizen were strictly an online endeavor! Being based in southern California, there's no shortage of great events in our region to choose from, both for vendors like us and enthusiasts like you. As our calendar starts to...

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MODEL CITIZEN'S TOP 5 NEW MODELS OF 2016

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As the far side of the calendar approaches, it's time to take stock of the great new diecast and resincast model cars released in 2016 (and there were many) to select the five we feel represent the best of the best. Some were brand new castings, while others were refreshed variations on prior releases, but either way, model car collectors had a cornucopia of new stuff to consider this year. Here are our Top Five: 5. Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6, 1:18, by AUTOart. Mercedes' audacious off-roader was a natural choice for AUTOart's new line of composite-bodied models, as diecast metal...

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