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Chasing Classic Cars: Fast cars!

The need for speed

SaleenS7Who doesn’t like to jam the throttle and get pinned to the back of your seat in a fast car? I’m in! I had two chances recently at Road America to drive the new Corvette and Dodge Challenger Shaker. What a hoot, and then some. It used to be the Italians and Germans who were the kings of fast cars but not anymore. There are some super fast cars built right here in America. Buckle your seat belts and come along for the ride.

Die-cast: Maisto 2013 SRT Vipers

New Vipers win on value in two scales

OK, enough with all the Corvette diecast models.viper1

I love Corvettes, but everyone likes seeing something new, and different. So Hello SRT Viper! For 2013 the snake returns as the muscle atop Chrysler Corp.’s various makes and models, and none too soon.

Viper was a hot commodity for Dodge when it launched back in 1991. But as Chrysler transitioned from being owned by Mercedes-Benz to bankruptcy to Fiat ownership, the high-profile Viper was put on hiatus. Saab should be so lucky!

But Viper is back, looking like a slightly more streamlined version of its muscular self. And from a model car collector’s perspective, it’s really about the outward appearance, if you’re buying something to put on your shelf or in a case. Continue reading Die-cast: Maisto 2013 SRT Vipers