October 2, 2015

Good news everyone!

Auto World went to just made a GREAT ANNOUNCEMENT
on its facebook page :

The return of Johnny Lightning
& the classics Racing Champions Mint line.
With at the controls Thomas E. Lowe, who raised from the grave JL in 1994
and make a come back later with Auto World.

Very good news for us!

Note that in Europe, the future of 1/64 looks bright.
The GreenLight are available in more and more shops
and since september, Solido's brand distributes 8 Kyosho's models
in France & Europe!

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia & Type 2 (T1)

Volkswagen Golf 1 GTI & Golf 7R 

Volkswagen Nardo W12 Coupe & Beetle 2015 

Volkswagen New Beetle & Beetle 1303

To be continued...


  1. What a fantastic find & a wonderful news. I will have to relay this on my site as well. Thank you Bertrand!

  2. Auto World unveiled today a first Johnny Lightning list and two pics on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AutoWorldFans):

    Johnny Lightning
    Classic Gold 2016 Release 1:
    1. 1965 Buick Riviera
    (Ver. A: Euro Red, Ver. B: Seafoam Green)
    2. 1972 Ford Maverick
    (Ver. A: Bright Blue Met., Ver. B: Medium Blue Poly)
    3. 1975 VW Super Beetle Convertible
    (Ver. A: Red, Ver. B: Rallye Yellow)
    4. 1981 Jeep Wagoneer Limited
    (Ver. A: White/Woodgrain, Ver. B: Deep Maroon Poly/Wood)
    5. 1967 Ford Fairlane 500 XL
    (Ver. A: Frost Turq., Ver. B: Gold Poly)
    6. 1965 Pontiac Catalina 2+2
    (Ver. A: Blue Charcoal, Ver. B: Iris Mist)
    Muscle Cars USA 2016 Release 1:
    1. 1970 Rebel Machine
    (Ver. A: RWB with light blue, Ver. B: Euro Red)
    2. 1971 Buick GSX
    (Ver. A: Chrome Yellow, Ver. B: Stratomist Blue)
    3. 1971 Pontiac GTO
    (Ver. A: Castillian Bronze, Ver. B: Lucerne Blue)
    4. 1967 Chevy Chevelle Malibu
    (Ver. A: Granada Gold, Ver. B: Gloss White)
    5. 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T
    (Ver. A: Bright Breen Poly, Ver. B: R6 Red)
    6. 1970 Mustang Mach 1
    (Ver. A: Grabber Orange, Ver. B: Grabber Green)
    Street Freaks 2016 Release 1:
    1. 1963 Chevy Nova
    (Zinger, Ver. A: Metallic Blue, Ver. B: Orange)
    2. 1970 Plymouth GTX
    (Zinger, Ver. A: Lime, Ver. B: Plum)
    3. 1976 Chevy Camaro
    (Spoiler, Ver. A: Rally Sport White/Black, Ver. B: Yellow/Black)
    4. 1972 Buick Riviera
    (Spoiler, Ver. A: Money Tan Metallic, Ver. B: Money Green Metallic)
    5. 1958 Plymouth Belvedere
    (American Glory, Ver. A: RWB, Ver. B: RWB)
    6. 1963 Ford Galaxie 500
    (Black w/ Flames, Ver. A: Flat Black Flames, Ver. B: Blue Flames)
    Monster Trucks 2016 Release 1:
    1. USA-1
    (Ver. A: Pearl White, Flag graphics, Ver. B: Alternate Graphics)
    2. Bigfoot
    (Ver. A: Metallic Blue, Ver. B: American Flag Graphics)


  3. Hello, Bertrand!

    I,m back! Well, almost...
    I Just saw your comment in my old blog today and decided to reply and know your! I can see that you have a great collection! You're lucky, cause here in Brazil the stores don't sell Auto Wolrd and Johnny Lightning... :/

    But keep it up! I'll follow your blog right now, like it só much! :D

    Best regards,
    Matheus L.

  4. Hey Matheus!

    Your return is the other good news!!! But this site is like an iceberg... You see only the emerged part, hahaha!!!
    In my quest for the diecast, my country is not the good one too... But little by little, the 1/64 reaches the few specialized stores... And eBay is my friend (but not from my banker).

    Thank you for the encouragements!!! It's so touching!

    See you soon buddy!