The Past Is Call­ing Us

Die Cast X - - 8 -

The diecast world is all about re­spect­ing the past. For col­lec­tors, it’s iden­ti­fy­ing those cer­tain ve­hi­cles that de­serve a spot on our shelf and in our hearts and then seek­ing them out. For man­u­fac­tur­ers, it’s about do­ing those machines honor by repli­cat­ing those ve­hi­cles faith­fully and with the right col­ors and op­tions that speak to us. If you’re read­ing this, then you know that the process is in­fin­itely more com­pli­cated and nu­anced than any­thing I can say in a few sen­tences. You prob­a­bly have also ex­pe­ri­enced when it all comes to­gether and it sud­denly feels like a par­tic­u­lar model picks you in­stead of the other way around. That’s ex­actly how I felt about this is­sue’s cover story. Early on, I was wan­der­ing through prod­uct-an­nounce­ment emails, and I started to see a pat­tern. By some strange co­in­ci­dence, it seemed that there were a bunch of cars from 1969 com­ing out. So I started search­ing specif­i­cally for them, and I quickly re­al­ized it wasn’t a co­in­ci­dence at all. Suzanne Noel

Bill Ben­nett, Peter Celona, Xin Choo, Wayne Moyer, Alan Par­adise, Ron Ru­elle, Dan Townsend, Mike Zarnock

Betty K. Nero Alan J. Palermo Peter Hall

Holly Hansen

Mitch Brian 203.529.4609 Ben Hal­la­day 203.482.8093 Brian Var­gas 203.939.9901 bri­

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