My Collection – Ford Crestline Sunliner 1953

I now move on to my next car in the series of my personal collection of scale models. The car I am describing today was part of the campaign started by Ford to beat Chevrolet in the 1950s. The marketing campaign was called the "Ford Blitz". But the result was something else. Instead of making … Continue reading My Collection – Ford Crestline Sunliner 1953

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My Collection – Mercedes Benz TLF 15

Let me start with wishing all my readers a very happy and prosperous 2018. Keep driving and enjoying the sites. Today I am discussing about my third Fire Engine. This is a 1950 Mercedes Benz TLF 15. This was a water tender built on a Mercedes Benz L 3500 chassis. This chassis was also manufactured … Continue reading My Collection – Mercedes Benz TLF 15

My Collection – Dennis Light Four, 1938

With my last post, I had started with the stories of Fire Engines in my collection. Thanks to the baggage weight limitation I had restricted myself to buying only three of these models. The first one was the Stutz Model C from 1924. Moving on to the next decade, my second fire engine is the … Continue reading My Collection – Dennis Light Four, 1938

My Collection – Stutz Model C

Being a kid who grew up in 1970s India has some long lasting repercussions. The lack, or rather absence of good toys and toy shops meant that I still get excited like a four year old when I enter a toy shop now. A visit to the Hamley's in one of the malls that now … Continue reading My Collection – Stutz Model C

My Collection – Porsche 356B 1961

My last few posts may have demonstrated my inclination towards Mercedes Benz, but I am basically in love with cars, and automotive technology. One of the best examples of automotive technology is another German manufacturer, Porsche. In fact I am in love with the 911 since 1976, when I was four and I saw a … Continue reading My Collection – Porsche 356B 1961

My Collection – Mercedes Benz SSK

I seem to have quite a few Mercedes in my collection. The next car, is the Mercedes Benz SSK. The model featured is a bBurago. The SSK was built and sold by Mercedes Benz from 1928 to 1932; I seem to be writing in the opposite chronological order moving from the 1950s to 1928. The … Continue reading My Collection – Mercedes Benz SSK

My Collection – Mercedes Benz 500K Special Roadster

I am a mechanical engineer. I have always been attracted to excellence in the field of engineering because it epitomises the capability of human brain. It demonstrate what humans can achieve by possessing the ability to think and innovate. Germany has always been at the forefront of engineering excellence, be it mechanical, electrical, chemical or … Continue reading My Collection – Mercedes Benz 500K Special Roadster

My Collection – Mercedes Benz 300 SL

I had turned all of seven years when my father gifted me the book "Motor Car, An Illustrated International History" by DB Wise. Chapter 15, aptly named "The Flamboyant Fifties" had a picture of a silver grey Mercedes Coupe in profile on page 276. It had a slippery shape and wheels which covered nearly half … Continue reading My Collection – Mercedes Benz 300 SL

My Collection – Jaguar E-Type 1961

Now we come to one of the most iconic cars ever. A legend in true sense. I searched for a while before I could lay my hands on a 1:18 scale model of Jaguar E-Type. The car is a 1961 model, the first cars in the series that came out and its British Racing Green … Continue reading My Collection – Jaguar E-Type 1961

My Collection – 1903 Cadillac Model A Tonneau

The history of automobiles goes back more than two centuries when experiments had started to build a "horseless carriage" run by steam. One such famous machine was demonstrated by Nicolas Joseph Cugnot in 1769 at Paris. Steam powered "horseless carriages" ruled the roads of Europe for nearly a century and quarter. The cumbersomeness of steam … Continue reading My Collection – 1903 Cadillac Model A Tonneau