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Show Season Preview

April, 14 2014

Its been quite a while since we unpacked the van and put all our show kit away following the NEC Classic Motor Show last November. But after a long winter break its almost time for us to get everything back out as in less than three weeks its showtime!

This year our show season starts with Stanford Hall VW show held in Leicestershire. 2013 was our first visit to this show and we came away very impressed and can't wait to get started there again. 
From there our show season follows a familiar pattern with more of our regular shows and concluding in November with the excellent NEC Classic Motor Show. Hopefully we'll see some familar faces together with customers old and new! 

You can see our full list of shows below -

4 May 2014 - Stanford Hall VW - Stanford Hall, Leicestershire

18 May 2014 - All Types VW Show, Bodelwyddan Castle, North Wales

24 & 25 May 2014 - La Vie En Bleu - Prescott Hill Climb, Gloucestershire

1 June 2014 - VW Expo - Stonor Park, Oxfordshire

4 - 6 July 2014 - CamperJam - Weston Park, Shropshire

3 August 2014 - Volkswagen Northwest - Tatton Park, Cheshire

15 - 17 August 2014 - VW Festival, Leeds

13 - 16 November 2014 - International Classic Motor Show, NEC, Birmingham

Easter Opening Hours

April, 8 2014

We'll resist cracking loads of terrible Easter and egg based puns and instead bring you our Easter 2014 opening hours. 

As always and our eBay store are open all day, every day but if you need to contact our office then please note the following opening hours apply over the Easter period.

Thursday 17 April - 0900 - 1700
Friday 18 April - Closed
Saturday 19 April - Closed
Sunday 20 April - Closed
Monday 21 April - Closed
Tuesday 22 April - 0900 - 1700

All purchases over the Easter period will be despatched as normal on Tuesday 22 April. If you do need to contact us then whilst we will endeavour to respond to messages received out of normal office hours there will be a slight delay over the Easter period.

Four days off? I'm sure you'd agree that is eGGcellent. 

Sorry :)

Busch - New 1/87 scale range coming soon!

April, 1 2014

New Range!  We're pleased to confirm a new range coming soon to LobsterDiecast - Busch produce a massive range of models and accessories in 1/87 scale which up until now have never been freely available in the UK. Primarily aimed at HO gauge model railway enthusiasts everything is 1/87 scale and we reckon that they are nice enough to be worth displaying without the trains! If you fancy a small scale diorama then Busch produce a vast range of buildings and scenic equipment to give you plenty to create. And for model railway enthusiasts, well we think you're going to like this.

For the moment the Busch range is only available in our eBay store and thats whre you'll find the first few items to have arrived (here) but we'll be adding the range to the website after we put the finishing touches to the major revamp we're currently in the process of doing!


Corgi - Vanguards July - December 2014 announcements

March, 20 2014

We've just had the latest news from Hornby which includes the July - December Vanguards release schedule. So hot off the virtual press, here it is....

VA05406 - Morris Oxford Series VI - Sir Winston Churchill -  DUE SEPTEMBER
VA09011 - Rover SD1 3500 Vitesse - Targa Red - DUE SEPTEMBER
VA09517 - Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000 - Vista Orange - DUE AUGUST
VA10012 - Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth - Northumbria Police - DUE SEPTEMBER
VA10310 - Ford Cortina Mk3 - Modena Green - DUE NOVEMBER
VA10812 - Ford Capri Mk3 2.8 Injection - Forest Green & Crystal Green - DUE JULY
VA12608 - Ford Escort Mk2 RS1800 - Jimmy McRae - Roger Albert Clark Rally 2006 - DUE OCTOBER
VA12709 - Peugeot 205 GTI - Laser Green - DUE DECEMBER
VA13104 - Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0 LS Mk3 - MoD Police - DUE OCTOBER
VA13106 - Vauxhall Cavalier Mk3 Turbo - Black - DUE DECEMBER
VA13106 - Opel Vectra Turbo - Black - DUE DECEMBER
VA13205 - Vauxhalll Astra GTE 16V Champagne - Red - DUE AUGUST
VA13206 - Vauxhall Astra GTE - 1986 Lombard RAC Rally - DUE AUGUST
VA13305 - Ford Mk1 Capri RS3100 - Red - DUE AUGUST
VA13401 - BMW E30 Coupe Alpine C1 - White - DUE SEPTEMBER
VA13502 - Mini Clubman 1100 - DUE AUGUST (A)
VA13502 - Mini Clubman 1100 - Japanese Version - DUE AUGUST (B)
VA13503 - Mini 1275GT - Richard Longman - DUE SEPTEMBER
VA13602 - Volkswagen Golf Mk2 1.3 C - Beige - DUE NOVEMBER
VA13701 - BMW E30 325i Motorsport Convertible - Blue - DUE OCTOBER
VA14000 - Vauxhall Carlton CDX - Smoke Grey - DUE NOVEMBER
VA14001 - Vauxhall Carlton 2.6L - South Wales Police - DUE NOVEMBER

And you can check out our current Vanguards stock here!


Ottomobile - May / June 2014 releases

March, 17 2014

The latest email from Otto arrives in our inbox this morning and concerns some of their forthcoming releases covering May and June of 2014, heres the highlights...

Every R5 Alpine they have issued so far has been very fast selling, wouldn't expect this to be any different....

XR and RS Fords in 1/18 scale are always in great demand and we reckon the lastest in Ottos range of Mk4 Escorts - an XR3i in Black - will be very popular!

One of last years most popular Otto models was the Simca 1100 ti. The red version sold out within a matter of days so re-issuing it in a different colour seems like a pretty good idea to us...

Finally (for now at least), we can never have too many classic Renaults so this Dauphine Gordini looks very pleasing indeed!