Model Citizen Launches New Webstore

Model Citizen was founded with one single purpose: to be the absolute best place on the Web to find premium-quality diecast and resincast model cars. While the sites is just recently launched and more will be added soon the selection of model cars is impressive. From Aston Martin GT3 and
Cooper T51 race cars to Koenigsegg and McLaren street cars there is something for every collector.

Patrick Strong the founder if Model Citizen has over thirty years experience buying, selling and collecting investment quality models. Stop by the website HERE or like Model Citizen on Facebook HERE

Sunrise on the road

Interstate 70 is a beautiful and desolate road stretching from central Utah all the way to Baltimore. It's the road I take to Denver most often and transitions from the deserts of Utah over the Rocky Mountains and into the Great Plains.

RRL Speed on Salt

RRL Day on the Lake

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Leather shoes

Herringbone Twill Duffel

Video surfaces of Magus Walker Crash

Photos appeared on social media of Magnus Walker's infamous number 277 Porsche rammed into the back of a tractor trailer. It seems that Walker was hoping to film a little Minnesota Outlaw action with Star Tribune video report Vineeta Sawkar.

Sawkar was riding in the passenger seat when Walker lost control and slammed into the back of the parked trailer with cameras rolling. Both Walker and Sawkar walked away from the accident.

Walker is know for his videos where he pushes the limits on public streets in his classic 911s and has drawn criticism from some in the automotive community for his antics. It is unclear why Walker was pushing the car so fast on a road that was in use at the time. In the video you can see he narrowly misses a vintage Mercedes, but even so with the tractor trailer blocking the lane it would have been a close call.

See the video and hear first hand from Vineeta Sawkar about her ride with the Urban Outlaw HERE

The new S-Class Cabriolet

Stuttgart, Aug 25, 2015 - Coveted dream car of the 1960s meets star of the 2015 International Motor Show in Frankfurt: the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is following in the tradition of the open-top S-Class (model series 111 and 112) from the period 1961 to 1971. Unmistakeable, exclusive design, fine materials with maximum high-class appeal in the interior and state-of-the-art technology in the S-Class characterise the concept behind both cabriolets.

"After 44 years we can again offer friends of our company an open variant of the S‑Class. The new S-Class Cabriolet symbolises our passion for individual and timelessly exclusive mobility, which we share with our customers", remarks Ola Källenius, Board Member of Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales.

With the new S-Class Cabriolet Mercedes-Benz is setting itself the standard of building the most comfortable cabriolet in the world. When it comes to climate comfort the enhanced automatic wind protection system AIRCAP, the AIRSCARF neck-level heating system, the heated armrests, the seat heating also in the rear plus the intelligent fully automatic climate control ensure that this is indeed the case.

The new S-Class Cabriolet is carrying the long and successful tradition of Mercedes-Benz luxury-segment cabriolets into the future. Even back in the 1920s the luxury cabriolets from Stuttgart combined the freedom of open-top motoring with the comfort and safety of a Mercedes-Benz Saloon. From the start of post-war production the top models from Mercedes-Benz were also available in the particularly exclusive variant as a cabriolet. These included the 170 S (W 136) from 1949, the 220 (W 187) from 1951 and the 300 S (W 188) from 1952.

After the "Ponton" cabriolets 220 S (W 180) and 220 SE (W 128) built from 1956 to 1960, in 1961 the 220 SE Cabriolet of the model series W 111 was launched, a particularly elegant, open-top four-seater, whose design is still considered timeless to this day. In this ten-year production period Mercedes-Benz offered five different models in these model series: the 220 SE, 250 SE, 300 SE (W 112), 280 SE and, as a late top model, the eight-cylinder 280 SE 3.5 – in total 7013 units of these five cabriolets were manufactured in Sindelfingen. For the time being there was no open-top luxury-segment car in the Mercedes-Benz model range to follow this generation: rather, it is the new SL from model series 107 which cultivated the tradition of open-top motoring in the Stuttgart brand's cars – as a two-seater.

The cabriolets from Mercedes-Benz are today amongst the most sought-after classic cars – and the prices have developed accordingly. Examples of this are the cabriolets from model series 111 whose values are cited by the renowned American Hagerty Insurance's price guide. In its estimation a 280 SE 3.5 from the final year of construction, 1971, in condition 2 today has a value of around 290,000 US$ - ten years ago the figure was some 115,000 US$. But that is by no means the pinnacle: for instance, a specimen of this model in excellent condition was auctioned last August by RM Auctions for 429,000 US$.

The last six-cylinder 280 SE model (1969) in the same condition is valued today by Hagerty at approx. 75,000 US$ - about 45,000 US$ ten years ago. Early 220 SE models are around the same level, with a current value of some 84,000 US$.

RRL Melrose Party

We had the opportunity to hangout at the RRL Melrose party last night. It was an amazing event with cool cars, motorcycles, and people Check out the photos below.

The vintage Land Speed Racing theme was curated by Bobby Green of Old Crow Speed Shop

Paul Umbriaco wearing a sample of the upcoming Liberty Motor Wear/ M&P Speed Shop collaboration.