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Miniature Motoring: Hotwheels Honda Civic and Porsche 993 GT2

You’re never too old for diecast cars. You can call them toys, or models, or collectibles, or a hobby, but either way – we still think they’re awesome. We always sneak a cheeky look at the Hotwheels or Matchbox cars in supermarkets or whilst out and about, so here’s some of the cars we’ve purchased recently:

Hotwheels Porsche 911 GT2 (993)

I’ve always been more of a fan of the standard cars, not so much the GT Porsches, but the detail on this little GT2 is really quite remarkable. The spoiler itself isn’t a plastic afterthought, but a metal moulding, and the louvres in the rear deck and details on the bonnet are all top quality. It’s amazing to see how good 1/64 scale models are these days, and Hotwheels really do lead the way.

Hotwheels Porsche 911 993 GT2 2

Hotwheels Honda Civic DOHC VTEC

I try to limit myself to just one purchase per shop… But in this case I was just so torn between the Civic and the Porsche that I found myself at the cash till with two Hotwheels, breaking my own rule. Anyway, who cares when they look this good? The Civic is an excellent little diecast model, the detail is fantastic and the ride height is just spot on. The JDM modified look really suits the Civic in any guise, and this has instantly become one of the favourites in my growing collection of diecast vehicles.

Hotwheels Honda Civic JDM VTEC4

 

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How to make 100cc’s effortlessly cool: Dues 1976 Honda CB100

The Dues 1976 Honda CB100:

honda-cb100

Slightly modified by Deus custom motorbikes, Indonesia:

Deus create effortlessly stylish, smaller bikes with hard wearing suspension and simple mechanics:

“We are currently building ‘The Deus Temple of Enthusiasm’ in Canggu. This 2000m2 site will be a clever combination of new and 100-year-old traditional Indonesian wooden houses, taking reference from a Kampung, or traditional Indonesian home village. This somewhat eclectic collection of buildings will house the showroom, art gallery, workshop facilities, photographic studio, artists studio, and even a surfboard shaping bay. Connected by a wide veranda full of tables and chairs is the Deus Cafe, where eventually Canggu locals, pro surfers and artists will rub elbows with riders gassing up on caffeine whilst out on their Bali excursions. A melting pot of ideas and ideologies, a Warung (stall) of Knowledge.”

http://id.deuscustoms.com/motorcycles/

What a genuinely beautiful piece of engineering… Inspiration indeed.

Build sheet
– Rebuilt Honda 1976 CB100 Engine bored out to 180cc
– 88mm aftermarket piston
– CDI added
– All engine bolts swapped for stainless steel
– 4.5 inch chrome headlight from Japan
– Deus custom headlight bracket
– Smoked alloy indicator lights from Japan
– Daytona speedo and bracket
– Easyriders ‘Early Tail-light’ from Japan
– Ventura “BSA Style” Handlebars
– Kitaco handlebar controls
– Clip-on mirror
– Relocated ignition switch
– Custom battery housing
– Brown ‘British ribbed’-style grips
– Front suspension from Yamaha 225, chopped 5cm
– 32cm ‘Old style’ Yamaha rear suspension
– Alloy rims: 18” rear, 18” front, with stainless spokes
– Swallow tires, 120/80 × 18 front and same for rear.
– Custom galvanized Tank
– Custom seat upholstery
– Rear frame section modified to accept seat and shortened 3 inches
– Hidden horn and rectifier/regulator
– Front converted to ‘Flower disk brake’
– Re-wiring of whole bike
– Original rear hub swapped to Yamaha 225
– Custom built Swing-arm made from steel tube

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What is the Deus CB100?

Cars so cool we just have to blog about them: #2 Deus CB100

The Deus CB100 is a refreshed, revitalised version of the 1970s Honda

The Deus CB100 is a refreshed, revitalised version of the 1970s Honda

What is the Deus CB100?

For starters, it’s not a car, it’s a motorbike. Deus create effortless stylish, small motorbikes with durable suspension and simple mechanics. They base their designs on tried and tested Japanese models, and in this case it’s the trusty CB100 that gets a makeover:

“We are currently building ‘The Deus Temple of Enthusiasm’ in Canggu. This 2000m2 site will be a clever combination of new and 100-year-old traditional Indonesian wooden houses, taking reference from a Kampung, or traditional Indonesian home village. This somewhat eclectic collection of buildings will house the showroom, art gallery, workshop facilities, photographic studio, artists studio, and even a surfboard shaping bay. Connected by a wide veranda full of tables and chairs is the Deus Cafe, where eventually Canggu locals, pro surfers and artists will rub elbows with riders gassing up on caffeine whilst out on their Bali excursions. A melting pot of ideas and ideologies, a Warung (stall) of Knowledge.”

What makes it worth a feature?

Just look at it! I owned a Honda CB100. It was slow, it was retro, but it wasn’t, as they say… cool. The Deus take on the bike is just awesome, everything from the stance, to the handlebars, to the tyre choice is just so ‘right’.

The Deus CB100 is a refreshed, revitalised version of the 1970s Honda

The Deus CB100 is a refreshed, revitalised version of the 1970s Honda

Anything else to know about it?

Other than the fact that it’s the brain child of Deus Ex Machina, and if you head out to Indonesia and buy one you may just come back with a new view on philosophy and fresh ideas about starting a juice-bar based business…. No. It’s cool, and we love it just for that alone.

The Deus CB100 is a refreshed, revitalised version of the 1970s Honda

The Deus CB100 is a refreshed, revitalised version of the 1970s Honda

Build sheet

  • Rebuilt Honda 1976 CB100 Engine bored out to 180cc
  • 88mm aftermarket piston
  • CDI added
  • All engine bolts swapped for stainless steel
  • 4.5 inch chrome headlight from Japan

  • Deus custom headlight bracket
  • Smoked alloy indicator lights from Japan
  • Daytona speedo and bracket
  • Easyriders ‘Early Tail-light’ from Japan
  • Ventura “BSA Style” Handlebars
  • Kitaco handlebar controls
  • Clip-on mirror

  • Relocated ignition switch
  • Custom battery housing
  • Brown ‘British ribbed’-style grips
  • Front suspension from Yamaha 225, chopped 5cm
  • 32cm ‘Old style’ Yamaha rear suspension
  • Alloy rims: 18” rear, 18” front, with stainless spokes
  • Swallow tires, 120/80 × 18 front and same for rear.
  • Custom galvanized Tank
  • Custom seat upholstery

  • Rear frame section modified to accept seat and shortened 3 inches
  • Hidden horn and rectifier/regulator
  • Front converted to ‘Flower disk brake’
  • Re-wiring of whole bike
  • Original rear hub swapped to Yamaha 225
  • Custom built Swing-arm made from steel tube