In 2017 we set out to encompass much more of the diecast world by adding more scales and starting to become more international (international nomination were up by a factor of 10 and the Hall now also has its first European inductee). We also worked hard on making the Hall owned by the collector community and we now have 78 Community Supporters
from 18 countries representing more than 720,000 collectors!
This year we like continue the community program and our international expansion. In addition to that we also like to include model kits and slot cars and to be more inclusive this we are changing the name of the Hall to the Model Car of Fame!
As part of that name change we are also introducing a new logo and you will have no doubt noticed that it shows a particular brand of car. In fact, it’s last years inductee for brand of the year, BMW, but not just any BMW, the beautiful 507. Rather than have a generic silhouette, we decided to showcase the previous year’s Automotive Brand of the Year because we like to celebrate our inductees. To show anything less than a stunning model (in scale or 1:1) in our own logo would just be letting you all down.
Christian Braun John O’Neil
Chairman Community Director