Model Car Hall of Fame News

Wonderful new Wagon from Autopioneer

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German brand Autopioneer makes great 1:43 scale cars, and their newest wagon model, the 1938 Horch 830BL, is no exception. Don’t feel bad that you haven’t heard of it, Horch was a German passenger car brand that didn’t make it out of the 30’s, but pioneered some neat stuff along the way. This is one […]

2019 Automotive Artist: Marcello Gandini

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Born in Turin, Marcello Gandini began designing for now-legendary marque Lamborghini early in their history as head of Bertone, the automotive design company made famous first by his peer Giorgetto Giugiaro and later Gandini himself. Gandini designed easily the most recognizable Lamborghini’s in the first half of the company’s history, the swoopy Miura and the […]

Automotive Brand of the Year: McLaren

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Racing has always been the crucible on which greatness is forged in the automotive world, and in the case of this year’s Automotive Brand of the Year, an entire company. McLaren began with its namesake, Bruce McLaren, a New Zealander who grew up in the shadow of his father’s automotive racing hobby. In 1952 Bruce […]

Model Car Brand of the Year: Tamiya

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Model companies, like the machines they recreate, have grown in size, diversity and complexity. From handmade recreations to digitally rendered and mass produced, Tamiya is one of those companies that has continued to lead in the hobby and grow along with it. With its beginnings in 1948 making model ships, Tamiya has grown to offer […]

Scale Model of the Year from Diecast Society!

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Our friends and Community Supporters Diecast Society have just started their voting for their own Model of the Year for 2019. With models from AUTO Art, Bburago, and GT Spirit, there’s some great diecast on the list for you to check out, like the Mustang above. Make sure you visit their site and cast your […]

Model Car Dealer of the Year: Collectible Diecast

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We all get our diecast from somewhere, and sometimes the seller truly stands out. Collectible Diecast was started by a true enthusiast and collector back in the eBay era. Eli Strickland, supporting his growing family, sold diecast on eBay through the late 90’s into the 2000’s. After deciding to create his own site to avoid […]

Novice Model Brand of the Year: Almost Real

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There’s a wide spread of diecast models out there, sometimes it’s nice to find one that slides right in the middle. Almost Real is a newer brand with a particular focus, offering a selective menu of interesting models for a mid-range price point created by SUMS MODEL TOYS CO. Almost Real’s models come from a […]

Chip Foose diecast from M2

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We inducted Chip Foose into the Hall in recognition of the huge impact Foose’s undeniable talent has had on the automotive world. As a designer, TV personality and builder, Foose has crafted some incredible builds and developed an instantly recognizable style. Now, our friends at M2 are releasing a new line of diecast showcasing some […]

Supplier Brand of the Year: Moon Eyes

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Moon Eyes is a brand that’s instantly recognizable to hot rodders, for good reason. In the 40’s, founder Dean Moon and his father were deeply involved in the southern California car scene, including running a go kart track and racing at lakebeds like El Mirage. By 1950, Dean was ready to take his expertise into […]

Content Creator of the Year: The Scale Modeling Channel

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So many models, so little time, right? Are you also one of those collectors with a huge wish list of diecast and model kits that only seems to get bigger every year. Luckily, we’re in a golden age of sorts for diecast on the internet, including on a little site called Youtube where collectors and […]