Model Car Hall of Fame News

Inductee Tony Karamitsos designs some awesome diecast

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As hobbyDB grows into new collectible territory, diecast remains one of our most important core categories. Over the years we’ve had a chance to talk to a lot of legends and heavy hitters in the industry to find out what makes them tick. Tony Karamitsos has been a designer for several important brands over the […]

Vote for Slot Car Racer of the Year

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Slot cars can race over difficult, technical tracks at more than 800mph scale-speed. Piloting one of these lightning bolts requires some series reflexes and often building skills. Slot Car Racers, therefore, are a dedicated group of folks. Here’s this year’s nominees  for Slot Car Racer of the Year as chosen by you and our Selection […]

Vote for Model Car Entrepreneur

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We’ve all got a favorite diecast brand. Whether classic or recent, small or big, all these brands got their start with some creative, passionate folks. Here’s this year’s nominees  for Model Car Entrepreneur as chosen by you and our Selection Committee. Vote for Model Car Entrepreneur  

Vote for Model Car Designer

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Whether faithful recreations of full scale cars or wild, one-off imagined dream machines, model cars are a space for designers to really flex their creativity. Here’s this year’s nominees  for Model Car Designer of the Year as chosen by you and our Selection Committee. Vote for Model Car Designer

Vote for Model Builder of the Year

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There’s something special about building models. With a set of new parts, fresh paint, the right tools and a little creativity, model kits can really come to life and some folks’ can really excel. Here’s this year’s nominees  for Model Builder as chosen by you and our Selection Committee. Vote for Model Builder of the […]

Vote for Model Car Customizer

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Some people out there see cars as a canvass, and work to take the best work of manufacturers and create something even more unique, wild and cool. Where would we be without these Customizers? Here’s this year’s nominees as chosen by you and our Selection Committee. Vote for Model Car Customizer

Vote for Automotive Artist of the Year

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Even today in the age of computer aided design, cars (and their model siblings) still start with a pen and paper. Automotive art and design is an area filled with as much talent and passion as racing and building, and many great artists have propelled automotive style in ways that few others could have imagined.  […]

Vote for Automotive Legend

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Cars get us around, but building, driving and owning them can be a labor of love. There’s some folks out there whose talent and passion for the automobile makes an outsize impact, breaking records, defining style or creating something new. These folks become Automotive Legends. Here’s this year’s nominees as chosen by you and our […]

Vote for Novice Model Brand of the Year

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When it comes to models and diecast, we all know the established players, but there’s a ton of great small or new (or new-er) brands to the scene that often have a different take on what makes a cool model car. Let’s hear it for our Novice Model brands! Here’s the nominees as chosen by […]

Vote for Supplier Brand of the Year

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Customization is what truly transformers cars from beautiful produced machines to unique, personalized creations. There’s no shortage of folks out there who have an interest in helping us create exactly what we’re looking for in our cars, but who does it best? That’s what we’re here to find out with Supplier Brand of the Year, […]