Model Car Hall of Fame News

The 2020 Event was the Isolation Island Concours d’ Elegance

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Very much a 2020 and COVID-19 invention, this was an online concours d’elegance event started at the end of March of 2020 by friends Chairman Andy Reid and Vice-Chairman Dirk de Jager.  Nine months and 8 more events later they just announced the Annual Winners.  Check out the Award Ceremony, a roughly 30-minute video here. […]

Nice Review of Inductee Tom Daniel’s work as a Designer

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Tom Daniel an industrial designer by trade, is probably one of the most popular model designers around. With over 75 of his designs being manufactured as scale model kits.  Here is a great video compilation from maxsmodels.

And The Winner of the MCHOF Showcase Contest is…

MCHOF Showcase Collection

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John Greaves is the winner of our MCHOF Showcase Contest, speeding past the competition with his impressive collection of 1/18th scale models. Greaves recently paired down his collection of Hot Wheels Redlines from 120 models, holding on to favorites such as his Highway 61 Fred Gibb 427, Billy The Kid Challenger and the 1/12th Kyosho […]

LEGO Ideas Green Lights Auto Union Type C for Another Six Months

Auto Union Type C

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Is there a more apt description for the 1936 Auto Union Type C racecar other than an “airplane without wings?” A version of this sleek vehicle, with its aerodynamic form and powerful underpinnings designed specifically for hill climbing, has just received the green light for another six months on the LEGO Ideas website. The campaign […]

Amazingly Detailed Ferrari 156 from Fred Suber

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Fred Suber is a model car builder with a love for vintage racing machines and an eye from painstaking detail. Check out his latest creation, the 1961 Ferrari 156 race car famously driven by the legendary Phil Hill.  With a fully recreated frame, engine, brakes and the rest, it’s a truly fitting tribute. You can […]

Check Out This Sweet VW Panel from M2

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The latest release from M2 Machines is a familiar casting with a sweet new wrap. This 1960 VW Type 2 casting now wears custom graphics and paint from Tom Kelly, with only 500 pieces available in both gold and chrome wheel variants. Check out this and more on the M2 Machines site. 

AUTOart 1:18th Scale Mercedes AMG GT R Review from Diecast X

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We inducted a version of AUTOart’s great 1:18th scale, composite model of the gorgeous AMG GT into the MCHOF in 2017 in recognition of the great balance of detail and affordability of this model. We know we’re a day late for St Patrick’s day, but we’ve got to give you something green to celebrate, and […]

Lego Model Car Books from Quarto Group

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Do you like boxy cars? Really boxy? Lego has been stepping up their model car game lately with limited edition, collectors models for cars like the Mustang. Following up on this resurgence, book publisher Quarto is selling How to Build Brick Cars, by Peter Blackert, to help enthusiasts craft their favorite models into Lego. Check it out!

Bigfoot Diecast from Greenlight Collectibles

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Inductees Greenlight Collectibles have released a new Kings of Crunch series celebrating the biggest and best monster trucks. What better casting could there be to help kick off the series than Bigfoot? This version celebrates the original 70’s Bigfoot, with 66″ tires. Check out the full look from our friends at Diecastsociety.com.