Model Car Hall of Fame News

Petersen Museum Honors Jessie Combs With New Exhibit

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Builder, racer and TV personality Jessi Combs was killed attempting to beat her previous landspeed record this past month. Combs’ career as a pioneering woman in the automotive world, with a string of records, victories and builds in her wake, made a huge impression on car enthusiasts. The Petersen Museum is now recognizing and honoring […]

Custom Radial Engine Model Truck

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Plane guys, truck guys, and model kit guys (and girls), rarely are all these communities drawn together for a single vehicle, but that’s exactly the outcome from this amazing radial-engined, Plymouth truck custom model kit. Based on a real life custom truck and put together using model plane and model truck parts, DiecastX tells the […]

ACME 1/12 ’66 Ford GT40, the Car from Ford v. Ferrari

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Ford v Ferrari, the blockbuster about the 1966 run of the LeMans 24 Hours, is set to hit the big screen. At the heart of this crazy tale is the Ford Gt40 Mk II, the second iteration of the mid-engine race car developed through an alliance of Henry Ford II, Caroll Shelby (an MCHOF Inductee) […]

AUTOart 1:18 Lamborghini Centenario Clear Carbon

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Our friends at Diecast Society have a Youtube channel, and they’re getting up close and personal with some of the best new diecast and model cars. Check out their latest video, which takes a special look at the AUTOart 1:18 Lamborghini Centenario Clear Carbon so you can form your own impressions without any voiceover.

Replicarz 1/18th Scale 1952 Indy 500 Winning Race Car

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Once upon a time, the Indianapolis 500 was still held on dirt race track and drivers like Troy Ruttman, just a 22 year old at the time, had to wrestle big, open cockpit cars in big slides around the tracks unforgiving banks. Replicarz has recreated Ruttman’s famous Indy 500 winning race car in 1/18th scale, […]

Draw To Drive: A Home For Artists Like Cris Cross

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Most car ( and model cars for that matter)  begin as a sketch, even in this age of computer aided design. For some folks, though, the drawing is the goal. Draw to Drive is a home and social media site for automotive artist to showcase their talent and for fans to keep of with their latest […]

September Releases From Round2

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Round2 has a new video out on Youtube giving you a firsthand look at what you can find on the site this September. Check out cool releases from AMT and MPC, a new 1:64 Johnny Lightning release, new 1:18th cars and Barn Find slot cars from Auto World.  

Meet the Record Holder: Supporter Billy Karam’s Collection

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Nabil “Billy” Karam is a man of many automotive superlatives. His driving earned several championships in rally and ice driving in his native Lebanon and his passion for cars has turned into a multiple record-breaking collection now tens of thousands strong. Karam was first awarded the record in 2009, when it sat at just 22,222. His […]

Dragula, built by George Barris and Inspired By Tom Daniel, Heads to Auction

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If you watched the TV show The Munsters or followed the custom car scene in the 60’s, you might have heard of Dragula, a truly unique show car built by Inductee and legendary customs builder George Barris for the show. Barris was inspired by another Inductee, Tom Daniel, for his hot rod designs, and built […]

Own A Piece of Bugatti’s Record Setting Chiron

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The Biugatti Chiron: A peerless hypercar, whose insane speed is on par with it’s insane price tag, has recently become the first production passenger car to top 300mph in testing. Virtually ever piece of the Chiron is a bespoke, tailor made item designed to help this car achieve it’s incredible numbers, and now, folks without […]