Model Car Hall of Fame News

Community Highlights: John Righter’s Restoration Videos

Whatever your thoughts on restoring vs. originality when it comes to Hot Wheels Redlines, you’ve got to respect someone who puts a ton of time and care into bringing Redlines back to their original glory. In this case, if you’re opposed to restorations, at least your only watching! On Community Supporter John Righter’s Youtube channel […]

Johnny Lightning Gets to Take a 50th Anniversary Victory Lap

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Hot Wheels took the lion’s share of diecast journalism attention in 2018 with their elaborate, year-long 50th Anniversary celebration. With that in the rear view mirror, Johnny Lightning turns the big 5-0 in 2019, with some special retro packaging and old castings in the works. Several people involved in the brand are also celebrated as […]

Sam Bass, Renowned NASCAR Illustrator, Dies at 57

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NASCAR artist and 2012 Model Car Hall of Fame Inductee Sam Bass passed away on February 16. If his name doesn’t immediately ring a bell, his artwork certainly should. As NASCAR’s “First Officially Licensed Artist,” he created dozens, if not hundreds of works of stock car related art for posters, t-shirts, and other merchandising. That […]

Model Car Hall of Fame 2019 Nominations

Nominate Now! Click Here To Nominate A flying start We’re back, better (and earlier) than ever. 2018 brought us new categories like Slot Cars and Farm Models plus new scales and new Inductees. From the Automodello ‘65 Riviera, to our Model Car Dealer of the year, Replicarz, to our new Automotive Legend Ken Block, our […]

Immersed: Marshall Buck Joins the Selection Committee

Marshall Buck, The newest member of the Model Car Hall of Fame Selection Committee, possess experience in every corner of the model car hobby, from building and collecting to business and entrepreneurship. Beginning with diecast from big European names, Marshall quickly added kits and slot cars to his growing scale vehicle interest, and with some […]

Selection Committee – Bruce Meyer and his Dream Material

In the digital age, it seems we’ve entered another golden era for cars. It’s easier than ever for your average guy to find and appreciate the aesthetic appeal of a whole range of cars from all around the world, not just what’s at their local used car lot or cruise night. A big reason for […]

Model Car Historian – Christian Falkensteiner

Christian Falkensteiner is a guy with a singular goal: providing a complete and accurate database of the model cars he loves.  Whether it’s matchbox or Citroen Models, Falkensteiner database provides a clear, detailed and painstakingly thorough look at these model’s history. Check out some here, and if you love these models, visit the site yourself […]

Automotive Artist – Cris Cross

Cars and drawing have always been closely intertwined, after all most car designs to this day begin with a drawing. Cristian Cross is an artist dwelling firmly in the drawing stage, developing a passion for capturing cars with pencils and paint as strong as driving them. Like many in the slightly younger generation of car […]

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