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Slot Car Dreams by Philippe De Lespinay is THE ONLY Slot Car Book You Will Ever Need

Slot Car Dreams By Philippe De Lespinay

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Slot Car Dreams, authored by Philippe De Lespinay is set to be the leading authority of the history of this amazing, and action-packed hobby Authored by Philippe de Lespinay, slot car aficionado, and Model Car Hall Selection Committee member is an extensive tome to the golden days of Slot Car Racing. Featuring the Los Angeles […]

Castheads Magazine to Take the Wheel of the Model Car Hall of Fame

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From Carroll Shelby to Larry Wood and all pioneers between, the Model Car Hall of Fame has gathered together enthusiasts from across the scale vehicle world to celebrate all the best in the hobby (by now around 250 individuals, brands and models). Ever since taking over management in 2017, the hobbyDB team has loved every […]

Introducing the Model Car Hall of Fame Class of 2020

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It is an understatement for us at the Hall to say that the year 2020 was very tough on many. As the global pandemic unfolded, our community continued to face new challenges on a daily basis. We are sad to say that the Hall suffered as well. When COVID hit, our most esteemed Community Leader […]

MCHOF ’20: CastHeads Magazine is the Perfect Pandemic Publication

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Most people spent 2020 looking for ways to make life seem “normal” even when that was not really possible. One of our favorite diecast projects, CastHeads Magazine, really hit that mark in 2020. For their ability to make the diecast collecting world feel a little more “real,” CastHeads is an inductee in the Model Car […]

MCHOF ’20: Zen and the Art of Model Car Building with Jun’s Mini Garage

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Building plastic models of cars is fun and rewarding, but how many people would call it relaxing? A video channel on YouTube presents an argument that assembling and customizing models can be downright Zenful. And for that, Jun’s Mini Garage earns a spot in the Model Car Hall of Fame. Jun (the only name he […]

MCHOF ’20: Isolation Island Creates a Virtual, Miniature Concours d’Elegance

Isolation Island

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Car shows and diecast conventions were one of the sadly missing real-world events in 2020. Lucky for fans of such things, the Isolation Island Concours d’Elegance stepped in to fill the void. As one of the most fun online “conventions” and a showcase of astonishing model making, Isolation Island gets a spot in the Model […]

MCHOF ’20: ¡Viva Los Autenticos! Ted Gray Documents Mexican Hot Wheels Variants

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It’s good to have a hobby during downtime. Theodore “Ted” Gray’s hobby is documenting the early and often obscure history of Hot Wheels products. And his latest book, published in 2020, is just the thing Redline Hot Wheels enthusiasts needed last year. For that, and all of his other endeavors to preserve history in miniature, […]

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. […]