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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]