Model car hall of fame 2023 winners

Here are the Model Car Hall of Fame’s Inductees of the Year for 2023

Every year, the Model Car Hall of Fame honors the people behind the diecast collection hobby. The folks who inspire the models, the people who run the companies, and the individuals who participate most fully in the spirit of this past time. Here are our Inductees for 2023.

Entrepreneur of the Year – Vincent Tang

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When GreenLlight Models was bought out at the end of 2022, collectors held their breath waiting to see how it would affect the brand. Enter Vincent Yang, designer, businessman, and most importantly, long-time toy and model car enthusiast. So far, so good under his leadership. GreenLight is in good hands.

Customizer of the Year – Lothar Wunsch

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As a young boy in East Germany in the 1960s, Lothar Wunsch had trouble finding models of his favorite race cars. Honing his skills in various crafts over the years, he eventually decided to start creating models of famous Porsche race cars from scratch. Wunsch works in a gigantic 1/5 scale because it’s fun to create that kind of detail and also because that was the scale Porsche used for their wind tunnel models. Not so much a customizer as a scratch builder, you have to see his story.