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Supplier Brand of the Year – Gulf Oil

From oil prospecting days down in turn of the century Texas, Gulf Oil and its various partners, subsidiaries and spin offs have grown into an important player in one of the worlds most dominant industries. For car people, though, Gulf is more than a multinational corporation. It’s a legendary race sponsor, draping beautiful colors over […]

Model Car Brand of the Year – GreenLight Collectibles

What’s the phrase synonymous with “go” in American culture? GreenLight! Taking that name to heart, GreenLight collectibles has been charging ahead in the diecast world since 2001. Starting as a manufacturer of race cars and pace cars for Indianapolis motor speedway, greenLight has grown into a company with more awesome licensing deals with your favorite […]

Automotive Brand of the Year – Porsche

From its beginnings re-engineering beetle parts into sports cars to its long history of successfully taming a less-than ideal engine layout, Porsche has proven adept at tackling the most difficult engineering problems. The engineers in Stuttgart have always used this to build incredible 1:1 cars, which in turn have inspired amazing models. This Year, Porsche […]

Model Farm Equipment of the Year – Schlüter Super

When you think “purpose built”, maybe you think of something like a 911 GT3, a road car stripped down and improved for racing. Well I’m here to tell you about the most purpose built wheeled vehicles ever: Yes that’s right, it’s the tractor. Think about it: Tractor’s are the most important vehicles in the world. […]

Model Truck of the Year – Mercedes-Benz Racing Car Transporter

Think back to the cars of the 30’s. You think Tatra’s, Cords, Duesenberg and maybe open-wheeled racers. The speed wars were really beginning to take hold, cars were beginning to exceed 100mph and introduce many of today’s advancements. Mercedes Benz, having created the world’s first motor car a few decades earlier, was at the forefront. […]

Slot Car of the Year – Slot Classic Alfa Romeo 8C

Today, most cars have largely settled into a groove and whatever you buy, it’s more likely than not to be similar to most other cars on the road. The 30’s were a different story. There were 4 cylinders larger than 10 liters. There were gear levers mounted outside of the car. There were straight 8’s, […]