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Model Car Hall of Fame Announces New Inductees for 2021

The Model Car Hall of Fame is proud to announce the 2021 class of inductees for several categories. Each person or brand is worthy of their inclusion because of current or historical contributions to the model car collecting world.

Model Car Hall of Fame Taking Nominations for 2021 Awards

past winners

The Model Car Hall of Fame is assembling a list of the finest diecast models from this calendar year. The Annual Model Car Hall of Fame Awards will be announced this fall, honoring the best new diecast as well as some historic models and the people behind the hobby.

Hot Wheels, Matchbox Designer Ryu Asada dies at 42

Ryu Asada hot wheels

Longtime Matchbox and Hot Wheels designer Ryu Asada has died of cancer at 42 years old.  Asada started with Mattel in 2004 designing mostly licensed, not-too-outrageous vehicles based on real cars. Even his original Matchbox concepts were vehicles that looked like they could be miniatures of actual production cars. In 2009 he started “guest designing” […]